Thursday, November 20, 2014

Good Fences #35

A couple of entrances near one another. First, plain but pretty.

 Next, a bit more ornate, but a little more tired.

Still, they both do the job!
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!

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Note: Next week's Good Fences link-up will open on Wednesday morning and run through Friday afternoon so that those celebrating Thanksgiving Day can participate early, if they wish. Thanks!

110 comments:

Brian King said...

I like them both, but the first one is my favorite...because it's taller.

Cattails said...

Great photos. I look forward to getting out and taking more photos so I can join you.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I like the top, darker, fencing and gate better. Just my tastes I guess

Michelle said...

I also like the taller entrance with the gate. Looks more majestic!

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

I like the plain but pretty! And simple.. simple is good for me.

A Quiet Corner said...

Such a wide (pardon the pun) variety in your neck of the woods!...:)JP

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I like the first one best, but both are nice.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm with the majority here... plain Jane suits my tastes.

Georgette Sullins said...

I like them both. Both are simple in design. The fencing of the top gate goes with the gate.

Ileana said...

Simple and beautiful! I like them both, but I like more the blue sky. I miss the sunny days! Thank you for hosting! Have a nice day!

Tanya Breese said...

so texas! i prefer the first one though!

Revrunner said...

Gate akimbo, private property sign posted to the right, moat in front--another Steve Spielberg thriller in the making. :-)

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

i prefer the see through kind of fencing. so this is good one to me. ha. ha!! ( :

KaHolly said...

Am liking them both. I will be in TX soon and driving past ranches and all these cool gates is one of the things I look forward to!!

Pamela Gordon said...

The first fence and gate are really nice and neat looking. Enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

pretty doesn't matter, protecting the livestock is what they must do...

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm jealous of your beautiful blue skies!

Lynne said...

I enjoy seeing your gates and fences because they are unique to Texas. I need to get out into the country and check out the fences and gates . . . I know what I can do, look for "snow fences!"

Karen S. said...

They both have their own charm, and the last one, to me, begs for some morning glories or other vine like greenery creeping up those tall posts! I mean why can't they be showing off nature while holding up those gates?!

Debbie said...

i like plain but pretty, but it "needs" something. I could come and decorate it for Christmas?!?!

it has beautiful trees, I would put clear lights in those!!!!

Kate said...

I cannot help but think of Frost's "The Mending Wall" each Monday when I view your post.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Charming Country fences and so Texas!!

DJan said...

I like them both, too. I think I like the tired one a bit more, though. Both do the job, as you say! :-)

Gert said...

Wow you have so many fences where you live! Fantastic!
Blessings to your day!
Gert

Julia said...

I like the first fence, very nice house and horse barn too.
Happy Thursday Theresa.
Hugs,
JB

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Both fences are charming in their own way!" he typed fairly.
~

Felicia said...

they are both nice but I like the first one better, its black.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Great pictures, I like the first one better, more inviting.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love looking inside the fences and imagining life on a working ranch! Enjoy your day my friend!

DeniseinVA said...

Both are good fences :)

Paula said...

Good morning, nothing like a good gate to keep the cattle in. Here early because I'm on my way to San Antonio soon.

Birdman said...

It would be a pain in the ass for me to open and close these all the time, when I was on the move. I guess rounding up cattle that escaped 4-5 time would get EVEN me to start thinking of a gate. Oh well... life on a ranch.

Mersad said...

The white one has seen better days, but it has a rustic charm as well.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Montanagirl said...

Very nice! You have some dandy fences and gates down in your country!

Judy said...

I always love a Texas entrance. Can't wait to see some in January.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very nice fences!

LV said...

Great that you live in an area that has so many outdoor sights to share. Enjoy country living. Thanks for taking care of my link. Somedays I just do not function well.

MarkD60 said...

Seems like the top one is better maintained. I say that because I'm noticing my gates are crooked like the bottom one, (but not as bad)

Cranberry Morning said...

Evidently they don't get much 'drop in' company! Nice gates.

Penelope Postcards said...

See-through fences seem the most friendly, especially when they have an arch and a gate!

Lois said...

I like the first one better too!

DIMI said...

I like the first fence,Tex very preety house!Great shots!
Dimi...

Stephen Hayes said...

Those look like some well-tended properties.

William Kendall said...

I think I prefer the first one.

don said...

I like your gates today. I have started looking for gates in my area, but they seem to be few and far between.

RA Berks said...

Neat entrance ways! I'm having a heck of a time making pipe fences like that because of most of it being magnetized pipe....grrrr....lol.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the top fence too. Blessings Francine.

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

The second fence is straddling a fault line? I brought back some Good Fence material. I just have to get my head in gear and my sh*t together. Bear with me.

Terry and Linda said...

Elegant is what I would say...and fun for the bottom one!

Linda
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Cloudia said...

You da fence queen!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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joeh said...

I have a picture of a really good fence. Vinnie from Jersey City, but he warned me about putting it in the internet.

bailey-road.com said...

First one.

Sylvia K said...

I really like the top one!! Great looking fence, wouldn't mind having one like it myself!!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

At last, someone to ask -- What is the idea of the tall structure over the gate, and what is it called?

Irma said...

These are wonderful fences.

Ruth Kelly said...

I like the first one.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Sometimes plain looks better than fancy!

photodoug said...

Both functional but plain trumps ornate. Thanks for sharing.

Sally Crowe said...

Sometimes, the plain are more beautiful. I keep driving past a fence that I want to take a pic of, but the traffic so far hasn't let me. :)

Fly Girl said...

I actually prefer the second, it has history and character!

Karen said...

I like them both, but what I really love are the gorgeous blue skies! It's grey here.

Leovi Leovi said...

That pretty the first door.

Chandra said...

Hi Theresa,
I like both gates and love the large, wide-open spaces.
Thanks for hosting this meme.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Linda said...

I like both of them, they each have their own character. Since I live in the city (Montreal, Canada), I don't get to see fences like this very often, so thanks a lot for sharing them.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The first one sees more 'authoritative' and the second more of 'whatever'

Red said...

I couldn't find a gate her let alone a fancy gate. Come to think of it there are very few fences.

John's Island said...

No one does fences better than TexWisGirl!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Gates are very beautiful.
Great series photoshoot.
Greetings.

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice ones! All these gates are very similar, yet every one has it's own character! Very interesting!

Ms. A said...

The first one has the right idea, so you don't have to get out of the car to open it!

Gosia k said...

nice countryside fences

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Nice, clean lines on the first fence and gate, very neat. The second looks more comfortable and settled. :)

Lindy

RedPat said...

I really like that first style of gate!

Elaine said...

I just love all of your Texas gates--such a wonderful variety!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice fences.

S. J. Qualls said...

I like the first one... and the ranch protects.

Ramona said...

Something's got to said for plain and simple. You just can't ignore them :-)

Black Jack's Carol said...

Let's see.. "plain but pretty" or "ornate but tired" now that is the question. Looking through your eyes is always a bit of a revelation :)

Our photos said...

Very nice fences ! I love the first one.

happywonderer said...

I wouldn't mind entering either of the gates and spending a day on the ranch!

nookworm said...

Texas seems to have the prettiest, most original and numerous fences and gates! Not much here.

Rory Bore said...

As you will notice in my own fence post (ha!) today, I like the clean, simpler lines too. It makes for a nice background to amazing scenery often.
I like the first one especially.

Icy BC said...

The first one has such a grand entrance feeling to it.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I prefer the first one - first because it's prettier :) and second it looks alot better taken care of than the second one :)
I'm picky ;)

ツ Knipsa

Buttons said...

Evening Tex I like the little more tired one I can relate:) Hug B

Country Wife said...

Wonderful pictures.

Andrea Priebe said...

I think I like the second one today. You have such beautiful open spaces by you and the first fence seems to interfere with the view ... less is better is what I am trying to say.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Marie said...

It's been a crazy three days and I almost forgot to link in! :-) Love your Texas gates.

Gail Dixon said...

I passed (zoomed) by a cool fence today. Didn't have my camera, but I'm going that way tomorrow and hopefully I can get a shot so I can participate in your meme again. Pretty blue skies in these shots.

Ida said...

Both are really nice but I actually like the first one better.

Angela said...

Every time I see your fence pictures it makes me want a fence for our front yard!

Stephanie said...

These are great choices. I just remembered to put my link in now. It has been one of those days today.

Randy said...

Nice finds.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Doing the job is the most important thing for a fence especially in ranch country. But it's nice when they add a little beauty to the landscape as these do.

pattisjarrett said...

The darker one is my pick, too. Not that we have to choose. One of our bird feeder poles is getting tired, too. We have a replacement, just need to get it in place.

Indrani said...

Wonderful. I liked the skies too :)

Paul said...

There must be more fences and gates in Texas than you can shake a stick at...

Though you've posted many fence and gate pictures. I've never seen you post the same one twice!

Pat Tillett said...

I sure would like to have a long driveway with a gate, a fence, and a barn! I guess I'll have to move for that to happen.

Jeevan said...

The first one seems pretty neat and well maintained! Also I like their driveway

orchid Miyako said...

I always LOVE the way gates matches the environment surround them in Texas you show us☆☆☆
Plain is GREAT♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend Theresa, xoxo Miyako*

Anvilcloud said...

I like Texas-style fences and gates.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

I would love to own enough land to have a fence like them, either one would be fine.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Nice! I think the first is my favorite.

messymimi said...

They are both nice, and the second appeals to me.

Margaret said...

…that Blue Texas Sky is the winner in these photos. I miss it.

carolann said...

Tex gal your fences are very charming and your sky's magnificent.

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a gorgeous blue sky!
I would love to have an invitation to see all those farms.
Sounds they are beautiful.

Helma said...

These are again some beautiful gates together Theresa:-) I have to find out my old post or I have more gates there:-)

NatureFootstep said...

just straight lines. No fancy decorations today. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very nice.....

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