Thursday, June 26, 2014

Good Fences #14

A nice ranch entrance, a bit weathered but very charming.

Rolling Oaks
I had photographed this place before in January a few years back. They had a Christmas wreath displayed then. I like this barbed wire and horseshoe version for every day display.

 A few details from the gate.


 Nice to see the old rusted out wheelbarrow is still resting against the tree.
But the face on the tree is new since I had been here.
On to 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!

143 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love it....and I love the name of the ranch too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Funny perhaps, but I don't associate oaks with Texas. Yep, I HAVE been to Texas several times but it was a long time ago. ;))

Jocee said...

You just don't see entrances like that in New Zealand. Great pictures.

Brian King said...

Very nice! Not over the top or too flashy.

cobie en bas van Es said...

Prachtig die oude intree-hekken .

Lynn said...

What a fashionable gate and the face I wouldn't have seen had you not pointed it out, I like it.

Sandra said...

what a beautiful ranch, love the wreathe and that wheelbarrow. looks like they have a number pad to get in the gate, i would love that to... really beautiful

Susan said...

I like those animal cutouts on the gate and that face on the tree takes the cake! Cheers :D)

Jacquelineand.... said...

The very epitome of rustic charm!

My strange mind: the name 'Rolling Oaks' brought the image of trees gleefully rolling down hills, like green-haired Entish children, lol.

Ileana said...

Very nice! Thanks for hosting. Have a nice day!

Beth said...

I really like this fence today Theresa! Thank you for hosting Good Fences!

Kate said...

Love the original names ranchers give to their spreads.

Mandy Southgate said...

Very nice. It must be fantastic discovering all these quirky places in your neighbourhood.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The animal cut-outs on he gate make for a welcoming entrance. It's like the owner is visually declaring, "I'm glad you came!"

Blackberry Lane said...

Very nice pics. I love the barbed wire and horseshoes. Looking forward to visiting the other participants; thanks for hosting. Have a good day.

Roan said...

Nice gate and do like the name. Love the horshoes! The keypad looks a little out of place in this scene, but it would be useful for opening the gate.

Cranberry Morning said...

Fantastic gate. Love the horse cutouts along the top!

Gail said...

I love this entry. I think it's my favorite.

I have a barbed wire wreath with horse shoes too. It's a small world.

Have a wonderful day.

Mascha said...

That is nice with the horses

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the fence, looks so beautiful, even the rusty wheelbarrow is great. Francine.

Bob Bushell said...

No fences I'm afraid, but I love the horses on yours.

Jutta.K said...

Ein toller, wertvoller Zaun.
Die Details sind echt großartig, eine schöne Foto-Serie.
Liebe Grüße
Jutta

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love that face on the tree and what a great old gate. xo Laura

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

the hubby & i always joke about folks & their signs. such as a restaurant names "Rolling Hills" & there are no hills. i wonder how they got rolling oaks? i have never seen a rolling oak? hope there are oaks on the property. think about it? makes you wonder? such as when they give a number of trees ... what if one of the trees dies? then what ... do they start counting down on those #'s ... you have to think about these things will in advance. makes my brain hurt. keep it simple.

name it after your DOG or Cat. ( :

4RRanch said...

Oooh, I want that gate topper! Love it.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

That little barbed wire thing is lovely. I never imagined barbed wire could look so delicate!

Linley S said...

Great fences. Just love the old wheelbarrow, and that face on the tree is must get a few heads turning.

orchid Miyako said...

What a lovely fence with horse design♡♡♡
BIt different from your friends, but speaking of 'rolling', I have a strong memory of the theme song of "Rawhide", I enjoyed the drama with my late father. (sorry if I have I said this before, haha) With my age, old memory never fade away p;)

Thank you very much for hosting, Theresa.
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American friend, xoxo Miyako*

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very charming! :-)

Lynne said...

Plenty to see at this ranch . . .
I can't imagine winding barbed wire into a perfect circle, but liked the wreath look with the horse shoes.
Happy you mentioned the face on the tree . . .

DJan said...

Can it already be 14 weeks since you started Good Fences? Gosh how time flies. I really like the face on the tree and wouldn't have noticed if you didn't point it out to me. :-)

marilyn said...

an entrance with interest ...one that says..stop..look..smile....great one....

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is a great entrance! Love the gate with the barbed wire wreath. Not so sure about the face on the tree. :)
Thanks for hosting, Theresa!

William Kendall said...

I really like the details! A beautiful entry.

Debby Ray said...

Great entryway! Love all of that ironwork!

Alica said...

Oh, what a nice wreath! I know someone who would love that. I also really like the silhouette cutouts of the horses.

bj said...

The rustic wreath on the gate and the "face" on the tree tells me I'd like these fun people.
Thanks for hosting.

Andrea Priebe said...

Very Western and I too love the barbwire wreath ... really sets off the whole thing. Isn't it amazing that they can cut horses out of steel like that ... This is a great fence and a funny faced tree. Love it, Theresa ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Poppy said...

Hi there!

Upon the suggestion of my sweet friend, Debby Ray, I am joining this wonderful party for the first time today!

Your black, iron horses certainly leave their stamp on this sturdy, old fence!

Thanks for hosting and have a great day!

Poppy

Halcyon said...

A very nice looking fence and gate. I wouldn't have noticed the face on the tree if you hadn't pointed it out!

Felicia said...

I like this very much specially the barb wire and horseshoes. The face on the tree and wheelbarrow is cool.

Mary Hone said...

Very nice, we see a lot of fences like that here.

DeniseinVA said...

Cool shots!

Red said...

The coil of barbed wire and horse shoes is a neat touch.

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful fence. never saw one like that.
Hhave a nice week

Irma said...

Beautiful fence, and with the horses on top are magnificent.

Tanya Breese said...

i love that horseshoe wreath...not so much the creepy face on the tree!

Sally in WA said...

Nice detailing on the gate!

Karen said...

Rustic is charming. I love their horseshoe wreath.

Ruth Kelly said...

Love the horse images on the gate.

Karen S. said...

Gee I like that gate, and the lucky horseshoes, makes it even more special. I've seen those faces on trees before, but this one really looks real! Great place, rolling in oaks and charm for sure!

Small City Scenes said...

Great gate---I like the barb wire feature. And of course I love the horses. As kids we called barbed wire 'bob wire'. MB

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful gate. Rust gives it extra charm.
Greetings.

don said...

I like your Texas gates and fences very much. It's such a good opportunity for the owner to express him or herself.

Kathy said...

That face is rather spooky!

Marissa said...

Great fence
Love the wheelbarrow it make for a nice photograph!!!!

Sylvia K said...

Great fence for the day and I do love the that tree! How fun!

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

That looks like a nice place with all the trees. A bit different from the usual Texas scenery in your area. I like the face on the tree and one can never have too much rusty iron around.

Jo said...

An entrance and fence with great charm and character. Thanks for sharing. I've linked my first Good Fences to your meme today. Have a great day. Jo

ladyfi said...

What a grand entrance!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi!

What a cool fence! And, I can participate this week because we are ashore in the USA for meetings until Sunday. :)

Hugs from the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove (hangout of the Rat Pack of yesteryear),
Lois

DIMI said...

I like the horses on the gate Tex!Wow!!The face on the tree is fantastic!
Dimi...

bailey-road.com said...

Love this entrance. Classy, not showy. I really like that wreath.

Frank said...

The name would be appropriate for some of the habitats close to my home.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Love these ranches in Texas. I took photos while driving by! Yours are so much better.

Leovi said...

I love those horses silhouettes on the fence!

Stephen Hayes said...

It really does look like a face on that tree. Maybe it's an "Ent" from Lord of the Rings.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Very charming! I like the "oaks" part.. :)

Julia said...

Love the face on the tree. I came close to get one for my tree and decided against it. haha.
Hugs,
JB

S. J. Qualls said...

The gate lets you know the people inside love horses, and the face on the tree tells you they have a great sense of humor. Love it!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Texas really has some awesome fences - very nice!

Terry and Linda said...

The whole place says-peaceful!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

pattisjarrett said...

The face adds character to the tree. Our neighbor put a face on his shed. I like the horseshoe wreath. That's a nice gate, the horse cut-outs add a nice touch. That is a great name, too.

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty entrance. I like the horses! Thanks for hosting, have a happy day!

Patty Woodland said...

Gotta love a tree face

Black Jack's Carol said...

Mm.. an especially lovely fence, I'd say. Love the horseshoe wreath, the animal details and the wheelbarrow too :)

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

I really love both al horses on the fence and trees like that are my favorite.




I put your link to my blog also :)

Mama Zen said...

Pretty!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

I did not post a fence today, due to my P C in for repairs, That show of the horses on the gate is super.

peter

Gail Dixon said...

Love the detail shots of the gate, especially the coiled wire with the horseshoes. And that tree face! Awesome.

Gerald (SK14) said...

love the old wheelbarrow

sharon said...

The tree reminds me of the one out by my grandparents farm. There for many years until a Tornado came through. Funny what triggers a thought.

Em Parkinson said...

The more weathered the better in my opinion. I love it!

RedPat said...

Love the cutouts of the horses on the gate!

Barb Brookbank said...

Oh, yeah... I want that wreath ...

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

HI friend.. Nice place to relax... Greetings..

Happyone said...

Nice Fence!! Interesting with the horses on it.
This is my first time posting with Good Fences.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Silly me, I though it said 'Rolling Oats'. All the rustic items conflict with the entry kepyad, they need to disguise it. I do like the face.

Icy BC said...

It is rustic and fitting! It has charm :)

Ida said...

What a great fence. I really like the decorative horses and then the rolled wire and horseshoes just sets it all off. The rusty wheelbarrow and funny face on the tree are a fun thing.

Fjällripan said...

So beautiful with the horses on the gate! and how cool threeface! :D

A Quiet Corner said...

I've always loved those silhouette things...not that you did this for me...or did you?...:)JP

MarkD60 said...

Very nice shots!

messymimi said...

The owner of that fence has a sense of place, and a sense of humor!

Stephanie Faris said...

I think the fact that it's a little weathered makes it all the more charming!

Debbie said...

oohhhhh I really like this place and I LOVE all the close-ups of all the wonderful little details!!

They sure know how to make a grand entrance there in Texas!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

One the best gates you have featured so far! Love the running herd of horses, the barbed wire wreath, the wheelbarrow and the face on the tree. You need to publish a book with all these great Texas gates! xo Karen

Our photos said...

Wow, very nice fence !

Sally Crowe said...

Now, that is a great gate! I love seeing other people's imagination; not that I have one myself. :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, What a lovely gate and "Face". You always manage to bring a smile to my face when I read your fun blog. Always something fresh and entertaining! Have a super good Friday tomorrow. I will be back to blogging on the first Mon. of July.

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

Pretty cool! Lovin' the rustic wreath:@)

Montanagirl said...

LOVE the gate - the name and the barbed wire deco. Also, the face on the tree is pretty neat too! I'll be back to blogging full time next week.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a lovely gate. Some ranch kids around here have started making all kinds of cool sculptures with horse shoes. I got a pumpkin last fall.
Rinda

Pat Tillett said...

That is an awesome fence ad gate, but that tree is just downright spooky...

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Love it all- even the tree!

Stephanie said...

Love the title and the details.

Mary Kirkland said...

Great pictures, love that you got so much detail of the fence.

Melissa said...

I never tire of seeing these ranch entrances. They're so creative!

Christian Perrin said...
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Christian Perrin said...

Please tell me that face on the tree is intentional! I just don't think nature could be that scary! I would yelp in surprise if I noticed that while walking by!

michaelswoodcraft said...

Nice, love the horse shoes! :)

Chandra said...

The gate is really nice. The horses are something. I haven't seen anyone do a face on a tree except in a park.

Good find!

Peace :)

Grantham Lynn said...

Love yours too. We have a cut out like that but not on a fence. We used it on the wall in our daughters room. Came from Canton! Sorry mine are surburban.
But that's how it is. I miss ranch fences. Thanks for sharing yours and inviting us!
Have a great Friday.
Sherry

Paula said...

I've always wanted a tree face but don't have a tree trunk large enough for it to look good.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I have this thing about bard wires. My bro was 12 when he was holding a coil of barb wire, and helping my dad, somehow it dropped, and dug long cuts in his legs. He was trying to be brave, and my heart hurt for him.

Catherine said...

Great old fences!! Blessings, Catherine

Anvilcloud said...

There's some fine detail on the gate, and I like the wheelbarrow.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love those horse figures on the fence. So pretty!

There's a house in town with a face on a tree. Always makes me smile when I see it. :-)

Randy said...

Nice details.

Linda said...

I love the horse silhouettes.

Michael Manning said...

I really enjoyed the details and hope you are enjoying my word verification-free status! :) Glad we got it done.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the weathered look... it looks like somebody actually lives and works there!

Enjoyed the indigo buntings and as always the whistlers as well ... your birds always seem to have unique personalities. (I'm catching up obviously).

Limited time and internet as we travel but I have taken pictures of a bunch of Alaska fences for when I get more time to post and link and visit ...

Paul said...

Someone took a little time putting this gate / entrance together and they did a nice job of it too!

Nice find, glad you posted it.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely entrance gate indeed. Very fine detailing in the cut out.
The wheel barrow is hilarious in a way; together with the face on that tree! Great shots.
Hugs and happy weekend.
Mariette

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex Thanks for lining me in yesterday. Love this gate and the animal cut outs.

Weekend-Windup said...

Love the images of animals in the gate. Love the position they are placed!

Elaine said...

Classy fence and gate!

Jeevan said...

Wonderful detail from the ranch gate! I liked the metal grazing horses and face on the tree.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Beautiful fence and gate!

PS: Only now I post my fence.

BumbleVee said...

love the cutouts of the horses......

Marie said...

Fabulous gate! I do remember this one, and good to see the wheelbarrow still there. It adds to the ambiance. It's a great gate, any season you view it!

Meggie said...

Thanks for hosting...

Eva Ason said...

Nice pictures, so many interesting details. Love the wheel barrow, just sitting there

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Beautiful ranch entrance. Love the name and the wreath with horse shoes is such a nice touch for year round.
Cute idea for the tree face.
I love to drive down our country back road and see the ranches here and their fences and entrances.

Have a nice weekend.

the wayside wanderer said...

This makes me wonder how I could make a barbed wire wreath for my girly's room. I think she would like it and we have the horse shoes. Hmmmm....

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Very nice fences!!
I'm going to have to do my fence in my back yard!!

Helma said...

Weathered or not but I find it very beautiful and special.
A wonderful all the animals on the fence but the horseshoes of horses :-)

edenhills said...

Love all the decorations with this one. Pretty horses.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Nice understated fence. I particularly like the wreath. It's very creative and clever.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Indeed!

Rose said...

I love the barbed wire version...actually like the whole scene. I love the tree face!

Rita said...

Just love the horses on that fence. Was quite an artist who captured them so well. :)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Oh, I love all that horse detail on the gate!

~Lindy

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