Thursday Doors – Ivy Cottage

img_4095This is a rather short and sweet Thursday doors post. I’m knee-deep in formatting at the moment (but think I can see the finish line ), so I haven’t been out and about so much this week.

However, on a short walk the other day I noticed this door. Actually, I noticed the ivy first, the the way it climbed so beautifully and how the red leaves contrasted against the green hedge below. I’ve been along this road many times, but never noticed the door before – it’s on the side of the house, rather than the front, a grass track running alongside.

So there are no history lessons or far-flung shores this week. Rather, just a reminder that beauty and inspiration can also be found close to home. It just takes turning your head at the right moment to discover them. 🙂

This is my entry for this week’s Thursday Doors Challenge, courtesy of Norm 2.0. For more doors, or to add one of your own, visit Norm’s site and click the link.

Thursday Doors – Barcelona

I’m really enjoying the Thursday Doors photo challenge and have found, as I’ve looked through my photos, that I seem to have a ‘thing’ for doors, as I photograph so many of them. This week’s door is another beauty from Barcelona, but whereas my previous Spanish door was an example of Gaudi’s genius, this one is a more traditional style of Art Nouveau.


Isn’t it gorgeous? I do think the shopping trolley with pink bag adds a prosaic touch, and is also a sign that some lucky person gets to live here and experience this wonderful passage and doorway every day.

If you’d like to see more Thursday doors or add your own, visit Norm 2.0 and click the links – there’s a whole world of doors to be opened.