Thursday Doors – In the Pink

Welcome to another Thursday Doors and this week it’s in the pink. If you’re familiar with that expression you’ll know it refers to being in extremely good health and spirit. This week’s door, or should I say doorway, belongs to a building that isn’t exactly in great condition but is definitely ‘in the pink’. It was found by one of my sisters, so thank you Anne for your much appreciated contribution to this week’s blogpost.

You’ve probably realised by now that we are in an old cemetery, not exactly where you would expect to end up if you’re in the pink but a good place to find some nice shots for a Thursday Doors post. This church ruin is in the townland of Port, County Louth and was amalgamated with five other medieval parishes to make up what is now called Togher parish. Even on historical maps of two hundred years ago it is recorded as a ruin.

Let’s have a closer look at that doorway.

As you can see, the door is long gone but the entrance still remains and it’s surrounded by a spectacular display of pink clematis. We have this lovely climber in our garden but it’s nowhere near as copious as this one. If pink isn’t your colour, how about blue?

Maybe you prefer yellow.

At this time of year bright yellow fields of rapeseed make an eye-catching display. The crop is mostly grown for culinary use in Ireland but the name canola isn’t really used in Europe like it is in Canada and North America. Most of it is cold pressed here, to retain all of it’s natural goodness. In Ireland, you’re never too far from a beach or a woods and my sister found both on her walk. The next image is of Port beach which stretches to over a mile long and is backed by sand dunes and fields.

You can see the yellow field of rapeseed in the distance, with the Mourne Mountains in the background. I hope you enjoyed this virtual visit to County Louth, courtesy of my sister, Anne. Hopefully, this week’s Thursday Doors finds you ‘in the pink’ too, and if you’d like to explore further afield, Dan has a great selection 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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31 Responses to Thursday Doors – In the Pink

  1. Thank you for the expression in the pink and for all other colours as well. It’s really pretty. I find it also cute how much in a hurry you were to show us these lovelies so that you posted a day early. πŸ˜‰ I had to doublecheck!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Jean, but you had me scratching my head. I know you’re earlier than we are here but I think you jumped the gun a little. πŸ™‚ That’s OK, I always have to work to keep up with all the entries on Thursdays, so now I have one down.


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    • I was sure yesterday was Thursday, Janet, and even though I couldn’t get the link on Dan’s blog to work I still didn’t doubt what day it was. It was only in the evening when I messaged my daughter to see how a job trial went for her that morning that I found out it was Wednesday. I nearly gave her a heart attack as she then thought she had the day wrong and had missed the appointment. I even posted it on Facebook, lol.


  3. jguenther5 says:

    Interesting visit.

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  4. Teresa says:

    Love the pinks on the doorway and I guess the yellows too!

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    I love the colors, and I really enjoy walking in old cemeteries. Don’t worry about being early, Jean, I’m reading this on Thursday, so you’re good.

    I love that last photo. The blooming rapeseed looks like fire.

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  6. Junie-Jesh says:

    You are right, blue is much more my color than pink, but in flowers everything looks good, and lightens up a somber place:) Oh, I didn’t know rapeseed and canola were the same…. had to smile when reading your comment on Thurs. Doors. Better to be a day ahead, than to be behind:):)
    Also, many thanks for your comment last week – it was a week of adjustment, so I was hardly on my computer:)

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  7. A great post, Jean. I love all the flowers. We use the name Canola here in South Africa. How wonderful that you could rope in your sister to help out with photographs.

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  8. Beautiful photos, Jean. Some of the best doors can be found in cemeteries but they are usually one way doors!

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  9. Jennie says:

    So beautiful. There is something about gorgeous flowers in a cemetery….

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  10. Such a lovely time of the year. I like the clematis, the lilac, and the rapeseed. I guess I like this season.

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  11. So lovely. I love visiting old cemeteries and looking at the markers.

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