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Big city gold: Chicago

Posted: September 9, 2021 in Uncategorized

Downtown Chicago sports gold in these revolving doors. Don’t you love revolving doors? I remember going round and round in them as a child. One of the best bits of revolving door humor come during “The Return of the Pink Panther.” Do click here to enjoy it. It’s worth a few minutes of your time. I think I’ll also enter it for Thursday Doors, although I may have two links as I forgot Dan’s Labor Day break and posted last week as well. Here’s the link for the Wyoming doors from last week.

After most of our errands, our minds turned to lunch at Smith Alley Brewing Company where we’d had good beer and food a few years ago. We were happy to see they’d survived Covid. As we sat outside, I was excited to see the vertical growing platforms used to divide the eating area from the walkway of the alley with a variety of fruit, vegetables, and flowers growing on the five what? Trellises? Re-reading the information below, I see they’re called walls.

In the water at the bottom of each wall are fish. Our server informed us that the fertilizer provided by the fish is then taken by the water to each part of the wall. No fishing, of course, and any fish served here do NOT come from these!

I don’t want to forget to mention that Smith Alley has great beer (I had Black Pegasus, robust with heavy notes of coffee and chocolate.) What’s not to like?? The fries were hand cut, the French dip delicious. My husband once again had a peculiarly Wyoming dish: chili with a cinnamon roll meant to be dipped or put into the chili. We were told last time that this was served in school cafeterias. My husband loved it, although I personally would never do that to a cinnamon roll. It was the perfect way and place to relax and rejuvenate before finishing our errands and heading back up the mountain. The next day we’d be closing up the cabin for another year.

for One Word Sunday: count

I wasn’t the only one at the park on Friday. This guy was having a great time. I have been too, meeting with two more friends today. How’s your week been so far? It’s hard to beat being busy with friends.

Ornamental pink

Posted: April 23, 2021 in Uncategorized

At the Naperville farmer’s market, there were a number of these ornamental kale out in early spring, just in time to catch some snow. They were rather spectacularly bright as well. We had a few of these in our garden in Ohio as well. They add a lot of welcome color.

for Squares: bright and Life in Colour: pink

Day 1 of being away and relaxing. Ahhh. I’ll get back to everyone who comments and wish you a most happy Friday.

Let’s fly back to Flagstaff again this week where perhaps we can escape our week of temperatures in the 90’s (Fahrenheit, of course.) Besides the doors we’ve already seen in previous posts, this mural hides a few more, two in fact. Let’s look a little closer.

It’s easy to get distracted by the mural, sort of like not seeing the forest for the trees.

But what an amazing forest! Very appropriate for the side of a theater/theater, don’t you think?

for Thursday Doors 4.8.21

Two challenges, one photo

Posted: April 7, 2021 in Uncategorized

Of course we have Becky’s Squares all month and now Jude has announced her colour/color for April: pink. In the interest of posting only once a day whenever possible, I offer you this bit of spring pink from our life in Illinois. And if you think this worked out well, wait until Saturday when in the spirit of being all things to all people, I’m also going to add Six Word Saturday and meet three challenges with one photo. šŸ™‚ Small joys.

for Squares: bright and Life in Colour: pink

We’re back in Flagstaff today for some red doors and an historic building that might be yours. As an added bonus, you get three doorfies. šŸ™‚

If you have a spare $4,300,000 to spare, you can buy this historic building with over 17,000 square feet in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona:

The building is on the National Historic Registry and was originally used as a post office in 1937. The building can also be seen in the movie, Forrest Gump, when runs across the country and runs right down San Francisco Street. Right now it is currently being used as an office building. The historic brick building is located in the heart of Flagstaff at 114 N. San Francisco Street, across from the Monte Vista Hotel.

If you’d like to see a view of the inside, click here. Here are a number of views of the building, inside and out. Buy it and you’ll also score 12 private parking spots.

We didn’t go into this coffee shop which I think, from the reflection, that it’s across from the railroad station, Dan. It’s also got a bit more decoration than many other doors.

for Thursday Doors 3.18.21

for Six Word Saturday 3.6.21

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. šŸ™‚

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