Thursday – No Doors

As I mentioned for the past several weeks, there is no official Thursday Doors this week. However, I have a few things that I want to mention, and I thought I’d provide a landing page for those people who want to share a door(s) anyway.

We had a few people slide an entry in the Writing Challenge in the days left in May after the Sunday Recap:

Yvette from the Priorhouse Blog gave us: “Twist of Fate

Maureen from Oddment contributed the May 31.22 version of “Coping, but barely

And I added a follow up to last week’s story: “Those Two Pages

These have been added to the table and remain visible to everyone forever. Well, as long as the authors keep the post alive on their site. My point is, if you didn’t have a chance to read the entries as they were written, they will be available for your summer reading.

We had a total of 28 entries this year! That makes me very happy. I want to thank everyone who contributed a door for inspiration as well as all the authors.

Thursday Doors will return here, next week. I needed a break, after the writing challenge (including writing my last, unexpected entry) and the release of my debut novel. (Like how I snuck that in?) and a short visit with family.

I hope you’re all having a great week.

Check out the Writing Challenge page, some wonderfully creative people have some fine work on display there.


    • Thanks Janet. What seemed weird to me, is that all those bud/blossoms were on the flower at the same time. I picture one yelling over to the closed bud, “It’s time to get up!”

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  1. Well done to all your entrant great efforts from all. Your two were great too and again congratulations on the book release!
    Fabulous photos as always and those Rhododendrons look amazing!💜

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  2. Happy Thursday Dan and hope you have a great week

    Also, congrats on getting to the point of sharing your book – I know the work that goes into the book process and how exciting to reach this stage!

    I am
    Enjoying the entries for the 2022 Thursday doors writing challenge and still have many to read. Taking my time with them.

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    • Thanks Yvette. The writing challenge drew some great entries this year. The entries are all worth reading. Thanks for you encouraging comment about the book. I am learning all of this, but it has been fun.


    • I’m so sorry to hear about the storms. 7 days is a long time to go without electricity. But, I’ve been reading your blog long enough to know you still had power :-)

      Thanks for sharing the door. I hope you have fair weather ahead.


  3. For someone who is retired, you sure are busy! Enjoy your well-deserved break, Dan. Tired of rhodie photos? Never! They, along with your lilacs, are beautiful.

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  4. How exciting to have more entries in the writing challenge. Congratulations to all the entrants and a huge congratulation on your book release. I have already downloaded your book via and am following your author page. EXCITING!!!!

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  5. Dan, always great to take some days off, hope it was restful. I’ll never tire of the rhody photos–first introduced to them @ Roan Mountain State Park TN when (unbeknownst to us) they were in full bloom, wow! thanks for all the extra effort for the TD writing challenge…keep writing!

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    • This was all my pleasure, including the rhododendrons. I love those blossoms and it’s extra good this year because we’re getting two waves of them. Thanks for contributing the lighthouse photo – it was used several times, and inspired some great stories and poems.

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  6. Since we haven’t gotten out and about as much as we used to, I haven’t had much in the way of interesting doors to share for a while. That changed a few weeks ago so I hope to have a few posts full of amazing doors… and maybe a few windows.

    I just bought your e-book and am looking forward to reading it!

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  7. I’m glad you took a break when you needed it. Great photos! Thanks for considering the bunny. Maybe you could leave a patch or two of tall grass for them. The space between our old fence and newer fence has become a wildlife corridor.

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