Thick Ice #ThursdayDoors

I found another picture with doors in. Charlie used to frame pictures as a hobby, so we have pictures hanging all over the house. Yesterday, I went upstairs and found some I wanted to swap out for some that were downstairs.

One of the ones I brought down was Winter Landscape with Skaters and Bird Trap (1565) by Pieter Bruegel The Elder.

Here is the whole picture:

I guess the bird trap is that wooden plank held up by a stick.

And here are closeups of pictures of doors or buildings that surely have doors in them, somewhere.

I maintain there’s a door behind that goofy-looking tree, and one at the top of the steps of the house in the foreground.
Bound to be doors in there, somewhere.

Thursday doors is under the direction of Dan Antion, photographer extraordinaire and critter daddy. Visit his site, enjoy his wonderful photographs, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about skating on thick ice.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Thick Ice #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan Antion

    December 3, 2020 at 1:40pm

    Around here they refer to me as “the male human in our employ,” but ‘critter daddy’ works.

    I am a firm believer in implied doors. A building has to have a door, and a building facing a pond has a door that opens out to the pond. That’s just common sense. I love the painting.

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      Marian Allen

      December 3, 2020 at 3:15pm

      I’m all about implied doors, too. The only building I know of that doesn’t have doors is Rapunzel’s tower.

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      Marian Allen

      December 4, 2020 at 8:19am

      It DOES look Americana. What if Grandma Moses was channeling a man from the Netherlands in the 16th century? Sounds like a TV show premise to me….

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