Thursday Doors – Winter

Welcome to another Thursday Doors post, this one is all about winter. I love the crisp, cold days we get here at this time of year. We probably have less rain during this season than we do in summertime. Irish summers have a watery reputation. In winter, the weather and temperature can change a lot as you travel north to south, even in such a small country as this. Usually it gets warmer but on this particular journey it got much colder. We headed south this day with blue skies and sunshine.

But within an hour the temperature had dropped by four degrees and this is what it looked like:

Icy roads and white fields. The odd door didn’t escape my notice, either.

Remember, we’re traveling south. It usually gets a wee bit warmer when we head in that direction. In the freezing fog and greyness, the trees seemed to take on a life of their own.

Even without their leaves, they can be majestic and beautiful. Entertaining, too. Does anyone else see a couple of human shapes in the next shot? Or even a gorilla?

Now you know just how far my imagination can stretch. I managed to get a clearish shot of two old headstones, right on the edge of the road, as we drove by. It wasn’t a safe place to stop so I couldn’t get a good look at the inscriptions.

I’m pretty sure they’re headstones but there wasn’t a graveyard in sight.

By the time we arrived home it was almost dark and it felt like we had travelled three hours north, instead of south. Thanks for dropping in on this chilly Thursday Doors post, Norm has lots more over on his blog.

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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26 Responses to Thursday Doors – Winter

  1. Trees are absolutely fabulous in any season! Oh, and doors too πŸ™‚

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    I’m cold just looking at your photos, but like them nonetheless. Adventures go on regardless of the temps, eh?

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Beautiful shots Jean. There’s a bleak damp atmosphere to them that reminds me of what we call autumn around here πŸ˜‰

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  4. Harrisees says:

    I see Venus de Milo in the trees on the far left.

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    Could be out my window today – same cold and fog.

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  6. You got some lovely fog shots, Jean. Happy 2020 to you and yours.

    janet

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  7. TCast says:

    Your photos really captured the coldness of the season. Thanks for sharing Jean.

    Teresa

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  8. Dan Antion says:

    The fog adds such an element of mystery to your journey. I did see at least one human figure. I love fog, and freezing fog, just not when I have to drive.

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  9. marianallen says:

    Brrrr! Shivering in your gray chilliness. I like that Beauty and the Beast shot of the trees. And the stone building with the dark doors.

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  11. DrJunieper says:

    A happy New Year to you Jean! Am late with reacting to Thurs. Doors, because I celebrated Christmas at New Years Day with my family, so everything else became delayed. You encountered winter allright! It’s in every pore of your captures. Love the brick barn, and my you must love the bareness of the trees. Love their placement in the landscape.

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    • I love trees in every form, Jesh. I think I’ll have to post some sunny photos this week, to make up for all those chilly ones. We very often have blue skies and sunshine here in winter. Hope 2020 got off to a good start for you and your family.

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  12. joey says:

    It’s just so beautiful there. Sigh.
    I see a man next to his young giraffe πŸ™‚

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