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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Good Fences #87 - Soaring Hawk


 Welcome! - I've been absent from the blog this week as it's the time of year when I start getting super busy with holiday stuff.  I've been working on Christmas Cards this week which has kept me pretty occupied. 

I do however want to participate in Theresa's great meme:  GOOD FENCES.

Back in September I went and took a tour of a private Christian School that we are thinking of sending Coleen to next year.  While I was driving back from the school I happened to notice this cool look gate so I stopped to take a few pictures of it.

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 In this shot you get the view of the Blue Mountains, a cool looking tree that had already started changing colors, some pretty grasses and the gate itself.


 Coming in for a little closer view.


Closer yet.


 If you click to enlarge this you will see the "neat detail" on the letter (S) and (H) which resemble the wings/feathers of the hawk on the gate.


This rock formation and grasses were planted near the entrance as well.  I thought they needed a photo to.

Turns out this was supposed to be a Housing Division but apparently they went bankrupt before any homes were even built on the property.  It's now, For Sale. - They sure put up a grand entrance though.  I guess it was a case of,  "putting the cart before the horse" since they ended up never building any homes here.

46 comments:

  1. Yes welcome back. It's tough to blog these days.

    Emma and Buster

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  2. Very impressive & the detail that went into it is really neat! A great place to build homes to enjoy the awesome mountain views!
    Have a great day!

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  3. Such great pictures, Ida, and they are so clear!

    I hope you are well and enjoying this beautiful month :) Love and hugs!

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  4. Hello Ida, it is a beautiful gate and entrance. It is a shame the deral fell through! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  5. Very nice piece of property. Love the gate!

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  6. well the place sure gave you a few stunning photos. the gate is just wonderful. i love it

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  7. Very nice gate and beautiful views! Too bad about the housing development, though.

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  8. If I didn't like it already, the name Soaring Hawk would have forced me to. LOL

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  9. you find the best fences ida!!! seems maybe they spent their entire budget on the grand entry!!! i visited #18, many thanks for the heads up, i would not have wanted to miss that. do you visit everyone?? i am lucky if i get to half!!!

    good luck and best wishes to colleen, in her search for a great school!!!!!

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  10. gorgeous entrance! wow! hope someone puts it to good use for something.

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  11. Loved every shot you share. That is a lovely pave with an amazing gate. Sad it is not being used.

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  12. That is one impressive looking gate. How sad that it never got any further than this.

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  13. That was a great looking fence. Its a pity the project didn't take off. Have a great day!

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  14. What a view - shame no houses were able to be built.

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  15. i love that name. new to me ... very cool. i love how creative folks are ... they are awesome thinkers. have a nice one. ( :

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  16. That is awesome! It sure would be a grand gate to a home...or homes. I hope someone is able to buy it and build there. It's gorgeous!

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  17. Each photo is very special in your approach to a very intriguing gate ~ All Great shots ~ good composition and clarity as well ~ Wonderful post for Good Fences ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  18. Lovwe the photos and that gate is wonderful. Sad about the homes not being built, but maybe someone will snatch it up and finish what was started. Hope your days are good ones.

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  19. Beautiful scene!Am glad for you that you are able to have your daughter in a Christian school - my kids went to a public school, but the times have changed dramatically!
    Thanks for visiting me. Am happy you felt comfortable to state your own opinion! In art I'm still European at heart - there's still a lot more abstract styles there than here in the USA (although I think Chagall has more paintings on this side of the ocean than here . Have a fabulous weekend!

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  20. Well, it is a fine-looking gate!

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  21. That is a beautiful gate, Ida. And the setting is really great, too.

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  22. Great presentation. Loved seeing the arrangements.
    Have a great weekend.

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  23. Hi Ida! I love love love your pretty header/banner up there! So colorful and pretty

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  24. Dearest Ida; Fantastic pictures of the great and cool gate♪ I wish I could see the Blue Mountain as well:-) It is interesting to see the two letters resembling the wings or feathers of the hawk on the gate(^_^)v
    Thank you SO much for your kind visits I really appreciate your thoughtful words.
    Hope you'll have a wonderful coming weekend accomplishing what you need to do, my friend.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  25. Great photos Ida! That is a very cool gate.

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  26. Very nice. The gate is so sharp looking. Have you noticed that I take quite a few blurry images? I'm working on that... Have a great day Ida!

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  27. Hi Ida, what a great gate entrance. Love the detail on the lettering. You sure captured some great shots. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings!

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  28. Yes, beautiful gate and a gorgeous setting!

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  29. this IS a GOOD FENCE and gate too. Nice landscape, maybe for the best it wasn´t built on.

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  30. Those are some great fences and gates. I hope they get to see lots of hawks.

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  31. Gorgeous fence/gate . . .
    Looks like it would have been a beautiful area to build a home . . . .
    Water and sand dunes too.

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  32. Gorgeous area, fence, gate . . .
    Looks like a great place to build a home . . .
    Too bad the plans fell through . . .

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  33. Very elegant impressive gares - s lot of thought has gone into them. I do love the name of the property. Very evocative.

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  34. Ida the fence is lovely. I brought it up large. Nice fences you find.

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  35. It is unfortunate that it was never completed because it really is very impressive ...:)JP

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  36. What a beautiful design though! Especially the detail on the "S". I guess all the money soared into the fence and gate! Ha.
    Still, it would be a shame to let such a lovely start go to waste. Hopefully there will one day be beautiful homes beyond the fence too.

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  37. Nice gate and entrance. What a lovely view from there, too. Maybe one day someone's dream will become reality. That's a great start!

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  38. The gate looks so neat in front of those majestic mountains. Really pretty photo.

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