Posts Tagged ‘doors’

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a place that many people recommended when we first moved here and we finally visited with my brother and sister-in-law earlier this year, getting there very early to avoid the heat or at least the worst of it. It turned out to be half price day, making it even better. Although it was recommended as a place to find birds, we didn’t see many but had a great time anyway. Thankfully the wildfire that threatened it later in the year stopped just at the top of the ridge. It would have been a terrible loss.

It seemed an unlikely place to look for doors, but I found some anyway. 🙂

All I can find out about the house is that it was built in 1915 and was home to a family of 5 who sold produce to local miners. But if you’d like to take a walk to the house while seeing what a tiny slice of the arboretum is like, click here.

Thursday, the horses’ day off, is the day we creep down the mountain to encounter civilization once again. We drop off our recycling and garbage (no garbage pickup on the mountain!!), stop at Toyota to see if someone can pair my new older iPhone with my 2014 Toyota Sienna (the answer is, after man tries, no), then are off to Andi’s Coffee Shop for perhaps the best dark chocolate mocha I’ve had anywhere, a similarly good iced green tea for my husband, and free internet before other errands. As we walk around Sheridan’s main street, I spy a few doors to share for this week’s Thursday doors.

Back on the mountain, this distinguished older gentleman would love it if one of us would open this gate for him. Unfortunately, he’s meant to stay where he is.

Followers of Thursday Doors know that there are many types of doors and beauty of some sort found in many if not all of them. I’m starting my smorgasbord (or smorgas-door?) with an entry in the “shabby chic” category from Raton, New Mexico. Smorgasbord in the non-meal sense means a varied collection, which this one is. Enjoy.

We move from small town to urban, although you might think “urban” applies only to cities much larger than Billings, Montana, but the doors (two of them, mind you) on this utility box can hold their own with any on offer in bigger cities.

Finally here’s a door spotted as we left our motel in Billings, heading for Costco and after that, back to Wyoming and up to the cabin. I like seeing Indian motorcycles or ads for them as my dad had one when much younger. I’d planned to blur the license plate but Pixlr didn’t cooperate, so I had to “paint” it out. Perhaps whoever owns this is on the way back from the yearly motorcycle gathering in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Today I offer you two sets of two blue doors from Philadelphia (with the red, white, and blue hiding behind the TREE.) Red, white, and blue is seen in the second shot as well on a classic car in a Fourth of July parade. Hats off to our veterans!

Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight. ~John Ruskin

It makes life much more interesting when power boxes become works of art. In this case, I’m also happy that some of them are blue.

for Thursday Doors 7.15.21 and Life in Colour: blue

These next weeks I’ll be trying to find blue doors to combine Thursday Doors and Life in Colour: blue. Our younger daughter is currently working in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the governor’s mansion where she and a number of others are doing restoration of various kinds. She sent me photos of some doors, including this first one, the only blue one. Need I mention that neither of these is from the mansion? 🙂 You’ll have to wait to see those.

There are lots and lots and LOTS of pickups where we lived, some jacked up so high you’d need a stepladder to get in and too many that are quite loud. This one has a different feature to make you look twice and, in this case, smile! Rubber ducky, you’re definitely the one.

Rubber Ducky, you’re so fine
And I’m lucky that you’re mine
Rubber ducky, I’m awfully fond of –
Rubber ducky, I’d like a whole pond of –
Rubber ducky I’m of –
Rubber ducky I’m awfully fond of you!

Oh, yes, don’t forget the blue door. 🙂

This is the last set of the tiny doors I found lining the edge of a yard in Redondo Beach, California. Someone took a lot of time to add details and make them interesting. This one even includes the home owner.

A little more rustic, but the surfboard with the dolphins is worth it.

You can barely see the door here but hey, a unicorn and the flowers should make up for that!

This final one looks like it should be on a South Sea island somewhere. It also looks as though it got short-changed in the details department, but it will get equal time nonetheless. I hope you’ve enjoyed the three weeks of tiny houses. Come back to see what’s on tap next week.

for Thursday Doors 6.24.21

As promised, here’s another set of the tiny doors displayed in the yard of a house in Redondo Beach, California. There was a regular little village all along the yard next to the sidewalk.

“Be an opener of doors”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bonus! Two doors in one shot.

“Don’t be fooled by the appearance of the doors! You can meet extraordinary beauties behind a shabby door and a wonderful door can be opened to a dump!”
~Mehmet Murat ildan

“Are all these books doors?’
‘A book is always a door.”
― Melissa Albert, The Night Country

for Thursday Doors 6.17.21

I’m sitting in a motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday ought, but let’s journey back to Redondo Beach, California for a commercial door and two gates. It was too cool to sit outside when I was visiting, but this looks like a place that would be lovely when it’s warm. And the gate.

Whether or not you like the door, you have to like the name of the shop. But the door’s pretty good too.

Another gate. Need I say more?

for Thursday Doors 6.3.21: https://nofacilities.com/2021/06/03/springfield-rc-cathedral/

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.