CoryDoors – Old and New #ThursdayDoors

I went into town the back way so I could snap some doors I haven’t gotten yet.

I love these ramshackle barns. I also love the word ramshackle.

These next two houses have nice doors, but I look at them and think of how Charlie would have snarled at the roofs, as if he, personally, was tasked with waterproofing the angles.

This second Hell Roof house also has a kind of a one-story turret or, if you must, a bay window.

The last picture isn’t of a door at all, but of a sign of spring around here. The blossoms are in full riot: Bartlett Pear, Japanese Cherry, and the coveted Toilet Paper tree.

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: Why was that house toilet papered?



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 “CoryDoors – Old and New #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan Antion

    April 1, 2021 at 10:40am

    I like “ramshackle” too, and I would feel Charlie’s pain over those angles. Waterproofing and then cutting all those dang shingles, auuugh. Great doors and signs of spring.

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  2. Jean Reinhardt

    April 1, 2021 at 12:09pm

    I even winced at those angles, Marian. I know for a fact that, toilet paper in a tree is a twenty-first century way of warning people that the family is in the throes of a nasty bug, and you enter the house at your peril, lol.

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  3. sustainabilitea

    April 1, 2021 at 5:26pm

    I like “ramshackle” but I haven’t seen a toilet paper tree since we moved to Arizona. Maybe a different climate. But I’ve now heard of “ding, dong, ditch” which I’d never heard of before reading neighbors’ posts here, so I guess that’s a wash. Maybe the lack of toilet paper trees contributed to the TP Covid shortage. It’s possible, right? 🙂


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      Marian Allen

      April 2, 2021 at 8:53am

      I believe you’ve hit upon the reason. Climate change led to the failure of toilet paper tree crop in 2020, causing a country-wide shortage. If we posted that theory often enough, it would probably gain credence and join sewer alligators and “unicorns aren’t real” as American legends. I mean, thinking people know unicorns are real, right?

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