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It’s Thursday again and thus time for Thursday Doors, one of the best challenges out there. We’re still in Hermosa Beach, California living the beach and grandson life for a few more days so here are a few of the more unique doors I’ve seen on my walks. Sorry I couldn’t avoid reflections in the first one but I think it stands on its own (so to speak) anyway.

Tough to beat an old-fashioned mail box.

I drive a van, but it certainly doesn’t have a door like this one. But then I don’t live where there’s any surfing, either.

Most of all, happy 38th anniversary to my a-door-able husband. Thanks for putting up with me for so many years and you’d best be prepared to put up with me for many more! ❤

Ok, that title’s a bit of a cheat. Yes, these doors are in Prescott but they’re at Marsha’s house. 🙂 Door maniacs see and photograph doors whenever and wherever they appear and so I grabbed a few shots while I was staying there. Enjoy!

Pastel doors…

Red traveling doors…

Framed doors on the wall not doors in the wall…

Want to see more doors (not Mordors) from all over the world? Click here to go to Dan’s (our host) blog and click on some links.

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!

There really isn’t anything else that can share door space with this small but mighty example of a hobbit’s Christmas in Philadelphia, so it, like the cheese, will stand alone.

for Thursday Doors

On Tuesday I introduced you to the Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Queen Puabi, Ur, and fabulous jewelry. Today we’re looking at doors. This first one is the imposing front door, but not one used by the general public. I believe it might be used when part of the facility is rented for a wedding or similar event. What about that tile or brick work?

Glass makes taking a photo without reflections difficult to impossible. However, this door in the African gallery is worth putting up with the reflections!


Many cities now feature public art in the form of sculptures of various kinds. I love it. Lately, I’ve noticed a new sort of art…on power boxes of some sort. Here are a few I noticed in Billings, Montana. Taking photos of doors is an addiction, one I indulged on even when on vacation.

I love the idea of this type of public art on normally boring grey (at least in our area) boxes. May this idea spread to boxes near you.

You can electrify your day by dropping by Norm’s blog and finding more examples of doors throughout the world.

Although Philadelphia was founded long before cars were around and it’s much easier in many ways to do without one if you live in the city environs, there are now plenty of cars and where there are cars, there are sometimes garages.  I, for one, can appreciate the Philadelphia garage, having had to hope for a parking spot too many times over the years of visits.  These garage doors aren’t your usual doors, though.  See if you can spot some of what makes them interesting and maybe a bit a-door-able.

If you can drive in the snow, head up to Montreal, park at Norm’s garage, then walk through doors all over the world.  Take your time.  There are no parking tickets.

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If Google Translate is to be trusted, that title means “Unusual French Doors” and that’s just what these splen-door-ous beauties are.  Why doors?  When some of us see doors, our en-door-phins start raging, making us all ambassa-doors for Norm’s Thursday Doors challenge.  It may seem door-ky to you, but it’s a very real phenomenon.  Does that make us door-hawks?  Maybe, but we’re proud of it.  Feel free to en-doors us by stopping by Norm’s and seeing what we found.  Or join us.  Just picka-door.  🙂

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