Thursday, April 12, 2012

Texas Gatery

These were taken in late January. 
Not my favorite type of gate - more of a fancy schmancy estate entrance.
 I like this one - complete with a school bus waiting station.
How about a double-wide gate? Two very large entrances in one - one side to the residence; the other to the barn and pasture area.
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118 comments:

Linda said...

You always have such marvelous fencery, and now you have added gatery to your collection! I love the double-wide fence gate! And, although it is pretty fancy, I love the Ponderosa Ranch gate!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I'm with you on this choice, I also like the one with the school bus shelter.

There are a lot of those fancy schmancy fences around my neck of the woods, the owners breed, raise and sell Tennessee walking horses.

Sandra said...

not sure about stone for a fence in TX not my fancy either and the real pondorosa would not have had that fence, but i like the others. a lot. great idea for two gates.

Linda said...

There's something to be said for fancy schmancy, but there's a sort of grace to the gate with the dilapidated bus shack next to it.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

I would prefer the second one..
But all three are very special!
Many greetings!
yvonne & Raphael

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like the second one too! Lovin' your new header:@)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the school bus waiting station! Pierce needs one of those.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I like the second gate! But I have to say I love the rock work on the first but I don't know about the Ponderosa part.

ladyfi said...

You have a lot of interesting gates where you are!

Gail said...

I am now suffering from gate envy.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

I like the second one too!

Catherine said...

That is a fancy gate! I must admit though, I do enjoy that stone fence. Is that wrong of me? LOL!
xo Catherine

Michael said...

Does that say "ponderosa" or "pompous?" :)

Icy BC said...

I like your new header! And the ranch would be a fabulous place to see.

Lovely photos..

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I love the bus shelter. I always wanted to wait in one but you can't when you walk to school (lol).

rkbsnana said...

I thought the first one was a prison entrance. Bus stop one is nice but I'd love a place that needed an entrance like #3

Arija said...

Somehow, it is the bus shelter I find more charming than all three gates

DJan said...

Nice gates! I am still enjoying your new header, too.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

I like the stone fence. Beautiful.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

There are less gateways to farms in Illinois but when I see them I slow way down. A gate says so much about the folks BEHIND it.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I would love to have a cool iron gate, but we just don't really have the place for it with the way our road is set up. Dang it anyway!

barbara l. hale said...

The Ponderosa, eh? Looking for Hoss, Little Joe and Adam. Nice batch of fences.

Lois Evensen said...

Each fence seems to fit a specific need - they're pretty cool.

Carole M. said...

a nice selection for Friday's Fences!

bon bon said...

that waiting station is the best! it probably wouldn't serve much purpose against wisconsin's elements though. ;o)

Randy said...

I must agree with you on the first one. I like plain and simple.

parker said...

I'm with you. First gate is to show-offy! Last two double gates are more to my liking!

Deb said...

I'm loving the covered school bus stop by the gate. Sweet!

The new header is nice too.

Haddock said...

Yep real fancy ones, but in ranches these are required I suppose.

Eyeliquor said...

The one in the middle!

Jan n Jer said...

Do you think Hoss is behind that first gate..hehe
Love that little bus station in the second shot.

latebloomerbuds said...

Where's Hoss and Little Joe? And Barbara Stanwyck? And Pernell Roberts? And Ben Cartwright? Margie

Nancy Claeys said...

I like the homemade ones too -- alot of love put into those iron masterpieces!

Birdman said...

Where's Hoss and Little Joe?

georgettesullins said...

Honk, honk. Let me in. Love them all.

Tanya said...

i'm not a fan of fancy schmancy either. i was thinking of you the other day when i took my oldest son over to his friend's house and there some some fencery and gatery going on lol...but i didn't have my camera with me so i'll have to make a special trip...when we were over at walton's mountain and driving around there was a home that i couldn't see but the drive to their home had a super fance stone entrance with their name on it and we just rolled our eyes...i mean really? i'd rather just have an old country mailbox with our last name on it!

Ginger said...

Liking the second fence as well. I guess fancy schmancy has it's place, but it certainly it's very inviting.

Betty Manousos said...

i like the second one for sure.

xo

Tombstone Livestock said...

So glad you take camera everywhere you go, great photos, thanks for sharing.

Michelle Renee said...

My vote is for the double gate. Although the bus shelter wins for practicality!

Ron said...

There's some real money tied up in that first gate, enough to probably pay for a nice trip to Hawaii! :~)

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Hmmm... I don't remember Hoss and Little Joe having a gate like that at their Ponderosa!
I do admire the wheels inserted in the second gate!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Is a double-wide required because the owner has a dually-diesel ;-)

I'm with you, I don't like the fancy-schmancy entrance.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

If I had any computer skills, I would take that first photo and substitue 'Run*A*Round' in place of Ponderosa and post it on my blog saying I found this on my travels. "The truth is know known".

Jeevan said...

Each one is different and indeed wonderful! I too like the bus stand.

Sylvia K said...

Great gates for the day!! Love the variety! Hadn't thought about the Ponderosa in a while!!!

bailey-road.com said...

I like the little school bus shelter.

Tracy said...

ummm, that brick gate looks totally out of place in 'rural' America...your photos are lovely!

Margaret said...

I love that little lean two to the left! I was at Lake Tahoe years ago where "Ponderosa" was filmed! :)

Inger said...

Would those be called Texas-size gates? Nice spreads behind the fences, though.

Karen said...

Oh, that's a great bus shelter!

Fjällripan said...

So many different kinds of gates there are :) You make a good job, allways finding new ones :)

Grant Blakeney said...

Gates, do they keep us out... or in?

Montanagirl said...

LOVE your Header!! You sure see a variety of fences down there.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

LOVE the school bus shelter, as you put it... that's a cool one, but I wonder what the kids think about it?! LoL!

Rose said...

I like the middle one best...but the second double one is unique...my first thought was they must have a lot of traffic to need and entrance and exit gate...LOL

Re my posting barns...I have not been out to take a photo in almost two weeks...don't have a lot left. As usual with us, Roger has been sick for about two weeks...to the dr. twice...some kind of flu is all they can come up with.

Bob Bushell said...

I love your gates, great photos.

Robin said...

T, Great Gates! I guess they must have lots of dough at the Ponderosa II

don said...

That first one with the wall is too much. I like the shelter for the student waiting for the bus. Even the two gates seems like more than needed...a Y in the road beyond one gate would do. :-) You might know these opinions are from a person with NO gate.

Patty Woodland said...

All entrances all the time

Giga said...

Trzecia brama jest chyba najbardziej praktyczna, bo bezkolizyjna. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
The third gate is probably the most practical, because Seamless. Best regards.

Elizabeth Martin said...

What a great post! Love the idea!!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

my favorite would be the second one. the bus shack looks like it's been there a while...it also looks like one good gust of wind and it'll end up on the other side of the fence.

Eva Ason said...

Lovely gates :)

Debbie said...

i like fancy schmancy but i love those wagon wheels!!

if these are from january, you must have a lot of "fencery" saved up!!

we didn't have bus waiting stations, we just got wet!!

Rohrerbot said...

I like the bus stop one as well. The first one looks like the entrance to a mortuary.

Pam said...

That's a quaint little bus waiting station. Great trio of gated fences, T.

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see.. I keep meaning to stop on my way home from work to take the image of my "Texan gate" to show you...it's on a busy road but I must make the effort.

Rita said...

I'd have never guessed that was a place to wait for the school bus. Up here they are enclosed at the very least on three sides because of the cold and snow. I learned something new. Nice gates. I can see why you wouldn't like the stone one because you can't see in. ;)

Jill said...

Love that first one. I really like thinks made out of stones or bricks.

holdingmoments said...

That first one does look rather grand.

Annette said...

Love the new header! I'm with you on that first gate. Too ...something, solid, hard, unwelcoming... but I do like that second one.

EG CameraGirl said...

Quite the variety of gates in these photos. The first one is too fancy for me also. :)

Carletta said...

The first one is fitting for the Ponderosa name. Ponderosa I was rustic but Ben had money and the Cartwright boys probably did well. Hmmm...wondering now if the owner's name is Cartwright. :)
Love that little lean-to for the bus stop station.
Great Texas finds!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great picture of gates...very impressiv. Our farm gates are not so big. Ponderosa is a famous name.

Yes, that is the real colour, the sun had yellow/orange light about 5 PM. We wait for the nice green colours like you have....

SweetMarie said...

I like the stone wall, but not sure if I would want it at the front of the house. The gate is a bit ornate. I like the second gate a lot! The two gates is probably very helpful. :)

eileeninmd said...

They are all wonderful gates, I really like the second gate too. Great shots, Theresa.

Faye said...

That second fence is so graceful and I agree with you about the first one. To quote my favorite English novelist--I think the owners "over-egged the pudding"!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those gates are bigger than my house ;>)...but of course it's Texas. (And of course I live in an RV)...still -- those are all impressive gates!

Michaele said...

I don't know about the first gate, but I do love the brick wall. And I guess some entrances are just too grand for one gate : )

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Theresa, Love your Texas Gate photos... But--I agree.. That first one doesn't fit in with a 'ranch' I don't think...

Hugs,
Betsy

A Quiet Corner said...

I guess everything is a lot bigger in Texas...even the gates!...:)JP

Mike said...

This is the only 'gated' community I'd ever live in. OH, and I saw your comment on Jill's post. ;)

Candy C. said...

Hmmm...the first one is too fancy and the last one is too plain but the middle one is JUUUST right! ;-)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The first one is too fancy schmancy for me too. I like the second one with the school bus waiting station.

Beth said...

love the stone gate. wow!! i need to see Texas one day soon. (:

Gina Gao said...

These are amazing pictures. I really enjoyed this post.

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Chatty Crone said...

Those were some TEXAS sized gates. sandie

Farm Girl said...

All of them are great gates!

Millie said...

I must say, Texas seems to have more of those fancy gates than any other place.

Nancy said...

We must have been thinking alike today...I posted a gate too but it sure isn't as fancy as yours.....I love the school bus stop too.....

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Very nice gates!
My favorite is the second one too!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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Fireblossom said...

The top one looks like it should be the gate to a cemetery!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I agree- those are a bit fancy for me, but I do like them anyway!

Lynne said...

fencery and gatery . . . you ind all kinds . . .

rainfield61 said...

A gate is the entrance to wonder.

Martha Z said...

Yes, that first one is putting on airs.

Betty Roan said...

Now that's one wide gate. The fancy schmancy gate needs to go live in Highland Park.

And yes, that is ear corn on the feeder.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

All are lovely! But my personal fave is the one with the school bus waiting area. So charming!

Gillian Olson said...

Nice "gateage"; like the simpler ones better, the one with the wagon wheels is my fav.

Deb said...

I don't like the fancy schmancy kind...I like the one with the school bus waiting area...

RoeH said...

When I read your word 'gatery' I thought of the kind with large teeth. Where on earth is my mind tonight.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Typical TX rancho gates. My little place here in TN has a plain-Jane wood-framed hog wire fence type of gate that rolls. Not fancy but works and someone else built it! Ha! Have a super Friday tomorrow!

Marie said...

Wonderful gates, Teresa!

Paula said...

Love the gate but not the bus waiting station so much. We have one here that was always decorated inside for different occasions. The kids must have grown up as now it just has a neighborhood watch sign in it.

That Janie Girl said...

I, too, love gates!

Abhinav said...

I like the second one very much !

Elaine said...

That second gate has way more class than the first one.

Janie said...

It must be fun crusing around the roads of Texas to find all those gates and fences! I imagine you in the truck with the dogs, and your camera. Nice post Theresa.

SquirrelQueen said...

Yep, I agree that the last two are best. I really like the middle gate.

heyBJK said...

I kinda like the Ponderosa gate just because of the stone, but the other two have much more character. I really like the double gate.

CameraCruise said...

Like the second one too.

Madge Bloom said...

Of course as a school bus driver I have to vote for photo #2!

Liz said...

Great gates!! I'm not yoo keen on the fancy ones either. Love the bus shack!!

Clytie said...

These fences are so elegant - I love the contrast of the fancy gate and antiquated bus waiting shack.

pattisjarrett said...

That's an impressive fence that goes with the first gate.
Gates seem to be as varied the people behind them.

Dianne said...

I like the stone work of the fancy schmancy place but I really love the second one
the stars and the little waiting spot are so sweet

Kim, USA said...

The first photo looks richy and fancy ^_^


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