Posts Tagged ‘Thursday doors’

I had to add a bit of light to this photo of a French door because the position and intensity of the sun made it difficult to see the wonderful details. Then I needed to get closer so you could really appreciate them. Have to admit that I’m sorry I missed my yearly trip to France last year. Maybe this year. I’d love to get some more doors to share. In the meanwhile, enjoy this one. And don’t forget to have a bit of fun with today’s date, 1.21.21, which is a palindrome, meaning it reads the same forwards and backwards. Just thought you’d like to know. Getting my math geek on for you, Dan.

for Thursday Doors 1.21.21

B&B. Birds and bats. Even though the Preserve is all about nature, there are some doors, just not doors you normally see. We’ll start with a bird door (although the door is actually the top.)

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Then we’ll go with a bat door. Narrow doors keep out non-bats.

Then back to bird doors, this time towards the top of Mt. Lemmon near Tucson. These are high-altitude doors. Looks like someone graffiti-ed it. 🙂

for Thursday Doors 1.14.21

Before we moved, on the list of places I wanted to visit and support was Hayden Flour Mills. Located not far from where we live, they stone mill their non-GMO, organic White Sonoran Wheat. In mid-December, they hosted a Holiday Fair & Farmer’s Market featuring local vendors and food trucks. It wasn’t large, but we got some delicious products: dark chocolate, homemade pasta, small batch salsas, fresh veggies (including carrots that tasted like carrots but had their own personalities), and of course, flour.

But when we walked in, we were greeted by these vehicles, including this great Jeep. May I have one?

for Thursday Doors 1.7.21

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

What’s a good activity during Covid while visiting a daughter and her husband in southern California? Let’s grab some coffee, then go walking in a neighborhood filled with elegant homes. Caffeine, exercise, good company, and doors. What’s not to like? There should be lots of doors, which means handing off my coffee regularly so I can take photos. What I didn’t take into account is that in such a neighborhood everyone has gates and many doors are too far away for my phone camera. However, here are some of the doors I did get and you’ll be getting gates at some point.

Decked out for Christmas.

This is the quintessential California look, don’t you think, and it looks more livable to me.

If you took away the house around it, this would make a marvelous door for a mausoleum, don’t you think?

for Thursday Doors 12.10.20

Some doors just invite you to come in. These do. When I visited southern California before Thanksgiving they invited me in…because they’re doors belonging to people I know. The inside is just as inviting and the people even more so.

I found a new app for transforming photos into drawings and painting. You’ll know the app name as I’m not paying for the version without it. But I think the results are pretty cool. I should have just told you I did them and cropped the name, but you probably wouldn’t have believed me anyway. 🙂 So just enjoy them.

Our faithful ambassa-door, Norm, has gone door-mant, but he didn’t leave us hanging. He en-doors-ed Dan at No Facilities as his replacement. Norm, thanks for hosting one of the most a-door-able challenges in the blogosphere. Dan, thanks for hosting.

We’re back in Sedona again this week, on the prowl for doors at Tlaquepaque once more. Let’s begin the beguine with some rather impressive gates, doors to the shopping complex.

This chapel is used for weddings at, I’m sure, a hefty price, but oh, the atmosphere!

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I’ve missed two weeks of Thursday Doors and it gave me withdrawal symptoms. With-door-al symptoms? Anyway, this trio of doors is from a galaxy far, far away called Archives, when we still lived in Illinois, in a time when masks were only worn on Halloween or by some people in hospitals, and during a season when the air was warm and flowers bloomed.

for Thursday Doors 11.12.20

Three years ago, I visited our daughter in southern California and one day when she had to work, I spent a marvelous day wandering in Descanso Gardens. What a place! The flowers were in full bloom and I even managed to find a few gates and doors. But only this one had a giant rabbit on the other side! Farmer McGregor, beware!

A somewhat ordinary door, but not every ordinary door is guarded by lions!

Fancier gates with a set of double doors behind them.

There’s a door somewhere in here, even if you have to meditate to find it and be a midget to get inside.

for Thursday Doors 10.22.20

I had occasion not long ago to take my parents to Sedona, Arizona and time to kill while they went about their business. I headed back to the lovely shopping area of Tlaquepaque, where I thought I’d relax and look around. I also ended up finding some Christmas presents and a great pair of earrings for myself, so that worked out well. Of course Tlaquepaque also has some doors and gates worthy of including in a Thursday Doors post, but I had to be careful not to include any I’d used in a previous post.

Simplicity is the key here.

This door was not only interesting to look at, but made for a photo that needs a second look. There’s a bit of reflection, but you can also see straight through the gallery to the courtyard on the other side.

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