Archive for June, 2013


The Proverbial Door

The Proverbial Door

Some doors are really interesting.  Some have more character than others, some are prettier, have more detail, or more fancy or plain.  Like people they are the same but different, each adding it’s particular value to the structure.  There are many proverbial phrases that relate to or reference doors:  “A golden key can open any door”, “The door to success”, or the “Opportunity only knocks once”. Whether directly or indirectly “A woman’s place is in the home” (behind the closed door?),  “There’s no place like home”, and “Home is where the heart is”. Doors represent nonphysical, or spiritual references in our every day life.  “One door opens…another closes” suggests opportunities or life’s choices we make, or come up against.  Closing the door on old friendships, opening the door to new ones, knocking old habits and forming new, better ones, and opening up your heart and letting good things in rather than keeping it shut to the rest of the world.

One of my favorite proverbial phrases is “A picture is worth a thousand words” and with this photo you can literally reference more than a thousand words.

I’ve always loved a good thunderstorm, listening to the thunder from afar, hearing the rain on the hallway skylite.  I like to have my windows open if possible so I can hear and “feel” the rain.  I also love the mornings after, with the raindrops still on the flowers and plants.  Today I took my camera out and captured some of what I saw…

rhododendron, rain drops, green leaf

Raindrops on a Rhododendron Leaf


My Neighbor’s Day lily After the Rain



rain drops, branch

Droplets on my Japanese Maple