Exploring new ways of seeing, new ways of being with an open heart and an open mind
What beautiful, lovely photos of door locks. I especially like the one with the ray of light coming through the key hole. Doors have always fascinated me, too. I hope all things are well with you.
Hi Manzanita, So nice to hear from you. I like that one, too, that dark blue, purple tone to the light is nice... Yes, all is well... summer off to a slow start, but we're getting there... you know Minnesota... :)
I love those old door knobs and door knocks. I have some friends down in Florida who built their own European chateau. The front door is massive with duel castle-type old oak doors with each door rounded at the top. The door hinges are as long as your arm. And the lock set is massive with a sliding bar to secure the door from the inside. The door creaks and groans as you open and close it. Your senses are stimulated as you pass through it.
Does Bela Lugosi or Lurch open the door? :) It sounds like one very cool door...
I love them all, but the one with the light coming through the keyhole... it says volumes to me. Wonderful collection of pictures! Thank you. :-)
Yes, that light really is interesting and I love the colors... Thanks, Jan!
A great post, Teresa, with a fitting quote to open these doors. I know I'm not alone when I say my favorite is the light coming through the keyhole.
It seems we all like light coming through the door... :) Thanks, Penny.
We have an old lockset, similar the the one in the third photo. When I remodeled that room I was able (with a huge amount of effort) to save it and the door it was on. I just love! The old key still works the lock too.
Interesting ...the third door might be my favorite. There's something about the peeling paint and that it's slightly open to the other side that is intriguing to me. How cool that you were able to salvage and use it...
Mystery and enchantment. Gorgeous!
Thank you, Jen. It's good to see you!
great photos and yes it's good to see the light
Light is where it's at... :)
There is something so mysterious about an old lock and key. There could be anything on the other side!
A holdover from my Nancy Drew days... :)
I love this set of images!
Thanks, John. I had fun collecting them.
What great images of doors with keys. Forms a wonderful gallery on your post. Thanks for the tour -- barbara
Doors speak volumes, don't they?
Great collection of doors. Doors always seem to represent an opportunity or new beginning. All you have to do is open the door to find it.
Yes, Cat, exactly so...
Stoppard's words remind me of one of my favorite lines from Jimmy Buffett's song, "La Vie Dansante". He says, "Every stop is a place to start". Different words, but a quite similar meaning, even though Stoppard's are a better complement to your beautiful photos.Back in the day, when a boat still was part of my life, the main doors into the pilothouse opened with a skeleton key. I always loved that.
And those are very true words. Even in our "final rest," I bet we are not resting, but moving on to another adventure... Skeleton keys are such beautiful objects now, seen in the light of what seems to be...
Our old farm house door locks with a skeleton key. These wonderful photos inspire me to take a good look at the doors on our place.
I would bet you have some pretty wonderful doors around your place.
These are all so terrific Teresa! I think the first and the last photos are my favorite. Love the old keys!!Wishing you a most wonderful weekend.xo Catherine
HI Catherine, I love all that doors represent, and that at least one is always open...
A lovely piece of work. My learning in life (recent) is that finding the right key is only a beginning, even preliminary milepost in changing a life.
Yes, it takes many steps to move through the experience that's waiting on the other side of every door. Hope you're enjoying your birthday!
So true at all the different levels! Just love keys, locks, and doors, especially those that hold secrets, love, and mystery!
Yes, these doors speak volumes and have such beauty. Those things you speak of that lie on the other side... yes.
Dear Teresa, I've been away from reading and commenting on blogs for several weeks now and have missed the evocative poetry and photographs that you post. I return today to find exits and entrances with door knobs and keys that may lead to new adventures and to the ending of old tensions and stresses. I'm feeling right now as if I need to open the door to creativity and reside once again in its haven. Peace.
Hi Dee, It's so nice to hear from you. Yes, creativity is a necessary aspect to my life and I cannot be away from it for long. It leads to peace and a sense of moving forward in my life, which is always a good thing.
This is wonderful. Thank you.
You are most welcome, my desert friend. Hope all is well...
I too am drawn to these images. You packaged them perfectly.