Thursday, May 31, 2012

Just a couple of gates

One of the more ornate designs you might find in the Texas countryside.
This one was located right across the street - a bit simpler...
but I thought the weather/wind vane mounted to the cross bar was rather unique.
Linking to Friday's Fences

113 comments:

Comment1 said...

Jeez! That first one is rather aristocratic!

Carole M. said...

wow that top one really is quite a show-piece

Revrunner said...

Yeah, but someone still had to put the trash out teh same as everyone else. :-)

MarmePurl said...

At first I thought you were traveling...that black gate looks more Savannah than TX.

Linda said...

That first one is so ornate...it does look like it should surround a plantation in the south! That weather vane looks like it has something in its mouth...interesting!

Barb said...

That's a beauty, that first one!

Kerri said...

Very fancy! LOVE the weathervane too!

S. J. Q. said...

At first glance I thought the first one was a cemetery gate. Please take no offense... So many are beautiful like that.

I like the second one, simple and understated.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That first one's very fancy, well, minus the trash can:@)

Fireblossom said...

Hmm. It doesn't exactly shout "come on in!" does it?

Buttons said...

That top one sure is fancy. B

Jill said...

The first one is beautiful...love the scroll work. The weather vane on the second one is a great addition! Both are lovely.

Gail said...

Beautiful gates but I think, Oh, have I could use that money spent on a gate around here just to fix things up a little.

Jana said...

Love the first one but the second one would fit our place better. Beautiful shots

Stewart M said...

I think the first picture we takeb in Surrey or Kent in the UK!

Cheers - Stewart M

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful piece

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

A fancy gate is the true measure of success ;-)

Liesl said...

Love the first gate,looks like the neighbours across the street stole the weathervane and stuck it on their gate!!

Madge Bloom said...

I'd just love to have a place big enough to require a gate... lol! Love that ornate iron one most...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That first gate is very ornate.I like the weather vane,also unique.

DJan said...

Cool weather vane. I would like to have something like that outside my apartment. It would make everyone want one, too! :-)

EM Illustrator said...

I love the first one - very beautiful. Have a great day!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, I would've expected that first one in Louisiana, not TX!

Bernadine said...

Beautiful gates. What an entrance to drive up to. I love the weathervane... well, because it's a bird and I love birds.

Ginger said...

The first one is gorgeous!

Susan said...

Wow, that first gate is beautiful! I like the weather vane on the second one! Great photos!

ellen abbott said...

love the weather vane.

Kathy said...

Yes, that first one looks like it should be on an Italian villa!

Terri Buster said...

Whoa- that's quite an ornate gate- I like the weather vane - it is different!

NitWit1 said...

I love the first and reminds of New Orleans and other places. But have to admit the decor of the second is unique.

Farm Girl said...

Wow those are very pretty gates. It must be a different neighborhood from some of the places you drive past. I bet you don't see much rust. :)

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful port you run.
Wishing you a good Thursday.

Texan said...

Love the weather vane!

Sandra said...

must be the group from "Dallas" living behind that black gate. or maybe the ex president?
doesn't fit with the Texas Ranch type i have n my mind. i like the ones with wagon wheels and not so fancy. i like the fence of the second one, but something doesn't quite look right with the top of it. i just read MarmePurl comment and it does look like Savannah plantations.

bon bon said...

the theme to "Dallas" popped into my head seeing that first one!
i particularly like how the clouds frame the weather vane in the next shot. :o)

Kerin said...

Wow!
I love that first gate.
What a work of art.

I'd love to have a gate like that around our place.

Thanks for sharing !

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful gates, love the first one.

Lois Evensen said...

That first gate is gorgeous! It's a work of art.

Patty Woodland said...

To each his own, right?

Sylvia K said...

I like the wrought iron, but somehow it looks a little out of place in Texas -- I say that as a former Texan, you understand! I do love the weather vane on the second one! Great shots as always!

Gillian Olson said...

Interesting fences, I do like that weather vane too.

ladyfi said...

Love that wonderfully ornate gate!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

These folks have a multi-thousand dollar ornate gate to dress up the entrance to their ranch only to stick the trash bin in front buggering up the scene. Funny.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That first one for sure isn't my idea of a country gate at all....but I'm a simple girl.

Łucja-Maria said...

Very beautiful !!!!!
I love the first one...

Chatty Crone said...

I think I like the first fence - it is so pretty. Nice shot. sandie

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Looks like a gate to a graveyard,it looks spookey

peter

SweetMarie said...

that first gate is rather fancy.:) the second one is nice, but that wind vane looks a little out of place, but it is cool!

Bev said...

I like the fancy one!

Linda said...

That first one is beautiful, but it doesn't exactly scream "Texas."

Daryl Edelstein said...

love fences and gates ... the first reminds me a bit of the lovely gate/fence that contains the Conservatory in Central Park at 105th and Fifth Avenue

bailey-road.com said...

That first gate makes a definite statement about what lies beyond. I do love the ornate wrought iron work.

DeanO said...

very nice photographs

barbara l. hale said...

Wow! That first gate looks like something we might have seen in Vienna. Nice batch of gates...quite a lot of contrast.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, That first one is quite a bit of artistry in metal. The folks who have that gate want to impress. Have a great day and a most pleasant Friday tomorrow!

Robin said...

T, wow, that first one is pretty ornate for a ranch gate! Nice though! The second one is no slouch either! I like the weather vane!

Giga said...

Pierwsza brama jest bardzo ciekawa i ładna. Pozdrawiam.
The first gate is very interesting and pretty. Yours.

Eyeliquor said...

I like the first image! with the little green container in the corner!

Rita said...

Oh, I love that first black one!!! Wow! :)

Nancy said...

Wow! The first one is fancy, schmancy.

Denise said...

I love the old iron gates, and the weather vane was really interesting.

Sandy said...

The first one is a little too ornate for me. I like simple.

Picturit said...

The first one is rather Regal.

Filip and Kristel said...

The first one is a luxury gate. Must be a nice house to.

Greetings,
Filip

Liz said...

That is rather a greand set of gates! I love the first ones.

Tammy said...

That first gate is beautiful! I am curious as to what the rest of the place looks like:)

Arija said...

It must be nice to have the $$$ to squander on gates that advertise one's importance. The top one looks as though it could use a gate-keeper's lodge next to it.

Ellie said...

Wow, that is some set of gates in your first picture - I think I prefer the simpler version :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Wow, that first one is fantastic. Love it.

joo said...

The first one is so pretty!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

That's really a beautiful gate--If I had one like that, I wouldn't be able to afford the rest of the fence! :-)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The ornate fence is right up my alley! It does not look like it belongs in Texas tho--more like Beverly Hills. Not to say there isn't class in Texas, but it's not your typical rancher design. Love that!

Karen said...

Ooooo, love the first one!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The first one is a little too ornate for me. I'll take the second one

Bob Bushell said...

The first makes me think, who invented that? Beautiful.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great work! Beutiful gates...very typical for you

Icy BC said...

You found beautiful gates, and I agree, the weather vane is so unique!

Candy C. said...

I noticed the trash can in the first picture too! ;-)
I really like the flower boxes in the second one!

Jan n Jer said...

I love the first one...so fancy!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful gates, the first one looks very ritzy. I have not seen a weathervane that I do not like. They are all beautiful. Great captures.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Theresa, Love that first gate --but is the ranch/farm as fancy as the gate???? I picture it to be like the fancy house they used in the TV show, Dallas.... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda R said...

WOWZER.. Now that is what I call a gate.. That first one is amazing..

Pam said...

Love that first one but it would look mighty funny in front of my small abode :)

rkbsnana said...

I love the fancy one but will never have a place that warrants one like it. I do like a white fence and gate though.

Donna said...

Wow, that's a pretty ornate gate in the first photo! Very pretty! And the weathervane is very similar to the brass one we have in our great room. Yes, we have a eagle weathervane inside the house, LOL. We bought it during one of our many trips to Maine. It is all hand crafted. It's a work of art!

edenhills said...

Beautiful gates!

Debbie said...

well i really like the first one, it's just beautiful!!

Carletta said...

Definitely ornate and I definitely like that first one. Is there a Tara like mansion back there? :)
I like the flower beds in the last one.

Michelle said...

Fancy gate, but I love it!

Red said...

Takes some creativity to come up with gates like this.
Where my brothers farm there are no fences so no gates.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Wow fancy gates! I love the weather vane...one day I'll have one on my chicken coop ;)

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Love that first ornate detailed one! Beautiful!

Rohrerbot said...

I love the gates with heavier detail. The bird is great on the weather vane.

Abhinav said...

The first gate is gorgeous!

heyBJK said...

That first gate is very fancy! I love the brick pillars with the second one! These are a bit different from many of the Texas gates.

Jeevan said...

Impressive gates! The first one looks like a royal kingdoms and the second is a simple and neat.

Faye said...

You'd think there would be someone to take in the garbage cans in that first photo? :-) Regardless, beautiful even though a tad grand. Like your other commenters, the second gate is more on common scale--great adornment.

Tammy said...

That first gate is nothing like your usual texas gates. I can only wonder what lies behind it. I'm picturing something like Southfork :)

Beth said...

love the 1st fence. just gorgeous. (:

Betty Roan said...

Do the Munsters live behind that first gate? Love the weather vane.

JM said...

Love the gate on top.

Michelle said...

I love that first gate!

Furry Bottoms said...

Whoo, the first gate reminds me of an old fashioned skeleton key! Love it!

Marie said...

That first one is gorgeous! But I love the weather vane on the second. Great gates!!!

Betty Manousos said...

oh that first one is really gorgeous!

so impressive!

Dianne said...

for the first one shouldn't they get trash cans of gold?
just sayin' ;)

Genie said...

It is hard for me to believe that the first gate is the simple entrance to a ranch. It is way too fancy. Guess the folks who live there have lots of moolah and an estate for a ranch house. The other one is especially nice, too. You wait...one of these days I will find another one for you.genie FOUR days left and I will be a free of the kids. genie

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Genie said...

It is hard for me to believe that the first gate is the simple entrance to a ranch. It is way too fancy. Guess the folks who live there have lots of moolah and an estate for a ranch house. The other one is especially nice, too. You wait...one of these days I will find another one for you.genie FOUR days left and I will be a free of the kids. genie

pattisjarrett said...

That first gate is beautiful, thinking of all the work that went into that creation--truly a work of art. Love the planters on the sides of the second one, and the vane is a nice touch.

pattisjarrett said...

After posting, I glimpsed the comment that the top gate reminded them of Savannah--that's what I thought of, too.

Rose said...

That first gate sure is ornate! A real beauty.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

That gate is a show piece #1. My son picked up his dobermen from a place like that.

This reminds me of it.

I love gate photography also.

Big gates, small, old. All has a purpose.

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