2009-04-21

WWC: Door & Home

Last week the WWC was hosted by everyone's favourite Cynical Bastard Jay, he gave us the words Home & Door for this week's challenge. So here we go...I had to dig into the archives this week, I was a bit lazy. Some will enlarge if you click on them.




Doors at the back of the old bus barns, now used for the old street car.










Me at the front door of what was home for a few years.

















If I have been out of province or country, I know I am home when I see these!












I used to love walking east down the road in front of our home where I grew up, watching the shadows stretch with the setting sun.

















Wherever he is is home.














The back door to the old homestead.












The front door of the home mom designed and I grew up in - the boys were the twins of the dentist that shared the waiting room with my dad. As you can see, the grass isn't even in yet.



I also think I inherited my mom's crooked photographers eye ;) except I tilt the other way!








Tink is back and hosting again, so if you would like to join us, drop by Pickled Beef and she will give you the scoop.

Have a good day all.

22 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Hey, I remember those doors! And those homes! Oh, wait.... of course I do - I lived there, too! :)

Good job, sis!

Leah J. Utas said...

Love the shadow pic.
It's good to see The Old Place again.
Good work again.

Jay said...

Love the old pictures and the little trip down memory lane.

The shadow is very cool too.

kcinnova said...

Aw, look, it's a little Reb! :)
Your mom designed the family home? That is pretty neat!
Great job, Reb - and as I said yesterday, those mountains remind me of home, too! (Mine aren't the Canadian Rockies, but still... I'll take them if I can't have the Washington Cascades.)

Reb said...

LOL Sis, yes, you did! Thanks!

Leah, thanks. Yes, is it still in the family?

Jay thanks! Of course when I was a kid, the shadows didn't get that long until August.

Kcinnova, she sure did, it was a one of a kind! I put those up just for you ;)

Hilary said...

A fine job as always, Reb. I love the long shadow pic. That magic hour of day.. whenever it arrives where you are in the world and in the season. Lovely.

Reb said...

Thanks Hilary. I couldn't believe my shadow was that long in April already.

g-man said...

Very nice all the way round. The bus doors, homestead and long shadows were especially good.

I guess you tilt the other way from looking at your moms photos and compensating :)

Well done.

Reb said...

Thanks G-man. Yes, that must be it ;)

Tink said...

I love how all the old photos are tilted! I affectionately call that Tilted-Head Syndrome. I have it too. But mine comes out most when I hang things. Hehe. Great job this week!

Aunt Jackie said...

I love the older photos and anything that looks like that... and yeah the shadow pic is great.

Lovely all around!

Gramps said...

I really enjoy looking at old black & whites. Thanks for sharing those.

Reb said...

Thanks Tink, mine only comes out in taking pictures...I can hang pictures without a level and they are perfect every time!

AJ, thanks, I love old photos too.

Gramps, thanks.

Dawn said...

Isn't it funny how old houses look kind of the same the world over. Nice images, Reb.

Reb said...

Thanks Dawn. Yes, they do have certain similarities.

Dianne said...

I love you shading your eyes from the sun, looks like you're saluting :)

great photos!!

Reb said...

Thanks Dianne, I probably thought I was ;)

Emily said...

Did you get my invite to read my blog? I've had to make it private but I'd like you to still have access! I sent the invite to your g-mail address associated with your blog. Wow! This sounds like spam but it's not (that sounds even more spammy.) Anywho, ask Bag Lady, she got the invite and she has access to my private blog now too!

fiwa said...

I can't believe how far behind I am in reading blogs. I needed a blog-vacation for awhile.

Your pictures are gorgeous - I love seeing photos of you as a child and the homes where you grew up. :)

Reb said...

Emily thanks, I just checked my g-mail today.

Fiwa, I need a blog vacation too! Glad you enjoyed.

Barbara Martin said...

Well done on the different aspects.

Reb said...

Thanks Barbara.