Friday, May 4, 2012

More Entry Gates

Here's one that needs some scraping and painting.
 This one combines initials and a neat metal cut-out.


Rabbits chased by a dog and a guy, and a plowman with team and two birds behind in the furrow.

And you might even see ranch gates at some of the churches. (They keep semis and other heavy trucks from crushing their parking lots.)

All of these shots are still from early February.

Linking to Friday's Fences

115 comments:

Linda said...

Very interesting gates! I had never seen one used by a church before - but your explanation makes perfect sense. Those trucks do damage parking lots! Loved the rabbit, dog, man...great cutout!

Felicity said...

The GDH ranch silhouette is the most wonderful thing I've seen in a long time and made me wonder if you've ever seen gates that have people's silhouettes on them?

Happy weekend!

Jill said...

I love the cut out on the GDH ranch. So detailed.

I've never seen one for a church before but it makes perfect sense now that you've explained it.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shots Theresa- I need to take a few road trips and get stocked back on barns and fences!

Betty Roan said...

Only in Texas would you see a gate like that in front of a church. ;) Love the plowman.

Tanya said...

that cutout is so cute and i've never seen one at a church before..looks so texas!

Gail said...

I always wanted a wonderful gate. These are great.

Sandra said...

i like that metal sculpture of the plow and horse, really cool. and i love love the gate to the church, it looks so beautiful and a great idea to protect their pavement. i like the church building

A Quiet Corner said...

That metal silhouette is great on top of that gate!...:)JP

Rose said...

Neither had I ever seen one used by a church...or even need to be used by one. That metal cut-out is a beauty, and I love the looks of that first place.

Lynne said...

Majestic and creative!

Catherine said...

Very cool ~ all of them!
Happy weekend!
xo Catherine

DJan said...

I agree with Betty: only in Texas would you see a gate like that in front of a church! Love the pictures!

Ron said...

Metal silhouettes definitely make the gate!

JM said...

Terrific detail with the rabbits and all!

Nancy said...

Love that first one -- so creative! :)

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Wow - it's so different that Texas has "entry gates"! Not many of those in our area.

Daryl Edelstein said...

I think the peeling paint adds to their character .. and I adore the silhouette atop the gate .. that's some neat art

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning T! These are really neat especially the first one with the cut out. Never seen one like that before. Hubby is going to make an entry 'arch' one day but he's thinking of using poles...I love the look. I think we'll leave ours unpainted...I'd hate to have to climb way up there to scrape and re-paint! I hope your day and weekend is a good one.
Maura :)

RoeH said...

Up in Idaho, when you drive from Twin Falls to Sun Valley, you pass a gorgeous ranch with acres and acres of green fields and all fenced up painted white for miles and miles. Then you come to the gate and it's just a large tall entrance with metal at the top that says "El CostaPlenty Ranch". I'm sure it probably did.

parker said...

An auto wash mitt makes a good paint brush for pipe fences!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I wasn't thinking when I sent the email to you last night about the warning on Jan's Friday's Fences blog... I wasn't thinking that you could get the virus from her blog... so sorry, T... do you have her email address so you don't have to enter her blog to get it? I'm at work right now & won't be home til after 5 this evening...

MTWaggin said...

I really like the first one. That said the cutout on the other one is very nifty. Wonder what it all signifies - there must be a story....

Linda said...

What a pretty and inviting-looking church. I would never have thought about the reason for the "gate." So glad you explained that.

Eyeliquor said...

Nice one!

edenhills said...

I can understand why the churches wouldn't want big equipment in their parking lots, but it kind of interrupts the beauty.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Nice gates, hope the first one gets a little TLC. The silhouette is really cool!

bailey-road.com said...

I like these entry statements! That first one does need a bit of attention.

Gone Country said...

Love that cutout and the one at the church. What a great idea not only to keep the big truck out but to welcome people!

grammie g said...

HI Teresa...I like the man and the dogs chasing rabbit's ..pretty cool!!
Great one for the church...your welcome, but don't bring your big truck in here LOL!!
What happened to the old country song with the words don't fence me in ; }
Grace

SweetMarie said...

The church is is pretty! I had never thought of the gates to prevent big trucks from entering the parking lot. Makes perfect sense!
Pretty pics!

Changes in the wind said...

Love the gate at the church....

Karen said...

So funny that the church has a welcome gate, but you're not if you have a truck!

Paula said...

We have a gate at the cowboy church. 800 to 1,000 attendance. Now they have made a back gate because of the congestion of cars getting out after church. This compared to the little historical church we attend with about 10 to 15 in attendance.

Furry Bottoms said...

The metal cut out is really intriguing!

CameraCruise said...

Love to see the gates (wish we had one). I especially like the second one.

Elizabeth Martin said...

what a great photo subject! Love the one with the rabbit and plow team!

Pam said...

Love the artistic one with all that delightful imagination.
Thanks for the welcome too.
Nicely done, Theresa.
cheers

Debbie said...

geezzzz t, you sure do have a lot of gates in texas!!

i love the wide shot of the church, with "welcome", that's a pretty place and a wonderful image!!

happy friday to you, have a wonderful weekend!!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Love the farmer with the plow, never thought about churches using them to keep big rigs from using their parking lots, especially since those lots are vacant and available most days of the week.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I love the gates with silhouettes. Good thing I don't have a place for one because I would never be able to decide on a design.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures for the day! I do love the farmer and the plow! Really great one!

Comment1 said...

That church is really pretty!

Janet said...

Lot of those here too in south central Texas -- only add the fancy dancy fences to the McMansions ranches. I'll have to go out an shoot a few.

wayside wanderer said...

Those first two gates remind me that we need to paint our fence, and we better do it before it feels like 200 degrees outside.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

That church is certainly a neat find. Really epitomizes Texas!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great looking gates..it´s very much in Texas I think. We only have small ones :-)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

All are so charming! But my heart belongs to the first gate with the fleur de lis. :)

Faylinn said...

Beautiful images...i like the church...have a great weekend

Mike said...

I like the metal work on the GDH gate. Get that for me, would ya?

barbara l. hale said...

Love that cut out on the second gate. Good idea for the church to put up the gate to keep gate crashers out.

Beth Niquette said...

I adore these photos! How perfectly cool. lol I love the ranch silhoutte. Wonderful picture!

Patty Woodland said...

Thanks for the fun

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Love the gates! My favorite is the cutout one~whimsical!

Liz said...

Great gates! I think I like the GDH one best.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I saw a gate the other day from wagon wheels and I thought, "This looks like something TexWisGirl would find!"

Inger said...

The rabbits and all the rest are really great.

Sall's Country Life said...

That iron cut-out is very cool! It's always in the details isn't it?

don said...

I like how you moved in to get a close up of the detail and of surprisingly detailed piece of art work atop the gate. Very interesting post for its variety and sheer interest!

Marie said...

I absolutely love the iron farm scene! It is so charming. Someone should have one like that in their yard here for yard art! :-) I think it's neat that the churches do it too. It may keep the semis out of the parking lot but I think it also adds so much to the ambiance of the area! And welcome is always a nice sign at a church!

Nancy's Notes said...

What incredibly neat looking entry gates! I love them all! I'll have to blog about our ranch gate sometime! Your posts are always awesome!

Jeevan said...

These are wonderful arches and gateway! I liked the one cut out in metal and it was interesting observing it.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Thanks for the close-up of the cut-out. Neat. Thanks too for the explanation as to why a gate for the church. I know now it holds no religious significance.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

We don't see many of those around here, but there are a few around Montgomery and Birmingham. They always remind me of the TV series "Dallas." Most places on the Bay have names, penned or etched in wood, and hung on gates or trees.

Genie said...

It is becoming apparent to me that you Texans really do like your entry gates. Loved the post from the one that need some work on it to the one at the church. Now, that really is amazing. I have been VERY careful these last days to be sure my posts do not do what they did. Thank goodness it is Friday. This has been the worst two weeks in years of going this. I am ready to REALLY retire. genie

Chip Allen said...

A good bit of craftsmanship was involved in producing some of those.

Andrew said...

It's always lovely to see the real Texas... much better to see than JR's South Fork.

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful shots...it's very interesting to see parts of Texas...seems so very nice there.
Have a lovely weekend!

Eva

HansHB said...

Nice to see this. A good post!
Have a nice evening!

Bob Bushell said...

Really nice sets of gates.

Pat Tillett said...

Nice! That little scene on the top of the one gate is really cute.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Hmmmm. we would never get gates like that over here. They are uber cool.

Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

Ellie said...

I love that metal cut out on the fence - that must have taken some time to do.

Daffycat said...

Hey, do you know how much that antique-effect paint costs? Those peeps got theirs for free LOL

Susan said...

Holy great gates! I especially love the one in front of the church which is absolutely beautiful!

Michelle said...

I love that metal cut out against the blue sky. You always share the neatest things with us!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like the welcome sign:@)

Beth said...

so cool. love it!! (:

Margie said...

Kind of cool having a welcome arched fence in front of the church. Mighty neighborly.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Texans and their BIG gates :o

If you open the gate, I think I can limbo under the bar. hehehe

bj said...

I love that you find beauty in things around you. :) I love these olden gates, too...even the one needing paint.
OH...and SWEETS are my job, don'tchaknow?

Donna said...

It's funny how these kind of gates are regional. You would never find such around here! I like the one with the bunnies, LOL. Marty approves...

eileeninmd said...

Texas must be the state with the most gates. Love the cutout with the farmer with the plow and all the critters. Very cute. Have a wonderful weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Texas must be the state with the most gates. Love the cutout with the farmer with the plow and all the critters. Very cute. Have a wonderful weekend!

Susan said...

A real nice selection of gates. Love the little farm scene!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have always loved seeing the entry gates on property. Love the Welcome at the church!

Tracy said...

Oh Tex, I like the Welcome over the church...very lovely!

rainfield61 said...

Rabbits chased by a dog, and a guy, and a plowman with team, and birds,

and you,

and me.

Montanagirl said...

Well, here I am again.... I was trying to comment and I kept getting asked to sign in again...all of a sudden my whole blog disappeared...I had to get a verification code to get it back...very weird. Anyway, I love your gates, and especially the cut-out of the plow guy and the dog chasing the rabbits! Hope this comment takes.

Jan n Jer said...

I love the gate at the church...good idea to keep trucks off the parking lot!..BTW I have no clue why some folks are getting an error message when trying to link to FF. Google must be messing with something!

Posie Patchwork said...

You are totally my go to blog when it comes to gates & fencing for when we make those decisions on our land, you're the most amazing resource & photographer, thank you, love Posie

sharon said...

I like the GDH gate. Someone has an imagination!

SouthCoast Guy said...

I like that GDH gate...also, surprised to see one on a church

Farm Girl said...

They look great. I like the ones in front of the churches. I never knew that was why they did that. :)

Rohrerbot said...

Interesting that they'd put gates in front of the churches.....it's strange to see.

Barbara said...

I pass some pretty cool ones between Austin and Houston and always think of you! Love these!

Lois Evensen said...

That metal cut out is quite a work of art! Very nice!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

That huge arch in front of the Church with 'Welcome' on it is the killer. Warding off big trucks...
Enjoy your weekend!
Love,

Mariette

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very cool!



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Barb said...

I love the irony of the gate meant to keep out saying welcome. Lucinda likes the bunnies.

Faye said...

After weeks of looking at your TX fences, just had this question. Why do all your farms/ranches have entrance gates? To keep cattle from roaming? But surely they're fenced in to a certain extent? Or, is it just in the ranch rule book? :-) Of this week's offerings, my fav is the "white" tipped one.

Gillian Olson said...

Nice gates, really like that metal cutout one, great details.

pattisjarrett said...

Scraping and painting--that looks like a LOT of work. That one looks nice in front of the church, but I never would have expected one there. It sounds like a good reason to have one, though.

Charlotte said...

Very nice gates. I never thought about the gate blocking semis. Makes sense.

Elaine said...

I do so like the gates you find. Here there are very few gates, unless perhaps it's a sapling or a heavy chain thrown across the driveway. In that case you know they aren't interested in any company.....

Lasse said...

Nice gates, and the plowman was my favourite! Interesting pictures !

Abhinav said...

Nice ! Simple and beautiful gates.

Ann said...

you have tall trucks coming?

BlueShell said...

Absolutely great! I love when you take photos of gates...
I love that detail of the horse and the men , the dogs...Inspiring,... LOVE
Isabel

Betty Manousos said...

love those gates! they look great!

Kathy said...

You always find some good ones!

bon bon said...

nice set. <3

georgettesullins said...

Welcome! Texans are so gracious and subtle at the same time. Can't wait to share with Rick.

Candy C. said...

I like the metal cutout a LOT!! :)

heyBJK said...

Yeah, the gate in the first photo doesn't really match the well kept house. I like the cut outs on the second one. And I have to say I've never seen a church with that kind of gate, but I reckon that's how it's done in Texas!

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