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OutDoors #ThursdayDoors

 Yes, that does say OutDoors; but it does not mean out as in ‘In’ doors and ‘Out’ doors, although these doors can be used for going both in and out. My title is in reference to my very favorite place which is ‘outdoors’ and one might think there are no doors in Nature’s abode. 

But...since the definition of a door is, by Wikipedia standards:

...a hinged or otherwise movable barrier that allows ingress into and egress from an enclosure....

A doors’s essential and primary purpose is to provide security by controlling access to the doorway (portal) 

*(oooohhhh...have I got doorways coming up for you guys once my book is finished🤭)

Conventionally, it is a panel that fits into the portal of a building, room or vehicle. Doors are generally made of a material suited to the door’s task. Doors are commonly attached by hinges, but can move by other means, such as slides or counterbalancing. 

Thank you, Wikipedia. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Now, for those of you who know me, I need not reiterate that I am neither conventional nor above broadening the parameters of the norm to share a bit of beauty. I have concluded, as well, that definitions are more like guidelines. 😉

So, for those of you sticklers who live life to the letter of definition, try to relax and just go with the flow. 

Without further ado, I give you my out of doors, doors..

Yes, it really is a door to a really big house

See, it’s a door, providing security, and we are grateful.

The really big house? 
No, not mine, but this little place is. I spend a lot of time on that porch.

This is my door. It’s a good door. We go on a lot of hikes here in the mountains. That is where I found most of today’s doors. Some might argue they are gates. If that is you, you are free to exit the the right please. 

Many have long narrow roads that wind out of sight, not allowing for any photos of the actual portal doors.

But oh the views...

This one reminds me of a favorite book, The Secret Garden. I swear I just saw a faerie flit by.

Hinges, protection and security, in-out. Good enough to pass for a door in my book.

Okay maybe this one is more like a doorway but down the hill sits a home with actual doors.


This? Only my favorite door of all, because it leads me to the beautiful outdoors where I find peace and sunshine

This door helped me bake chicken and dressing on ‘that’ holiday. 😉

The door to some business I don’t recall, but I just thought the guy guarding it was too happy not to photograph! 

Doors to a local church we pass when walking down the mountain towards town.

The door to get inside Pricesmart is up there...somewhere.  It only took about 20 min to reach it, masked up, maintaining 6 ft. No one uttered a word of complaint. A couple of months ago these folks were restricted to being out only on certain days of the week, sometimes alternating men days and women days; and elderly and those with disabilities got an extra two hours most days. 

This is a wonderful little Inn with more birds than I could begin to name. The grounds were lush, well maintained and teeming with hummingbirds. 

This was our room. Behind that door. 


Doesn’t this place look like it should HAVE a door?
I meet new mighty tree friends every day. 

Thanks for taking a walk with me and sharing my version of #ThursdayDoors. Thanks, Dan, for hosting this wonderful prompt. Do visit Dan’s blog to read other great posts and see more amazing doors! 


  1. These are all great doors. It's long been established that gates are doors and I've always felt that openings and entrances count as well. The pictures are beautiful and it looks like you are enjoying your surroundings. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

    1. Thanks Dan. There are some really interesting buildings in and near town so next time we stroll through the city I’ll be snapping some photos. 🙂

  2. I love the tree door ;) and the oven door too!! How original to think of these. Thank you!

  3. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my space and leaving me a message. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. I see doors and windows everywhere! 😉

  4. Magical place. I love the reference to the Secret Garden. I read the book as a girl and basically forgot about it - but not in my dreams. It reoccurs every now and again. Thanks for the tour.

    1. I love that film Maggie. And The Little Princess. Thanks for taking the tour with me!

  5. I think of gates as see-through doors.

  6. I love, love, love that inn, especially if it's teeming with hummingbirds! Wonderful post. <3

    1. It was one of those few places I have felt true melancholy i leaving.


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