Thursday Doors 51/52

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Since this week’s Thursday Doors falls during Christmas week I thought I’d share some doors that are decorated for Christmas.

N°2259- Blue light special

N°2259

N°4925 The stained glass window pane has a whale in the sea theme.  I love this stone wainscoting that is popular around my area now.

N°4725

…and N°4758- my front door. It’s a bit sparse these last few years. After He-Man ruptured his Patella Tendon he wasn’t able to get up on a ladder to hang the Christmas lights.  I’m not one of those people that keep their Christmas lights up all year, but let me tell ya…these last few Christmas’s we’ve missed the lights!

This year He-Man has seen great progress with his knee recovery. He can climb a short ladder, and he can stand up in the saddle. A BIG DEAL for a Cyclist who rides up mountains.   However, since our home remodel the gables are higher than our ladder and he feels it’s still too high for him to climb, and we need new hooks all around the front of the house. I don’t know how to do that. I can’t even hammer a nail in straight, so we’re going without lights for the time being.  Maybe next year.

N°4758

Beginning Friday I don’t anticipate being online very much. Big Baby Boy, and Dark Haired Beauty are arriving Friday evening for Christmas.   Baby Girl, and #1 Grandson are staying home for Christmas. YEAH!

I’m done shopping but I haven’t begun to wrap, and I need to begin cooking for Christmas dinner.

For those of you celebrating Christmas I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!  Hanukkah begins the 24th I think. Happy Hanukkah to those of you who celebrate that!

If you don’t celebrate Christmas enjoy the season, the lights, the joy, and good cheer that comes with the season, and I wish you a wonderful week-end!

This post is part of Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors.  If you love doors and would like to see the doors others are posting, or post doors you’ve photographed and join other door lovers from around the world click here.

At the end of Norm’s latest Thursday Door post is a little Blue Link-up/View button click it to be taken to a page with all the links to view all the posts, and add your own if you’re a door enthusiast too.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 17-35mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2017

More to come…

 

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Author: circadianreflections

My name is Deborah Zajac. I'm a photographer living in Silicon Valley. I am a passionate nature, landscape, night/astro photographer. I shoot predominately in color and use Nikon Digital Cameras, and lenses. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos I've taken while on my travels. Please feel free to leave a comment I'd love to hear from you.

58 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 51/52”

  1. I liked the blue light special! 🙂 The second house is very nice, too. I liked your stone laid driveway and pretty door decoration, too. It is all about your company and you will have had a special Christmas, now will wish you a marvelous New Year’s Eve celebration. Hope 2017 has some first seen birds and great doors for your camera to capture. 🙂

      1. Deborah~
        I am very happy that you have had wonderful holidays with warm, loving family members as company. ❤
        So glad my comments meant a lot, as I appreciate our newly found friendship. 🙂

  2. Well, you’ve managed to take postcard-looking images which says that’s excellent work! Having a 6-star point from your porch light qualifies for Christmas Lighting (watch out for 3 wise men knocking on your door as they might be following the beacon). Hope you have a Merry Christmas with your family!

  3. I love the blue light special, Deborah. I’m glad your husband’s knee is better. My husband’s an avid cyclist and I know how hard it would be on him not to be riding (although right now, with all the snow and ice, he’s not riding outside!!) Although I decorate a lot inside the house, we don’t have outside lights. But our neighborhood is full of beautiful lights, so I just enjoy those. 🙂

    Merry Christmas and may it be filled with love and blessings!

    janet

  4. Love these shots. Hopefully you’ll be able to get your light up next year. I’ve convinced Honey that it’s nice to decorate indoors rather than outdoors, mostly because I don’t like all that climbing 😉
    Merry to Christmas to you and you entire crew!

    1. Thank you so much Norm!

      I’ve been looking around and getting some ideas for decorating outside a bit without lights in case we end up not purchasing a ladder that goes to the top of those gables. When He-Man could climb the ladder and hang the lights I always asked him to wait until I or the one of the kids were home to be nearby. It was high then it’s higher now!

      Merry Christmas to you and yours, and best of luck with your new endeavour!

  5. I like the look of your house just as it is, Deborah and speaking as a tight Yorkshireman (not sure I needed the adjective, we’re all tight in God’s own county) think of the electricity bills! Have a wonderful festive season 🙂 Looking forward to your online return already 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Phil! Oh yes the electric bill for December is going to be higher just b/c of the Christmas trees. I leave the lights on all day, but shut them off while we sleep. It will be less without the outdoor lights. More money for food and drink then 🙂

  6. There is nothing like Christmas lights to give everything a joyful feeling. I love the shot of the porch light that looks like a giant star shining brightly. There will be Steelers football and terrible towels as part of our festivities too.
    Merry Christmas.

  7. I love the festive lights, Deborah but I totally understand not having the lights up. I now put a small string of lights around a tiny pine tree at the end of our walk. After I did the remodeling, I was reluctant to put hooks on the newly installed trim. Also, I’ve been burned by those pesky winter storms that leave you no choice but to have the lights hanging until spring.

    Best wishes to you and your family on Christmas. I notice from the title that we are at 51/52 – I get a little nervous. Then again, I come here for the photos and stories, and if you don’t continue with doors, I know it will be because you have something better for us.

    I know it will be early for you, and I know it’s Christmas day (something I’m not happy with) but please take a few minutes to root for the Steelers to beat the Ravens.

    1. Thank you Dan!

      I know He-Man is reluctant to put “hooks” into the new eaves b/c he bought plastic hooks for the gutters, and was looking for something other than nails or hooks to put on the gables. I know how he feels b/c I’ve been reluctant to put any holes in the new walls to hang photographs, and pictures in the house!

      About Thursday Doors- I’ll still post doors, but I’m going to beat myself up if I miss a week here and there. I up in the air about doing another Project 52 in 2017, but have a couple of themes I’m tossing around.

      Regarding the game…well that will keep the family busy while I’m cooking and setting the table! I hope we’re able to get it on t.v. otherwise they’ll have to find it online.

      If it’s super early and televised on regular t.v. He-Man will probably record it.
      We’ll have our Terrible Towels, and Steeler attire at the ready and the family will be cheering them on from this coast. 🙂

      Merry Christmas to youinz.

      1. Thanks Deborah. I did two Photo365 projects. I’m not sure I’d ever try that again. Project 52 sounds easier but I wonder, did you worry more about getting “good” photo? Sometimes, with the daily drill, I was willing to settle for “this works”

        1. I don’t think I would be able to keep up with a Project 365 so I’ve never done one, but at week 52/52 of Thursday Doors it will be my 4th Project 52 in a row.
          I did one with Off Camera Lighting, one with mostly Macro, a Black & White one, and Thursday Doors. I’m thinking about Birds, and Food for a possible P52 in 2017. I’ll have to decide soon!

          Regarding worrying about getting a “good” photo? YES! I always tried to get the doors in good light, good looking, and or interesting. It didn’t always work out. Some doors were a bit plain. When I didn’t make out to get a new door image I dug into my archives and settled for “this works”.

          I’m trying to get my Best of 2016 done, but am only half way through my images, and I want to narrow it down to 30 or less then cull that down to 10-15 images. It should be easy right? 🙂

          1. I am doing the same thing, but I’m also trying to use photos I haven’t already used – which will be a nightmare to figure out. At this rate, it may end up being a “looking back into 2016 from 2017”

            Photo365 was hard. I remember one night, getting home late and just snapping a picture of a flower next to the door.

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