Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Great Gates?

A few days ago,
I set out
to see
if I could find
some barns.

I found some delightful surprises 
along the way.

Thanks to 
for the inspiration.






Totally utilitarian
and none too welcoming.



Love the addition of the lights.





Love this one.




My personal favorite!
Interestingly enough,
this one was on
the side of the yard.
Love the vines.

Do you have a favorite?



39 comments:

Gloria Hood said...

Those are pretty cool!

Beth said...

i love the coyotes ... awesome finds. (:

Maple Lane said...

I love the last one, also. I want to get out and find some barns and gates, also. I'm hoping it will cool off some in the next few weeks!!!

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm a fan of the utilitarian gates -- :)

andy said...

Love them! ! Have a great day today

Lynne said...

GATES . . . Minnesota style . . . I liked them! Especially "guard dog!"

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

I seriously had to do a double take on that third gate...thought he was really in the driveway howling. Ha!!

Beth said...

The gates are really interesting. I like the last one the best.

Terri Buster said...

That first one looks a bit abandoned- and I love that last one with the howling coyote!

Madi and Mom said...

We like the woofie gate at first mom thought it was a real woofie there.
Excellent workmanship on the entire gate and fence
Hugs Madi
Mom says another great series of point and shoot

Furry Bottoms said...

I do like the vines too. Makes it prettier!

Donna said...

I love this last one of the side yard too, with the dog on the wrought iron and the vines growing over it. I do hope they keep it trimmed in future years as to show off the dog!

Hope you are doing well, Jill.

Blessings,
Donna

TexWisGirl said...

you WILL be linking in to friday's fences with these tomorrow, right?! these are great! love the 'yotes, but i really like the concrete pylons w/ the wrought iron gate. :)

Donna said...

Love the wolf!!! Pretty photos Jill!
hughugs

Debbie said...

haha, i like tex's comment!!

i like the last one best, for many reasons!!

Tricia Hays said...

They're all pretty neat, but I my fave is the last one, too... love the vines, really adds to it, not to mention all that green! Gorgeous! =)

Renae. said...

Don't have a barn but would prefer a gate. I wanted to have us move to a gated community. (did you read my pages, nutshell?) But we don't have neither at present which is fine by me. thanks for your comments.

Buttons said...

I like the bottom one. I cannot believe how many cool gates you and Tex find we have very few around here. I guess we don't care to jump out of our cars to keep opening then closing them up here:) B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the coyote - cool!

Chatty Crone said...

Those were great. Was three and four just different views - I liked that one! sandie

Paula said...

Like the coyotes and I even like to hear them howl in the middle of the night.

EM Illustrator said...

I love all pictures Jill, they're great!

Ellie said...

I thought that was a real dog standing behind the gate barking. Then I noticed it was part of the gate. I love your last picture best. Cool gates.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh how fun, love to see what people use as a gate.
Thanks for sharing sweetie

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Jill, that last one is amazing!!! I hope you're having a happy summer!!!
XO
Cindy

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Hey Jill, My favorite is the last one as well. The one with the vines. Beautiful. ANA

Susan said...

Those are great, but I think the last one is my favorite! Great photos Jill!

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Jill, We have coyotes here in a very urban setting. You won't be seeing coyotes on fences here, unless it's a wanted poster! Still, it's my favorite too! Enjoy seeing what you discover. Love, Penny

Rohrerbot said...

She is an inspiration that one in Texas:) I love the wolf/coyote because I love a Game of Thrones. "Winter is coming." One of the best lines from that series of books. I've told T at TexWis that if I had a gate, it would have a tree lined entrance. There would be fun plants like that vine aroound the gate in front AND I would have something artsy in front.....maybe a Star Trek sign or something. That would be epic:) Glad you had a fun mission. Fun gates:)

Faye said...

Let's see, I favor the first fence over the second one. Second doesn't fit the setting very well. And, of course, love the "howler" on the last one--plus a tumble of vines on a black fence is always a winner.

Sivinden said...

I like the first one because it's the most welcoming:)

Jan n Jer said...

The last one is my fave...love the greenery on the fence!

Kathy said...

Oh, yes, the last one with all the vines is defiitely my favorite. These entry gates are so different from where I live. They're all lovely.

Marie said...

It's always such fun to wander around making discoveries! Wonderful gates! I love the one with the vines especially!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If I went looking for gates as you did, I'd be looking for a long time. In the part of the country where I usually hang out, cattle guards are the norm, not gates.

Eastern Sky Aflame (with Fence)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

They are all great, but I like the last one best with all the green vines.

Rose said...

Very nice variety! And I like the last fence...both the gate and the side section.

Elaine said...

Lovely selection - I particularly like the last one with the tightrope-walking coyote, especially as it is topped off with vines.

Dianne said...

I really like the last two
I was going to say I liked the dogs and then realized they might be coyotes!
silly city girl :)