Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Couple of Texas Gates

From last July.

There was a beef cow and brand symbol on either side of the gate but I shot this from the car on the road and wasn't far enough back to get the whole scene in one photo.
From October. Another rural, Texas motif.
Linking to Friday's Fences

121 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Nice gates. Love the little bison on the post !

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like the wagon wheels and the way your pics look... warm:@)

magnolias+tea said...

Love that big beefy cow and the Texas star.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning Tex! Sorry I missed a few days but we had strange things happen at the house during the arctic blast and had to stay with The Mama. Anyhoo I'm back! And how nice to be back and see some lovely Texas gates. I like the first one the best!

Pom Pom said...

What kind of trees are always in the background?

Dianna said...

Upon first glance of your first picture, I thought that was a real cow in the background!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Love the gates but love the reminders of summer more!

Giga said...


The first entry I like, but the second is also interesting. Yours.

Primitive Stars said...

Only in Texas my friend, love the first gate, Francine.

Mersad said...

Your gate images always have a certain charm and life to them.

Tanya Breese said...

i like the cow, but what's the squiggly thing? i thought it was a snake lol

Dicky Bird said...

Neat idea to use the brand on the post.

Molly The Wally said...

We always chuckle at how popular those wheels are. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Barb Brookbank said...

Great fences and gates - I need to look around here for some "northern" style versions!

Lynne said...

Making a statement, marking ones territory, "branding" the homestead . . . I think it can be found in Texas!

DJan said...

Definitely Texas gates! :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tex. Lovely gates. Love the bull on the gate.

Nancy's Notes said...

I love your ranch photographs, they are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing such beautiful country, nothing like being at the ranch, right?

Have a great day~

messymimi said...

Very interesting. Are those to help distinguish one gate from another? Also, wasn't it at one time a tradition in parts of the west to put old boots over fence posts? Never could figure out what that was about.

Jeanne said...

Always love your gates, and Texas does have plenty of these... almost never ending

Blackberry Lane said...

I always love the gate photos.

S. J. Qualls said...

Loving the wagon wheels! Good morning, T!

Montanagirl said...

I thought that was a bull and a snake! lol. Really like the Wagon Wheels.

georgettesullins said...

Love the wide open spaces a long driveway promises.

Margaret said...

The star of Texas - I very much remember that - and longhorns and long gravel roads. Can't wait to see the blue bonnets :)

cobie en bas van Es said...

prachtige nostalgische poorten.

Sandra said...

i like that mini cow on the post...

Randy said...

I like the first one best. Have a great day!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The owner has an attractive brand.

And the gate with the Lone Star is special. It's nice to see a place where people are unabashedly proud of their state! Good going, Texans!

Beth said...

Very nice!!

Beth said...

Very nice!!

Alica said...

Ah...how nice to see some lovely pictures with some green on them, while we're in the middle of winter!

Icy BC said...

They are really nice looking gates!

Sally said...

You know I always like seeing the gates and fences! :)

LV said...

The added touch of the bull and brand makes it more interesting.

Gail Dixon said...

Love the Texas gates, especially the ones adorned with animals and such. The brand is neat. Pretty meadows beyond, too.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Nice texas gates!

Nancy said...

It's good to be back; I always enjoy your gate finds.....

DIMI said...

Nice gates!I like the first one Tex!!Lovely pictures!!Have a lovely day!!
Dimi...

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I thought the other was a snake and I see a couple others did also. Maybe a "W"?

parker said...

Nice! One never knows what will adorn a Texas gate!

Debbie said...

now when you say last july, is that "last" 2012, or this "past" 2013. i need to know how long you are hoarding pictures!! hehehe

these are great theresa!! texas, the gate capital of the world!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The beef cow is a neat addition.

Sylvia K said...

Great gates as always!!

Kathy said...

I really like finding brands as decor on fences!

don said...

These are fine gates and good shots of them. It seems the ranchers enjoy creating an interesting and appropriate gate to their property. Nice shooting.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

If you want my opinion...NOTHING beats the beauty and swe of Texas Ranches.

Bob Bushell said...

Love your gates, and what it is on the top.

Annette Mickelson said...

I love that middle shot especially; the way the green fields spread out behind the gate.

Ms. A said...

Love the grass in the second shot, it looks so soft. Makes ya want to throw down a blanket and have a picnic... and a nap.

Munir said...

Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

Farm Girl said...

Always so nice to look at fences. Nice to look at gates too. I am going to have to think about a gate once the road comes through.

Mary said...

Beautiful gates. Lots of style.

Karen said...

I like the squiggly W on the top gate, it looks like a snake!

Leovi said...

Definitely wonderful photos, beautiful doors!

SweetMarie said...

the W reminds me of animated snake. :) Love seeing all that land, so pretty!

Mama Zen said...

I love the bull!

Maggid said...

oooh, a nice view of warmer days -
Thanks!

Bill said...

I'm partial to the gates in the last photo but great gate shots all around.

A Quiet Corner said...

It sure is flat in your wide open spaces!...:)JP

Łucja-Maria said...

Very interesting gate. I like the cow symbols.

Rose said...

I think that is supposed to be a 'w', but at first glance it made me think snake!

For some reason, I really like the second gate...just plain and simple I guess.

Beth Edwards said...

was that a snake between the bulls? neat! ( :

RedPat said...

Cool! ;-)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Awesome gates.
You have such interesting things to show us Canadians.

Me especially.

Terri Buster said...

I love your gate series...it's always interesting to see how folks decorate their fences and gates.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'd know that was Texas no matter where I saw these pictures!

joeh said...

I was going to copy your fence picture posting, but believe it or not there is not one interesting fence in New Jersey.

Well maybe a few, but the Sopranos don't really like cameras.

joeh said...

I was going to copy your fence picture posting, but believe it or not there is not one interesting fence in New Jersey.

Well maybe a few, but the Sopranos don't really like cameras.

Patty Woodland said...

Gates galore

Marissa said...

Love it!!
ONLY IN TEXAS.

Pantherka said...

The last one is beautiful ...

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love how the gates there are always embellished! Such a creative place! xo

Stephen Hayes said...

At first I thought that brand emblem was a snake. Now it makes more sense.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the last one with the wagon wheels, and the horseshoe with the Texas start in the center!

Brita said...

All your gates and fences. The pictures are simple and beautiful. A large deep io third picture. Have a good day/ Brita

Kate said...

Despite the fairly common materials used, there seems to be wide variety of styles.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice images. I wonder how they say that brand name in English.

Robin Lamb said...

T, great gates!
I saw a picture of Dallas this morning. It was foggy and socked in! Just like it is here!!
My daughter is in Dallas this weekend attending a conference!

Betty Manousos said...

nice gates you shared!i always enjoy seeing them:)

Jan n Jer said...

I like the first shot! Unique

bailey-road.com said...

I love the way people personalize their entries.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Fun shots of the gates. Yes, there is a lot of variety in ranch gate decorations in TX. Have a great Friday tomorrow!

genie said...

Horseshoes, cows, and wagon wheel are most appropriate for these Texas gates. Gotta say I like the little cows the best.

genie said...

Horseshoes, cows, and wagon wheel are most appropriate for these Texas gates. Gotta say I like the little cows the best.

Julia said...

It pains me just to think about the branding iron on those poor cattle rump. I know they havE a thick hide but if they can sense a fly landing on them they must feel intense pain.
The gates are plain like ours. I like that little bull decoration on the post.

Hugs,
JB

eileeninmd said...

Nice gates, Tex! I like the cow on the first shot.. Happy weekend to you!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
I remember the fence with cow very well 'which was really impressive' as I cannot see here in my area.

Hope your weekend will be the happy one, my friend.

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

Lynda said...

I like how people in your area personalize the gates. Love the beef. My grandfather had a dairy farm so those animals are special to me. As children, we thought they were all our pets.

Red said...

I like the last gate as it has neat lines and is nicely balanced.

Barb said...

The great wide-open spaces!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Sure do like the embellishments on the gate posts. I think I would never tire of seeing ranch gates in Texas. :-)

~Lindy

Deb said...

love em....

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love seeing the green grass and the trees in that last photo most of all!

Stephanie said...

Nice looking gates!

Paula said...

I always like gates.

KB Bear said...

It's fun getting a flavor for rural Texas. Very cool.

Saun said...

Love the third shot! the sky is gorgeous.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I always enjoy your gate posts. I'm kind of partial to the second one today...with the wheels and the horseshoe and star.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These fence posts are a treat because I get to see how they are in Texas--so different from Virginia! I like the cow.

Paul said...

No gate goes un-photographed!

Lady Lilith said...

Nice shots. I like how even though it is a gate, they are all do different and unique.

Kerry said...

I can't believe your infinite supply of Texas gates. It's nothing short of amazing. Hardly a gate to be seen in these parts of western Oregon.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely shot, even if you didn't get it completely in front of your lens.
Hugs,
Mariette

Elaine said...

I always enjoy seeing your Texas gates and fences. What gates we see here are pretty utilitarian.

McGuffy Ann said...

Interesting with the cow & brand on the posts. It is amazing how there are so many different fences near you!

Cloudia said...

That was a snakey brand, eh?



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s.c said...

It are always working fences, but still nice that somebody takes time to personalize them a little. I like it.

ammi roy said...

Awesome and an highly interesting post to stumble at on this massive website! Never write some replies only now i couldnt i could not resist ..
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diane b said...

I thought it was a cow and a snake........Sure do have interesting fences and gates around your parts.

Karen S. said...

How fun! Especially the first gate!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That first branding symbol looks like a W snake, very interesting.

Susan said...

Great gates and it looks so warm.

Terry and Linda said...

Looks like their brand...was it?

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Ruth Kelly said...

Cute!

edenhills said...

Love the bull on that gate!

Brian King said...

The first one looks like an entrance to a pasture? I like the wagon wheels on the second one!

Helma said...

I still like to access the gate of the ranches to see. Various decorations Very nice display :-)

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» enjoys your occasional Texas Gate series! :-)

Patti said...

Always something different, people are so creative.

Pat Tillett said...

Gates as art! I really like them. It makes me want to move, just so I can get a nice gate.

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