Thursday, November 12, 2015

Good Fences #86

An old Mesquite tree that I've posted several times makes for a sweet fence scene.
A few Picasa pre-sets to to play a bit.



It always draws my eye whenever I drive that route, and every now and then, I just have to stop and take photos. Until the next time...
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!

134 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tex, I love the tree, it is gorgeous. I would stop and take photo of this tree too. Great fence shots. Thanks for hosting, enjoy your Thursday!

Ramona said...

Just love all those shots but the B&W shot is my favorite.

magnoliasntea said...

Wonderful tree with lots of character!

Bob Bushell said...

The fields are superb, the black/white one is excellent.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I really like it finished in B&W

Gayle said...

A tree of character.
Something I'm not going to see in my part of town.

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice. That third one brings such depth. There's just something about a lone tree out in a field.

Kate said...

Appears to be a strong, uniform fence. Enjoy the variations of the photos.

Brian King said...

I like the low, sprawling trees! Rather rare to see something like that here. I imagine the critters like them for shade!

NatureFootstep said...

the tree and fence combined makes a great shot :)

Thanks for hosting.

b.."E"..th said...

i enjoy your different coloring in the shot. that is definitely a Texas sized tree. too fun. ( :

EG CameraGirl said...

I can see why you like this Mesquite! Funny, but I posted a farm today that I keep photographing over and over. It keeps speaking to me. ;)

Pom Pom said...

Beautiful tree! I can see why you like it.

Kathy said...

Definitely a tree with lots of character and a beautiful shape.

DJan said...

The B&W with the dark border is my favorite, too. Nice scene, all right. :-)

Debbie said...

it's a pretty tree!! after looking carefully at all the images, "too" many times, the first is my favorite. original, natural, untouched...it's just beautiful!!!!

Rose said...

It sure does make for a sweet scene...love the different versions of it. It sure looks lonely in that last shot.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing these pretty fence and tree scenes as you were driving by.
And many thanks for hosting!

Dicky Bird said...

This lonely tree reminds me of our trips up to visit grandma and grandpa in Crandon, WI. Everytime we passed this field my dad would say a prayer for this big old tree. I asked him "why?" He worked for Wisconsin Public Service - Acme Tree Surgery and spent most of his career cutting down Elm trees due to Dutch Elm Disease. This lonley old Elm was not affected and he wanted it to stay that way...it was the only tree in the pasture filled with Holsteins. Thanks for reminding me of this.

Linda Kay said...

Isn't it just too much fun playing with picture software? Love the old mesquite trees, but especially the products that can be made from them. So beautiful.

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely scene. Love the black and white photos. Have a happy day!

Justin Carfagnini said...

Those trees are very interesting and I'm sure it would draw my attention every time I crossed it's path, as well.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That tree is a most photogenic object.

DeniseinVA said...

It is a beautiful tree. Glad you stopped. I like those effects also.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The effects are very cool! I love playing with photos when I have time! Happy Fences! Hugs, Diane

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex Hope you did not mind my 'out of the box' post today but when you are in the coutryside in Africa there are no fences. So it was either that or no link up! I love that tree adn all your different edits. it is fun to play, I wish I had more time to do that. Thanks for hosting.

Bethany Carson said...

Very nice shots of the Mesquite tree! Thanks for hosting!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I can see why you'd want to take photos of it; beautiful!

ladyfi said...

Love that tree!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I agree with you, Tex. That is a great tree for picture taking and I love the shape. It has a personality all its own. I do love trees! Like your edits too!

joeh said...

If trees could talk, this one would have a story to tell.

nookworm said...

Oh the possibilities that beautifully formed tree presents for photo manipulations! I would have to go into the pasture and take a shot looking up into its branches while lying on the grass under the tree! (Oops! Then I would be trespassing, right?)

genie said...

What a majestic tree surveying all the sites around it. I really like the black and white version.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning Tex, This tree beyond the fence is gorgeous. I can see why you would stop now and then to take photos. Fun editing. Love the black and white. Thanks for hosting and have a great day!

carol l mckenna said...

Mesquite tree is beautiful in all your variations ~ not to mention the fence!

Happy weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

John's Island said...

Love the old tree! Hard to say which is my favorite view, but probably the third one down with rich colors. Neat post!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

That looks like a tree even I could climb...bad knee and all. :)

S. J. Qualls said...

Awesome tree, makes a great picture!

Small City Scenes said...

Gorgeous tree. a real standout.
MB

A Quiet Corner said...

What a perfect spot for that gorgeous tree!!! Do seasonal drive-bys....:)JP

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e mais umas cercas para a colecção.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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

I like the black and white. Makes me think I am looking through an old telescope.

Julia said...

It must be the most photographed tree in the area. Love all the photos.
Hugs,
JB

don said...

The tree and the fence make such a good combination. I can see why you have to stop periodically and shoot some more shots of this scene. They are fine pictures.

ellen abbott said...

love that tree

Karen S. said...

It sure does. I like seeing that old tree, and you had fun changing it up!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The tree is gorgeous! A unique shape that I'm not used to seeing!

messymimi said...

Love how it seems to own the pasture.

Sylvia K said...

I love your tree and I was really dumb to think I could stay away from blogging for more than a couple of days!! I do love sharing the beauty of my world and enjoying beauty of other peoples world!! I hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!!

Wayne said...

There is something special about visiting old trees on a regular basis. It looks healthy and I hope it stays that way

Sandra said...

you know how much i like that tree and it has been a while since you posted it. so beautiful

Jeevan said...

Neat perspective on fence and tree! Good edit works on the image

Nancy J said...

#3, I do like all, but this is my favourite, What a grand tree,almost horizontal.

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

What a fantastic tree! I would love to drive that route!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous! I love mesquite.

Tamago said...

That's a beautiful tree. I love the black & white picture!

Alica said...

Now that's the kind of tree my Grandma wouldn't have minded me climbing! She used to be really nervous when we tried to climb high into her maple tree.

Jo said...

Hi Theresa. I love your different "takes" on the mesquite tree and fences. I'm back in the swing of things again and glad to be! Thanks for hosting this meme. I love it. Have a great day. Jo

Red said...

Now that's an extremely well built fence. It's so exact for a fence. I can see why you like it.

Mascha said...

Very characterful tree!
Greetings from Germany

Halcyon said...

Simple and functional.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful tree, TWG.

I know them by their name and reputed barbecue qualities more than by the actual living plant.
~

Pantherka said...

It's very beautiful tree.

Barb said...

Have I told you that I have a hand-made mesquite wood dining table from an artisan in TX? I wonder if my table is a cousin to this lovely tree, still standing and growing beautifully.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Tex, The Mesquite Tree sure is a symbol of Texas. I enjoy the smoke in BBQ but I am allergic to that tree's pollen. Lovely photographs. Have a great evening!

jeannettestgermain said...

You're doing the right thing:) Hubby is too impatient to stop, so most of my fences are drive-by's! Have a great weekend!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Those mesquite roots are great for smoking a steak. I hope the owner has an independent supplier as that is one pretty tree.

Pamela Gordon said...

I really like that tree behind the fence. It looks really old and like it could just split and break apart.

RedPat said...

It's a lovely tree, Tex!

Brk Trt said...

I like the black and white very much.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Lovely tree. Looks like a real survivor!

Sally said...

I love that tree! There's a new beautiful barn set between two awesome trees, and I always wish I could take a pic for you, but there's no place I can pull off the road. :)

xoxo

Marit Sønstebø said...

Beautiful tree!

William Kendall said...

It certainly spreads out wide. I've never seen one up here, but I imagine it wouldn't do well in this climate.

Gosia k said...

it seems there is drought at your place

Janey and Co. said...

When I think of Texas...I think of the Live Oak and the Mesquite ...not necessarily in that order.

photodoug said...

Nice array of photos. Thanks for sharing.

Beate said...

That tree is amazing. It would catch my eye, too, every time I'd drive by :D
I cannot make up my mind which preset I like best - I think the tree is looking good in every one of them :)

Have a wonderful rest of the week! Lots of hugs to you,
Beate

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That tree is so brave out there all alone bending to the elements and just keeping on keeping on! I'd be stopping often too.

Revrunner said...

Works well in b&w and in color.

LV said...

Sorry I am so slow in commenting today. SOME DAYS, I DO NOT DO AS I SHOULD. YOU MAY HAVE SHARED THIS GRAND OLE TREE BEFORE, BUT NOT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT VERSIONS. HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU.

sonia a. mascaro said...

So beautiful this Mesquite tree!
Great work with the colors and the black&white.

Have a lovely weekend. :)

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, I love that tree, looks so neat.Blessings Francine.

GreenComotion said...

Lovely, mature tree and fence!
I like your vignette effect.
Thanks for hosting, Theresa!
Have a Great Day!!
Peace :)

Grantham Lynn said...

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The hostess with the most posts wins.
Send your friends over!
Have a great party!

Susan said...

Love, love mesquite trees. I like the first 2 Picasso's.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

It's a beautiful tree - I can see why you love it! Very photogenic! Thanks for hosting!

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice tree with a good fence to protect it!

Barb Brookbank said...

It is a beauty.

Munir said...

Love that tree. The fence is very neat as well. Thanks for sharing.

pattisjarrett said...

That's a great tree--Nature's sculpture. It's fun to play with filters and see the different effects.

Cath said...

No good fences for me this week....I love to see a lone tree in a paddock that draws your eye in....especially accompanied by a fence!! I have no figured out how to get my photo's onto my old computer(which I am having to use at present) will be back next time.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I'll bet that mesquite has some stories to tell!

Ida said...

I can see why you enjoy photographing that tree behind the fence. It's really stunning. I liked the different versions but I think my favorite is the first one.

Debs said...

What a great cubby house tree!

Linda said...

I like what you did with the black and white.

Stephanie said...

A beautiful tree. A first to see this kind of tree.

Paul said...

So many choices... I think the B&W version looks real nice.

Rita said...

That is a dramatically beautiful tree. I can see why you like to photograph it. :)

Ms. A said...

Lovely tree, I remember it. Ever wonder what made it try to take different directions? Lightning maybe?

Caramella said...

Wow what a wgorgeous tree! Lovely blog! Greetings from Italy

Helma said...

This tree is truly magnificent.
Through the fence we can now admire him several times;-)

Lynne said...

Mighty Mesquite Tree Indeed . . .

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That's a beautiful tree. I am fascinated by the shape and beauty of trees. You know, I look at fences with much more interest than I used to. You got me looking! :-)

Ian H said...

I never knew mesquite got that big. always thought it was a small bush. Now that I have learned my "something new" for the day, I can go back to bed. :-}

Breathtaking said...

Hello Theresa!:) That is one magnificent tree! No wonder it's a favourite tree of yours. I love the first image,and the B&W one.

bon bon said...

she is a beauty! looks good for climbing too!

have a wonderful weekend! :)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Beautiful tree, I have never been to Texas, but I can only imagine how wonderful the ranches are.

Terry and Linda said...

I love the mesquite trees of Texas.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
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♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

With admiration I look at this great tree.
Perfectly.
Have a nice weekend.
Greetings from Poland.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love that tree! Have a beautiful weekend.

Filip Demuinck said...

Super with the different colors you are using.

Greetings,
Filip

Paula said...

I was just looking at one of the cows who had a festered mesquite thorn in the side of her face. It finally popped open and released the thorn. Now she just has a black circle. Sure don't like those thorns.

Gail said...

I love it!

Lowcarb team member said...

Now, that is a lovely tree - and I like what you have done with the images.

Wishing you a good weekend.

All the best Jan

Hilary said...

I know the feeling. I've had a few favourite trees to photograph. Fun to play around with the images.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely photo and most of the time I like the natural look most.
Hugs,
Mariette

Maggid said...

That was fun . . I'll have to check out those features in Picasa . . . because your picture turned magical . . . cool.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Texas and those lovely mesquite trees! LOVE!!!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice images, in all features!

rainfield61 said...

When someone is in love with one place, they talk to each other.

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I love to see trees throughout the year and capture the changes. This is beautiful. I tried to link up but it says "cannot add links. Registration/trial expired." Hope its a blip :-) Take care x

Indrani said...

Great series. All the treatments done so well.

Mary Kirkland said...

That's a beautiful tree and setting.

Rory Bore said...

Love it with the various edits and the subtle changes it gives the scene.

Betty Manousos said...

hi theresha, that tree is gorgeous! great captures too.
thanks for sharing with us.
have a great day!
enjoy your weekend.

KB Bear said...

I agree that the mesquite tree makes that fence all the more special. I love your photos!

Our photos said...

That is very nice !

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Fun with a tree! Great shot.

Kovács Miklós said...

Nice versions. My favourite is the 3rd one :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
Your favorite Mesquite tree looks gorgeous and your effects are wonderful♡♡♡
I felt a bit down delivering oranges and especially thinking my 3 late family is no longer in the parents' house and grave(^^;)

Hope you are having wonderful week, Dear friend,
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Giga said...

Shady tree looks beautiful. Regards.

Pat Tillett said...

No matter what you do to it, still a nice scene...

Marie C said...

Love this beautiful mesquite standing alone in the field!

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