Thursday, February 12, 2015

Good Fences #47

A new gate in the area with mixed messages. Horseshoes on the gates with "Welcome" on them...
while the cedar post with the security light to the left displays "No Trespassing" warnings and the fence has a "Private Property" sign on it, too.
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137 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Luckily the home is up north...down here, if a hurricane hit, I shudder to think of the devastation.

Like the horseshoe welcome.

Cranberry Morning said...

Haha, that's hilarious. Quite observant there, Tex(Wis).

Brian King said...

Perhaps one is welcome up to the gate, but no farther. Is that the house or the guard shack? :-) Nice, clean gate!

Margaret Adamson said...

Perhaps you are only welcomes if invited on the other side of that fence!! Thanks for visiting.

NatureFootstep said...

they obviously dont know what they want :)

I checked out the green heron for your giveaway. You are an amazing artist. Love it.

Jim said...

Looks lucky.

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Like that horseshoe welcome. Neat post and thanks for hosting Good Fences. John

eileeninmd said...

I do not think we are welcome.. but I do like the horseshoes..and I see they are not removing their Christmas lights from the wood fence..maybe they are year round lights. Great captures, thanks for hosting. Have a happy Thursday!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Those, who will be let in, are welcome, the others have to stay out :)
But I like the horseshoe decoration, it's neat :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Dianna said...

I'm sure it's just the camera angle, but the fence looks larger than the house!

DeniseinVA said...

Love it! Welcome but not. Have a great day Theresa and thanks for hosting.

Mersad said...

Great finds. Will link up as well.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Mascha said...

Really a big fence for a small house ... and an ambivalent welcome ;-)
Thanks for hosting

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You are welcome to NOT come in. Ha! ;) blessings ~ tanna

Buttons said...

Morning Tex oh yes mixed message gates indeed:) Hug B

Sandra said...

maybe it means if we know you welcome if we don't get out of here. like when my phone rings, if i know the person calling i answer if not i don't.. it is a really nice gate on a regular fence.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great pic!! I guess they are saying, welcome but don't come in!! what?? LOL
CM

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

a bipolar property owner, eh

Bob Bushell said...

The owner of the property is trying to say 'keep out'.

Liz Needle said...

Very funny. I wonder if they realise what messages they are actually sending. Good spotting Tex.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Nice fence, Tex!
I like the horseshoe welcome.

Brk Trt said...

Mixed messages indeed.

EG CameraGirl said...

Funny! Proof that some of us (probably MOST of us) do things without really thinking. ;))

Chandra said...

Nice find, Theresa. Signs that contradict each other, unless you are on the 'inside' :)
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Karen S. said...

That is strange, thank goodness they saved most of a beautiful tree to post that sign too. The "welcome" appears to be the only friendly thing! What a gate that is!

Gosia k said...

different from europe but lovely

Linda Kay said...

The luck wishes on the fence are only for those on the inside!

Kovács Miklós said...

Hahaha... Welcome out of my private area. Interesting post series.
Greetings

Felicia said...

yep that is a tad bit confusing.

Debbie said...

they better make up their minds....big fence, little house, seems a little off as well!!!

Molly TheWally said...

Love that welcome but not welcome. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Debbie said...

and i hope you did not take this picture recently...their christmas lights are still up!!! hehehe

William Kendall said...

Quite a mixed message!

Bethany Carson said...

Ha! That could confuse a person, but perhaps the welcome sign is for friends and the no trespassing sign for enemies.

Rose said...

Makes one wonder what has happened to them before. The place doesn't look like it is worth enough to deserve that gate!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; I LOVE the contrast of the color with white horseshoes and black fence♡♡♡ I thought that it is kind of ironic of the 'Welcome' on the horseshoes, "No Trespassing" :-) That is a TALL cedar post! 'Night, Night' (#^.^#)

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

Marissa said...

That's a BIG fence for a small the lot must be BIG!
ha ha..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a big gate for that house. I'd stay away! lol Hugs, Diane

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That's a serious gate!

Georgette Sullins said...

Oh my. Just a little conflicting.

bailey-road.com said...

I like the big horseshoes.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The gate also seems a bit at odds with the fence. One could easily slip through the rails! lol! I like the horseshoes, tho.

Carola Bartz said...

You are welcome to not trespass... oh boy, mixed messages indeed! They probably haven't even noticed!

Irma said...

Beautiful fence, I love the horseshoes on the fence.
Best regards, Irma

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Warning: Patrolled by angry bulls."
~

nookworm said...

Makes me wonder what the owners are like...

Terri B said...

They should add a "welcome friends" and "go away strangers" sign. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Interesting....they don't want you messing with their stuff!!!

ellen abbott said...

only welcome if you are invited I guess.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I wonder how much money Texans spend on fencing?

Ruth Kelly said...

The horse shoes are a nice touch.

DIMI said...

What a lovely fence Tex!I really like it!!
Dimi...

don said...

So the welcome horseshoes are for decoration only.
It's a good looking fence and gate.

Mimi said...

Maybe the nice gate is meant to soften the blow of not being welcome. Kind of like, "Well, bless your hearts--now go away." Thanks for the fun link up!

Carletta said...

You have to love the fake snowman! :)
Confusion and whimsy!!!

photodoug said...

Confusing, indeed. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea Priebe said...

Well, I will enjoy the fence from a distance ... I can only imagine what is in store for an intruder. Interesting find, Theresa ... is this close to your ranch? I hope not ... not sure they would make good neighbors ... hmmmm.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Penelope Puddlisms said...

The upside down horseshoe always reminds me of a smiley face. :)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Definitely most inconsistent!

Lindy

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

You're welcomed as long as you stay on the side of the fence you are now standing on. Good example this morning as to what I wrote last night - my post came on 6 hours after I had it scheduled to show.

Sylvia K said...

What a hoot!! I think EG is right!!

Stephanie Faris said...

"Welcome...but only if we know you. Otherwise GO AWAY!" That's the message I see in that!

MarkD60 said...

Good Gate!

Stephen Hayes said...

In spite of the words of welcome, I don't think this neat little place looks very inviting.

Tamago said...

Haha, the signs are kind of confusing :-)

Melissa said...

Maybe just horses are welcome?

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

i always enjoy the horseshoes. we love the one we have above our door. i do wonder where it has been? was it ever on a horse? was it a hard road for him/her to travel and whatnot?? ( :

Amy Burzese said...

Mixed message for sure. lol Thanks for hosting!

Small City Scenes said...

I guess one just has to take a chance.
We don't have places with gates out here in this part of the country but in more posh areas they have gates with 'no trespassing' signs.
Maybe us old country folk are more trusting. haha
MB

Flat Creek Farm said...

Only in Texas!! Ha, I kid, I kid because I can totally see something like that here in the Show Me State as well. Maybe right here on our very own funny farm ;) Nice pics, as always!! -Tammy

Terry and Linda said...

I rather think that is a cool fence! Seems rather close to the house, but whatever works!

Linda ❤⊱彡
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

ladyfi said...

Nice grand fences and some lovely blue skies!

Frank said...

Visit by invitation only!!

Thanks for linking in my post Theresa.

Kerry said...

Any fence with horseshoes on it is a good one I think.

Deanna said...

Yes, it does tend to send mixed messages between "welcome" and "keep-out"...hmm. Love the "snowman" in the front yard.

Ms. A said...

Definitely some mixed messages!

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, pretty fences, lovely!

Pom Pom said...

Interesting! You probably never run out of fence-y photo taking opportunities!

SweetMarie said...

welcome if you're invited. :) I need to start checking out the fences around here. :)

Birdman said...

Just missing the KEEP OUT sign and the barking guard dogs with big white teeth.

RedPat said...

I guess certain people are welcome and the rest of us can get lost! ;-))

Mary Kirkland said...

Interesting fence.

Ileana said...

Very funny! :) Welcome but...stay away!
Thanks for hosting, dear Theresa!

4RRanch said...

Not sure that little house is worthy of such a grand gate. Interesting mixed message.

messymimi said...

You are welcome, welcome to keep moving along the road! Unless you are invited, they would probably sat.

Pantherka said...

It looks interesting.

Ida said...

Sort of defeats the purpose of the welcome signs but it made for a great photo opportunity. Looks like a nice place.

Julia said...

A mixed message indeed. I wonder if they can't make up their minds. haha.
Hugs.
JB

jeannettestgermain said...

My guess is the welcome signs were more for decoration, lol.

Farm Girl said...

Nice Fence today.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Maybe the homeowner just has a good sense of humor... or, maybe he is packing heat!

pattisjarrett said...

I guess they have all their bases covered.

Munir said...

It is a very nice gate. The background could be better, but hey who am I to say.

barbara l. hale said...

Well, I'm confused. Do they want us in there or not? I think I would err to the side of caution and drive on by.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I think the gate is bigger than the house. :)

Maggid said...

You find the best stuff - but then, you already know that, right? I keep thinking i want a door mat that says "Go Away!" I see them every once in a while - haven't done it yet . . Happiness to You!

Our photos said...

Nice !

Lynn said...

Ha, ha, you're welcome if we invited you, otherwise mosey on down the road:@)

September Violets said...

That is a mixed message! The house doesn't look particularly inviting either. And you feel comfortable stopping to take a photo? Wendy

Adam Tilt said...

Mixed messages indeed!

Grandma C said...

The horse shoes are lucky as long as your not chased off the property by the owner. lol

Stephanie said...

It is a nice interesting fence.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am snorting with laughter. Irony!

Pblacksaw said...

we sometimes hang horse shoes for Luck.. we also throw them at metal pipes and squeal with joy when we welcome that winning clink... I have seen so many interesting fences.. the saying is.. "good fences make good neighbors.."

LV said...

Your are welcome to look but not touch. Seems they left a snow man to keep an eye on things.

Kathy said...

I must say I got a kick out of all the comments.
"Up north" ???
"Bipolar" - teehee
"Different than Europe" - we Texans are not likely to ever be compared with Europeans
"Christmas lights still up" - it's only February. I know some that have been up for years!

I'm still smiling!

Primitive Stars said...

I agree, mixed messages I seem to get.Blessings Francine.

edenhills said...

Love the horseshoes, but that does seem awfully contradictory.

Michelle said...

I like the horseshoes, if nothing else!

Red said...

I wonder if people ever think when they give two opposing pieces of information.

Robin Lamb said...

T, I guess you're only welcome if we open the gate for you!
I was out this afternoon, driving around in the rain and got piles of good fences and gates. I think you'll see some of them!!

Lynne said...

Big fence gate, small house . . .

Revrunner said...

Very inviting.

Randy said...

Nice find.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Interesting fence and like you pointed out, a mixed message. Guess if you are a friend you are welcomed. Nicely photographed. Have a great Friday tomorrow!

Judy said...

That does give a mixed message. I think I'd keep back to be on the safe side.

KB Bear said...

Welcome - Now go away!

Paula said...

I had a nice little chuckle here tonight. A snowman and no snow. More then one mixed message. Did you speed off after you snapped the picture? I noticed there was one or two cars in the drive. lol There is one out here I would love to take but the sign says something about the guns they own and what they will do with them. I'll get brave enough someday.

Elaine said...

Well, sometimes you just can't make up your mind!

Jo said...

Interesting fence! I'm back into blogging, visiting and even posting memes again. Have a wonderful day. Jo

Rory Bore said...

Ha - "go away, come here."

Paul said...

I'm sooo confused!

Linda said...

Somehow I don't feel welcome.

diane b said...

Sure is a bit confusing.

Halcyon said...

Hmmm... guess you're only welcome if you're invited!

Made by KKann said...

Nice fences.

Helma said...

This is a very nice fence with those horseshoes it:-) The links in your post have many nice pictures with fences:-)

Betty Manousos said...

great finds!
nice fence, too.

happy val's day! xo

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

I think I would keep my distance!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The fence has more character than the house!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I'm thinking that horses are welcome, but no one else!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Well that's a contradiction!

Black Jack's Carol said...

McGuff's comment made me smile. Thanks for hosting, Theresa. I'm catching up as always.

Jeevan said...

superb capture! simply and neat... like the welcome with horseshoes

Gert said...

Oh this is too funny! warmth and chilly altogether...lol Love it.

Susan said...

Ha ha, conditional welcome... oh well, guess it has to be like that sometimes!!
Good spotting.
Sorry I didn't join in - I alternate week around with yourself and Stewart at WBW, but am so disorganised of late!
Cheers :D)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

The gates scream welcome and stay away at the same time, thinking that sometimes I might feel the same way.

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