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#Thursday Doors, Trios and FOTD: Prescott Walk

Happy Thursday, my friends. This week has been colder but still mostly sunny – perfect walking weather. On Tuesday Puppy Girl and I tried a new path. We walked through some of the fancy Prescott Lakes homes – 11,000+ steps worth. On Wednesday, we walked a different new way and only did 6,000 steps.

This time I tried to ignore the bigger pictures. (Liar can’t do it!) I did also single out some doors and trios to share today. It was a very cloudy day, and almost felt like it could snow when I started.

FOTD Host – Cee Neuner

Cee Neuner’s sister died on Tuesday. Yesterday she posted some beautiful daisies in her memory. We don’t have daisies, her sister’s favorite but this cliff rose has the same colors to honor her life. Click to link your photos to her post.

#Thursday Doors Hosted by Dan Antion

My guess is that these homes would sell in the range of $800,000 plus. I was surprised at how many ritzy homes had ordinary doors. There weren’t too many holiday doors either. I’m spoiled by all the fancy doors I see on Dan’s #Thursdaydoors challenge. There were two front doors and one garage door that I liked. My favorite was the one with the brick surround. Click to link your holiday doors to his post.

Thursday Trios Hosted by Mama Cormier

It seems that few things naturally group themselves in threes. I try to force them sometimes by cropping. It is much easier to go to the store or play with objects and shoot a still life. However, there were a few trios on these two walks. I just love round spikey seed balls on trees. Click to see one of Mama’s posts and get to her website. Her trios post goes live later in the day.

Each of the fancy houses had a little pillar at the end of the driveway. Some of them had ornamental statues. My friend Paula, from Tulare County Office of Education collects frogs. When I worked there, whenever I traveled, I tried to remember to bring her home a frog. So, Paula, if you are reading this post, this frog’s for you.

Upcoming and Ongoing

PPAC # 26 on Friday will take us back to my 2016-17 trip to Australia to walk down Hosier Lane. This is the last Hosier Lane post, but I saved the best murals for last.

December Story Chat is well on the way with over 70 views, 30 likes and 39 comments. Come enjoy Cathy Cade’s Christmas story, “On the Streets” about a young street performer. She loves your comments and likes!

Challenge Interview Series. This week I heard from Bushboy, Brian Dodd. His interview will be coming up soon. If you haven’t seen his photos take a look at his website. and enjoy bits of Australian life. He hosts Last on the Card.

I also had a Zoom chat on Monday night with four amazing women, Deb, SueDonna, and Jo, who have started a new Challenge cleverly named, “What’s on Your Bookshelf.” That interview will come up after the new year.

#WQWWC 52– Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge: The topic this week is Festive – Celebrating. This is my milestone 1,400th post and one year of WQWWC! So, celebrate with me. This post goes perfectly with the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Celebrating and Sunday Stills – Christmas Song. You don’t have to limit yourself to Christmas or even winter holidays. Just pick times you have been festive. It’s a great chance to share pictures and stories of family gatherings, parades, or other celebrations. The only requirement is to include at least one quote with your post. Songs count as quotes – by the way. 🙂

Now It’s Your Turn

Join in one of the challenges of your choice. If you want to share a link in my comment section or a pingback with me today, I will stop by and read and comment. Your hosts always stop by, and many of their community members also make the effort to visit at least one or two people.

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  1. Very nice Marsha. Thanks for your contribution to Thursday Trios. I’ve been getting more hateful comments, not only on my art (which is mostly Kevin’s art) but on my blog in general and because I went to Niagara on the Lake I must be an alcoholic according to her. It’s all from the same person. This time there’s a name….Andrea Taylor bigbug210@gmail.com. I’ve blocked her but I wonder if she does this to other people.

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    • Yes, it is. We are in the high desert. I want to do a post on rock rules. Also, the area was established in 1864 not in the centuries before. Before that were numerous Native American tribes. In our area Yavapi, so we have petroglyphs in our past rather than buildings. So not only do we have different climate and topography, but the underlying cultures are dramatically different. But it is interesting. These houses are probably no more than 1-30 years old.

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      • Yes, all very interesting. I find Native American cultures fascinating, and I’m pleased that these days it seems the part they played in the history of a place is much more widely recognised. I remember in the past hearing people say ‘oh here in the US we only have a couple of centuries of history’ as if the place had been devoid of inhabitants in the centuries before European settlement!

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  2. Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos Marsha (and thanks for mentioning Cee’s sister). I am happy to find Thursday Doors included with these other challenges- great bloggers, all. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  3. Thanks for making mention of Cee’s sister. I’m sorry to hear that and will offer her my condolences today.

    Pretty doors! You may have the same issue as I do. Driving around, I don’t see as many cool doors as Dan manages to post. Perhaps I need to try harder…

    The trio photos of the baby birds and flowered frog are adorable!

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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