“You should expect visitors when you leave the door open.”
― Anthony T. Hincks

If you don’t have hands, traditional doors are difficult to open, so you must leave your door open all the times as in this rustic birdhouse in the Preserve, which is just waiting for visitors.

“Unusual doors often take you to the unusual worlds!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

I first saw insect houses in France but you can find them in the U.S. as well. This one in Tohono Chul made me wonder once again what sort of insects live here and would I want them around my house. I imagine birds might love insect houses but not for the same reason as the insects!

“Doors to beautiful things do not remain open forever. Be fast to enter inside!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Monday Lisa from Micro of the Macro drove down from Flagstaff to visit the Riparian Preserve with me and just generally hang out, a return trip for the one I took to Flag months ago. We’d only met once and I was afraid I wouldn’t recognize her or she me so I made sure to text her where I was sitting at the coffee shop where we planned to meet. After coffee and talk, we spent a long time enjoy spring at the Preserve. Near one lake, I turned to see this soft, lovely little nest made of found material right at eye level. While it might be true that feathering your own nest is not necessarily considered good for humans, it’s obviously a great idea for birds.

Yes, we did have a great time as well as a delicious and healthy lunch at a new restaurant called Flower Child. Now I’m looking forward to my next trip “up north” to Flag.

Thursday Doors 3.31.22

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I love these doors, Janet – just in time for spring. The insect houses, at least around here, are for bees. I learned about this a few years ago, and even tried building one (I may try again this year). The majority (~75%) of bees don’t live in hives. They are known as Solitary Bees, and they live in tunnels in the ground or in wood. If you need pollinators, you might want one near your house.

  2. peggy says:

    Interesting doors in nature.

  3. You may be my favorite door person because of the way you view doors. Love the collection – and cheers to having the day with Lisa.

  4. Teresa says:

    Awww some cozy houses and doors for the little ones.

  5. Ally Bean says:

    Birds need homes too. Wonderful door photos.

  6. I love these doors, Janet! I like the idea of the insect houses although it would depend what kind of bugs they attract. Definitely wouldn’t want wasps or hornets. The nest looks very cosy.

  7. Nice collection, Janet! I’ll post on our visit tomorrow. Have a great weekend! 🌞

  8. JT Twissel says:

    Interesting houses! I wonder if the Flower Child restaurant was founded by a couple of hippies!

  9. memadtwo says:

    These are great doors Janet. I’ve never seen an insect house before, but I’ve lived in plenty of places with insect residents! (K)

  10. I love your open doors Janet!

  11. jazzytower says:

    Loved these open doors. That last one with the feather hanging out made me smile. Nice post Janet.