Posts Tagged ‘#ThursdayDoors’

While walking along Hermosa Beach recently, we came across two houses whose doors were overshadowed, literally and figuratively, with what appears to be nature’s hair. I also enjoyed the contrast between the first house and the stark simplicity of the second, yet both are attractive.

As I mentioned earlier this week, I took a break Tuesday to drive to Prescott, Arizona to spend a day and a half with Marsh from Always Write blog. She and her husband were wonderful hostess and host and despite a (welcome) pouring rain that kept us from going to an outdoor concert and probably rained out the concert, we had a great time. Cheers to meeting in person with another meeting planned in just over a week with a surprise blogger. 🙂 Also, can anyone tell me where June went??

(Marsha, left, and your truly right)

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.

Yesterday was a travel day, coming home from California and a badly-needed break. Bad news: I’m having grandson withdrawal. 🙂 Our daughter, grandson, and I started our last few hours together with a walk to Sweet Wheat for my last raspberry panna cotta, followed by a walk by the beach, then back to the apartment to load up my van, hug and kiss everyone, and venture out into the LA traffic. Everything went quite smoothly for the most part until I had an hour added to my arrival time when on the bottom part of Chiriaco Pass, traffic came to a halt due to some sort of emergency about five or six miles further up the road. Of course I knew nothing about it except that the zillion trucks and million cars were barely moving. I put in a couple of CD’s, sang along, and was thankful that the accident wasn’t further up, where 11 miles could have taken several hours.

Libraries of whatever size are favorite places of mine and here are two good-looking ones I found during my visit. This first one sports a definite beach vibe and needed more then just a front door view to appreciate the whole thing. Don’t you just love the door handle?

Although right above the beach, this library is less decorative yet still attractive. Unfortunately I didn’t have a book to leave, so I just took a photo rather than a book.

If you’d like to book more door time, check out Dan’s blog where doors from all over the world are on view. Dan’s our head door-braian although thankfully he doesn’t enforce the “quiet in the door-bary” rule!

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.

I know. I said I was done with tiny doors but this week I had fun playing with editing in order to share these little doors. I haven’t been back to Redondo Beach yet, so where did I find them? Well…

…my late mom loved puzzles and when I saw this one, I laughed out loud and headed for my camera. It’s really true–doors are everywhere!

Thursday Doors 5.26.22

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.

These are the last of the tiny doors…until they come out with some new ones. You get two for the price of one in the first photo, two tiny houses with cute roofs.

Handel’s is a very tempting ice cream store not far from where our daughter and family live. The store is bigger than this of course but the flavor of the ice cream has full-sized flavor! Until I went to the website, I didn’t realize Handel’s started in 1945 in Youngstown, Ohio and has locations in a number of states. Check it out. There might be one near you.

This edition of tiny house/businesses ends at the yacht club. Apparently the water has retreated but the club still looks appealing. I hope you’ve enjoyed the latest iteration of the businesses of Redondo Beach.

Thursday Doors 5.12.22

Once upon a time I read about some of the most misunderstood song lyrics with “Blinded by the Light” at the top of the list I read. But my favorite is the line I used for the title which has been misunderstood to be ““Hold me closer Tony Danza.” Make me laugh every time I think about or hear it. Anyhoo…even though tiny, this fairy dancer really rather dwarfs Trader Joe’s and I haven’t seen her outside the TJ’s near our daughter’s apartment. But who knows? Perhaps she flits from store to store.

Evidently a spider decided the Sweetpea Pearl Shop needed some outside decoration which I didn’t notice until I got ready to post the photo. I was shell-shocked. 🙂 But it does have a nice little door with the doorknob in a unique location so I used the photo anyway.

Just in case anyone has any funny ideas about stealing any tiny houses or other objects, the owners of the yard are ready for them! Rather nice landscaping for a jail, don’t you think?

That’s it for today but tune in next Thursday for the last of the tiny doors! 😦

Thursday Doors 5.5.22

After we leave Sweet Wheat’s wonderful breakfast/coffee/snack, the first street headed for the ocean is a lovely one and yes, the one where all the tiny buildings are in one yard. You’ll be excited to know that they have an entirely different group of buildings there now and here are the first three, although it’s off to a doggone rocky start.

Music to your eyes!

This one even has a little mailbox. I’m so curious about where they get these. Does someone who lives here makes them? I can’t imagine buying round after round, but who knows? All I need to know is that most of you enjoy seeing them, so I’m happy to share new ones!

Thursday Doors…4.28.22

Due to my lack of good tagging, I’m not sure where in northeastern France this church door was located but who cares? It looks heavenly anywhere.

We stopped the car for this shot so I couldn’t do anything about the angle of the sun and its effect on my photo. The door’s hard to see but the rest looks pretty good.

We spotted this establishment on our way back from our wonderful day at a stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a stage that ended on the heart-taxing, back-breaking steepness of La Planche des Belles Filles. Imagine cycling at professional speed for 150 kilometers or so, then going steadily uphill for about 7k only to face a short section of 22-28 degrees where you need to be pushing hard to win the stage! It was hard enough walking all the distance. We noticed this bar-restaurant particularly because Bruno is our brother-in-law’s name. On a nice day it would be fun to sit outside eating and drinking.

A folk etymology, in contrast, holds that the mountain took its name from the time of the Thirty Years’ War. According to legend, young women from Plancher-les-Mines fled into the mountains to escape Swedish mercenaries as they feared being raped and massacred. Rather than surrender, they decided to commit suicide and jumped into a lake far below. One of the soldiers then took a board on which, with his dagger, he engraved an epitaph for the “beautiful girls”. A wooden statue, created by a local artist, is a reminder of the legend. Wikipedia

Very early tomorrow morning we’ll be out in the dark heading for California and our new grandson (and our daughter and son-in-law too naturally.) I’m not sure whether I’ll be posting or not but if not, you’ll know why not. 🙂

Thursday Doors 4/21/22