Doors now have a new purpose in my house.  My daughter bought some old doors at an auction and made this one for me.  I love the colors, betina and glass knob.  She cut the door in half put it back together at a ninety degree angle and added shelves.  It really adds character to an empty corner of my world.  She gave it to us for our 42 wedding anniversary gift.  What a blessing.

I added some fall decor and the bottle pumpkin my little sister made me.  My family is full of surprises.. Behind door number 42.


Week 12 Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

I am on the same wave length as Cee this week.  I see she posted a tree growing out of a fence.  I too share her curiosity with fences.  This one caught my eye as the signage on it made no sense to me.  It gave me reason to pause and chuckle as I read the sign saying Entrance only….Do not Enter!  It seems to be on the wrong side of the gate as I was inside a courtyard of a restaurant when I took this picture and the alley way is on the other side.  I am sure it was to keep the guests inside of the protected areas but  the two signs together are very confusing.  I guess this one can be chalked up to perception.

It was only after looking through the fence that I realized there was an alley behind the building where patrons were not to go.  Why I took the picture is probably because of the sign. Otherwise it is a rather dull gate meant to hide the view from the people visiting the restaurant.  I truly would be concerned if this was the delivery gait and this was in some parts of America.  I am sure it would not take some long to break it down.  I guess in this sleepy little town, the people must trust one another to honor the property of others as this gate looks old and weathered as if it has been there quite some time.

Kudos to the ambiance of this place and the residence of this area for watching out for each other.  I miss the fact that years ago this is all that would have been necessary to keep others out.  I find it amazing that this was still working in the year 2012.

Double take: Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #9

Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes.  I did a double take one day when I went to visit a woman who lived in a mid sized town and came upon her fence she had hand painted.  If it weren’t for the border you might think it was real as the tree was growing up literally around it.  The Holsteins look so real at first I thought she lived on the edge of town but in reality this was just the yard next to her house and another house was just adjacent.

She told me she grew up on a farm when she was young, “and they were the best years of her life.”  She told me she did not study art, painting or drawing and did not begin that until she was in her late 60’s.  She had not only painted the fence on her property but the shed door, and the outside of her back porch wall.  She said it helped her channel her worries and gave her purpose.  I guess we all need a purpose at every point in our lives.

What makes you get up each day and face another day?  What purpose does God have for you here on this earth.  I pray each night he show me my purpose.  I find that sharing my knowledge and taking care of people is my passion and God has blessed me in that even though I am really close to retirement age, I have been able to change careers and use my previous knowledge to benefit many.

So this double take shows the cow on the left with a puzzled look on it’s face as if to say, “what is your purpose here?”  She definitely has captured my eye with her creations.  Kudos to all the people out there that find a purpose in life, be it sharing your stories or you are work.  You never know how it will make someone’s day.