Daisy Smiley Face

It's my happy place.

The week before The Week From Hell, I took the pic of this house, from the driver’s seat of my car. I’m always on the lookout at a red light for an interesting thing to capture.

The week after The Week From Hell (for which I’ve been vague because my involvement was indirect so it’s not my story to tell), I was happy to find this gem as I scrolled through my phone’s gallery. I forgot about it, what with everything that went on. It was a nice reminder that I saw the blooms and enjoyed their simple beauty on a simple day. (Also a reminder that there are simple days and, even after upheaval, there will be more, too.)

I lost a few days during which I saw nothing outside of what I was dealing with. And now, after the boom, the blooms are no longer there. I saw their arrival, but missed their going, their changing from white to green, from spring into what they’ll look like all summer. I’m grateful, though, I got to see them in this form, even if only for the moment (or three) the light was red.

It’s hard to see (note to self: take Canon next time), but the sign says Welcome to the Porch, which I love. And I can’t refuse such a pleasant invitation. Join me? Let’s all sit around, drink some lemonade, and enjoy the spring and pre-summer sights. Oh, don’t mind us, Homeowner. We’re all friendly folk… who just like taking photos of doors.

This post is one of many through Thursday Doors by Norm Frampton. See other doors — from around the world — on his weekly linkup and/or on the Twitter at #ThursdayDoors.

11 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors: Before and After

  1. msgt3227 says:

    That porch is truly inviting, but it needs more chairs! πŸ˜€


    1. Tara says:

      Agreed! I’ll bring some. You bring some! We’ll all bring some! πŸ™‚


  2. Ally Bean says:

    Such pretty photos. I like the sign on the porch and want to go sit there. There are two doors. Do you suppose this old house is now two apartments? Or is that a style around where you live?


    1. Tara says:

      There are houses that are apartments around here, but that strikes me as a mother-in-law entrance or something like that. Meet ya on the porch! πŸ˜‰


      1. Ally Bean says:

        Ah-ha. Your answer makes sense. Thanks.


  3. The overall look is most inviting. I’m on my way and bringing my own chair. πŸ™‚



    1. Tara says:

      See you there, Janet! πŸ™‚


  4. Norm 2.0 says:

    That looks like a very inviting spot to sit, preferably with on a warm summer day with a nice tall glass of lemonade πŸ™‚


    1. Tara says:

      Today is your lucky day, Norm. It’s Saturday now, and it’s 87 degrees. Lemonade STAT!


  5. joey says:

    Lovely scene for enjoying the weather πŸ™‚


    1. Tara says:

      Thanks, Joey!
      Just found this in spam and unspammed you! πŸ™‚


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