Opening Doors ~ Day Two


This is day two of Jientje’s Opening Doors Photo Challenge. There are still 4 more days so you still have time to join in. I’m sharing 3 doors today that are a little outside the box…

Garages come in all sizes. These are two colorful Garage Doors that caught my eye. The first one I spotted in a beach side neighborhood in Ventura, Ca. The second one is a garage in Old Town Camarillo. Usually you would expect to find cars in garages but more than cars these days you’ll find them filled with stuff that doesn’t fit in the house!


This last photo is a door that is not fancy. It doesn’t have any great architectural beauty. It is a very ordinary front door in a very ordinary neighborhood in Southern California.


This door in Whittier, California was the front door of my family home in the 70’s. It is the door where Dear first kissed me after one of our dates. It is the door that opened many more doors to my relationship with Dear and our now almost 34 years of marriage. My parents moved away from this home and have made homes as far away from Whittier as a little village in Russia. They are now in a Senior Apartment in Southern California.

To see more photographs of doors around the world visit Jientje at Heaven in Belgium.

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I posted on my blog from 2007-2015 hostage and replaced them with big black and grey boxes with threats. So discouraging…as I’m slowly trying to clean up thousands of posts!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “Opening Doors ~ Day Two

  1. The garage doors are very attractive. I like the solid blue one in particular. That’s also so cool to see your parent’s old house. I know there are lots of memories by and inside those doors.

  2. It’s funny that you did this, because I was thinking about later this week taking a ride back down to the house I was born in… but I got thinking… I’ve been gone SO long that I bet it’s not even the SAME door on that house anymore!!! LOL! This is a good selection of doors! *thumbs up!*

  3. Hi Ellen,

    Good morning – I love all the doors. The second one definitely has character, and the third one is sweet because of what it means to you and your husband! 🙂

    I will be back later. I need to go to run a few errands before the rain from the Gustav residue hits us bad. It’s already started to rain in Northwest AR.

    Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  4. All of these are great!
    I loved that first one – evokes summertime!
    I loved the second one for its color and texture.
    And…that third one is such a sweet memory for you. I have to say though I thinking “Brady Bunch” 🙂

    Carletta! Ha! Brady Bunch…there were a bunch of us living there , I have 7 siblings :0)

  5. A wonderful collection of doors.

    Fish naked? Intriguing!

    The second door has a beauty all its own. I love the symmetry of its shape, the weathered blue color and those two windows.

    And the third door, of course, just goes to show how the ordinary is awash with glory if you know how to look at it.

  6. Hi Ellen B.,
    AH! I like the last door best. Wonderful fond memories. The first door is very cute, but I’m sure I wouldn’t want to see the owner of the boat out fishing…how embarrassing!
    XO Cori G.

  7. Very interesting doors…I like each one!
    I can see the second door used for a graphics display….it’s a great color and has the room for many words!!
    Your front door is the best! I have enjoyed hearing about all it holds in your memory!

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