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Last summer my husband and I biked in and around Indiana Dunes State Park.  We also drove along roads by Lake Michigan where there were rows of beach houses.  As you’ll be able to see from these doors, these aren’t little, casual summer homes!  These beauties live in Long Beach, Michigan.

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I’ve decided this is the year I have to get “fluent” in French.  In September when I was visiting my s-i-l, her cleaning lady, who always attempts to talk to me (in French), asked my s-i-l when I was going to learn French.  I forebode to say that she still speaks no English, but determined to do better.  To that end, I’ve moved my Duolingo, TinyCards, and Google Translate apps to the first screen on my phone and iPad and am practicing a lot more.  So…

Ces portes de Plombières sont rouges (These Plombières doors are red.) Although I love finding the distressed doors that need some love, these doors are aussi très jolie (also very pretty.)

I had a necessary and needed break, but it’s great to be back and to catch up with all of you!  Happy New Year!

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Okay, it’s unlikely that Fougerolles will ever be luring tourists by advertising its selection of doors,  but it’s not just all cherries and distilleries.  Here’s a small selection for your Thursday delectation.  Be sure not to miss the last one!

Here in the U.S., we’re celebrating Thanksgiving.  I have so much for which to be thankful and you, my blogging friends, are certainly a part of that.  Thanks for making my days brighter and more interesting.

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This house in Fougerolles caught my attention despite having nothing to do with cherries.  It was empty and, if you had the money a/o time to fix it up, would make a large, inviting home within walking distance of church, bakery, the cherry “factory”, and several distilleries, as well as a bookstore.

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Each time I visit France, my s-i-l and I explore, always finding something new or a different look at a place we’d formerly visited.  This year, due to a move, they live closer to Luxeuil-les-Bains, some of which you’ve already seen, and to Fougerolles, (Foo-juh-roll’) in the heart of the cherry district.  Fougerolles is known for kirsch and griottines, cherries macerated in eau de vie or kirsch.  Each year, there is a cherry festival, which we were fortunate enough to attend.  (More about that in a later post, of course.)

Naturally, there are plenty of interesting doors in Fougerolles.  Here are three.  The first is right along the main road leading through the town.  Step out of your door and across the sidewalk and you’re in the street!  Those lace curtains are quite something.

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A bright red or blue door attracts lots of attention, but weathered, decrepit doors come in for their share, especially from Thursday Doors aficionados.  Here are some from Luxeuil-les-bains for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!

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“Windows open out onto the universe around you, but doors will take you to where your imagination lies.”
~ Anthony T. Hincks

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