Thursday, September 8, 2016

Good Fences #129

I found this rather forlorn 'leftover' gate standing along a country road.
 There was no fence, no driveway, just overgrown field.

"FI RANCHITO"
 It must have been a grand entrance at some point in the past.
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101 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

This is kind of weird but delightful.

Christine said...

Very intriguing. Someone had designed a very nice gate there.
Thanks for hosting and hope you have a lovely day.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Interesting!!!

Alica said...

Such a nice gate...it really does look lonely!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It is sad to reflect upon all the work and pride which went into its creation, and why it was abandoned. Seeing the new homes in the area, maybe someone paid the owner big money to subdivide the property.

Brian King said...

A bit odd that the gate didn't go when the rest of the fence was removed. Quite a nice one so I bet it was rather grand.

Tom said...

Perhaps they ran out of money.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Theresa!:) A mystry, that such a beautiful gate, should be abandoned.

Nancy Chan said...

It seems such a waste to leave the pretty gate behind. Thank you, Theresa for hosting. Have a beautiful day!

Lynn said...

Last man standing:@)

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. Very interesting and beautiful gate.

Margaret Adamson said...

I am surprised someone have not tr=ied to nick it!! Thanks for hosting and hope you are well.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tex, it is a beautiful and grand gate. It looks lonely there by itself. It is missing the big ranch and longhorn cattle. Thanks for hosting. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

NatureFootstep said...

the only thing left. A gate. How strange. Nice capture.

Sandra said...

well that is odd, and it is such a beautiful gate. I think the ranchito must have gone to better days.... it is a work of art

Lea said...

It is beautiful, but so sad

Lynne said...

Wonderful gate . . .
Wonder why it is out there with out a fence and home . . .

Denise inVA said...

It is a beautiful old gate. I wonder what story could it tell?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That was agreat find; and must have an interesting untold story to go with it.

Tanya Breese said...

how weird, and sad.

DJan said...

It's still a very pretty thing, even standing all alone. :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's very funny! I have ugly fences today but of course I hope you come by and visit anyway! haha Enjoy your day sweet lady. Hugs, Diane

Wayne said...

That's odd, no driveway? It's a very nice gate.

Debbie said...

awwww, the forgotten gate, looks like it needs a home!!!

photodoug said...

Theresa, great find. Thanks for sharing.

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Looks like work on progress.

Small City Scenes said...

It is a beautiful gate with a lovely design. Could you find out the story about it?
MB

S. J. Qualls said...

Beautiful gate to nowhere. Maybe someone had big dreams and that's as far as they got.

Inger said...

It makes you wonder what happened to those who lived behind it.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes fotografias desta cerca.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
Andarilhar

happywonderer.com said...

I wouldn't mind hauling that away and using it.

Andrea Priebe said...

It looks small and delicate, maybe like the Ranchito it was protecting. There must be a sad story there somewhere ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Carola Bartz said...

How weird that such a lovely gate is just standing there on its own. It is beautiful. I wonder what happened?

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

That is a cool find. A gate to everywhere.

Debby Ray said...

Awwww....that makes me kinda sad. I'm sure at one time there must have been the entrance to a great place....unless...someone just took the gate and planted it in that field to make folks ask questions!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is lovely. Looks sad out there all alone!

William Kendall said...

One wonders how long it's been there.

Tamago said...

Ooh, it kinda looks lonely!

Jan said...

How sad, it's like the kid who eats alone at lunch.

Maggie said...

Perhaps it's there just to make people wonder??
Thanks for hosting, it's been good to join in again with GF this week.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

That's quite spooky. Or at least it would be when the sky gets a bit darker!

Ida said...

That is very odd. The gate/entrance though is really pretty. Hopefully someday someone will give it the love it deserves.

Gosia k said...

wow looks strange

Marit Sønstebø said...

It looks strange, but very nice entrance!

magnoliasntea said...

It's a glorious gate, but how disconcerting to see just the gate left standing. Have a great day!

RedPat said...

It is beautiful but sad at the same time. Thanks for hosting, Tex!

Stephen Hayes said...

It looks like a gate in search of a ranch.

Lady Fi said...

A gate with no fence! Nice shot.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What a nice gate. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ginny Garza said...

Beautiful but sad too. Looks like it's been there for a while. Surprised no one has taken it.

Robin Lamb said...

T, it does look rather forlorn out there overgrown! Nice though! Do you think that the "FI" was actually "FT" for Fort?

FOREST SNAPPER said...

I cant work the spelling on this gate,......but that maybe to do with the red wine i had at todays golf meal. Thanks yet again for the assist of the link.

peter

Pantherka said...

A separate gate ... it looks interesting.

Happyone said...

Nice looking gate in the middle of nowhere. : )

carol l mckenna said...

Intriguing post and great shots!

Wishing you a Happy Weekend coming up ^_^

Susan said...

Looks like a headboard for a bed just stuck in a field.

Brk Trt said...

Strength in a name....the rest be gone but my name survives.

Pom Pom said...

Oh! That's kind of ghosty and sad.

Grantham Lynn said...

Have a great party. Lookin for fences around here!

Bev said...

WOW!! What a cool find!!!!!

joeh said...

All that's missing is a ranch.

pattisjarrett said...

It's a beautiful gate.

Red said...

Good eye. I'm sure that you're right about a grand story behind it.

Karen S. said...

A very interesting mystery that would be fun to unravel! I like that gate too!

Linda said...

Gateway to nowhere.

Felicia said...

it has beautiful detail. interesting there is a road construction sign there too.

Barb said...

It is the gate to Nowhere!

Paul said...

Perhaps that's as far as someone with big dreams and a small pocket book got on their Texas Ranch construction project! :)

Karen said...

The gate to nowhere!

Andrei Barbu said...

Very good find! Like a portal!

Midmarsh John said...

Fascinating. Who would put up a gate before the road is built?

Ms. A said...

Looks a bit lonely and forlorn.

Jedidja said...

I wish I know the story about this fence! Love it. Such a beautiful details in it. Made by loving hands.

Judy said...

Awe, I'm feeling a bit of sadness seeing this gate.

Gert said...

Oh my gosh Theresa, it is beautiful....so sad to see it left behind... (Great find and photos..by the way!!) Have a blessed day!

Irma said...

Very interesting and beautiful gate.
Best regards, Irma

It's me said...

Happy weekend.....love Ria x

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Just a memory of what once was...

P.S. I made it this week!
~

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Interesting...maybe someone had good intentions and then just said the heck with it- let's go with a gate sign! LOL!

Miss Val's Creations said...

How funny that the fence has remained. Like a gate to nowhere.

Nancy's Notes said...

What a unique and fascinating gate! Wish it could talk!
Hope all is well with you!
Happy weekend,
Nancy

Mary Kirkland said...

Someone had a nice gate at some point.

Rita said...

A symbol of how time has passed.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Just when you think you've seen it all...What an unusual sight, to see such a grand gate next to a highway barricade, and no explanation of how that gate came to be there.

Our photos said...

Wow, i like that ! Very nice !

sonia a. mascaro said...

The gate is beautiful, but all around looks sad...

rainfield61 said...

It marks it presence.

Past, present and future.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very cool pictures.. Cheers..

Magia da Inês said...

✿⊰ه° ·.
Que lindo! Que tranquilidade!

Ótimo fim de semana!
Beijinhos.

⎝✿⊰ه° ·.

Saucy Siciliana said...

I have to look around to see if I have any fence pictures, I don't think so. Here in Sicily there are many old houses falling down but we don't normally have fences. Have a nice Sunday!

Ela said...

I think that is a beautiful old gate !!
Happy weekend !

Terry and Linda said...

I always think old is beautiful.

Linda

Revrunner said...

Hmm, seems like something's missing. . . :-)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Oh, I can almost sense how this elegant gate used to be standing proudly with long fence♪ And also sense its loneliness without things and lives while glamorous day-to-day☆☆☆

Thanks for the word "forlorn" today :-) And when I checked the meaning, I found the accent is on the second syllable. Haha, I was reading opposite way (♡^.^♡)

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

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Kind of sad but if the fence had feeling I'm thinking it was feeling great hanging in there!

nookworm said...

Strange.....???????

Mandy Southgate said...

Poor solitary gate!! I bet it was grand indeed once!

Jeevan said...

The abandon gate has nice design

Helma said...

This is still pretty special that this fence so lonely at state.
In the Netherlands, this would already be someone "captured".

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I would love to know this story...or write one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Aw, that's kind of sad. We need the rest of the story. (It reminds me of how I feel whenever I see a decrepit, falling-down barn ... which we see way too often. Always want to know what happened.)

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