Posts Tagged ‘Thursday doors’

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. 🙂

I’m going to fulfill two challenges with three photos today, Thursday Doors and Life in Colour: white/silver. This bank on Coronado Island, California even has some gold thrown in to go with the white surrounding it.

In the same waiting area where I spotted the elegant white vase, I found these very sleek, modern, silvery doors

Now for your bonus tiny door and tiny silver trailer. Yes, this is from Redondo Beach again but not from the same yard that had all the tiny doors. All you need is a tiny truck and you’re off for tiny places unknown. Enjoy!

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

Although not my garden thing (and how silly would they look among cactus spread many feet apart), these tiny buildings nestled into the very front of a yard in Redondo Beach caught my attention because a) they were unusual and b) they had doors. Feel free to stop by door number 2 for a cooling gelato. If your weather’s anything like ours, you’ll need one!

for Thursday Doors 6.10.21

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.

I should be on my last, shorter day heading into Illinois and I’m excited to not only see friends but get to practice with praise team again and sing on Sunday. Can’t wait!!! Trips call for snapshots, so here’s a snapshot of a purple door from Aurora, Illinois, coincidentally where I’ll be staying with dear friends. (Only thing better would have been if my husband could have come along.) The message takes on special significance after the year+ we’ve been through and through which many are still navigating.

for Thursday Doors and Live in Colour: purple

Not a very exciting update today. Started out with heavy fog but after that mostly more rain. I’d forgotten how much spray big trucks throw up and how hard that makes it to see the road. Not only that, you can’t use cruise control when the roads are wet. Sigh. Naturally I not only saw plenty of water but so much green that it’s hard to fathom after a year+ in Arizona. Amazing! Made it to my motel early enough to pull out my laptop and visit some blogs, so that was nice. Also managed to be not quite done with my book-on-CD again, so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the ending, just as I did this morning with yesterday’s book. Today’s drive took me from Amarillo, Texas, through part of Oklahoma, and into Missouri. The really good news is that gas has been quite inexpensive: $2.57/gallon this morning and still under $3/gallon elsewhere. Makes driving a lot more fun. 🙂 Happy Thursday!