Thursday, February 21, 2013

Just down the road

Always new gates and gate adornments cropping up around here. On the way to the feed store one day, I caught the Texas flag colors out of the corner of my eye. Had to stop, back up and pull over. All I had was my cell phone (it also took yesterday's windmill shots).


 I thought the wild boar skull was a really nice touch, especially on that weathered wood.
Linking to Friday's Fences

130 comments:

Fjällripan said...

Such a cool gate!!

Giga said...

Bardzo oryginalna ozdoba bramy. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
A very original decoration of the gate. Regards warm.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I think I like it!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Very nice gate adonment!

Buttons said...

Morning Tex I never even imagined what it was. Never seen one of those before. Your cellphone is awesome. B

Jeanne said...

Love this gate adornment. Pretty snazzy out of stuff you have around the ranch! Good shots... those phones are so handy

RoeH said...

I'm not sure why I'm saying this but.. . . that gate is so cool! I want it. :)

Tanya Breese said...

oh i like this one a lot!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, well, love the rustic look but not really the Boars scull, I 'm just that kinda gal, :)Francine.

Karen said...

For a second or two I thought it was a horse skull!

georgettesullins said...

I will have to share and show this to my husband! :)

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,

Oh, they change their gate adornments often. Sure sounds exciting☆☆☆
It sure must have caught your eyes.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

MarmePurl said...

Nothing says Welcome like a wild boar's sckull

Deb said...

Texans love to express themselves

Revrunner said...

Yes, very inviting. Like, I just KNOW we're going to be friends. :-)

Dianna said...

Love the weathered wood flag....guess not being from Texas, the skull is....different!

EG CameraGirl said...

That sure is different! :))

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Kind of a medieval 'Keep Out or else'? I like it!

Andee said...

That skull would keep me out. The grass looks so green. Everything is still brown around here in NJ.

Jeevan said...

First time seeing a Texas flag in your blog. The skull looks like horse.

holdingmoments said...

Great touch with the skull.

Dicky Bird said...

I collect and like weird stuff...that is weird and I like it.

Sandra said...

the boar head actually looks happy to see you... has a smile on its face... and i can't believe your phone took the windmill . wow

DJan said...

What great pictures you take with your cell phone! I am still learning how to get good shots with mine. I guess that is a real skull... spooky! :-)

Paula said...

Wow~ that is pretty cool! I would have stopped for a closer look too. (and a picture!)

ladyfi said...

Oh, that's a bit gruesome - but nice if you like that kind of thing, I guess.

Molly The Wally said...

Original it certainly is. Could I do that with squirrels? Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

parker said...

Cool folk art sign!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

some one likes to spruce things up around the fence & farm. ( :

Birdman said...

Some simple; some not so much. Was this Georgia O'Keeffe's winter hangout? hahaha

MarkD60 said...

Are the boards a Texas flag?

Hanne Bente said...

What - a fence with a skull of an animal .... a little creepy) Hanne Bente

Val said...

Don't you love it when you find cool little gems like this. Great shot!!

Rose said...

You and Marie always have the neatest fence shots...or maybe I should say most unique.

Ayu Maselli said...

Very great skull Theresa!. indeed unique touch for a gate.
have a good day

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

I've gotta say, that flag is pretty but the skull freaks me out just a bit! :)

Ron said...

The skull is a nice touch. Good find!

Linda said...

Well, it should make giving directions to friends and family easier. :)

Jan n Jer said...

Have to give it an A+ for being unique!

Donna OShaughnessy said...

So much better than the same old steer head. The next big pig we sent to the locker will get this treatment. LOVE your eye

Furry Bottoms said...

Kinda cool, kinda creepy!

Janey and Co. said...

would scare me off for sure!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Way cool! I love it on the weathered wood.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wall art for my study!

Sylvia K said...

Great looking skull!! There are times I'd love to have one on my front door!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Poor me.. I have such a hard time with the concept of killing anything :) The skull is truly beautiful on that fence but I wouldn't be able to have it there. Loved that you stopped, pulled over, got out that very efficient phone and caught the photo.

Karen said...

Well, it's certainly different!

Sandy said...

Thank goodness for decent cameras on our cell phones these days! I like the gate.

Pat Tillett said...

Nice find! Gates as art!

don said...

I'm glad you moved in for a closer view of the skull and the weathered wood. A very different gate decoration.

Betsy Adams said...

Great to Friday Fences, Theresa... The skull does add something to that flag and gate.

Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

That "is" a nice touch. I like it too! That's pretty good quality photos from your cell phone. I rarely ever use mine.

nic.b van es said...

hier moet je toch maar opkomen.

Maple Lane said...

You spot the greatest gates!

Lois Evensen said...

I have a feeling your neighbors have caught on to your great fence and other farm images. They are probably out there in the middle of the night putting up new things, then waiting for you to come along, take pictures, and feature them on your blog. ;) Pretty cool, huh!

Daryl said...

love the skull/head ...

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A pretty good and creative artistic touch!

Debbie said...

i am a little worried that i like this so much!!

i never leave home without my camera but i'm not so sure you need that fancy nikon ;))))

DeniseinVA said...

Wow! What an interesting gate ornament :) Great pictures, I love what you find while driving around.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
What an idea for putting up a wild boar's skull. Great for spotting this!
Hugs,
Mariette

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Woah! That's really neat. I've never seen anything like it. Very creative!

Leave It To Davis said...

:) Welcome To Texas!

Patty Woodland said...

Very rustic

Red said...

On closer inspection this tells us a good story. Why a pig's skull?

Icy BC said...

Oh you are so good with your find, and that's really a fantastic adornment!

Nancy said...

Now that is one creative fence decoration. Wow! Very interesting.

Robin Lamb said...

T, that's definitely one of a kind!

Fábio Martins said...

What a head :-)

Bob Bushell said...

I love wild boar, alive and kicking. Nice pictures as well.

bailey-road.com said...

I like this rustic entry!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow that wild boar skull would scare the bejesus out of intruders lol.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Well this is a first. Never seen a skeleton attached to the Texas flag, or any flag for that matter. My dad would love something like this on Mississippi's flag (he collects skulls). His wife will kill me if I show this to him, so I won't. But I think it's very cool!

Paula said...

Nothing like Texas decor.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Great spot and a good camera too ,i love the close up of the skull, Thats a proper gate adornment.




peter

DIMI said...

Nice gate Tex!Beautiful pictures!!
Dimi..

pattisjarrett said...

That is certainly unique!

A Quiet Corner said...

Define "just down the road"...down in Texas that means miles!!?..:)JP

Candy C. said...

And let this be a warning to all wild boars...Do Not Enter Here! ;)

troutbirder said...

And here I thought it was Texasaurus Rex. :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Your cellphone camera runs circles around mine. Either that or I am definitely doing something wrong. Every picture I take comes out blurred. Nice wood on that gate sign...Not sure about the skull!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Now, THAT'S what I'd call a Texas fence!! I do believe it is the first real 3-D one I've seen!! blessings ~ tanna

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Ummmmm - this New England gal is not too sure about a skull sticking out of a fence... It does make for a very cool photo! :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's primitive art! Probably valuable.

Stephanie said...

That is soon cool that gate. The skull reminds me of the Georgia O'Keefe art .

Kathy said...

Sorry, but I'm not too fond of skulls as part of my decorating scheme!

Annette Mickelson said...

I think some clever person has too much time on his/her hands. :)

Tammy said...

Now that is a unique (and resourceful) sign! Great find!!

Jill said...

That is too freaky for me!

nyloncamera said...

C o o l

Jeanne said...

Hanging around your blog is showing just how serious people there are about their gates and fences. And there is a beauty and sense of humor in all that. This is kinda cool. Somebody took the time to put that whole thing together.

Sally said...

Love it!! :)

Madge Bloom said...

Very, rustic... I did say rustic didn't I?? Lol...

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Sure enjoy all your posts about Texas gates and fences. You've given it a whole new dimension for me. Keep an eye on John's Island as my next post will have something special for Texans. :-) John

Chatty Crone said...

Holy Moly that was unusual!

deeps said...

the skull is eye catchy...
whoooaa

Lynne said...

The Weathered Wood with the "Heart of Texas" has it!

SandyCarlson said...

It seems to be smiling!

Marie said...

I like this weathered wood sign also...and the wild boar skull on it. I'm glad you told me it was a wild boar...I was wondering. :-)

Deanna said...

Well, that is an interesting entry into someone's place. I like the old wood, just not real crazy about the boar's skull.

Mama Zen said...

What a great catch!

Terry and Linda said...

Right at first I thought it was a horse skull!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpres.com

Insane Penguin said...

Great use of old skulls.

Randy said...

Probably not a place to picket for Animal Rights.

Maria said...

Very different for sure.

Cloudia said...

yeah! an ancient white star on the Texas flag field - cool




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Cheryl @ TFD said...

Texans have the coolest stuff on their gates!

Gert said...

Love this!

Blessings,
Gert
PS Glad you backed up and took a picture of this gate!

Indrani Ghose said...
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Indrani Ghose said...

Great shots!
Worth the stop you took.

Linda R said...

I love the fence, But the head looks a little bit creepy to me..

SweetMarie said...

Texans definitely get creative!

Hilary said...

Well that's just a little bit creepy.. but cool. :)

Ramona said...

Great photos. Never underestimate your cell, If it wasn't for it, you wouldn't hav ben able to snap those photos.

Jori said...

Wow! Cool sign!

Liz Needle said...

Love the old wooden flag, but not so sure about the skull. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

Carletta said...

I like the folk artsy look of the sign!

Karen said...

It's strangely beautiful. xx

Karen said...

Or beautifully strange. xx

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Indeed, very special!
I like to :)

Dianne said...

that's very unique

Donna said...

That'a unique sign, LOL!

edenhills said...

That is quite the gate decoration!

Joe said...

Like the boar skull.

barbara l. hale said...

I like that...wild boars head and all.

bon bon said...

i admit, this creeps me out a little bit. ;)

Faye said...

All time favorite of your Texas fences and gates, TWG. Even the skull since it's probably against the law for Texans to get too "crafty" in their decorations? :-)

Brian King said...

I like it! Cool, unique, and ominous all in one! Certainly different!

Lynda said...

Interesting. Do you see a lot of gate ornamentation? That is the first I have seen one decorated. Love the weathered wood. The skull wouldn't be my first choice but then again, it's not my gate!

Betty Manousos said...

hmm...interesting fence decoration..

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Sort of scary.

Yikes.

To each there own right.

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