Thursday Doors

Well, half a door.

I LOVE this door, but I couldn’t trespass up a private mountain road to get any closer.

I don’t know who thought to put red on the door with white trim to accent the gray weathered look of the barn, but it is beautiful.

The house is painted the same, but I couldn’t even get half the house when I tried to grab a shot as I sped down the road from home to a garden I help with in Lee, NH. To get this half shot, I turned around three times trying to get the entire door. If anyone was watching, they probably thought I was having a spasm and couldn’t decide whether to go north or south.

I’m thinking this would look pretty good on our weathered brown barn. I wonder if I can talk the rest of the family into it. ❀️

Since our door director, Norm Frampton, is out of town, our blogging friend Joey is driving the Thursday Door bus so check her site out for doors from all corners of the world. πŸ™‚

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

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    I think we can all relate to that back-and-forth dance by a door that’s caught our attention but is difficult to capture. This one was worth the effort. I agree with you about the red and the white against the gray. Very striking! This looks like a place that is well-loved.

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  2. Joyce says:

    Yes! Beautiful! Fun to speculate if this was a deliberate, and very successful artistic touch, or did someone decide they wanted their building to stand out instead of recede privately into the woods? Or, did they have red paint left over from the house you couldn’t photograph and decide to use it up here? Very mysteriously charming!
    Now, if I were there with you, I’d have encouraged you to just go for it! If we were caught, we’d play the “My friend Joyce is a ditzy old lady card” and I’d say “I MADE her drive up here looking for a garage sale!” And you’d just sigh, shake your head, and ask, “well since we’re up here anyway, may I take a pic of your beautiful house and door?”

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    • If only we lived closer. πŸ™‚ Don’t those colors just call to you? I am just fascinated by them. I wonder if someone living there has an artistic background like you, or if it was just by luck as you said. Now, I’m trying to figure out how to explain the color – red, but not too bright, but not maroon, and blends with gray and brown. They’ll throw me out of the store laughing. πŸ™‚

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  3. Murphy's Law says:

    Fabulous!! Can’t you disguise yourself as a deer and go back and photograph the house?!!! Lol.

    I think if you and Joyce got together you would make quite a team……and you’d be great jail mates!
    πŸ”Ή Ginger πŸ”Ή

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  4. It’s a beauty, a lovely contrast between the weathered red and the gray shingles. Good luck getting your family to come aboard with a similar color scheme for your own barn.

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  5. I also love the open door — I so much want to go inside and explore! Thanks for posting.

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  6. Red is a great combination with the weathered house/barn(?) Don’t even think about how you look trying to take the best shot. With some of hubby’s, I was anxiously looking around hoping no one would pass, seeing this undercover agent (haha).

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    • I had a home owner come flying out one time and confront me about why I was taking photos of her house. I tried to explain Thursday Doors, but she wasn’t buying it. I had to bring it up on my phone before she calmed down. I’ve been more wary since. πŸ™‚

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  7. A longer lens. The only answer πŸ™‚

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  8. A red door is like an exclamation mark. Framing it in white against dark grey is like an exclamation mark, bolded. Beautiful, Judy.

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  9. joey says:

    Wow, that’s definitely worth doing a bit of a dance in your seat πŸ™‚ Good eye!
    Yeah, I’m a fan. Get the rest of your family on board and make it happen!

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  10. Eliza Waters says:

    Red is eye-catching and looks great in the snow (but we won’t think about that right now!).

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  11. Oddment says:

    As always, I love the comments on your post! Please have someone standing by with a camera when you go in dressed like a deer with your own camera. I am in awe of this red door, and I think the best thing about it is that it makes people wonder what its story is. It looks to me as thought the smaller door is red also, but it’s so far in a shadow that it’s hard to tell. There can’t be any such thing as a shy red door, but that’s what it looks like. Thanks for the lively start to my day!

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    • Yes, the smaller door was the same red, but the top half was glass which helped it to fade. You would have had a good laugh watching me go back and forth trying to be able to stop on a fairly busy road and hold the phone as high as I could out the driver’s side window. πŸ™‚

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  12. Love the red and white with the grey, very nice find, Judy.

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  13. lulu says:

    Yesterday I saw a house painted green with a barn like attached garage painted red. Not only did it get my attention, it made me smile.

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  14. Annie says:

    Love the color. I would paint my front door red tomorrow if our association would approve.

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  15. germac4 says:

    There’s something very New England about that barn door… but I’d love to introduce the colour to Australia .

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  16. Tina Schell says:

    I agree about that striking red color Judy! Ooh la la 😊😊

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  17. Mary says:

    Great find Judy, laughing reading about your adventure to get a good shot. So typical of new England and why I miss it so.

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  18. Oh yes!!! Go for it! I love a red door, too! It’s rather like wearing red shoes – makes a bold statement.

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  19. dweezer19 says:

    It is a great red. And a nice contrast. It’s nice to make people wonder. Stretching those lazy brain cells is good!

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