Here comes Thursday again and that means it’s time for Thursday Doors. Hurrah! A few days ago I met Donna from Wind Kisses at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. I did a very brave thing–I didn’t take my camera along, only my phone, and vowed not to stop constantly to take photos, just enjoy the time with a friend. It went better than I expected although I admit to taking a few shots with my phone. But we not only saw the beauty of the desert but had an tasty lunch and lots of good friend time.

The three insect houses have sections that look like doors although every opening actually is a door when it’s in an insect house. I had to include this quote because it made me laugh and can be so true:

“Insect life was so loud that when you parked the car and got out it sounded as if you had suddenly tuned into a radio frequency from another planet.”
― David Samuels

“We don’t give a damn to the insects on our Earth, but if we could find even a single insect on Mars, the whole world would cherish it like crazy!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“If it were illegal to kill insects, I’d be in the clink for three million years.”
― Foster Kinn, Freedom’s Rush II: More Tales from the Biker and the Beast

“Every being devotes and dedicates itself to some innate purpose. Single cells, microbes, plants, insects, animals—every being makes its own unique contribution.”
― Julie J. Morley, Future Sacred: The Connected Creativity of Nature

  1. Sue says:

    Nice little bug homes!

  2. macmsue says:

    Makes me wish I had some carpentry skills. I do have some bug houses around the garden but none as nice as those. Very apt quotes too.

  3. claywatkins says:

    Nice door, but an even better reminder that every creature has a purpose on Earth. Good thought for the day. Every creature. Peace.

  4. How cool!!!! I’ve never seen or heard of insect houses!

  5. Dan Antion says:

    I love these doors, Janet. Insects are so important. The quote about Mars is spot on!

  6. julieallyn says:

    Cute houses. Some great quotes!

  7. Jessica says:

    Oh my gosh, that Mars thing!! So true!!

  8. Jodie says:

    Those are so cool. There’s always a balance between getting memories of a fun time vs having the fun time, LOL

  9. Loved the little doors, and the quotes were perfect too.

  10. I love those Insect houses! I’ve wanted one for sometime but, never get around to getting one. I wonder do they really get used? Those look so pristine and new.

    I really like those quotes, but hope we never find any alien insects or anything!

  11. restlessjo says:

    There’s been a big increase in insect houses lately. I keep seeing them everywhere.

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  13. Wind Kisses says:

    ok. I admit…I wish I did have my camera, but I loved more just catching up in this beautiful place. I did a brave thing yesterday too. I did not fly out of there like the Tasmanian devil when we saw the snake. lol. The snakes are always to tranquil at the garden. I guess since it IS their stomping (slivering) grounds. Thanks for meeting me.

    • I wouldn’t have minded having my camera but it was good discipline for me…and lots of fun as well. We can do cameras another time. You did great with the snake. (That’s one shot I’m sorry I missed.). If you’d screamed a/o zoomed off, I’d have been quite surprised. 😉

  14. memadtwo says:

    I love those houses with all those circles. And great quotes too! When my parents were alive and lived in Phoenix, I’m sure we visited that garden at least once. (K)

  15. de Wets Wild says:

    What a wonderful idea to provide housing for insects! We’ll miss them when they’re gone and we are all starving and disease ridden.

  16. These are so cute! Would love one in my garden too!

  17. peggy says:

    The big Carpenter Bees back here love houses like those you have displayed. My husband made some dwellings like these for the bees, but not quite as fancy as the ones you photographed.

  18. Valentina says:

    Very cute doors, I am taking inspiration for my garden.

  19. Leya says:

    Love it. The quotes too. I have 5 insect houses, and they are all full. Took a couple of years to plant enough of insect attractive plants in my garden . Now it is their paradise. In Sweden they are popular, those houses – glad you have them too!

  20. I love these insect houses and their many doors! 🙂

  21. marianallen says:

    I love these! My #2 Daughter has one next to her house.