Saturday, September 5, 2009

Doors of Perception

After a week of grey days and amber nights, I've gone in search of color. Bright color. Color not muted by smoke or covered in ash. I've written about the therapeutic effects of color before, and when I saw the ridiculously wonderful blue doors of this gate I knew I'd stumbled upon the right prescription for wildfire burnout.

There now. Don't you feel better?

(Flames still advance and firefighters still defend. See yesterday's post for links to continuing fire coverage.)

21 comments:

Shanna said...

I was thinking a lot about the color blue today, myself. So I think I will post blue skies next on my blog!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I understand what you're feeling after those past terrible days. As a blue lover let say that it's *perfect*. Enjoy in your "coloured day"

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Virginia said...

POW! That's some fine blue doors L. The whole composition is just gorgeous. I'm smilin'.
V

Jean Spitzer said...

Great doors. Feels like an oasis.

altadenahiker said...

Wow, and Fabrizio specializes in blue. Is this on Grand? I've always wanted to paint my doors some vibrant color; maybe this will motivate me.

Cafe Observer said...

Agree: Colortheraphy!

Susan C said...

I think this is going to be the future color of my front door.

Sharon said...

I would call that outrageously blue! I love it. I suddenly feel ready for anything.

Mister Earl said...

Song sung blue! Blue is the color of my true love's hair... Blue is the color of my love's true hair!

Yakpate said...

Makes me yearn to know... what is behind those magnificent blue doors?

This color renders meaningless the phrase, "feeling blue." Anyone who feels like THIS color is having a fantastic day... once he or she gets used to the vibration!

Skrip said...

This is a gorgeous shot! I love it! This is what I would like for my garden, a grand entry!

Oleg K. said...

Very nice. Very sharp!

Kim said...

A gorgeous remedy indeed! Love the two colors of bougainvillea on either side. The minute I saw the thumbnail I thought, "Laurie's been out walking the neighborhood again." Thanks for this gate.
-Kim

Petrea said...

Ooh, I do feel better, yes indeed.

Hilda said...

That's a fabulous blue!
Still praying for all of you…

Laughing Boy said...

It's so nice and bright, it definitely makes me feel better. :]

Laurie said...

Hi people,

Good! I knew this would be a nice way to cheer us up!

Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone. Until tomorrow.

Molly Canfield said...

I see these doors whenever I come home from Alhambra, or when I take my dog for a walk with my mom. I fall in love with this house everytime I see it. :) Did you know it is the winner of some kind of drought-resistant garden award? I forget which award, specifically, but I'm not surprised that it won anything. It has an absoultely stunning exterior. I can only imagine what the interior looks like.

Natalie DeJohn said...

I almost missed this post! I've been behind on my blog reading and I almost missed it. So glad I didn't. This door is beautiful!

TheChieftess said...

Fabulous picture Laurie!!! The shock of blue really stirs things up!!!