Thursday, July 7, 2016

Good Fences #120

A "Plain Jane" set of gates on the way to town that probably don't get noticed. But if you hesitate for a moment, you'll discover pretty details that get overlooked due to aged paint and a drab color choice.
Gate 1 - looking very ho-hum

A better angle shows the pretty wrought iron filigree
 Sometimes (we) older things deserve a second look. :)
Gate 2
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!

105 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

At first, it's unnoticeable. Good sighting.

Brian King said...

Oh, I love wrought iron! The work that goes into it can be quite impressive. The rust does add some character, too! Sometimes second looks turn into staring. :-)

Nancy Chan said...

Yes, if it is given a new coat of paint, the pattern will be easily noticeable.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like the wrought iron gate and pretty details. LOL, older things do deserve a second look. Great find. Thanks for hosting. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Lynne said...

I enjoy the rod iron fence look . . .
Added filigree touches adds to the charm . . .
A "twofer" in one photo catch makes for a happy day . . .
And I agree . . . giving the (we) old ones a second look is a very good thing!
Nice catches Theresa . . .

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Oh yes, it is a pretty gate!

Inger said...

You have a good eye, the details are very handsome.

It's me said...

Happy day...enjoy summer love Ria x

DJan said...

Yes, any things deserve a closer inspection. Good eye! :-)

Peggy Jones said...

How right you are. could not see the pretty part until your second shot. Good find.

Debbie said...

you are the best at noticing details and seeing the beauty in everything!!!

you weren't implying that (we) are old, were you?? i know you weren't!!! hehehe

Sandra said...

what you did with the gate and the camera is exactly what the photographers do with models, it all depends on the way they handle the camera. a full on dead ahead bright light shot of a model would not look as good as the sides. it is a grand old gate...

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Tou are right about the decorative filigree. Also a nice boat in the yard.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There are so many details we miss at first glance. Often I see things in a photo that I've missed. Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Lady Fi said...

Pretty ironwork.

Andrea Priebe said...

It could use a good coat of paint and a little nip and tuck here and there ... has great potential because it is are very cool fence :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good spotting of the hidden beauty! Can't argue with your last sentence except that you are too young for the parenthetical "we".

Cloudia said...

Thanks for hosting!

Anvilcloud said...

You are a fine fence finder. Too bad it's on Thursday. On Flickr it's Friday for fences. You could be a Fine Flickr Friday Fence Finder.

pattisjarrett said...

You're right--the filigree detail is lost at first glance. I'm glad you took notice and found the hidden beauty within.

nookworm said...

Observant and a good eye for detail is your power finding such beauty that most others miss. The fence is unusual to me as there aren't any like it near me!

William Kendall said...

You have an excellent eye!

troutbirder said...

Perhaps they add to the "fortress effect" so long as they don't rust away...;)

Margaret Adamson said...

A preety wrought iron gate and with a ick of paint could be lovely Tex. Many thanks for hositing.

Gayle venturesinphotos said...

Gate 2 appears the sturdier of the two. Probably the one they use the least except when the circular driveway is needed for heavy traffic?

Wayne said...

Good point, a second or even third look if often needed to get the full appreciation.

Miss Val's Creations said...

The design is beautiful. It would really pop if painted black.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images of the rusty old gates.

LV said...

It has potential for a better look, but some folks rather have a rustic look. It is a very nice location. *t is a blessing we do not all have the same taste. Trust you had a wonderful 4th for all occasions.

Karen S. said...

Yes indeed, really seeing makes all the difference!

A Quiet Corner said...

Now I know just what people mean by "plain Jane"...a fixer upper!!!!...:)JP

RedPat said...

A bit of black paint & it would be quite elegant, Tex! ;-)

carol l mckenna said...

Great style of fence and you have a great eye for details ~ wonderful photos!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

jeannettestgermain said...

So true, some older things deserve a second look! Fits right in with the title of my blog post:) Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

Susan said...

Yep, agree with you, we deserve a second look. Great fence.

Jedidja said...

I love the beautiful filigree!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Nice bit of iron work on those gates, young or old, thanks for the link in again......Golf again.

peter

Pantherka said...

Details on the gate are beautiful and interesting.

Revrunner said...

I'm ashamed that I didn't found a fence to photograph this week. :-(

mick said...

Interesting photos. I like the details you see and point out.

Karen said...

Needs a good coat of paint!

Alica said...

Yup! Looking closer it looks like it still has some life left in it...just needs a little attention. Just like us "older" ahem folks. :)

Paula said...

A neat place, just needs a little paint on the gate.

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. The second gate is the fine detail. Properly stunning photography.

Sally said...

Great shots, T. Yeah, sometimes it's worth a second look. :)

xoxo

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A perfect reminder of why we need to slow down and take a look at things, not just gates and fences! :-)

joeh said...

It does have character, but I think you may be running out of fences.

Brk Trt said...

You like me can find beauty most miss.

messymimi said...

Very pretty gate, worth that second look!

S. J. Qualls said...

Pretty set of gates. Could use a little paint to make them pop.

Pom Pom said...

You have a lot of gates and fences in Texas. You always find interesting good fences to share.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

I love it!

Ginny Garza said...

Very nice details!

Stephen Hayes said...

Very nice. I like that this gate is surrounded by green grass.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That is a lovely gate!

Bev said...

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL GATE!

Linda said...

A can of spray paint would work wonders.

Ida said...

It's a lovely gate. I like the filgree designs on it.

Red said...

Sometimes it takes a little effort to find the beauty.

Robin Lamb said...

T, an oldie and a goodie! Quite nice actually!

Dicky Bird said...

well, here's to second looks...and thirds

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Wow, yeah. Very nice from the right angle!

Felicia said...

the detail on them does make them quite pretty.

Pietro Brosio said...
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Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Heh, heh. Amen on older things deserving a second look!

NatureFootstep said...

seem a bit romantic actually :)

Ms. A said...

Old, yet still quite lovely. Has definitely withstood the test of time... and Texas weather.

Lynn said...

Aw, someone needs to give her a little face lift (paint:@)

Booth 555 said...

Yea a darker color would do it wanders! Cute. -lisa

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
Andarilhar

Tamago said...

Ah yes, it's a bit hard to see, but with closer look, I can see a very lovely design!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning,love the plain gate, suits me fine.Blessings Francine.

Tomoko said...

What a beautiful fence! The drab color and the detailed design make them romantic.
Love to see the different angles of the gate 1. Thank you for hosting. Happy day to you!

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

Fence work that looks like it belongs in the city around an old Victorian home.

Celestina Marie said...

What a difference the angle of the shot makes. Such a pretty detailed gate. Have a great weekend!!

Pietro Brosio said...

Pretty gate, beautiful pictures!

Rita said...

Yes, I wouldn't have noticed the filigree from the first picture. We all could use a fresh coat of paint once in a while, couldn't we? ;)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Pretty gate! There must be many gates in your neigbourhood :)

Terry and Linda said...

Excellent observation!

Linda

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Whatever the pedigree of the filigree, it works!
~

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

A simple but very interesting gate.
Very interesting filigree.

Happy weekend.
Lucja

Mama Zen said...

Yes we do!

Mary Kirkland said...

Really nice background though.

Lowcarb team member said...

When first we look we quite often miss a thing of beauty or interest.
Thanks for sharing these with us, and reminding us to take our time when we first glance at things.

All the best Jan

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Oh, "filigree" is the first word for me p:-) Yes, each of them DO have the personal varieties of characters☆☆☆  Haha, 'ho-hum' also was the first word♪

ps;I Googled about the rice and the birds and added the links. Thank you SO much for the comment about it; Japanese won't have the idea so I think it's important to share the links♡♡♡ 

So sorry for my belated comment, I'm starting visiting friends p-:)

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

Rose said...

I really like it...I would not have noticed the details without the different angles.

Paul said...

Nothing wrong with "Plain Jane" especially if it's "Vintage Wrought Iron Plane Jane"!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Ssshhht, we older things! You are still very young.
But indeed, the beautiful fleur de lys tips and the filigree would look special when painted white!
Hugs and happy weekend. My cold after coming home from Florida is almost gone and I'm catching up on things.
Mariette

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I've seen some beautiful wrought iron fencing and gates. This one is pretty, but you are right...you really have to slow down and look hard to see the details. Have a great weekend- I hope you don't have to work! I also hope this heat wave lets up soon!

Jeevan said...

But still maintained pretty neat... I also love their lawn :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yes the design work is very nice. Is it expensive to keep a fence painted and look nice?

Maggid said...

Like a True Lady - gets the job done with style and grace.

Revrunner said...

Okay, well now I'm on the lookout for second glances. :-)

Beth “E. Lizard Breath Speaks” Edwards said...

hope you had a great 4th, Theresa. love the fence. well worn. ( ;

bon bon said...

You will forever look youthful, dear. And on that note, happy belated birthday! Sorry I missed it. Hope your day was uneventful (as we "older things" tend to like it).
XO

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This fence kind of has a cozy feel to it :)

Laura. M said...

Good fences. Teresa!!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just pretty the iron filigree, Tex!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas imagens...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Crissi said...

.. filigree,
happy day Crissi

Halcyon said...

Too bad they haven't taken better care of it.

Our photos said...

I love this. Very nice!

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Congrats on Good Fences #120. I love the your words: "Sometimes (we) older things deserve a second look." Yes!!! :-)

Betty Manousos said...

old, yet still distinctive! you have a great eye for details, theresa.

xoxo

Mandy Southgate said...

You're right! They must have been pretty grand once upon a time.

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