Thursday doors…neighborhood doors

Posted: October 1, 2020 in Thursday doors
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In our neighborhood, doors tend not to be too exciting, as most of them have screen doors on the outside, often with thicker screens called sun screens rather than bug screens to help keep out…you guessed it. Keeping out the sun factors greatly into your electric bills, especially in summer, which runs from temperature-wise from about May-September.

So I’m being creative in presenting these three doors from our neighborhood. I hope you’ll enjoy them. And welcome to October!

This view is unusual in that there’s standing water in the shot, something you don’t often see here. It’s not from rain but from watering the common area in our HOA (homeowners association.)

This one’s for Dan (and the neighborhood children.) The park’s called “Train Park”, possibly named by Captain Obvious. 🙂

Finally, here’s the type of door you see quite often. The house plan could be considered “open” with one bedroom, although there might at times be multiple occupants. Quite the security system!

for Thursday Doors 10.1.20

  1. peggyjoan42 says:

    Cute post. Like the doors. I am for the third one with the open door plan. Ha

  2. Your sense of humor is on display here. 🙂

  3. I love the nest house with open door plan! 😀

  4. DrJunieper says:

    What a delightful post, Janet. The first one is a creative solution! Love your capture of the cactus!

    • Saguaro cacti are the home of choice for lots of birds, sometimes to the eventual detriment of the cactus itself. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Jesh. 🙂

  5. JT Twissel says:

    I knew a lady once who grew cactuses under all the windows of her house so anyone breaking in would have to climb over them!

  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    Fun post. The one with the robust security system certainly helps to keep unexpected visits from the neighbors to a minimum 😉

    • You would think so, Norm, but lots of birds make their homes in the saguaro, so maybe a house invasion is possible. 🙂 Not much room for company, though.

  7. Resa says:

    Very unique take. I like it!

    • Thanks, Resa. To find more local doors, I really need to get out into areas that aren’t the Preserve, but not really doing that right now. I’ll be falling back on shots I haven’t used yet from France and Philadelphia for the most part.

  8. Dan Antion says:

    Aw, I want a train park in our neighborhood. The first photo is wonderful.

  9. What a bright and cheery park for the children! 🙂

  10. Prior... says:

    I love all
    Three and especially the best – I mean one room
    Open floor plan!
    And the water note is a nice reminder how different our climates can be – so
    Muggy and spidery here in Virginia and water everywhere

  11. restlessjo says:

    The cactus ‘door’ is certainly creative, Janet 🙂 🙂

  12. MythRider says:

    Nice set of doors.

    • Thanks. Haven’t seen you for ages. Everything ok with you?


      • MythRider says:

        You know what? I thought the same thing when I saw your Gravatar. I’m glad most people never change their image. When I saw yous, I immediately knew who you were.
        Yes things are good. I was ill for a long while, but I’m almost over it.
        I’m finally finishing the third book in my trilogy.
        Been doing a lot of walking while taking pictures.
        And of course, still blogging.
        Lastly, I’m staying home and being careful.
        How are you doing?

      • Sorry to hear that you’ve been ill, happy to read about your book. We moved to Arizona at the end of March to be near my parents who are 91 and 90. Big change from living in the Midwest most of our lives and of course there’s Covid throw in just to make it more interesting. As my husband worked from home, it was much easier in that way, but hard not to be able to be out and about to meet people and make new friends. Our family is all healthy and these days, that’s huge. 🙂


      • MythRider says:

        I was a bit confused when I saw the cactus. I thought I remembered wrong that you were in Michigan. Now I know you made the move to care for your parents.
        You’re a loving daughter and have a wonderful husband to agree to the move.
        I moved my mother closer to me when the time came. So glad I did. I got to be with her a lot the last year of her life. It became precious time for us.

      • We moved from the Chicago area and thankfully my husband works from home, so that part was easy. He also cycles, so here he can ride pretty much year-round, which is really good for his fitness. I’m glad you were able to spend that time with your mom. It’s indeed precious.

      • MythRider says:

        It’s nice when everything falls into place like that. Hopefully both of yo have made new friends too.

      • With Covid going on, not really. Churches just opened but my husband doesn’t feel comfortable going yet, so we’re still virtual there We’ve met a few people in our neighborhood, but mostly to say hello or talk from a distance. Eventually. 🙂

      • MythRider says:

        Timing is everything. Most importantly, stay save.

      • Thanks and you as well.