Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gates and Fences

Still dusting off some photos from early February.
I just like this photo. Something about the old car with the popped trunk and that remnant of barbed wire fence and post...

Obviously they envisioned having a real fence someday or they wouldn't have put in a cattle guard across the drive.

Speaking of cattle, a nice metal cut-out showing some cowboys at work.

And the gate on which it sits. I've shown you this barn and driveway before for a Barn Charm post.
Linking to Friday's Fences

110 comments:

Lynne said...

I liked the "popped hood, barb wire fence" photo too . . . Reminds me of my husbands junker car which bit the dust yesterday . . .

I think he is like a kid with a blankie . . . holds on forever . . .
FOREVER . . . final chapter yesterday, (I hope . . .)

Linda said...

I am still laughing at the cattle guard gate! Nice gate...bet that really holds those cattle in!

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Great photos! Love the remnants of barbed wire!

Texan said...

That one strand of barb wire, for a couple years one of our neighbors had one strand of barb wire for this front fence. He has horses and amazingly it kept them in!

Tiago Braga said...

very creative all this photos, love the 3 one =)

R.Ramakrishnan said...

I like all the pics !

Fireblossom said...

I think that's a Ford Falcon. My brother, nine years older than me, was a car nut, and he taught me how to spot them all. I still have no idea how an engine works, but I can identify almost any car from the sixties!

Jan n Jer said...

The second one looks like someone just sit it up, what good is it other then decorative!

Dianne said...

I like the metal cut-out
even the rust is pretty

Abhinav said...

The last one is very interesting with the cut - outs of cow boys at work.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like that first photo too. Capturing Texas :-)

Sandra said...

i love that first photo, for the same reasons you do, but you forgot to mention the TREES. the photo has a lonely look to it, and is very pleasing to just look at. i want to climb up there and paint those cowboys black.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Very nice pictures. Im hard pressed to find my favourite.

Shaun
Valleys ShutterBug

Madge Bloom said...

Got a kick out of the Circle N, the cattle guard across the driveway... but no abutting fence to make it work...

DJan said...

That brought a smile to my face: nice gate missing a fence. Those cowboys were a-workin' but they also had a nice dog with them, too. Probably a Border Collie, don't you think? :-)

DJan said...

Ooops, looking at it again, that Border Collie is the size of a COW! :-)

Daryl Edelstein said...

love those cut outs

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

People in Texas put more thought into the fences and gates on their property,than they do around here.

Nancy's Notes said...

That cattle guard and no fence just cracks me up! Love the photographs, great shots!

bailey-road.com said...

I like the cowboy cutouts.

Ron said...

I think that metal cutout needs a little work, or at least some paint! LOL

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Cool gates and fences today Tex! I like the top shot too with the car trunk popped up. CH and I are trying to figure out the car :)

Sarah (Nikki) said...

great shots...a place I'd love to explore....I also like the popped hood...just fits the scene

georgettesullins said...

When I hear the song "Don't Fence Me In", I will have to visualize a cattle guard w/out a fence. Oh my!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos!

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

It's odd how the last one is rusted but the cowboy cut metal figure is still white. What catches my eye the most is that gorgeous sky! Nice photos, T.

Randy said...

I like the last one.

Kathy said...

I need a picture of that car! Photography club's upcoming monthly contest is "Old." What am I talking about. We have so much "old" stuff around here, I could do nothing but photograph old until the day I die!

Susan said...

That cattle guard looks like wishful thinking. Hey, you never know, they may have a fence someday. That old car, I used to have one just like it, only it was red. I love that picture too!

bj said...

That last photo is awesome...well, they ALL are, as usual.
xo bj

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

Love the old car, not sure but I think it's an old Ford Falcon.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wanda is right and it needs to be saved. I found the cattle guard gate with no fence amusing.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the entrances to these driveways - rare here.

SweetMarie said...

I like the first one best. Like the old car. Wonder if they drive it? Maybe since the trunk is open. :) Cool pics!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

I think the last one is my favorite. Love that lane!

ladyfi said...

That meta cut-out is lovely.

Karen said...

Oh, love that first one!

Red said...

I like the first photo. I always have to ask what was the person or series of persons thinking as this area aged. who set it up? Why? who let it decay?Why? It really stretches the imagination on fences. Great shot.

Farm Girl said...

The first photo should be called, abandoned dreams or something, it made me sad.
So did the other ones, I don't know why. It just makes me want to go grab a can of spray paint to make everything look happy again.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great images. The metal cut-out gives a good story.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love the cast iron piece on top.....

Janet said...

Had to smile at the cattle guard and fancy entrance. Maybe it's a portal to another dimension (and there actually is a fence there ;-))

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Those metal designs of cowboy life are so charming. The old rusty car also makes for a great photo. :)

Inger said...

I just read the above comment and had to go back and look for the car. Sometimes one just doesn't notice all the good stuff in a picture. As always, it is so much fun to get a look at your neighbor's fences, gates, and adornments.

Sylvia K said...

That barn and car in your first shot are a great match!! I try not be critical of old stuff -- all I have to do is look in the mirror to be reminded that I, too, frequently resemble an old barn!! Terrific captures as always!

Jo's World said...

I love the metal cutout on the gate. Very cute!

Jo, Stella, Zkhat and RM

Linda said...

A cattle guard without a fence. There must be a story there.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I love that last photo with the driveway heading toward that red barn.

barbara l. hale said...

Yeah,I'm guessing the cattle guard is kind of worthless without the fence. lol. Well, maybe they are working in phases. Nice bunch of Texas fences!

heyBJK said...

The second one without a fence made me laugh...I guess they had good intentions at one time! Of course, I like the rust in the first one and the last shot is gorgeous!

Patty Woodland said...

Visions of grandeur?

Robin said...

T, how curious! Putting up a cattle gate across a road, when there's no connecting fence!

BlueShell said...

I said I would be back...
I like the one with the cowboys at work!
Lovely...as always.
Kisses!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Cool old ford in that first photo, a fairlane or falcon.

I wonder how they cut that metal so exacting?

Val said...

Playing "catch up" do like the cattle guard with no fence...priceless! Yesterday's duck shots just get me smiling.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I do love the barn charm driveway... :)

Lasse said...

Love the cowboys :)) !

Eyeliquor said...

Nice shots!
And i see a car! nice

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Like that first pic a lot. That cattle guard is a puzzler- maybe one day they will get around to the fence!

Tammy said...

Great shots; I always enjoy the scenery from your area. I like the old car in the first photo as well!

This is Belgium said...

very exotic to me !
greetings from brussels
anni

LittleThingsOfLife said...

As usual, I enjoy ALL the fence and barn posts. That's funny about the cattle gap with no fence! =)

edenhills said...

Those first two shots certainly have character. Not much fence, but lots of character!

Rohrerbot said...

The cattle on top is a nice touch!

Betty Manousos said...

nice shots, i especially like that first one.

Barb said...

I like that old car photo too - great composition. That cattle gate is a hoot!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Add me to the list of those that like the first one--You never have a shortage of things to take great photos of!

Rose said...

I like the cut-out work....I keep telling Roger he could do that type of stuff and it would sell! Or I would just like a few things myself.

Kerin said...

Great pictures.
Clearly.. someone has a dream.
Maybe they'll get that junker running...and maybe the other folks will get their fences built~~
it's always good to have hope :)

FOREST SNAPPER said...

you have some great place,s to take photos over there. Nice to see though.

peter

Eva Ason said...

I love that first photo as well :) There's certainly something about that old car hehe.

lisa. said...

The few times I've been to Texas, one of the things that never ceased to amaze me was how people decorated their gates. Loved it!

Sandy said...

I like the cattle guard but no fence....lol

CameraCruise said...

Great shots, I especially like the first.

Andrew said...

The old car looks fantastic...

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely the barns and fences, that reminds me of an old song, but I can't remember it, which is alright anyway.

Snapper II said...

"In the first photo"
How much do you want for the car. LOL

SquirrelQueen said...

I really like that old barbed wire fence. Neat metal work of the cowboys in action.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We've seen cattle guards on unfenced places before and always makes us laugh. The old farm building and semi-abandoned truck cry for a story.

Montanagirl said...

That's interesting with the cattle guard and no connecting fence. One never knows....

Paula said...

The first picture looks like a scene from south Texas and the cattle guard without a fence makes me laugh. Always love your pictures!

Lindsjö taxar said...

I love the first picture with the car, great.
Yes you have to be careful now out driving. The moose calves are very confused without their mother for a while. In couple of weeks they will be ok. The bull will separate from his sister and walk away to find new forrest to stay in. The young female will maybe meet a bull in sept/oct and if she make it through the hunting, she will have a calf next year

NitWit1 said...

Love the "dust offs." I need to do the same.

Icy BC said...

What beautiful ranch! I like that photo with cutie line of "things" on top!

eileeninmd said...

It is odd to have a cattle guard but no cattle. Love this series of gates and the cut out is cool.

Linda R said...

Them look like some mighty fine fences to me! Hee Hee.. Hope you are having a fabulous week.

Magia da Inês said...

Lindas paisagens rurais.
Gosto dos cowboys trabalhando.
Boa noite!
Beijinhos brasileiros.

¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮
°º °♫♫♪

pattisjarrett said...

The trunk makes me wonder if CSI found the body and left it open.
Maybe the cattle on that ranch aren't smart enough to go around the gate?

Candy C. said...

Great pictures! The cattle guard sans fence cracked me up!! :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Yes, ranches usually tend to have decorative entry gate areas. That shed garage with the old car and partial barbed wire fence is interesting. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Angela said...

Great pictures! I love the old car too. It adds to the charm of it all. And those gates make me want a gate really bad! lol

Susan said...

Beautiful! I feel the same about that first photo... all the elements in it have done their alloted job in life and now its time to just kick back!!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I love that top photo...It reminds me of when we built our home in Illinois and put a couple of drains in the basement for our "future" sauna. Eventually we did build one.

I chuckle thinking if we had never built the sauna and years later if we no longer owned the house, I can imagine the new owners looking at those drains, wondering why anyone would ever put drains like that in the basement, especially when they really had no purpose other than for a sauna.

SouthCoast Guy said...

Nice pics...I've never seen a circle N before

Elaine said...

Love that gate with no fence!

Michelle said...

I LOVE that last shot! A classic!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That old car behind the fence is really inviting !

Beacon said...

That twisted wire won't keep much in or out, still it says "fence".

Lois Evensen said...

Interesting. The gate before the fence. :)

Gillian Olson said...

Interesting collection. The gate without the fence, I guess they never got around to it?

Jeevan said...

I too liked the first one and its wonderful how they remain as interesting ruins. Nice cut-outs and gateways!

Ellie said...

I really like your first shot - the car with the open bonnet just adds something to it.

Betty Roan said...

Love the first shot with the old Ford with the trunk popped. Another great selection!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Love that top photo! I'm not sure what it is but it tells a story...a little piece of a family's life. Great gates...makes you wonder about the one with the cattle guard and no fence. Great photos!

wayside wanderer said...

Love that old car in the yard. It just says Texas, doesn't it?

Pat Tillett said...

Where folks have room, a lot of them just leave their old cars to sit and rust away. As in many cases, this car might be worth some money.
I wonder if the "ranch" with no fence was a sign of plans gone south?

Marie said...

More great TX countryside views of fences and gates...the cut-out is neat! That old car is also great too.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

i'm sitting here wondering if the Circle N Ranch fence & cattle guard has wheels on the bottom of it!??

cool first shot...like you say...with the old car, post & wire...it all just...fits!

bon bon said...

wow, there is no shortage of gates in texas. they're less personal here. fences just keep you out, or keep the snow from drifting.

subbu said...

Wonderful! THe old car setting is so natural and remind me of movies..

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