Thursday, March 21, 2013

Just a Couple of Lone Star Gates

Pretty, but kind of an odd gate and fence choice for a lot of land. Seems more suited to a suburban lawn. 


This one's new in the area. I like it a lot.
Linking to Friday's Fences

114 comments:

georgettesullins said...

Love the stars.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so cool. i like them both. so spicy. ( :

Dianna said...

something about the second one reminds me of a railroad trestle! And you're right: the first one looks a little "city-fied"!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful fence you show - really like # 2 picture :) Hanne Bente

oldmanlincoln said...

I assume they still use those gates or poles that cross in the ground that cows or horses won't walk across on? They used to have them everywhere in Arizona and Texas. I don't remember ever seeing a real swing open gate.

andy said...

Both of them are great , I think the second one is my favorite ! Hope you have a wonderful day !

Judy said...

I love that second one! I need to dig up the couple that I found when we were there in January and post them.

MarkD60 said...

I know what the Northern Star is, but which is the Southern?
Great theme, great photos.

islandwonder said...

I like the Southern Star ranch with it's long dirt driveway.

edenhills said...

I love the diagonal lines of that first gate.

Farm Girl said...

I think the one with all of the fence would be a bear to keep white.
I like the other one though, it seems like it fits the neighborhood.

Bob Bushell said...

Odd, but, nicely done.

EG CameraGirl said...

Texans certainly know how to create grand entrances. ;)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

#2 is nice.

Karen S. said...

That first one is a bit ornate- it would be perfect for a rancher I knew back in the day when they used Box O Ranch!

Julia said...

I also like the black one better. The other is a bit too fancy for me. It would be OK around the house maybe.
JB

beyondwandering.com said...

They are marvelous looking and I like the star.

ladyfi said...

Very exotic as we don't have gates like this in Europe.

Betsy Adams said...

The Lone Star State is showing off its stars!!!! Great gates.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The Southern Star Ranch is in the wrong hemisphere. The other belongs at a country club. Where have you been traveling lately?

Jo's World said...

Is there a big business in making these kinds of gates and fences? You don't see much of this stuff here where I am (Minniesnowda) Do some people make their own gates and fences?

Cheers and hugs,

Jo and Stella

Kerry said...

It is pretty neat the way ranchers express themselves out at the end of those loooooooooooonnnnng driveways by having a unique gate. I like it that they're so different from one another.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm not at all fond of white fences, unless they are the low, picket types. Southern Star did a nice job on the entrance!

Sandra said...

i really like the Southern Star, that is cool. i like the first photo because it is like the road is leading right to the thunderclouds.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

serie magnifica dos portões, os mesmos estão a condizer com o ambiente em seu redor.
obrigado pela visita.

don said...

A fine series around the "star" theme. Around here we seem to have far fewer gates to property than you do.
I suspect the "long star" pride has much to do with that.

Karen said...

Great composition on that first shot. So, tell me...why are the gate entrances so high?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like the lone star on top.

MTWaggin said...

Wow and some seriously gray skies too!

Giga said...

Druga otwarta brama zaprasza do wejścia. Pozdrawiam.
The second open door invites you to enter. Yours.

Stephanie said...

The stars make the fences.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think the second one is my favorite but the I love them both :)

SweetMarie said...

I like both gates, bu the first is a little busy for my eyes. :)

Sylvia K said...

Great fences! Wouldn't even mind being "fenced in" by these!!

Patty Woodland said...

People want what they want and sometimes it doesn't fit where they live

Genealogy Junkie said...

I like the star gate too, I think it is the rick-rack on the sides that makes it attractive.

Raggedy Creations said...

Southern Star gets my vote.

Felicia

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Really nice gates. Love the dark, moody clouds in the first two shots. Have a great day!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Nothing quite says Texas like a big gate with a star!

Arija said...

Gee Theresa, you must be the fastest gun in the West! I was still fiddling with the side bar when you comment flew in. Thanks friend.

Molly The Wally said...

We love TexGate. The second on was our fav.
Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

DeniseinVA said...

Those are really nice looking gates.

Indrani said...

Great find.
Simple yet nice.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

These are snazzy gates! Love the stars.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Really like them both! So different from what you see around here.

Leovi said...

Wonderful doors! I like this composition! Beautiful pictures!

Debbie said...

lone star gates, for the lone star state!! did someone already say that??

forgive me, i am tired and lack creativity today!!

i like the "new" one, it has more of a texas vibe!!

EM Illustrator said...

Nice gates, I like the top one :)

Maple Lane said...

I love them all.

Sally Crowe said...

I like the second one best; it looks more like I think Texas should look. :)

But, what do I know; I haven't lived there since I was a wee child.

xoxo

Beth said...

I love those gates. Nothing like that here!

Helma said...

Funny to these gates to see :-)
I think they are nice too :)

Ginger said...

Though I love the second gate the best, I really love the first picture. The clouds look so cool!

Robin Lamb said...

T, I agree with you on the first and like the second too!

Nancy Claeys said...

Have you ever thought of putting one up at the Runaround? :)

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

love these...

wayside wanderer said...

I really like the name of the last one. Thanks for the feedly tip. I'm playing with it. :)

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful, huge gate.
Great pictures.
Regards

nic.b van es said...

ja de tweede hoort meer in het gebied thuis.

Karen said...

I'm not really up to date on ranch entrances, so I couldn't really say. Your images are good though, I like the top one the best.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Nice gates....different from our small ones :-)

Karen said...

Love the individuality of all the wonderful gates and entrances where you live! Love that second one! The first one reminds me of 'Green Acres' with Zha Zha Gabor. I know I didn't spell that right, but you know what I mean! ha ha! xx

Primitive Stars said...

Oh you know I love them both with the Texas star......Francine.

Jan n Jer said...

I like the last one also...love the star!

DIMI said...

Very preety gates!!Beautiful pictures!Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

Ms. A said...

I really like the Southern Star Ranch gate! I agree, the white one looks like it's more suited to a suburban lawn.

parker said...

Agree! Those folks at the Southern Star Ranch did it right!

Pam ;) said...

What a novial idea to put a lone-star on a Texas fence :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like the Southern Star one too:@)

Red said...

I really like the first gate. whoever designed that spent a lot of time to come up with a very and detailed and balanced design.

eileeninmd said...

The stars are cool and they look great on the gates. The stars are all over Texas and not just the ones in the sky!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Those are indeed lone star gates!
Thanks for sharing your great photos.
Hugs,
Mariette

bailey-road.com said...

Great Texas gates. I really like the second one too.

Jeanne said...

The second one is very interesting.

DJan said...

There's no way I can read 74 comments before me. But I was out hiking all day so I can't be held accountable. I love them both, because YOU showed them to me. :-)

Montanagirl said...

Nice gates! Is there a "South Fork Ranch" or a "Southern Cross Ranch" down there? I was a Dallas (J.R. Ewing) fan back in the day.

Ebie said...

That star is very showy! Love the pure white paint!

SquirrelQueen said...

Those really are lone stars and I love both of them. That first gate and fence does look out of place but it is pretty.

Fireblossom said...

I hope the mailbox is by the road and not on the house! That would be a long way to go every day.

Paula said...

The Southern Star gate looks like it opens up into the wide wild blue wonder. I like it but of course I would I'm a born and bred Texan.

Margie said...

I really like the second one too!

Randy said...

I like all of them.

Rose said...

I love that name...Southern Star Ranch! ( it immediately makes me think of Southern Man by Neil Young, but that is not the only reason.)

Leave It To Davis said...

One thing we don't have a shortage of here is stars!!!

Susan said...

Southern Star has a real ring to it doesn't it! I love the stars!

Cloudia said...

I like these, Tex.





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Marie said...

Just love the first one with the diagonal lines! And there's something about the white that makes it look clean and neat.

Linda said...

Is there another term for those ranch-type gates? I've been trying to think of it.

Great pics, BTW.

Candy C. said...

The gates are nice but I LOVE the stormy sky in the first shots! :)

Black Jack's Carol said...

I agree with you. That second gate is attractive. Nice to see the name of one's home across a clear sky!

Betsy said...

I like them all. I would like to visit Texas one day, maybe when my husband retires from his job.
betsy

Maria said...

Great fencing, to protect the animals better.

Elaine said...

I am always impressed by the amazing gates you have in Texas. We have very few here, but of course we don't have a lot of livestock to fence in either.

Jidhu Jose said...

cool

Jori said...

Love the Southern Star gate especially!

Pantherka said...

It looks great and beautiful.

Kate said...

Texas gates certainly are individual and varied.

Daryl said...

several times you've photographed fences that were merely the ranch name with some small side gates ... i wondered then who or what they were intended to keep out .. so this one seems quite adequate to this new yorker

McGuffy Ann said...

You show us things with a different eye than we would normally see things. Thank you.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

How did I miss these? I am liking Southern Star Ranch's gate!

barbara l. hale said...

Those are cool!

Betty Manousos said...

these are great gates!

...and you can never go wrong with a lone star beer!

Linda said...

I do like the Lone Star Ranch gate (can you call it a gate when there's no gate?), but it seems the star should be a little larger. Nitpicky, huh?

Revrunner said...

Reminded me of the saying "the stars sure are out tonight".

pattisjarrett said...

The first one is nice, but you're correct, something isn't quite right with the overall look. I like the second one, too!

Nature in the Burbs said...

Another week with great photos. You never run out of good ones!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oooh, I like the last one. We want to have a gate to our property someday!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love the Lone Star when it's in the Lone Star State (like these are)...it's funny to see them somewhere else...like in Florida. I see the emblem often around here...and it's weird to me ...Unless the people are transplants from Texas

Faye said...

No shortage of creativity when it comes to Texas fences. Agree with you, TWG--that first fence looks more suited to the 'burbs.

Midmarsh John said...

Lovely gates there. Wouldn't get away with many of those in this country unfortunately what with 'health and safety' rules and planning laws. I do envy the freedom you have to 'do your own thing'.

Jeevan said...

Simply neat fencing! Liked the southern star ranch arch :)

Liz Needle said...

Texas must be full of Lone Star gates, but these two are pretty cool. Thanks for visiting my blog this week.

Brian King said...

I do like the first one, but you're right, it looks out of place in that setting. It's missing a mansion and a couple of BMW's. The second one is great! It fits in much better!

Lynda said...

How pretty the gates and entrances are. I like that they aren't the stereotypical "ranch" style. The beauty is appealing to the visitor.

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