Thursday, May 8, 2014

Good Fences #7

The Texas Bluebonnets are now pretty much past prime, so I better post these pics pronto! Here's a few places along the highway near town.

Zooming in on that sign a bit...

"Not Responsible for Accidents or Snake Bites!"
I'm certain lots of folks stopped along the highway access road/ramp to take photos and found themselves in a traffic mess. Plus, it has been reported that snakes DO hide in the Bluebonnets. :)
Hey, where's the fence?

Okay, there it is, on the left.
And just a few more photos along the access road.

Okay, time to link in!

1. Link in a post featuring a photo or photos of fences or gates.
2. Link back to Run*A*Round Ranch Report in your post or use the badge code to display the Good Fences button in your post that automatically links back here.
3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.

Thank you!

159 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Gorgeous Blue Bonnets. And ....
I could live there!

Roan said...

Love the bluebonnets. I used to see people pulled off to the side of 114. Their kids were all dressed up and sitting in the bluebonnets. I often wondered if anyone ever had snake bites. Seems like the perfect hiding place if I were a snake. Beutiful pics and do like the fence.

Lynn said...

wow that is an incredible field of blue bonnets...snakes and car accidents imagine! Beautiful shots.

EG CameraGirl said...

I can see why people pull off to take these photos. Too bad snakes like the bluebonnets too!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The blue bonnets are beautiful! The snake part doesn't sound fun. :)

William Kendall said...

It's understandable that people want to take pictures. They are pretty.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely Blue Bonnet photos and never mind posting them after their prime time... One cannot have it all out 'in time'. Just got back from 9 days Florida and had everything pre-posted.
Hugs,
Mariette

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous bluebonnet field. I'm glad the owner put the sign there to educate those who wouldn't, otherwise, know about the snakes.

eileeninmd said...

The blue bonnets are pretty, the fields of flowers is gorgeous! Great fence shots! Thanks for hosting!

eileeninmd said...

The blue bonnets are pretty, the fields of flowers is gorgeous! Great fence shots! Thanks for hosting!

georgettesullins said...

They really blanket roads up your way. eeek! I've heard if you stomp your feet, the vibrations keep them away.

Anvilcloud said...

Love the bluebonnets but I still can't read that sign past "accidents."

messymimi said...

Good fence, good flowers, good sign -- three for one!

Brian King said...

Beautiful roadside wildflowers! Nice place!

Nancy's Notes said...

Glorious!

Beth said...

Great fences today and oh the lovely bluebonnets! Beautiful shots!

Tanya Breese said...

ok, note to self, stay out of fields of blue bonnets!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Those Bluebonnets are beyond beautiful. Doesn't seem right to have bluebonnets and snake bites in the same sentence.. :)Gotta love a rustic wood fence!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Blue bonnets are such a joy when they come out! Attractive fences grace the landscape.

Cranberry Morning said...

This morning, the fence was just a bonus. Those bluebonnets are gorgeous! But you wouldn't catch me out among them taking pictures. I'd stay in the car for sure.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I will be back on Friday!

Susan said...

Pretty, pretty flowers even if the odd snake does lurk!
Beaut fence pics :D)

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos of the bluebells! Oh, and the fences too. :) Have a great day. Pam

4RRanch said...

Beautiful blue bonnets, glad you missed out on the snakes.

Molly The Wally said...

How pretty but yikes at the thought of snakes hiding in them. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

orchid Miyako said...

Hi, I've just put my link after finishing my teaching class and need to offer dinner p;) I'll cone back here tomorrow morning♡♡♡

Lots of Love from Japan, to my ear Theresa;

DJan said...

Oh, how pretty! I do love fields of wildflowers, but these are especially pretty for some reason. :-)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh my gosh- snake bites! I would never have even thought about snakes...now car accidents- yes.
The bluebonnets are pretty, and so is the fence.

Kate said...

The flowers are as lovely as their name!

Stephanie Faris said...

Ooh pretty! I haven't seen those here. That's the best thing about spring--all the beautiful flowers and trees!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful images.That is a gorgeous house.

Paula said...

Goodbye bluebonnets until next year. Guess if they stayed all year we wouldn't appreciate them as much.

Rose said...

Oh, I was wondering about the bluebonnets! They are just so beautiful...it doesn't hurt that they grow by a nice fence.

joeh said...

Before corporate sponsors all the FB bowl games were named for flowers or fruit. I never got the "Blue Bonnet Bowl" now I do.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photos! I got so excited about posting my American Bittern shots, that I forgot all about it being "Good Fences" day! I'll catch you next week on that one! LOL

ellen abbott said...

ours have been gone by for a while. busy making seeds now.

Debbie said...

i have a lot on my mind, i hope i can type fast and remember it all!!

love, love, love those bluebonnets, they are simply stunning. and just a lil fyi, i see "purple" i always will.

pretty fences, pretty views....the bluebonnets steal the show, though.

and last but not at all least, the sign does NOT say no trespassing....now this is my kinda' texan!!

thanks for hosting t, i am lovin' this!!

Debbie said...

brian must have gotten up super early today. lucky for me!!

Naquillity said...

what beautiful blue bonnets you've photographed. and some very nice fences too. glad you didn't encounter a snake... hope all is well. have a great day~

Primitive Stars said...

Love those Bluebonnets, so pretty. Nice fences, love the house, Francine.

marilyn said...

Bluebonnets....an un-posted sign that makes people stop and enjoy (smell) the flowers. Just gorgeous photos!

DeniseinVA said...

Those Texas Blubonnets sure are an amazing sight. Great images! Interesting sign :) A few weeks ago when we went on one of our walks we saw more snakes than I have ever seen. That time of the year I guess,

Karen S. said...

Now that is one beautiful place, and lucky for us we don't have to worry about any snakes here! What a view! Thanks for capturing this for us.

Sylvia K said...

Love the Bluebonnets!! Great fences as always!!!

MarkD60 said...

I like the flowers in the yard. Quite a spread!

S. J. Qualls said...

Great shots to show the spread of bluebonnets! Very pretty.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

The bluebonnets are lovely!! A little vacation from mowing the yard :-}}

Farm Girl said...

Wow that is just beautiful. I love those bluebonnets. The fences are nice too.

José Mendonça said...

What a lovely blue field!

DIMI said...

Such beautiful Blue Bonnet photos ,Tex!!Gorgeous pictures!!I don't like snakes!!!
Dimi...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It always bumms me out when there's no place to pull to the side of the road for a shot, interesting 'disclaimer'. I never though about snake bites.

Beth Niquette said...

I love these photos. I like the idea of fields of blue bonnets--though the idea of snakes hiding in them is something else again! lol

Linda said...

I am your newest follower and love your photography and your artwork. I don't do either very well, so I appreciate those who do know what they are doing. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

ladyfi said...

Oh, those bluebells are so pretty.

travelwithintent.com said...

I love the blue bonnets

Small City Scenes said...

A field of blue---lovely. MB

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Bluebonnets, and the openness, magic.

Andrea Priebe said...

We'll take the past prime Blue Bonnets, they are beautiful as are the fences when lined with them ... but, "Not Responsible for Snake Bites"? I take it that keeps people from picking the flowers ... it would me, for sure.

Andrea @From the Sol

Cher' Shots said...

Beautiful ~ just beautiful!
'love & hugs from afar'

don said...

A beautiful field of flowers. And fine fence shots. I like that last one the best. My link today has a fence it, but I altered my choice to have a logical order in my posts and eliminated my fence shot! Oops.

Melissa said...

I often worry about snakes when I'm out in a field. I keep a pair of boots in my car just in case I find a pretty field. This one is gorgeous! We're just starting to get lupine around here, but I haven't seen anything as concentrated as the files you've photographed.

Lois Evensen said...

Love, love, love those flowers!!! :))

Irma said...

Beautiful series of photos.
The fields with the blue flowers are really beautiful.
Greetings Irma

Stephanie said...

Bluebonnets are one of my favorite blooms because of their rich blue color and love how they look in photos. Really great series of images.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I linked up! Thanks, T.

Alica said...

Such pretty blue bonnets. Blue flowers are my favorite! I think that sign would keep me away...the very thought of a snake gives me the heebie jeebies!!

RedPat said...

The snakes should keep most people out of there! ;-)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Gorgeous bluebonnets and I always love a fence with flowers near it!

Sally said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

Love these. :)

Terry and Linda said...

Nothing prettier than Bluebonnets in Texas.

♥ღLinda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Raggedy Creations said...

Oh WOW Theresa. I LOVE the blue bonnets. I've heard they are so beautiful. But really do the snakes hide in them.

bj said...

OMYGOSH.....those bluebonnets take my breath away....beautiful shots, Tex....
You live in a beautiful part of our great state.
Now that I have a new computer all up and going, I'm going to go out looking for fences...no pretty flowers around here tho.
If I can find a great fence, I want to join your party next Thurs.
xoxo

Karen said...

Those are beautiful!! Wow, they'd make a great watercolor!

Ruth Kelly said...

The bluebonnets are overwhelming - how very pretty. I would love to come to Texas to see your bluebonnets and fences.

A Quiet Corner said...

Love those flowers and fences!!! ...:)JP

cobie en bas van Es said...

een prachtige plek om te wonen.

Indrani said...

Beautiful sights framed.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I almost forgot to link up until I saw your comment. Must have been a senior moment. lol! Love the Texas bluebonnets! I'd take some of those, but you can keep the snakes!
Enjoyed your pretty photos!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, that last shot is gorgeous!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Well, your zoomed-in sign added two dimensions to the bluebonnets I hadn't considered, but they sure are gorgeous!

edenhills said...

They are beautiful! Both the blue bonnets and the fences.

Gail Dixon said...

Texas truly shines when the bluebonnets are decorating the roads and pastures. GREAT photos of them. Yikes, did not know snakes hide in the bluebonnets. My daughter and I have laid on the ground shooting those things.

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Been catchin' up with your posts...love Bluebonnets!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Karen said...

What a beautiful sight!

bailey-road.com said...

That's a pretty place and the bluebonnets are gorgeous.

Maggid said...

Blue Bonnets - just like the picture books!

Yay You!!!

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful views and lovely fences! I am hoping to join the link before the deadline...gotta go get my post together!

Elaine said...

Beautiful photos of the Bluebonnets (and the fence)! I don't think I could handle the snake part though. That's one of the perks of living in Alaska--no snakes!

Marissa said...

Nothing like Texas Blue bonnets. I was thinking about you the other day because my husband spotted a bunting and it reminded me of your gorgeous pictures.

Ron said...

Definitely don't like snakes. I would be taking the photos from a distance!

Ileana said...

Gorgeos!

Ileana said...

Gorgeos!

Robin Lamb said...

T, lovely shots! Snakes in Blue Bonnets! That gave me a little Heehee!

~mel said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I must confess though ... in all my travels to Texas I never made it there when the blue bonnets were in bloom :( LOVING the sign :)

Stephen Hayes said...

That sign is a great way to get people to stay off your property.

Dianna said...

So beautiful!!! Both the fences AND the bluebonnets! (Sure wish we had those in Virginia.)

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful flowers!

Leovi said...

Nice photos! this wonderful place! Beautiful colors, watch out for snakes!

barbara l. hale said...

Really good fences. Love the bluebonnets but not too sure about the snakes.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow the snakebite sign is an eye-opener!! Love the Bluebonnets in these photos. How much longer do they last?

Gerald (SK14) said...

The snakes would keep me away

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Thank you for sharing your little slice of Heaven, Tex! I don't think I've ever seen a prettier scene. xo Karen

Willow said...

Beautiful area ~ I must need better glasses I only know what the sign says because of the comments above . I would have accidentally stepped on a snake !!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely Blue Bonnets! Snakes can I not like... ;-)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the warning about the snakes - I'll try to remember to stay in my vehicle should I encounter a field of Bluebonnets in our travels. It looks like quite comfortable habitat for them.

~Lindy

Carola Bartz said...

I would love to see the bluebonnets in bloom, it must be spectacular. I don't like that snakes are hiding in them, though. Good warning on that sign!

Karen said...

I was thinking,lovely fields of blue, until you mentioned the snakes.
Nice fence shots.

Margie said...

They add such pretty to the pictures! Not the snakes though!!!

Kerry said...

Anything in the world looks twice as good with bluebonnets all around! Happy spring!

Fjällripan said...

So very beautiful with all the blue flowers!!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I thought this series came out on Fridays.

Our photos said...

Hmm a bit scary, that sign ! We don't have snakes overhere. But...still nice photos !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love those bluebonnets.... I've heard of snakes in the grass, but ... in those beautiful flowers, that just seems wrong.

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

Well now, after reading that sign, I'm glad I'm enjoying those flowers from Philly:@)

Julia said...

Gorgeous site. I'd take notice of the sign and I wouldn't venture in the field with all the snakes lurking in there.

Nice house and fence too.
Hugs,
JB

Icy BC said...

Oh what beautiful spring photos! The bluebonnets are so pretty!

Angela said...

I would love to have a field full of blue bonnets! They are absolutely beautiful! Not sure if they grow in West Virginia or not. Do you have some in your yard?

Barb said...

Surely Bluebonnet springs are the most beautiful times in TX!

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy to be joining "Good Fences!" tonight Tex,what a grand party!

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, how GORGEOUS & BEAUTIFUL your bluebonnets in Taxes; also spread in the huge area♡♡♡
OMG, I'll be the one intrude inside to take pictures attracted by the beauty without noticing the sign:-)

Thank you very much for hosting,dear Theresa;

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

Red said...

Blue bonnets make for a very colorful spring.

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I sure miss the bluebonnets. I moved to Tulsa two and a half years ago from Tyler. Came over from Nancy's Notes.
Brenda

parker said...

Spring time with the Bluebonnets. Definitely a cause for celebration!

pattisjarrett said...

They are so pretty. Nice fence, and it's nice of them to post a warning sign.

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. The pics are just stunning.

Randy said...

I love the flowers.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The Bluebonnets are beautiful! And I think I would be so busy taking photos of them, that I'd not even think of watching for snakes--What a surprise that would be! :-)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The Bluebonnets are beautiful! And I think I would be so busy taking photos of them, that I'd not even think of watching for snakes--What a surprise that would be! :-)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That last photo is especially awesome--love the perspective you caught. And I always enjoy seeing those blue bonnets. I will just not think about the snakes. :-)

Paul said...

Nothing quite as spectacular as Texas Bluebonnets when they are in bloom! Just watch out for the Rattlers I guess...

Linda said...

That should be an effective sign. We once owned a building lot and I put up a sign that said Snaky Acres!

Jen said...

Yes, snakes absolutely do hide in the bluebonnets. I like snakes, though, and am always excited to find one.

Annette Mickelson said...

Love those Bluebonnets!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I am in awe of the blue bonnets every year. I never get tired of seeing them. Gorgeous shots, T!

KB Bear said...

Wow, they're beautiful!

Cloudia said...

REAL NICE!

I'll play along next time-





ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

=^..^= <3

Grandma C said...

Your fields of Blue Bonnets remind me of the fields of Blue Lupine I saw last week. Thank you for reminding me I need to edit and post the photos.

Halcyon said...

If the snakes are just garden snakes, I wouldn't be too worried. But something tells me they're not. ;)
All those bluebonnets lining the fence look wonderful. Glad you got a couple of shots before they're gone!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex Lovely scenes, fences and Blue Bonnets. I would not go near them if there are snakes about!!!

Meggie said...

Thanks again for deciding to host "Fences"

Gert said...

You have the neatest posts! Love seeing the fences and most of all those flowers, they are beautiful! But those snakes would defer me from even getting close...lol

Blessings,
Gert

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Awesome place.... :-)

Mandy Southgate said...

Snakes!? Eek. I mean, I quite like snakes and spiders but not the hidey, predatory, jumpy type.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I always miss the bluebonnets when I see your pictures!

Jutta.K said...

Was für ein herrliches Blau in den grünen Wiesen.
So einen Anblick liebe ich sehr.
Herzliche Grüße
Jutta

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Lovely, Texas Bluebonnets sounds so All American...

MarmePurl said...

Every time I think I have seen a favorite post of yours, you hit me with another. Lovely.

Rita said...

Love the bluebonnets--covering the earth like a blue blanket. I didn't know they were common in Texas till I met you. ;)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love the fencing but I'm in awe of the Bluebonnets, they are so beautiful. How do you keep up with all your comments???

Laura. M said...

Nice field of lilacs!!!

Lynne said...

It must be a beautiful site to see in person. Thanks for the treat!

Jeevan said...

Awesome landscape of blue... sure a picturesque place to stop and click!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love those bluebonnets! I missed the link up! BOO HOO! I'm a day late and a dollar short! Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

Debbie said...

WoW t....65 wonderful entries!! i got 45 comments on mine, the most i have ever gotten!!

NatureFootstep said...

what a wonderful area to enjoy. :)

Kathy said...

You had quite a show of bluebonnets in your area this year. Aren't they lovely?

bon bon said...

wow. no surprise traffic jams are so popular. simply gorgeous!

Helma said...

Quite like this. Not only beautiful gates and fences in your blog and the bloggers who are standing but also your own blog with that fence is very nicely done. Fun with the blue flowers in it :-)))))

Donna said...

Oh, I love those bluebonnets! I never knew that snakes hide in them, though. Yikes!

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