Yellow doors have pizazz or, in the case of this first door, pizazz and pizza. Almost the same, but the “z’s” make all the difference. Mangia! Or, since this is in France: Mangons!

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These two door neighbors provide the perfect contrast and it’s easy to tell visitors which one is yours. I don’t envy the mail carrier who has to bend down every day to deliver mail through those slots, though!

While this Naperville door isn’t yellow or fancy, it’s certainly gets attention despite being set back. I’m not sure how you open the door, but maybe this guy opens it for you. 🙂

This week I worked hard to combine Thursday Doors and Life in Colour: yellow. I hope you enjoyed the merger.

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Costa Rica was beautiful but hot. Cafe Milagro turned out to be a favorite hangout not far from our hotel. Costa Rica is known for its coffee, but this lime drink was possibly the most refreshing thing I’ve ever drunk.

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One Christmas some years ago, I opened a card from our older daughter that said “Good for one week in Costa Rica.” I thought it was a joke. A year later, after one aborted attempt due to a cancelled flight, we spent five wonderful days near the Manuel Antonio rain forest. On the way back from a day-long cruise where we saw whales, ate and drank well, and went scuba diving, we were treated to this glorious sunset.

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I didn’t have to look far for today’s Lens-Artists challenge, although I did have to virtually beam my self back to a summer in Wyoming, something I always enjoy. Here are my the “S” images for this week and I hope each of you is having a Super Saturday. 😉 Silly me.

So sleepy…

Soft and silent…

Stupendous sunset…

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Fleur jaune = yellow flower. I’m not sure what type of flower this is, possibly broom of some sort. If anyone knows, feel free to let me know. In the meantime, just enjoy the flower and your Friday.

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These days you can legally get high in far too many places as far as I’m concerned. But I loved getting high with these doors in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona on Monday while meeting Lisa from Micro of the Macro. We had coffee at Late for the Train (trains are a big thing in Flagstaff, Dan), a tasty lunch at a Thai restaurant, and then browsed a variety of shops. I even got to see snow, although it was on the ground and it didn’t actually snow again until the next day when I wasn’t there. 😦

This door was in an interesting clothing store. Notice the driver? You can “bearly” see him. When that gas pump was in use, I bet prices were a lot lower than they are now. I remember gas wars when prices were down to $.25/gallon and even when I had my VW, $.50/gallon was common. If you feel like complaining about the prices now, however, try buying gas in Europe and the price is per liter!

This was the view from the coffee shop and the reason why we weren’t drinking outside. We were socially distanced, however, both from each other and from others.

The upper door does have a balcony, but I’d suggest still taking care. It’s not that big. 🙂

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Today we’re enjoying French tea and American macroons. Let me introduce you to the tea first and then let’s talk about the difference one “o” makes when baking.

My sister-in-law and I have spent a lot of time in Luxeuil-les-Bains where we found a lovely coffee/tea shop, Brûlerie Doillon. (If you don’t read French, you can find them on Facebook.) The small but attractive shop seemed to always be closed when we visited, but we peered in the windows to see all the canisters of tea, bags of coffee, a small seating area, and thought it would be lovely to sit on the outdoor patio during nice weather. To console ourselves when it was closed, we had to patronize a bakery or two in the area. 🙂 Well, maybe we were going to do that anyway.

Then one day, they were open! During subsequent visits, we enjoyed various coffee drinks, which came with a cube of brown sugar and a wrapped square of dark chocolate. I don’t use sugar in tea or coffee but those cubes are fun to just eat. 🙂 Before I left France the last time, my s-i-l presented me with a tin of Dammann Frères jasmine tea. From the Dammann Frères website:

Of all the jasmine teas produced in China, Jasmin Chung Hao is one of the most delicate and fragrant. Made with a superb green tea, it produces a fresh and delicate brew.

Dammann Frères has been around in one way or another since 1692 when Louis 14th granted Sir Damame the exclusive privilege to sell tea in France. What I love about jasmine tea is that beside the benefits of green tea, you have the wonderful, delicate scent of jasmine. Always remember that green tea should never been steeped in boiling water. Dammann Frères recommends 80°C/176°F for this tea.

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