Thursday Doors – January 17, 2019

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The Dog Days of Winter – Dipping Into the Archives

We have close to 2 feet of snow on the lawn and they’re forecasting temps in the low minus twenties Celsius for the next few days.

We’re getting close to the dog days of winter; that post-holidays period in winter when in this part of the world it’s too damn cold to be outside for any length of time, and spring is nothing more than a faint glimmer of hope that’s still a few months away.

Not ideal conditions for doorscursioning that’s for sure.

I don’t know why it took me so long to come to this realization but maybe, just maybe, it’s not such a great idea to be running a photo challenge that requires going outdoors in the freezing cold to take pictures, when I no longer like being out in the freezing cold.

In fact I’ve become such a wuss about the cold lately that I can’t remember the last time I was out with my camera. A week or so before the holidays…I think.

Thank goodness for the archives.

So while I keep the woodstove in our basement stoked for extra warmth and pat myself on the back for changing some of our least efficient doors and windows last spring, have a look at this collection from our time in Nova Scotia last summer.

“Ah,” he sighs “summer.”

Yes, I remember summer fondly: that’s when I was spending most of my time complaining about the heat 😀

Halifax Waterfront

St. Peter’s Church (Est. 1913) – Ingonish

Plain garage doors and warm reflections – Downtown Halifax

Catholic Church of St. John the Evangelist (Est 1898) – Windsor

St. John the Evangelist #2

St. John the Evangelist #3

An old Ford – seen in a restaurant parking lot in St. Peter’s

Inside the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal

Utilities Service Box – Downtown Halifax

As always, thank you so much for looking and I sure hope it’s warmer wherever you are 🙂

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About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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72 Responses to Thursday Doors – January 17, 2019

  1. Amy says:

    I agree with you on the not going out in winter!! Great set of archives. That first blue is so bold it makes you smile in winter 😉 That Ingonish church is gorgeous too!

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  2. joey says:

    It really does get challenging. I don’t know when your sun goes down, but here it’s about 6 right now so daylight isn’t on my side, either. Y’all gonna start seein doors at work, the gym, grocery stores… I think I’m about five posts away from featuring the dryer door, the oven door, the bathroom vanities… Oof.
    There are things to like about summer — doors, fruit, sandals, flowers, warm grass…
    These are lovely doors, the doors of summer, here in the middle of January.

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  3. Jennie says:

    The Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Doors and the Catholic Church in Windsor are my favorites. Stay warm and stick to those sunny side doors over the winter. We are bare of snow in New England, but that will change drastically tomorrow. Best to you, Norm.

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  4. jazzytower says:

    I am liking the blue rolling through this post. Especially that car door, whatever it is!!

    Pat

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  5. Aimer Boyz says:

    The thought crosses my mind that I should go cross-country skiing or snow tubing, but … COLD!
    Love that first one, the blue house is a keeper 🙂

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  6. marianallen says:

    Oh, oh, oh! In that photograph of the plain garage door and warm reflections, WHAT IS THAT BUILDING IN THE BACKGROUND WILL ALL DRAGONS CRAWLING ALL OVER IT?????

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  7. I hate the cold too. My cat hates it too. Nice doors of summer.

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  8. I’m so jealous of your archive, Norm. You have a wonderful collection of doors in it. I know what you mean about doorscursions and bad weather. We don’t have the freezing temperatures in Ireland that you have but I couldn’t bring myself to get out of the car for this week’s post, I just opened the window and took some shots, then got Mr. R. to drive on a bit for some more.

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  9. Joanne Sisco says:

    Ah yes – winter in Canada. We’re going into the deep freeze this weekend which is par for the course in January. Daydreaming of warmer days again 🙂

    As I’m looking at your photos I’m thinking ‘that’s my favourite’ until I reach the next one. The symmetry of the green doors on St Peter’s in Ingonish gets my ultimate vote … although it was a difficult choice.

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  10. dennyho says:

    Those green doors of St. Peters Church stand out, even in their simplicity. Hope you’re able to get out soon…

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  11. Ally Bean says:

    I like the doors at St. John the Evangelist Church. They look inviting to me, which is what I suppose a church wants their doors to do– get the heathens intrigued enough to go inside.

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  12. Great doors, Norm! You’re lucky to have so many good choices in your library. I’m afraid my library is running low of decent options. And after two weeks of unusual and almost non-stop rain in LA, like you, I haven’t been able to go out and shoot new stuff. But the weather is expected to improve here, whereas there… Brrrr…!

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  13. Love the blue building! Take care and stay warm! 🙂

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  14. Great doors, but even Nova Scotia in summer looks cold. BTW Norm, I am now volunteering to work in Zambia at a rural health centre. 33C and very humid. The Internet connection is poor and expensive, too. There is little scope for photographing doors, but lots of animals to see (as well as patients). Of course, you are welcome to follow my adventures on my usual blog. So next week will be my last Thursday Doors for a while. Thanks, I enjoyed the ride.

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  15. scooj says:

    Some lovely summer doors there. Adore those monkeys.

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  16. Tara says:

    St. Peter’s is lovely. And wow, that’s cold. It’s going to be 4 (F) here on Monday. That’s ridiculously cold for southeastern PA, and me no likee.

    RE: complaining about temperatures, both hot and cold. At least you’re consistent. 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      4 F is about -15C which is right around when I throw in the towel (or is it a fleece blankie?) and stay indoors.
      Yes I am consistent when it comes to complaining. I don’t call myself the world’s youngest grumpy old man fer nuthin ya know 😉

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      • Tara says:

        That is cold! Brrrrrr. I don’t wanna be that cold! Of course, with the right gear, it’s tolerable. I should buy some Canadian coats! I’m sure they’re warmer.

        Shaaaaaaaaaa. I know. 😉

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  17. JT Twissel says:

    Wow, you saved some great ones. Out here, no snow but wind, hail and heavy rain are keeping everyone inside and I didn’t save any door pics! Happy Doors Day!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      With my reserves from Italy I should be good for at least another 6-8 posts if I needed. Hopefully I’ll get out soon though. I’d really like to get out and get some new material.

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  18. Am puzzled about why you think these doors are less effective. My favorite is the brown door with the stained glass with the David’s star – somehow endearing! And the series of green doors are distinctive!
    Sorry for the cold, that’s why I live as far South as possible!

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  19. A look back at summer photos is just what is needed on a cold winters day. I got a chuckle from the critters in the mural drinking wine. Are they monkeys? They look like a couple of old men reminiscing about the good old days of summer. Tee-hee.

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  20. Almost Iowa says:

    I want that Ford – even without doors. 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I don’t know what model it was but it sure was a beauty of a preservation/restore job. If you check out Amy Sampson’s post this week she has a pic of me taking pictures of that car that show the whole vehicle. You would probably be able to I.D. the model.

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  21. Amy Sampson says:

    I see (slivers of) my car in one of those shots! haha

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yes indeed. And I had forgotten that you’d taken that shot of me taking pictures of the car 😀
      On another note I went over and commented on your post but I think it got eaten by the WordPress spam filter again. You may need to go into the comments section in your WP admin dashboard and release my words from spam prison. Sorry, I don’t know why this keeps happening to me 😦

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  22. carol1945 says:

    I am at an age when the cold plays havoc with my body!!! Especially the knees.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      It’s just not fun anymore but I have to admit that if I dress properly it’s never as bad as I make it out to be in my mind. Finding excuses to not go out just seems easier 😀

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  23. Jackie says:

    Don’t do cold either, hence I am posting from Mexico. Going back into the archives is good too. Makes me organize better.

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  24. I relate entirely to being a wuss in the cold! Thanks for getting out there and snapping photos anyway, because these are great. The blue house is my favourite, and the glass door with the Jewish star at St. John the Evangelist.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Crystal and welcome :-). Glad you were able to join us this week. Feel free to join in any week that you have doors to share.
      Hey I went over and commented on your post yesterday but I think it got eaten by the WordPress spam filter.
      You may need to go to the comments section in your WP admin dashboard and release me from spam prison. Sorry, I don’t know why this keeps happening to me 😦

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      • Thank you for your comment, Norm, and I think it was truly eaten by something. It’s not even identified as spam. I went looking but can’t find it. However! things don’t look like they used to in the comments section (must be an “improvement”), so I’ll keep looking. Your Thursday Doors are a great idea and I’m excited to be able to join the fun.

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  25. Dan Antion says:

    I know the holed-up / hunkered-down feeling Norm. I resorted to drive-by doors for this week. I do like the little nudge of pressure to get outside, at least for a little while.

    The Catholic church with the peaked panels at the top looks very nice in that stone entrance. I like the blue doors. You just don’t see that color often enough, it always stands out. I think my favorite might be the weathered wooden door with the angled peak and the stained glass window.

    Pretty cool to see the selfie wearing shorts. I guess that isn’t happening today. The doors at the ferry terminal and utility box are nice, too. I like painted doors, a lot.

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  26. Corina says:

    I think the first one is my favorite. It looks like the building has eyes!

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  27. OMG! I can not imagine that kind of snow any more! Stay indoors and stay cozy warm! I like the stained glass window door and all those painted doors today! I’ve been a little under the weather too so I have been able to keep up with some of my posts. Today’s sunny posts will help cure ya!

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  28. I think we all understand weather and door photography. 🙂 These are all great doors, but I really, really like the two at St. Peter’s and the mural. Keep that fire going and divert that CN blast of cold weather if you can. 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Hopefully the latest cold blast doesn’t last too long and I can get out again soon. On the bright side in about 6 weeks or so I will probably start planting some of my seedlings for the vegetable garden. I got an earlier than usually start on my tomatoes and peppers last year and they did AMAZING.

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  29. Looking back to summer is completely fair, especially when it throws up such lovely photos. Someone’s done a wonderful job on the service box.

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  30. Debbie Smyth says:

    Needless to say, I like those arty doors. And you’ve a nice mix of more traditional ones too.
    Keep warm, Norm!

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  31. Ahh, this is a great, colourful, sunny and warm compilation. Yes, all pats on the back to you for taking care of the doors, and a massage after so that it doesn’t hurt. All the doors out there will wait, you keep warm and watch them from the inside. No need to pick favourites, all these have their place here today.

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