Thursday Doors – Chillin’

It’s a snowy Thursday Doors post this week from Ballycastle in Northern Ireland, where I’m chillin’ (literally) with family. Here’s a few photos I captured from inside the house, where the temperature was much higher than outside.

We had a heavy snowfall overnight and next morning the sunrise was beautiful, I almost didn’t photograph it, I was so busy admiring the scene.


Even the sunshine later on didn’t melt the snow and it remained like this for the next few days.


I know all of you who live in colder climates will laugh at the few inches we call a snowfall, but as we’re not used to having the white stuff dress our landscape every winter, when it does so, it’s a big deal. Even The Gaffer thinks so, as you’ll see from his reaction in this video.

I was worried his poor old paws might not take to such a chilly surface (after all, he wasย born in Spain) so I didn’t let him spend too much time outdoors. Our walks lately have been infrequent andย very short. There’s nothing like a nice warm bed beside a radiator on days like this, wouldn’t you agree?


I took some nice shots of Ballycastle town during my visit, so I’ll feature them on the next Thursday Doors post. It was great to have you chill out with me and The Gaffer this week and if you’d like to see a few more doors from around the globe, you’ll find them on the link at the end of Norm’s post. Enjoy.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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33 Responses to Thursday Doors – Chillin’

  1. sjhigbee says:

    Brrr… I’m glad you are coping with the snow – I hate it and as you have mentioned, we are only really equipped to deal with drizzle in this part of the world…

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  2. Beautiful door. I love stained glass. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, stay inside until it warms up and melts.

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  3. Donnalee says:

    Lovely photos. That amount of snow looks like what we’ve had here in Woodstock NY USA area–not mountains of it, but certainly enough to stay around and be ‘a real snow’. I love the colours of your front door glass too–and nice for dogs to be indoors!

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    I love snowy scenes – we don’t get a lot of snow where I live.

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  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    I have to laugh at the happy enthusiasm many dogs have for snow. I don’t share it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. jesh stg says:

    Didn’t realize that you don’t get much snow there, since it’s (I thought) as North as Holland is…. maybe because you’re surrounded by more water….? The stained glass door is gorgeous!

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  7. I like the stained glass in the door, Jean. I’m glad you got to enjoy a bit of snow. We had quite a lot until it warmed up a bit yesterday and started melting. Today has continued the trend, although we still have plenty to cover the ground.


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  8. cindy knoke says:

    He is adogable and I love your stained glass!

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  9. Norm 2.0 says:

    Love the stained glass in that door. Stay warm this weekend Jean and make sure the little guy enjoys the snow in moderation. It is fun to see his enthusiasm though ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. Jim says:

    stay warm sweetie. the pic with the grey sky looks like it could have been taken here. how long does it last?

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    • The snow has been coming and going for about three weeks, now, and we have another lot on the way this week, with plummeting temperatures being forecast. But it’s bright and sunny today ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. Dan Antion says:

    Nice doors, Jean and very nice photos of winter in your neck of the woods. We’ve had a pretty mild winter but we might get some snow this weekend. I love watching dogs in the snow. Tell The Gaffer to have fun!

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  12. Jay says:

    Hello, sweet puppy!

    I do love the colour of the glass and how well we feel the sunshine coming through it.

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    • I don’t mind the snow as long as we don’t get housebound, that happened back in the ’80’s here in Ireland and a nearby farmer had to deliver milk churns to our local shop, which was rationed according to how many children were in the family. Now that was a heavy snowfall with a seven foot drift against the back of our house. We had to dig our way out through the back door, lol.


  13. I think The Gaffer was having a great time in the snow.

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  14. Ahh, such joy! Lovely glass on the door and thank you for including the video too! โค

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