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The definition of a door for Thursday Doors is elastic, including a variety of alternatives. My first alternative door today is the door to a Southwestern fireplace that you might find in an adobe home. This one sports Southwestern motifs: two saguaro, a century plant, a quail, a javelina (AKA wild pig or collared peccary), and of course, the sun. Since it has hinges, that elevates it from mere firescreen to fireplace door in my estimation. 🙂

All three doors today are from Tohono Chul Botanical Garden, which we’ll visit more in-depth once I finish with the Chihuly exhibit.

I like that this gate’s center parts are made from found wood, helping it blend seamlessly with its surroundings. It reminds me of the way the people in Costa Rica used long sticks for their fences.

In contrast, this sturdy gate is much more finished, although I’m not sure what happened to the missing bit on the right-hand side.

We’re taking a day break from the Chihuly exhibit (back tomorrow, though) to travel south to Tucson and the Tohono Chul botanical gardens. Membership at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix comes with reciprocal admission to over 300 gardens throughout the U.S. so we decided to take advantage of that on one of the last days off my husband has for a bit. Little did we know what a gem this garden was! But more about the garden itself will have to wait until we’ve finished ooh-ing and aah-ing over Chihuly. For today, though, I have first a lovely set of doors leading into a inner courtyard and from there into the bistro. The left-hand one even has a bonus door.

I felt these doors had a very European feel to them but then the Southwest often takes a nod to Spain and similar European areas.

I also enjoyed this gate and the small specialized garden on the other side.

Tomorrow it’s back to glass but I hope you enjoyed the little side trip and that it whet your appetite for learning more about this wonderful garden.

Thursday Doors 1.13.21

Welcome to Thursday Doors the 2022 edition. The doors you’ll find here range from ordinary to unique. The ones I found in southern California last year are also varied. The first doors are for your ego.

These doors are for working while looking great.

And these are in-doors. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and opening the door to this post. Sorry for any lateness on my part in visiting your blog. Lots of family stuff going on right now as well as trying to get some baking and housework done. I’ll get there.

I think flowers and/or plants almost always enhance and I believe these examples from my recent (was that really only a week and a half ago??) trip to southern California prove my point. What do you think?

Thursday Doors 11.18.21

I’m back from another enjoyable week in southern California with daughter, son-in-law, and grandson-in-progress. 🙂 Wandering around Redondo Beach, I found a few doors to share today and they even fit with Jude’s Life in Colour theme this month: black/grey. I once again managed to visit during a week cool, mostly grey (totally unrelated to the challenge), weather, color courtesy of clouds and/or fog. Ah, well, it’s a nice change from sunshine all the time, isn’t it? Hmmmm. We can’t decide whether I bring the weather or they ask for it to discourage my visits. 🙂 I did manage to indulge in some amazing mochas and French pastries, so that may have made up for the weather. But the company was what I went for and that was as wonderful as ever. Now without further ado, on to the doors.

For all veterans in the U.S., happy Veteran’s Day and thank you for your service, past or present! ❤

Today I have for you three random southern California doors, each with its own distinct attraction: the first texture, the second color and pizazz, the final some metalwork to delight Dan as well as other door aficionados. So without further ado, let’s go on our doorway, make some doorstops, and enjoy the doorpost because it’s hard to beat good old outdoorsmanship, especially when the sun’s out!

Our doorman-in-chief is rarely doormant with the exception of a few weeks here and there. Dan, thanks for being such a good ambassadoor for doors around the world! I’d say we adoor you, but I don’t want to overdo it. 🙂 Besides, The Edidoor might not appreciate it.

Thursday Doors 10.27.21

While out for a walk in Redondo Beach, we came upon this lovely sight sporting a gate, two doors (one very hidden on the house), and a gorgeous garden. The husband of the couple who owns it was outside working and turned out to be someone our daughter and son-in-law knew. The couple had lived in this house for many years and had obviously put in a lot of work. But what a magical place!

Thursday Doors 10.21.21

We had several lovely days for walking while I was in California, one of which was once again along The Strand in Manhattan Beach, AKA where to walk to ogle (not Google) very, very large, fancy homes but of course also look for doors and gates.

for Thursday Doors 10.14.21

Thanks to “Highlander” for the title, although in this case perhaps “I only need one” might be better. Either way, can’t better this door shot, even if it’s not the door that’s so doggone cute.

for Thursday Doors 10.7.21

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.