Posts Tagged ‘California’

A beautiful door is great on its own but a beautiful door with flowers near it is even more attractive, at least to me. Here are a few examples I found while walking along some Redondo Beach streets where I hadn’t been before and you know that where there are new streets, there are new houses, and where there are new houses, there are new doors!!

This door goes to an inner courtyard of an apartment or condo complex.

I enjoyed everything about this entryway.

Our door host with the most, Dan, now has a book out, so when you go to his door post today, find out more about it.

While in California the last two weeks, I realized that while I’m there I’m taking photos almost exclusively of grandson, flowers, and doors. 🙂 I did get some of the ocean but somewhat tangentially. As I’ve mentioned before, the doors in Arizona are often purely practical doors designed to keep the sun’s very direct, hot, and harmful rays away from the inside door. It makes sense but doesn’t make for very interesting door photos. My family has gotten used to me stopping all the time for door and flower shots and are remarkably good about it, even holding my to-go cup when needed. 🙂

However, it’s Friday and that means doors were yesterday and flowers are today. How about some morning glories to start (or perhaps a much-needed jolt of happiness in) your day?

FOTD 6.17.22

Wordless Wednesday…together

Posted: June 15, 2022 in Nature
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Six-Word Saturday 6.11.22

Almost every day includes a walk with the grandson in a stroller, whether pushed by me or by his mom with me walking along. We like to walk either on the path along the beach or one above the beach along the street. I was frustrated the other day when I couldn’t get from the street to the upper walkway. We went down one path only to find four steps at the bottom, not anything I could get the stroller down and no one walking by offered to help. But I did find this door that I liked a lot so all was not lost…and we had an excellent walk anyway, just long than expected.

There really aren’t two sets of doors one above the other here, even though that’s how it appears.

The sun didn’t cooperate in this photo but you can still get a good idea what the door looks like and the attractive numbers of the address.

Some of you will be sad to learn that the yard with all the tiny houses/doors isn’t sporting any new ones. Dan, thanks for being the door-key-est host around (and I mean that in the nicest way possible.) Speaking of playing with words, anyone else doing either Wordle or Waffle? I finally gave in to my husband’s insistence that I’d like both and have been enjoying them, Wordle often and Waffle once a day, as that’s as soon as a new one arrives.

Daughter, grandson, and I walked over to the other grandparents’ house in the afternoon. On the way, I spotted a bush of these large, beautiful flowers which my plant app says are popppies. The wind was blowing at a good rate but I managed to get several shots, this one including a bee which didn’t seem bothered at all by the flowers whipping back and forth. It was a good first day.

Thursday has rolled around once again (anyone else’s weeks seem to be speeding up?) which means it’s once again time for Thursday Doors. Hurrah! I thought I’d follow up my tiny doors with one door that really caught my eye during another Redondo Beach walk, although this one is anything but tiny.

Admittedly the door is beautiful but its surroundings make the entire effect both unique and attractive. So I’m including a view facing away from the door. Even if it’s not your style, I think it definitely has that “Wow” effect.

Dan, I don’t always say it, but thanks for taking TD over from Norm and, Norm, if you’re out there reading this, thanks for starting it.

One Word Sunday: sea/see and Cellpic Sunday 5.8.22

And a happy Mother’s Day to all who are celebrating, whether biological moms or moms of the heart! You are loved and a great blessing.

While in California, we really did do more than just spend time with our new grandson and his parents and I did take photos that weren’t of him…although it was perhaps 50-50 on the photos. We always take walks and as everything seems to grow in southern California, I must have photos of flowers and plants to go with family and doors even though it makes my walks very much stop and go! The start of a new week seems like a good time to enjoy some flowering beauties and quotes to go with them and the first is still one of my favorite flower quotes, even though often used.

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oscar may or may not be right about the flower, but its blossoming certainly brings us joy.

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
― Oscar Wilde

“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.”
― Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.”
― Luther Burbank

FOTD 5.2.22

One Word Sunday: diverse/diversity

Cellpic Sunday 5.1.22