Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Doorways & Steps

Happy Wednesday everyone! Only 2 more days left on my "family" vacation by the beach! I have had so much fun watching my almost 3 year old grandson Ryatt blossom into the beach bum we knew he just HAD to be! It's in his genes after all, having great great grandparents who lived here in Sarasota for over 30 years and passed down their love for this area to my mom, me, & my daughter! This is his 3rd visit here and that gene has finally kicked in on this trip! The Tonka dump truck I found at a nearby thirft shop has proven to be the best $1.99 I ever spent...he can (and has!) spend hours filling it up with sand & dumping it out, filling it up & dumping it out, lol! I am sad to realize we are down to just 2 days left together and then I wonl;t get to see them again until probably late January...but am also ready to get back home to my much missed husband, doggies, own bed...and COOLER WEATHER!!!! Lol...yes, this Midwest gal has become quite the hot weather wimp since living in the Pacific Northwest for the past 4+ years!

I really love how my Wednesday blog participation prompts often seem to merge together so similiarly, as they do again this week with the themes of DOORWAYS & STEP...

For this weeks 52 Photos Project, Bella asks us to share our images of

me, door, awning, brick building
Salem, Oregon   July 2012

Doors/doorways are one of my very favorite and  recurring photographic subjects!
I am not really sure why, I suppose I  am just intriqued at the thought of what may lie
just beyond the facade of an athstetically pleasing, interesting or
unusual door which catches my attention!
In this image, I was struck by the quiet unassuming blending in of the door,
the lines of the awning stripes alongside the rectangular layout of the wall bricks
and ground tiles, and the surreal inclusion of my shadow in the small spot of sunshine,
which almost looks to be painted on the wall!

And this week for Wishcasting Wednesday,  Jamie asks us:
(Google image)
I wish to take a step towards establishing a better understanding of and connection to/with those
spirit and nature guides and guardians which are all around us.
Angels, animals, faeries, goddesses, plants and elements...
enlightened beings whose presence and power I believe in and feel...
but wish to become more of a force and friendship in my daily life.

Have a wonderful week!
Happy Me-Laurie Z!


  1. love your doorway, your interpretation and your shadow in the spot of sunlight!

  2. Great post Laurie. As you wish for yourself so I wish for you also x

  3. Wonderful wishes, pictures, and weather! Glad that H. Issac did not dampen your spirits! As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you!

  4. Yes, doors are a wonderful subject! And your picture is beautiful. Love the colors, and your shadow in a spot of light ...

  5. Hooray for a lovely holiday! I LOVE images of doors too. Always curious about what I may find on the other side.

  6. Hope you have had a beautiful time by the sea - and that you take a bit of its magic home with you.

  7. Beautiful! As Laurie wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

  8. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well!

  9. Beautiful wish, Laurie - as you wish for yourself, so I wish for you.

  10. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also! Love your photographs, I quite like images of doorways too, makes me think about what's on the other side, what has passed through them, what conversations have been held on the step..

  11. Beautiful composition with the highlighted shadow.

  12. Being in the picture through your shadow is waaaaayyyyy cool! :D I love doorways too. Very interested in your wish. How do you plan to do that?
    As Laurie wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  13. I love how your shadow is there in that spot of light!

  14. As you wish, Laurie, I wish for you also.

  15. I love that there is a little bit of you
    in the corner!