Thursday Doors – March 26, 2020

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). 

Rainbows of Hope

This week’s post is brought to you by some of the children in our neighbourhood.

Time is a bit of a blur these days what with the entire world on ‘pause’, but I think here in the province of Québec we’re into our second (or is it third?) week of school shutdowns.

I can only imagine how challenging it has been for parents to keep their little ones not only safe, but distracted and occupied as well.

On our daily walks to get some fresh air and a bit of exercise, we recently started noticing many homes around our neighbourhood were putting up drawings of rainbows in their windows.

It seems that having children draw rainbows to display in their windows is trending around the globe

and it’s such a wonderful way to spread a positive message of hope from our little ones, just when the world needs it most.

It certainly helps keep them occupied, if only briefly,

and I guess it can give them a sense of contributing to making things a bit better by spreading smiles and lifting spirits.

So this week it’s not so much about pretty doors but about a message from the youngest members of society;

a message of hope and solidarity, and of course, to share a few smiles too 😀

I can say that it has certainly caused a few smiles for us on our walks,

and I look forward to seeing new ones each time we go out.

What about where you live? Have children there started sharing rainbows too?

Thanks for joining me for a sunny spring stroll close to home 🙂

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As always, if you have the time, please take a few minutes to visit some of the Thursday Doors posts shared by our other contributors.

Thanks for looking 🙂 

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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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97 Responses to Thursday Doors – March 26, 2020

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Norm,
    I mentioned your challenge on my Hunt for Joy challenge. So hopefully a few people will play with you as well.

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  2. I saw that on the news. I think that’s great message during this gloomy time. We don’t have children around the trailer park much.

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  3. Such a cheerful post Norm in these unsettling days, thank you for brightening up my day. Glad that you’re able to get out and about in the fresh air. I appreciate the freedom to do so here at the moment, as everyone seems to be putting social distancing into practice. Here’s my offering for this week.

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  4. What a great way to return to TD; rainbows of hope with your collection of neighborhood doors! I’m glad to see your TD posts again, Norm; I’ve been away and it’s time to join in your TD blog again. My contribution is at this link:

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  5. amoralegria says:

    Such a pleasure looking at all these wonderful door posts! Thanks, Norm, for keeping it going – it’s an escape into the world that we aren’t able to see right now! Here’s mine:

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  6. slfinnell says:

    I’ll be on the look out for rainbows, both the window and sky variety 🙂 Leave it to the little people to melt our hearts!!
    My link:

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  7. This is wonderful, Norm. That they are drawing rainbows, that you pass such lovely houses, and the effect of sun on snow that I miss.

    Over here no kids, no rainbows, just some Italian flags have appeared. These are almost all the doors that I’ve been passing twice a day for a month:

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  8. What a fabulous idea! I’ll look for them on my next neighborhood walk. I’ve seen mention of putting stuffed bears in windows so kids can go “bear hunting” as they go walking with their parents. I love when people come together like that to support each other.

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  9. I’ve just come indoors from a nationwide round of applause in appreciation of NHS workers, what a stressful time they are having. Here I have more doors from Northumberland

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  10. Wonderful pictures and interesting to see all the different houses. I didn’t see any rainbows here, but I did take a picture the other day of a painting on the side of a building..

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  11. Marla says:

    Cute. 🌈
    My contribution this week is from Beynac-et-Cazenac in beautiful France. It’s not your typical French door though!

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  12. joey says:

    That’s very sweet! I am cheered a bit, I really am.

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  13. DrJunieper says:

    That is awesome to see these rainbows. In many instances, children are still unspoilt and see the good and can hope, while ours is often unfortunately marred and blurred by logic, scepticism or opinions of others.This while you were in your search for doors! Incredible and happy for you:)

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  14. JT Twissel says:

    That is a hopeful sign! In my community they are also putting stuffed animals in the windows to wave at the kids.

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  15. dimlamp says:

    Where there’s life there’s hope; where there’s hope there’s life. Here’s my contribution after some time of not posting to Thursday Doors:

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  16. tgeriatrix says:

    What a lovely idea! I haven’t seen any rainbows here, but I have to admit I have only been in my garden.I loose track about the schools closing down like you…
    I looked in my box for some more doors:

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  17. Here is the door at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York.

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  18. Photographias says:

    No rainbows around here, unfortunately. Such a simple and lovely idea to lift everyone’s spirit. Here is mine

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  19. Anne Fraser says:

    Children are putting rainbows in their windows here as well along with the slogan the brightest rainbow comes after the darkest storm. We are under lockdown so I could not do a door post. I thought you might enjoy my Oxford from last summer. Strange to think that the crowds of tourists made it difficult to take photos.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Anne. Yes crowds are an unthinkable concept at the moment. I’ve a feeling the tourism industry will be affected by this for decades to come.
      Stay safe 🙂


  20. Lynn says:

    Love this Norm! Such a bright light in such challenging times. Thank you for sharing 💕

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  21. marianallen says:

    Beautiful rainbows, and some very nice doors, too! Our house is back in the woods, so we don’t see other people’s windows. the only other houses back here don’t have any young children. I’m enjoying the rainbows popping up on the internet, though. My doors this week are fairly new ones INSIDE my house.

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  22. Thats a great idea, maybe by the time the snow melts this will be behind us

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  23. Joanne Sisco says:

    Awww – I love that!! I haven’t seen any here but now I’m going to be looking out for one.

    What struck me most though was how much snow you still have. Yikes!

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  24. That’s a wonderfully uplifting sign! I didn’t notice any in the windows here on my walks yesterday up to the mailbox. There are a handful of children in our community so it may happen.

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  25. quiall says:

    What a wonderful idea!

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  26. Debbie Smyth says:

    Oh yes, “chase the rainbow” is spreading far and wide over here too. A great idea for the children creators and the passers by too. I’ve got a couple of private doors this week:

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  27. now those rainbows just makes me smile – be well, Norm!

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  28. scooj says:

    Plenty of rainbows here in Bristol. I share your sense spreading smiles and lifting spirits. Look at you with all your snow.

    I managed to go for a dog walk yesterday and photograph some doors… of course…

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Stephen. Yes lots of snow left on the lawns here north of the city. Thankfully spring that has been slow so far this year. Too warm or too much rain all at once and many places and end up with spring flooding. The last thing we’d need right now is people forced to leave their homes for community shelters.

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  29. Sherry Felix says:

    I love the rainbows. We need to communicate and messages of hope are the best.
    My doors for today

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  30. Lots of bungalow houses with their regular doors. But pleasant in the sunshine. Thanks Norm.
    We are allowed to walk out and get some exercise as long as we don’t associate with others, keeping 2 metres away here in the UK. My post moves from Hungary to Venice. Apologies to Gabriel García Márquez

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  31. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a great idea, Norm. I can see how that would cheer you up a bit while walking. We only have a few young children in our neighborhood but it makes me smile when I see them playing. Our First Selectman (think Mayor) has asked people to ring a bell at 8:00 pm.

    My doors are ready –

    Take care, and stay healthy!

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  32. TiongHan says:

    Can’t do otherwise than echo Sheree, what a lovely idea! Mine are from a warmer region:

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  33. Rainbows going up all around our village.

    This week I have a selection of doors from Nicosia in Cyprus…

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  34. Ally Bean says:

    What a charming idea. I’ve not heard of this but rainbows are always a good thing. Your photos are wonderful. So clear, dare I say, so hopeful?

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  35. Su Leslie says:

    This is a lovely idea. We’re just ending Day 1of NZ’s lockdown and I haven’t heard about the rainbows. We are having a national bear hunt (from the Helen Oxenbury story), with people putting teddy bears in their windows for kids to find when they’re out walking with parents.

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  36. Sheree says:

    What a lovely idea Norm

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  37. Thank you again for continuing with this. Windows full of rainbows is such a nice idea.

    Here’s mine for the week; still continuing an ongoing story:

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