Posts Tagged ‘Arizona doors’

Our recent trip to Arizona’s Boyce Thompson Arboretum made a quick side trip to Superior, Arizona, a town founded on copper mining, easy. On our way out, I spotted these doors and asked my brother to stop so I could get a photo. So I present to you a door fence, not to be confused with defense, (although maybe in this case the door fence provides some defense), something possibly not seen on Thursday Doors before, at least one made of this many doors.

for Thursday Doors 5.27.21

Meanwhile, the fun in Illinois continues. I’ve seen more actual rain and spent time with so many friends. It’s been such a delight and I still have five days after today and another chance to sing in church before heading home. Bliss!

On the not so blissful side was opening my comments Tuesday to find over 1100 spam messages, all from about four sources. There’s no “Delete all Spam” button, so I deleted 20 at a time, several hundred total, at various times throughout the day until they were all gone. I also blocked those senders. If you sent me a comment and I never responded, that’s why. There was no way I was going to look through each batch to see if there was a legitimate comment although I did find one and OK it. Not sure where it is to respond so I apologize.

Last Saturday was a landmark day at our house. Not only had we been in Arizona almost one year (past that mark now) but my husband actually had both weekend days off!! Taking advantage of that, we hopped in the van and drove north (mostly), to and through Payson and on to the small town of Pine and smaller town of Strawberry where we found a little historic gem…and it even had a few doors.

Although the sign says “The Oldest Standing Schoolhouse in Arizona”, Arivaca, Arizona begs to differ.

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I’m usually too lazy to go back and look at all the doors or gates I shared in a year, but I’ve decided to make the effort this year. Of course that creates a new problem: which doors to choose?? I’m going with some favorites from each of the places I usually find doors.

The door that no one really cared about, from the visitor’s center at Saguaro National Park…

Keep on truckin’. From Chicago’s WNDR Museum…

The door to a Wyoming sheepherder’s home…

Found in Pasadena, California…

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And, of course, from France…

for Thursday Doors 12.17.20

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. 🙂

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Recently our older daughter and her husband visited us for a few days. It was the perfect time to get out of the city, so one day we headed for Sedona with a stop at Montezuma Castle.

In Sedona, Tlaquepaque is THE shopping area. Built to imitate a Mexican village, not a poverty-stricken one, I might add, it’s a lovely place, filled with beautiful flowers, sculptures, lovely tile, wonderful shops and restaurants…and of course, doors. It’s possible I shared this first pair of doors at some point in the past, but if so, who cares? They’re worth a second look. And it may take a second look to ascertain that they’re not exactly the same.

Did you spot the difference?

But wait! There’s more! (But no Ginsu knives if you buy now.)

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