Linda G. Hill

Life in progress


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#ThursdayDoors – What the …

Just a quickie for Norm Frampton’s photo prompt, Thursday Doors. I’m looking for suggestions on what this might be all about. It’s been there for weeks.

It’s empty apart from the clear liquid – the darkness inside is just a reflection.

Guesses?

To join us in Thursday Doors, click on the following link. There you’ll find links to all the other participants and the rules to participate yourself! https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/thursday-doors-august-24-2017/

 


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#ThursdayDoors – Museum pieces

My son, Christopher, and I went on our yearly excursion to Toronto to the Royal Ontario Museum on Tuesday. The outside of the building is under renovation, but luckily I got pictures of the actual museum doors last year ( click here to see them). This year, I decided to take photos of some of the doors on display inside. It seems doors are interesting enough to keep …

Click on the photos for a larger image:

There were more doors in the museum, but these were all I managed to capture this time around.

The Thursday Doors prompt is brought to you by Norm Frampton. Click on his post and join in today! https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/thursday-doors-august-3-2017/


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#ThursdayDoors – Doors ‘n’ Cats

Walking around my neighbourhood, I’ve seen a curious trend; the combination of doors and cats. I’d like to share with you my findings to date.

Enjoy.
(Click the pictures to enlarge.)

Well-camouflaged and snoozin’

Checking me out.

Waiting to get in.

Enjoying the fresh air.

Watching a squirrel and wishing he was outside.

This post is brought to you by the Thursday Doors prompt from the great Canadian photographer, Norm Frampton. Please visit his post here https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/thursday-doors-july-13-2017/ and you, too, can join in the doorish fun!

 


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#ThursdayDoors – I May Have Found a Soulmate

I was walking around my neighbourhood a couple of weeks ago when I came across this.

Someone with a fixation on coming and going? Enchanted doors to another world, perhaps? Whatever it is, I’m assuming they love doors.

Here’s some more that are actually attached to a house.

I do love my neighbourhood.

This post is inspired by the great Norm Frampton. You can find his original Thursday Doors post here: https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/thursday-doors-june-29-2017/ Join in – it’s fun!

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Ominous-Looking Door for #ThursdayDoors

I live in a lovely old section of town. Now that the weather’s getting nicer, I’m able to get out and take some pictures of doors. Here’s what I came up with this week.

I haven’t been able to find any history on this house, but it’s obviously old. I’d love to know what kind of house it is. I plan to do more research on it.

The front door has been updated, by the looks of it. I love the thickness of the wall.

This photo was taken at sunset, whereas the others were taken this morning. Note the way the sun at the top corner of the house makes the photo appear aged.  Also, note the door on the right side of the house.

It’s hard to tell what it’s made of, but it looks metal. Was the place a jail?

There was some major hardware on it once upon a time…

Thursday Doors is brought to us all by Norm Frampton. Check his awesome photos and join in! https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/thursday-doors-may-4-2017/


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K’Lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Prompt – Reflections

I was playing around with my phone camera last week and realized there were some cool settings on it. I hadn’t noticed before that I can take a negative picture, or a monochrome or sepia, or solarized…

I had no idea what I was doing at the time; I couldn’t see the screen for the sunshine, so I just started snapping photos. The first two are solarized shots of the sun setting over the water. I did nothing to alter these after they were taken.

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All-focus

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All-focus

Here’s a panoramic shot I took, without filters, of the same scene.

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And here’s one I took a couple of weeks ago from the same spot.

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Unaltered.

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And mucked about with.

This collection of shots is brought to you by K’Lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the theme this week is “reflections.”


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#ThursdayDoors – My Neighbourhood

I’ve always been a little fascinated with this little house around the corner from where I live. As I walked past it a few weeks back, I decided to take a picture.

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It’s not just the narrow doors that intrigue me, it’s the iron bars on the upper windows and the lace curtains in the lower ones that really bring the whole thing together, which sparks my imagination.

Here’s a closeup of the lovely doors.

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I live in a decidedly old part of town. Many Loyalists settled here in the 1850s, and quite a few of the houses from that era still stand. Here’s one that’s a bit different.

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I’ll have to go back after the leaves fall to get a picture of it all the way to the top.

Here’s the door, in all its yellow splendour.

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I’ve missed participating in this prompt. It’s good to be back. Thank you to Norm Frampton, our host. You can find him here https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/thursday-doors-october-13-2016/ Why don’t you join in too? 🙂