Thursday Doors

In 99.9% of my entries on Thursday Doors, I only wish I knew who lived behind the doors I photograph.

But this week is different because I know who lives in this house – our wonderful friends. These two special people are the kind you dream about living next door to because of their intelligence, kindness, integrity, and community involvement.

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It was built in the 1890’s and is located in the historic district of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For over 30 years, they have lived in this beautiful home where they raised three sons.

We treasure our relationship with this couple and always look forward to spirited conversations about a wide variety of topics including gardening for me and golfing for my husband.

She has a smaller garden than I do, but can boast being on the Portsmouth Pocket Garden Tour not once but twice. It is a lovely, manicured area with beautiful garden art. He and my husband are golfing partners and always have a story to tell.

It’s fun knowing who lives behind the door this week and sharing just a little bit about them, but the most wonderful thing is that I’m fortunate enough to call them ‘friends.’ 🙂

🍀Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, March 17, 2016.🍀

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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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32 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. And a stunning house to go with those beautiful doors!

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  2. Nancy says:

    A post about “Behind the Door!” Fabulous friends make our world full of rich love! Nice post!

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Wonderful post Judy! I know how you fell becasue we’re lucky enough to have some very special neighbors as well.

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  4. Go back and photograph that pocket garden when it is in bloom ! 🙂

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  5. pbmgarden says:

    Charming house. I like the way you caught the reflected house in the first picture. Nothing like good friends.

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  6. Laurie Graves says:

    Lovely house! And good friends are the spark of life. Where would we be without them?

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  7. Joyce says:

    I love the house – New England style is my fave – which is why we built ours in that classic look. I agree with Debra – I’d love to see this lovely lady’s lovely garden! Love, love, LOVE to see it!
    And I’m happy for you that you’ve found a friend with a husband to keep your own entertained! That doesn’t always happen and then the friendship fades away!

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  8. Fabulous home! I love the porch and the multiple roof lines. And the door, too, of course.

    There’s great fortune in next-door friends!

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  9. taphian says:

    wonderful story and doors

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  10. Murphy's Law says:

    I’m with Deb and Joyce. Definitely would love to see photos of neighbor’s garden when in bloom. I’m so “not with it” that I’ve never heard the term “Pocket Garden”!

    Beautiful home and entryway. I, too, like reflection of house in door.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

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    • You definitely deserve a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! A Pocket Garden is a tiny garden. Her backyard garden can fit in one of my beds. But, it is manicured and exquisite. She also has several pieces of local artwork that adds to the beauty. Have a great day. 🙂


  11. It’s wonderful to have people like that close by.

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  12. jesh stg says:

    Wished most of my friends do not live in neighborhoods like you photographed. Also, tend to visit them at night (lol). Even the church doors here look very business like – very straight unadorned glass doors:) So I’m having a good time looking at these cute houses!

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  13. Dan Antion says:

    That’s beautiful house and it’s so nice that you can share the little extra details. The sky in the right hand photo is so gorgeous – wow!

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  14. treadway says:

    It is wonderful having good neighbors!

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  15. joannesisco says:

    What a lovely and very different door story this week! 🙂

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  16. Having great neighbors and friends is such a blessing, Judy, no matter what the door looks like.


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  17. What a special post this week! Having a good neighbor is wonderful, having them as a friend too is a blessing!

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  18. klara says:

    warm story behind the door.

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  19. KerryCan says:

    I bet they feel lucky to have you, too! Their house looks wonderful!


  20. Eliza Waters says:

    Good friends feed the soul. 🙂

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  21. germac4 says:

    As always, I enjoyed looking at the lovely homes in your area. A good neighbour is a treasure.. we also have some great neighbours who have become good friends over the years.

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  22. Looks like a lovely house Judy and I reckon you will never get away without photographing the garden when it’s at its best, we’re all waiting now!

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  23. Leah says:

    So many doors have great stories. This one is full of warmth and affection.

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  24. reocochran says:

    Judy, no excuses, just stopping by to tell you I enjoyed this Thursday’s Doors presentation! I loved the colonial red color and contrasted with the bright cerulean sky, awesome sight! I like when you have a house you are friends with the owners, can share insight into what happened inside this home for years. They sound like the best friends ever! Smiles, Robin

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  25. Grandma Kc says:

    What a beautiful home! Every thing around you has such personality. Thank you for sharing it!

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