Thursday, June 19, 2014

Good Fences #13

I have photographed and posted this oak tree before - about two years ago. It remains one of my favorite scenes and was worth another country drive. Sometimes it's about the fence; sometimes it's what's beyond it.



Here's the link-up!

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!

147 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the vast, wide open scenery!! Texas....a perfect state in so many ways.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ps....since I was out and about with Dr.s appointments I didn't come to view your Whistlers yesterday....SWEET!! [love the squirrel mix too]

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tex Lovely countryside. it looks like someone took a bit out of that tree! Thanks for hosting.

eileeninmd said...

I love the bog old trees, it is beautiful. Wonderful rural scene and fence shots. Thanks for hosting, have a happy day!

Betty Manousos said...

good morning my friend!
beautiful scenery! love the oak tree. and the fence.

xoxo

Cindy said...

Funny I should see another blogger who loves to photograph trees. This one is special, amazing and such a beautiful spot - I'd of returned as well.

Jocee said...

Oak trees are great to photograph at any time of the year. Lovely pics.

Julia said...

Yes it does look like something took a big bite of this oak tree. I wonder how old it is and what history it's been witness to. Lots of it's lower limbs are dead but the rest of the tree is not giving up.

Beautiful photo.
Hugs,
JB

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Paradoxically, that oak tree looks like a bonsai tree for giants! So beautifully proportioned, so dynamically balanced. Theresa, a great sequence of photographs!

Brian King said...

That IS nice! Looks like a tree on the Serengeti.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Ah how I love those endless green fields :-)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Oak trees are lovely! We have som old oaktrees here in Norway too, and they are very old.

Revrunner said...

Looks to me like T-Rex took a bite out of it.

messymimi said...

The tree so tall and sturdy looking makes it a beautiful view. There's one in the next parish over that is so big, some of the branches sweep the ground.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

that tree is huge. what a beauty. a bit one sided but too perfect. i wonder if that means one season it got more water or sun? maybe the wind did something? ( :

It's me said...

Have a nice day darling.....love Ria...x !

Cranberry Morning said...

I am always fond of and appreciate lone trees out in a field or pasture. Nice.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Perfect rural scene!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Perfect rural scene!

Debbie said...

But it's always about the trees!! What awesome captures t, these pictures just scream country!!

I will link in when I can, I don't know how to do it from my iPad and my computer is not working!! I will send you an email, yesterday was a disaster!!

Debbie said...

Or maybe you can do it, if you can, and it's not too much trouble, you can link me in!! Love you t!!

Karen S. said...

Wow! For me it's all about that tree! It even brings Out of Africa to mind for me!

Sandra said...

i remember this tree and have loved every photo of it. it looks like a giant took a bite out of the side of it.. beautiful

Roan said...

It's a great tree! The first shot makes me think of the painting Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth, sans the girl.

don said...

That oak tree is an impressive sight and as you moved in with closer shots it grew in size! It is truly a tree to reshoot as we go through the years. An excellent series.

Lynne said...

I was drawn to what was beyond . . . this time.
The Old Oak Tree . . . stately . . .

Felicia said...

It's a beautiful tree. Oh the stories it could tell. Looks like it has lost a big branch, still it stands tall and proud. Would look good in black and white too.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a huge old oak tree. Lovely scenery and I especially like the last photo. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful day.

Barb Brookbank said...

Yes that's a great tree. I'd be drawn to it time and again (especially in our changing seasons).

EG CameraGirl said...

The oak tree has such a lovely shape standing all by itself out in the field.

Sally in WA said...

Love the view! Definitely worth going back for a second look.

Lynn said...

from far away this gorgeous tree looks like a cartoon character we have here. I like how you've given us a closer and closer view. (today I tried to link but I'm not sure how successful I will be)

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, huge oak tree in a vast Texas countryside♡♡♡ It must have seen lots of thing around there ;-)
Thank you very much for hosting, Theresa; 

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

travelwithintent.com said...

I love those wide open spaces!

Łucja-Maria said...

Very beautiful old oak ... He has a few hundred years.
Many saw. I wish I could speak.
I love this tree. Beautiful pictures.
Greetings from Polish far.
Lucia

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa.... Great looking Texas countryside!!
Fences are for keeping in and keeping out nice!!
Love the tree too...a beauty!!

Grace

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DJan said...

I remember that tree. It was well worth coming back to visit it again. This time I noticed the fence. :-)

Anvilcloud said...

The last comp showing it in context is the best for me.

William Kendall said...

That oak looks enduring!

Beth said...

I love the scenery with your fences today Theresa! Thanks for hosting!

Molly The Wally said...

The perfect rural idyll. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Tanya Breese said...

i'm lovin that tree!

Pom Pom said...

Fascinating, all the different sorts of fencing. Even with our little plot, we like to discuss fencing options.

Kate said...

That lone tree is very artistic and is just made for painting and photography.

Kate said...

That lone tree is very artistic and is just made for painting and photography.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love your photos my friend. I don't think I can stretch my post into good fences today. I should have put a fence around my animals and joined in! haha! Hugs!

Ileana said...

Beautiful view! Mi-ar placea sa petrec o dupa amiaza la umbra acestui impunator copac, sa citesc o carte si sa ascult muzica! :) My english is not very good so, i told you in romanian language what i want to do!

Primitive Stars said...

Love it all, the fence, field, beautiful country, Francine.

Saun said...

Nice! Love the tree

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Pretty country scene! Love the big oak tree. Have a nice day!

ladyfi said...

That is a beautiful tree.

S. J. Qualls said...

Love the gnarled oak, yep, I'm a tree hugger! :-)

Irma said...

The old tree is really beautiful.
Nice open field with fences.
Best regards, Irma

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great one! I plan to link up next week, although my post will be on Friday instead of Thursday, so I'll be a tardy linker.

Frank said...

Love the graceful old tree. I'm always wondering what's on the other side of a fence!

Karen said...

One grand old tree!

Karen said...

One grand old tree!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I know this is a fence post but that is a sweet old Oak. I love Oaks! It looks like some limbs have fallen to the ground.

joeh said...

Did someone take a bite out of it?

CJ said...

That is a lovely tree. Thanks for fixing my link. When I copied it, I probably left out the first or last character.

Montanagirl said...

Absolutely LOVE these!

Paula said...

I love trees. I visited my sister in San Antonio and she said they built their house over and back on the lot to avoid cutting down a very old Oak tree.

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

It is like Andrew's tree in the UK.

cobie en bas van Es said...

Wat een geweldige mooie oude boom.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What a gorgeous old tree and scenery! I can see why it's one of your favorite subjects. :)

Thanks for hosting!

~Lindy

marilyn said...

ahh....the majesty of old trees and especially the ones that are living far from the crowd...

karmnik54 said...

Piękny widok:)

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful Oak. Maybe we should have a beautiful tree meme. LOL
MB

MarkD60 said...

Beautiful Oak tree! My Grandparents had three big oaks up by the road, My Grandmother called the farm, the Three Oaks Farm. When I went and visited the farm last they were gone.

Phil Slade said...

Yes, there's something timeless and majestic about a single oak tree standing like that. Thanks for the fence links Theresa.

Stephen Hayes said...

A wonderful old tree. I'd love to sit under it and watch the world go by.

Leovi said...

A wonderful tree!

Leovi said...

A wonderful tree!

sonia a. mascaro said...

The oak tree is beautiful!

pattisjarrett said...

I agree, sometimes what is behind the fence steals the show.

Sylvia K said...

Perfect picture of Texas!! And a great one for the day!!

Farm Girl said...

I like that view too.

Elaine said...

That's a wonderful old oak tree and a lovely scene!

Lady Lilith said...

The mysterious beyond.
Makes for a great post.
Your photograph is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Andrea Priebe said...

Old Oaks are always spectacular. I have a favorite that I try to photograph almost every time I see it ... I can't resist. Having a wonderful fence in front of it would be my choice, as in the case of your, but mine is on a corner and ther are telephone wires and a stop light that are very hard to avoid ... I hate when people mess with my scenery :) Great post, Theresa ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Debby Ray said...

Oh wow...I do love these pics! That tree is very nice. I want to pack me a picnic basket and just sit under it and dream! Thanks for hosting, Theresa!

DIMI said...

What a lovely tree Tex!!Beautiful countryside!!Great photos!!
Dimi...

bailey-road.com said...

What a lovely bit of shade under that beautiful tree.

Chandra said...

TWG,
I am so drawn to the colors of the roof of the barn/building. The Oak tree and the roof make a great pair.
Great job!

Peace :)

Lindsjö taxar said...

Lovely Pictures!
Like to hear your voice!
Have a great weekend!
M/

ellen b. said...

I love to see Oak trees like these. When hubby worked in Thousand Oaks I should have photographed more of these majestic trees! Lovely rural scenes!

Ruth Kelly said...

Lovely Oak tree but it looks so lonesome out there by itself.

RedPat said...

I love these especially the 2nd shot!

thepoodleanddogblog said...

I love the asymmetry of the old oak tree, a sign that it has been on the earth for many years.

Deanna said...

Love those lone trees in fields showing the vastness of Texas.

Robin Lamb said...

T, great fences and an absolutely wonderful old tree!

Laura. M said...

Beautiful oak!
We vacation a few days, I'll be back soon;)

Miss Val's Creations said...

I wonder what happened to the trees shape. It looks like it was trimmed to accommodate power lines but there are no lines there. It makes it interesting!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I wonder what happened to the trees shape. It looks like it was trimmed to accommodate power lines but there are no lines there. It makes it interesting!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wow! It's pretty spectacular! Just beautiful. Love the rusty tin roof, too. xo Karen

Blackberry Lane said...

Sorry I am late to link Been in court since 9a.m. re the pit bulls. They were found guilty. The judge said we did the right thing by moving when we did. Hopefully by enduring these 6 mos we will help to keep an innocent neighbor safe.
Thanks again for being such a kind hostess.
I love these photos of this tree.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, it's a beautiful tree.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Magnifique ancêtre que cet arbre. Chez nous, en France, on les appelle "LES ARBRES REMARQUABLES " ils sont très respectés, protégés et répertoriés par le Ministère des Eaux et Forêts.
J'aime aller les rencontrer. Ils ont tellement de secrets à nous dire.

Bravo pour tes photos.
Bien amicalement.

Roger

Black Jack's Carol said...

So true, Theresa! I love this tree and the heart that saw its beauty.

Black Jack's Carol said...

So true, Theresa! I love this tree and the heart that saw its beauty.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

love that big old tree! I think I see an old car behind the fence too.

Mary Kirkland said...

Such beautiful scenery.

barbara l. hale said...

The minimalist fence is perfect for that beautiful oak!

sumowkowespotkania.com said...

Piękny dąb : ) I wonder how old it is? They can live from several hundreds to 2000 years. Where I live the oldest reach 800-1000 years. Wanda

J Bonafilla said...

Lovely old tree. Wonder why it's got that distinctive shape. Maybe there was another tree growing alongside that's since bit the dust, but left its neighbour with a growth/ development distortion. All the best, Bonny.

J Bonafilla said...

Lovely old tree. Wonder why it's got that distinctive shape. Maybe there was another tree growing alongside that's since bit the dust, but left its neighbour with a growth/ development distortion. All the best, Bonny.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Just one more comment to apologize because my "fence" link wasn't working. I think it's good now. Thanks for hosting the meme, Theresa!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love it! And don't close the gate...I'll be here tomorrow to link up! heehee! Hugs, Diane

Our photos said...

Remarkable tree. Very nice !

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Fences within fences within fences. Does the NSA own that tree? ;-)

I love this view and the tree. We all need a view like this to make us appreciate the world we have.

Pantherka said...

The tree behind the fence is really wonderful.

Stephanie said...

Love the wide open space feel of the images and that tree is quite beautiful in its shape.

Gail Dixon said...

The tree and barn have so much character! Love the fence, too. Nice to see so much success with the fairly new meme. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

The fences are nice, T, but THAT tree is great!...:)JP

Gerald (SK14) said...

good to see different aspects of the tree

LV said...

It may have lost one side but it still stands tall. Love diving down country roads. I will not have a fence post next week. Having eye surgery Thursday. Be back soom as I can.

maryaustria said...

A beautiful tree! Wonderful landscape too!

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

I remember this tree! Our oaks are taller, this is more round-ish... Is that a word?:@)

Red said...

Sometimes we focus on the forest and sometimes we focus on the trees.

Stephanie Faris said...

That oak tree looks like the perfect tree to sit by with a great book!

Ida said...

Oh wow that tree does steal the show right out from under that fence. I just love the branches and the shape of the tree. No wonder you like to photograph it.

Ida said...
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Grantham Lynn said...

Oh I love it. What a great place for a photo shoot. What pics I could take and stories I could tell! Beautiful shot.
Thanks for coming and seeing the Elephants. Yes they are my daughters!
Have a great Friday.
Sherry

Cloudia said...

I'm UP - better late than never :-)



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= <3

Sally Crowe said...

Love trees like that - they just kind of make their own statement. :)

Gert said...

Theresa, I can see why you love this scene. Between the beautiful oak tree and the fence! smile..

Blessings,
Gert

edenhills said...

I can see why it's a favorite scene. Lovely.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You may know by now that I LOVE trees, especially big old ones like that oak. Trees have so many stories to tell us, don't they?

I see so many good fences around here, usually while I'm driving with no good place to pull over. I AM going to link up again someday. :-)

Randy said...

Love that big tree.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
That tree is telling quite a story with its asymetrical shape.
Lovely photos.
Hugs,
Mariette

Paul said...

Those would all be pretty boring pictures if that old Oak tree wasn't somewhere in the picture!

BumbleVee said...

I, too, think it's more about what is in front of, or behind, the fences....

Halcyon said...

Have you ever seen the "That Old Tree" series from Haninge? This tree reminds me of that one. Maybe you should start taking photos of this tree in different seasons too. It definitely has a nice shape. :)

http://tungelstadailyphoto.blogspot.de/2010/10/that-old-tree.html

Magia da Inês said...

•° Olá!
Passei para mais uma visita e para admirar suas fotografias.
º°。♡♡
A beleza desse carvalho é realçada pela vastidão do campo. São fotos muito bonitas!

Ótimo dia cheio de luz e muita paz!!!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
º。✿✿º°

Marie said...

I agree...sometimes it's what's beyond the fence that matters. And this tree is a great one.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

That oak tree is majestic! Mother nature is the best gardener/bonsai (life-size!) artist. No wonder you like it.

Meggie said...

Thanks for hosting Good Fences....

Rita said...

Looks like that tree lost a battle..but won the war. ;)

Susan said...

Hello T, I love that view too. Really beautiful country and, yes, it's easy to get attached to a particular tree.
Sorry I hadn't linked for a little while. I see you very nearly reached the 100 links mark. Will try to do better next time.
Cheers now :D)

bon bon said...

there's something about a stand-alone tree that's captivating. nice captures, dear!

NatureFootstep said...

fences are great, but I love that tree. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very pretty setting and a lovely tree.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love that second view especially. Finally getting a chance to go view last week's fences. Thanks, as always, for the meme.
Rinda

Helma said...

A beautiful and stately oak and your fence fits nicely in your blog fences :-)

Rose said...

I would probably photograph this tree every time I passed it...there is just something about it.

Chandra said...

Lovely stripes on the roof of the shed/barn and the fence is quite nice also. Green Texas - nice to look at.

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

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