Thursday Doors (Homes in Charlottesville, VA and Emily Dickinson Door Poems)

Happy Thursday Readers. Joining in with Norm and his Door Crew for this first week of may 2019. Go HERE to join in Norm’s photo challenge or to see more entries this week. 

Today I bring you doors – and a bit more more – from Charlottesville, Virginia. 

This red door reminds me of the old red telephone booths from England
When I took this photo – trying to get the red doors – with matching shutters – I assumed this photo was a dud. So I took the next shot  – but later when I saw this photo at home – the tree added a nice mood and was not the dud I thought it was. We were on a walk and I met the homeowner.  Her name was Beth and her awesome dog was Heldi (no photo, sorry).Beth and her husband first downsized their house when their children left home. However, they downsized too much and so this white house was a recent purchase to get more space. She said it is a bit of a project house (paid $312,000) and her husband is anxious to get everything done. Homeowner was super cool.  
The homeowner also said the red color is on its way “out” – but was not too bad for now. Her spouse is doing a lot of the work himself and they love the house (Linked to City Sonnet’s RED).

 

This house is in the same neighborhood as the other homes in this post. I like this neighborhood because the houses are diverse -with a lot of old trees. 

 

There we go – a little closer – and can you see the flag – right near the door? That is a Virginia Cavaliers flag for the University of Virginia. This neighborhood is about five minutes from that University. 🙂

In closing, last month, April, was national poetry month and I was too busy with Lady by the River book promos (here)  – and was also busy sharing about Art and Chairs (ha) – so I did not get to any poems.

However, now there is time for a little poetry – and so let’s close this post with some Emily Dickinson poetry.

Here are two of her poems with “doors” mentioned. Side note – Dickinson did not title most of her poems – she mastered them and tucked them away into drawers – and so to reference her work, they gave her poems numbers and also use the first line of the poem as the title. 

 

Hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend – 🙂 

 

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51 thoughts on “Thursday Doors (Homes in Charlottesville, VA and Emily Dickinson Door Poems)

    1. Thanks Derrick – well
      Maybe not always – and I missed many months of door posts (have some in the archives but then used recent ones – go
      Figure)
      Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave a comment my friend

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    1. Hi – I just fed your like of doors at dennyho blog and I remembered you like a da red…. 😉
      And side note – I feel like I have been seeing a ton of yellow doors this year – in my area it is the new popular color

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  1. LOVE, love your post this week on several levels! Red doors, Charlottesville doors, and Emily is my favorite poet. Captured my heart…and don’t forget those Cavs and their NCAA championship! Great photos and words all around. ♥

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    1. Wow – that was nice to read – it was almost custom for you Dennyho –
      And I can see why you lie Charlottesville so much – great place
      And yes – congrats to the Cavs – we have a lot of UVA fans in the family 🏀🧡

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    1. Yes sir – I put the circle there – I am thinking about doing some more poems this month (in the mood) and feeling like circle borders – … 🔵🔴⚫️

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  2. This neighborhood has few quite diversified home styles. I really the first door and the house. The curve roof above the door is very nice. The house has long and fill most of the side of the house relatively. That is an interesting ratio. I can imagine that should give plenty of light and make you feel spacious.

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  3. Quite a variety of doors there, Yvette. I like the red door. Maybe a bit too much shade for me around that after-downsizing house, but it’s attractive. I do love Emily Dickinson, so thanks for the poems.

    janet

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  4. I did not know that about Emily Dickinson. Thank you for teaching me something new.

    Love the little yellow cottage with the red door photo. It all looks so cozy and well-kept.

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  5. Good selections! In doors and poems, of course.
    Seeing that green house in the green landscape surprised me. Prior to that photo, I would have thought I wouldn’t like it. I mean, I considered this for my own house, especially considering moss that grows 😉 But my landscape is lush like that. My house is yellow and the people next door painted a yellow tan last summer… made me feel like ours wasn’t as special and I should go a different route… Yellow is my favorite… but I would consider green after seeing that home.

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    1. Wow – what copycats – and we know it is a free country (just watched a movie that flash-backed to early 80s and they were saying “it’s a free country isn’t it? – remember when that was used a lot?) but I can see why the special
      Vibe was pulled on (and it is a compliment as well – but still…)
      And I have never seen such green on green like that either – and was surprised by it too –
      good luck with your next color choice…

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  6. Thank you for brining these Emily poems to light. I particularly loved the first door photo. The yellow and red really grab me. I sometimes give writing workshops to young people. I think your door photos would make a great story prompt.

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