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Thursday Doors

The old back door.
The old back door.

“Why it’s simply impassible!”
Alice: “Why, don’t you mean impossible?”
Door: “No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing’s impossible!”

~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Norm over at Norm 2.0 has a Thursday Doors feature, and I decided to jump in this week.  Like most photographers I know, I take a lot of pictures of doors.  We have quite a few doors around the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, not all of them where you might expect to find a door.  While the old back door appears perfectly fine, it is not (it is broken) so we replaced it with a new, and similar, door when we renovated the laundry/mud room.  We have not yet decided what to do with the old one so it leans against the Weathervane Building, waiting for a new home.  I’ve been thinking about putting it in the woods as a standing sculpture of sorts.  Or maybe as part of the entrance to the marsh.

If this door could talk, I wonder what stories it would tell?



Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

12 thoughts on “Thursday Doors

    1. Thank you, WG. 🙂 I think I’m going to use a window for the morning glories. We certainly have plenty of windows sitting around here. I don’t know why since this is supposedly the only house ever built on this property. I guess someone was dumping construction trash out this way because we have all sorts of things like that.

      I did indeed enjoy this beautiful day and spent most of it outdoors (which is why I’m so far behind in my blog reading!). The wind has been quite invigorating. Hope you enjoyed it too. 🙂

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  1. I suspect this door could share many openings on happy times, sad times, new opportunities as well as closings on times fading away, gentle closings, and stud-rattling slams. But I think the door would respect privacy and not share all it’s seen.


  2. Raining here today, so we took a day off from the house sprucing (for sale) and trying desperately to catch up on blogs and comments, etc (not to mention laundry)…


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