Adobe ~ Walls & Gates



Native vs. Spanish Style


What Color is that Clay?

Walls & Gates

Paint It Blue!


Homes are generally walled here, or surrounded with a fence of cactus poles or branches of varying heights (called a coyote fence, but as my last dog was half coyote, you can guage just how well the fences work!). People get creative with their walls, making fancy stepped designs, arched gateways, and other embellishments. Gates or doorways are usually wood, often painted blue.

You will also often see windows in adobe walls, with branches set into the adobe as bars, or with shutters on them. Small display niches are common as well. House numbers are usually painted tiles set into the adobe. Decorative accents like sun-face plaques and chile ristras add another welcoming touch.

Photo by Mike Groves Photography



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