Thursday, March 24, 2016

Good Fences #105

A rather plain looking entrance to a former homestead (no house remains on site, just a shed, propane tank, etc.).
 But if you look more closely, you'll see the old, rusty gate has a graceful design.
Sometimes beauty is where you least expect it - like a gem in the dirt. :)
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!

131 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I like this. Yes, charm and character in 'old rusty' gates and fences.

Christine said...

Rusty old gates have their own special charm. nice find!
Thanks again for hosting!
Happy Easter!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Duas boas fotografias de cercas.
Um abraço e uma Santa e Feliz Páscoa.

Brian King said...

That is a nice little gate! The very best and most valuable things originate from the dirt.

Mascha said...

With a bit of color... but I like the old rusty things too.
Happy Easter

Rose said...

Oh, this is sweet. Sad also...wonder what happened to the home.....

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Now it is a ghost homestead and that is their fence.
~

Lynn said...

Pretty scroll work:@)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I wonder what happened to the old homestead.
Sad to see it neglected like this.
Thanks for hosting Tex.
Shane

Tanya Breese said...

pretty old gate isn't it?!

magnoliasntea said...

If gates could talk...
Have a lovely day!

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Wonder...what the story is behind this old homestead? The Gate would have been glorious once.

Nicol Carm said...

Old but charming.

4RRanch said...

Too bad it isn't painted to show up better. Lovely scene.

Karen S. said...

You are so right. There's something really homey about this place too.

Justin Carf said...

Some things will stand the test of time. That gate proves that, and gives the old property some character.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh I do still find the old place charming.Blessings Francine.

Sandra said...

this place looks like it is all ready to build a place to live. i love it

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Once again time marches on.

DJan said...

The story of this place would be a good setting for a novel. I really like the old rusty gate. :-)

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Hello my friend. I see you are still taking these marvelous Texas fence photos. Happy to be back at it again and to participate. Hope you are well. xo

Debbie said...

awwww, yes, back in the day when it was their prized possession!! pretty light shinning from above for these images!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a gem alright! Happy good fences sweet friend. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Diane

Brk Trt said...

Stories gates as such can tell.......

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

That looks like a beautiful setting for a homestead. Sad to see it abandoned.

S. J. Qualls said...

Yeah, all that's missing is the house. Looks as if it was a nice little place to call home. Sweet gate.

Denise inVA said...

Someone's home sweet home at one time. Always wonder who lived there.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It must have been a nice gate once.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Theresa!:) An abandoned gem, which does have an attractive scroll design.I hope some nice person sees it's potential, and makes it shine again.

Jan said...

It takes a special eye to find beauty and charm in a place like this.

Andrea Priebe said...

It looks like there is an air conditioner in the shed window ... maybe it is serving as a house for the moment. The fence is a diamond in the rough for sure. Great find, Theresa ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Kate said...

It is a lovely setting, and I hope that the family that lived there in the past was happy living in that lovely place.

Small City Scenes said...

I sww it. It has a wonderful design. MB

Cloudia said...

Poignant forgotten gem...

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

Well spotted! Lovely detail

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

The shed almost looks like it could be converted into a livable little cabin.

don said...

Thanks for pointing out the design of this gate. I found it interesting when I looked closely.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful find with the design despite rusty! Pretty old place

Nancy Chan said...

It must have been a very pretty place in its former days. I wonder what happened that it has been abandoned.

William Kendall said...

That is an interesting looking gate. I wonder how long the place has been out of use.

carol l mckenna said...

Bet that was a 'beauty' in its day ~ great find ~ Thanks for hosting this great link ~

Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

LV said...

Rather sad as I am sure at one time it was someones home. Time does take its toll on all things. Regardless, your presentation makes it still look inviting.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Damn Skippy - There is beauty in most, if not everything.
Lovely designs on the gate, which will 'pop', with a fresh coat of paint!
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Day & Weekend ahead!!
Peace :)

Tamago said...

I love the design of the gate. Looks very elegant!

Alexa T said...

Rusty, but still useful in the zone! a happy Spring!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very pretty gem :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I can't help but feel a twinge of sadness when I see such a scene, thinking of the happy times and the possibility that things did not end well.

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. If you bring a fence just to talk. Woe to those stories.

Lynne said...

Right . . .
Sometimes when you least expect . . .
Nice one Theresa . . .

Red said...

There's always something sad about abandoned yards. Where I was born, there were up there were a dozen or more abandoned farms that I could walk to from our farmyard.

joo said...

The gate must have been beautiful once!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog:):)
Hugs
j.

Nora said...

Oh it is kinda sad, I bet the gate was really pretty in its day. Thanks for hosting this lovely link up!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Gosh, what a peculiar set of ruins

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a pretty scroll design. It would be a neat piece to re-purpose into something else.

Ida said...

I always wonder why places are abandoned like that. - The gate is great. The rust gives it such character and it is beautiful.

jeannettestgermain said...

Yes, that will be beautiful when they restore this:):)

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hello dearest friend!
Lovely pictures.
Thank you so much to us that you share.

Wishing you a very Happy Easter that is filled with plenty of love and happiness:)

RedPat said...

It's a bit sad!

Barb said...

A rusty old gate with curlicues - perfect.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

And at once I think it might have been a grand place once upon a time...or someone at least had hopes of it being so. Maybe just a flair for a bit of dramatic art, too.

joeh said...

I guess it is charming...in Jersey we call it interesting, but ugly.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful words and pictures.

Giga said...

I like an old gate. You can see them on time. Regards.

Lowcarb team member said...

I'm glad you focused in ...that is fine work

All the best Jan

Pix Under the Oaks said...

It's pretty, looks like it was painted white at one time. Always amazes me how these properties just get left abandoned.

Madge Bloom said...

I haven't played along in ages... love your choice for today's fence... hope you're well T...

Jo said...

Hi Theresa, I much prefer rusty old gates and fences and had snapped a few in contrast to a couple of new ones on the golf course.Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great weekend. Jo

Gosia k said...

lovely but needs renovation

Revrunner said...

I've got an anti-rust fence I'll share tomorrow.

nookworm said...

Charming and sad at the same time.

Alica said...

Wouldn't it be interesting to know who lived there...and their story? If gates could talk...

Margaret Adamson said...

I love rusty old things like this gate. Thanks for hosting. Have a HAPPY EASTER.

Sally said...

very graceful indeed! Isn't it wonderful that we can see beauty in the most unusual places? :)

xoxo

messymimi said...

It's very pretty, and just needs some TLC.

Stephen Hayes said...

Generation no doubt lived out their lives in this now missing house.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, the gate is rusty all right, thanks.

Julia said...

That gate was once the pride of it's owner. I wonder the storey behind this empty homestead.
Happy Easter Theresa.
Hugs,
JB

Judy said...

Rust or not the gate is pretty.

Robin Lamb said...

T, very nice! I always wonder what became of the people in these old places!

jeannettestgermain said...

Happy Easter to you and yours, Teresa!

Linda said...

I like the "gem in the dirt" metaphor. Happy spring!

Paul said...

"Vintage Texas Gatery", nice find!

Elaine said...

Definitely charm in this old gate, though it's always sad to see the abandoned dreams of the people long gone.

pattisjarrett said...

It does have a pretty design. It's kind of sad seeing what's left of someone else's dream.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

T, I love the simplicity of this. I love the possibilities of untold stories. I wonder why no one is there, and I love your analogy, "like a gem in the dirt". Excellent. Happy Easter, T.

ladyfi said...

A hidden treasure!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

A fine old gate!

Ms. A said...

I hate to see old homesteads go away. That's a great gate and I'll bet it was even more beautiful in the past.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa - I too hate it when things get old and aren't looked after - however beautiful rust can be ...

Have a good Easter - cheers Hilary

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tex, I am a little late for the party this week. I love this fancy gate, now it needs a lovely house to go with this pretty entrance. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Happy Easter!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Tex Wis!
You have so many gates and fences in your land.
Happy Friday to you!

handmade by amalia said...

Rust always photographs well :-)
Amalia
xo

Irma said...

I love the design of the gate.
Looks very elegant!
A good Easter weekend.

Terry and Linda said...

Like a gem in the dirt! You so right!

Linda

Ian H said...

For sale?

Mama Zen said...

Neat find!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your right, it is rather sad :( looking.

Ela said...

Beautiful photos !! I wish you a very Happy Easter !!

Pantherka said...

Wishing you a Happy Easter.

Our photos said...

I can see what you mean, it is nice. Rusty or not !

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Tex, Pretty! Someone spent good $ on the ornamental iron in that gate long ago. Thanks for photographing it and sharing the beauty of the old work. Have a happy Easter!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

That looks like a wonderful place to live with a nicer house. It is shame that the land lies abandoned.

Janey and Co. said...

Someone was mighty proud of that gate at one time. Sorry to have missed fence day. Been so busy with guests that I forgot what day it was! janey

rainfield61 said...

like a gem in the dirt.
I shall need a broom.
:)

Betty Manousos said...

that is a pretty little gate!
happy weekend.
happy easter!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Rust can be beautiful and is always fascinating -- this gate looks like somebody really cared about the place once.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
One can only ponder about past times when things were being taken care of with tender love.
Yes, that once was a beautiful fence!
Happy Easter to you and yours.
Hugs,
Mariette

Maggid said...

is that a teeny home on the other side? wouldn't that be a nifty little place to be??? - I always enjoy these Good Fences . . then, i get to wondering why I don't notice them here . . . thanks to you i sure notice the birds a lot more . . and all my story time kids know about whistling ducks . . . bet, if i started mentioning fences, they would produce some great art work for my collection.

Brilliant Week to YOU!!!

Grantham Lynn said...

Happy Easter.

edenhills said...

I do like the design on that fence. Too bad it isn't guarding a nice house.

Mildred said...

Happy Easter. I haven't blogged since Dec. Today I shared a photo on my blog of our new little dog.
Hope you have a nice week.

Small Kucing said...

I didnt notice the fence at the first photo till you highlighted it in the second pic. Lovely design. If they take time to repaint it then it would be beautiful

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Happy Easter to you, hope you are having wonderful holiday, Dear friend♪

"Beauty is where you least expect it - like a gem in the dirt." Oh, Lovely Phrase and gem is always beautiful♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs and 'Night Night' from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

AntiquityTravelers said...

That front gate has seen a lot of years and wear ... no doubt it has some stories to tell!

Mary Kirkland said...

Great looking gate. Happy Easter.

Wayne said...

I'd expect to see that in an architectural salvage store, I love the character.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The stories that gate could tell!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Stewart M said...

You do have to look - but ince you see it, it's great!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

wilga02 said...

Nice little gate!

Midmarsh John said...

Would look grand with a lick of paint.

Debby Ray said...

I'm sure this quite a place in it's glory days! Beautiful setting.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Tex, love the saying like a gem in the dirt, so true. Great fence.

don said...

I seem to be in trouble over here. I can't link up for some reason. I don't know what's going wrong. I've got some figuring to do.

b"E"th ( : edwards said...

hope you are well this week, Theresa. such odd weather around here. you take care and thanks for the visit. ( :

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Quel travail, quelle collection: c'est un vrai catalogue, que dis-je, une encyclopédie et il y en a pour tous les goûts.
Bravo, Merci et belle soirée en toute amitié.

Roger

sharon said...

oooohhh I like the gate. very nice.

Indrani said...

Lovely capture of gate in a green setting.

Liz said...

Another great find! Wishing you a great weekend. :)

Michael Manning said...

At first I had trouble seeing the ornate design you mentioned. But the second photo was helpful!

Cath said...

They do look good!

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