THE HOUSE WITH THE BLUE DOOR AND THE RED TREE

You can see it across the street from the grocery store. There’s a maple tree next to it that is a reliable indicator of Autumn. If it isn’t the first tree to change color, it is always the first one to show the best color.

October 11, 2017

This year, it didn’t change color until a couple of days ago … and for the first time, it’s not red, but orange, maybe a dark lemony rust.

November 9, 2016 — the bay window was new this year.
October 13, 2015
September 29, 2014

You can also see that the tree is aging. It looked a lot healthier two or three years ago. I suspect a couple of years of gypsy moths have not done this tree any good at all. But still, it is my favorite tree. You can see it anytime you happen to be here in Autumn. It’s just across from the grocery. Bring a wide-angle lens.

21 thoughts on “THE HOUSE WITH THE BLUE DOOR AND THE RED TREE

  1. angloswiss October 13, 2017 / 1:10 am

    The trees are making up for lost autumn time. The colour of your tree contrasts well with the door. Inalso have favourite trees in Autimn.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 13, 2017 / 5:39 am

      Yes, they are! It got here really slow and now it’s going like a train out of control! We went down to the canal yesterday and I’m still developing pictures. Garry used an Art format that produces amazing pictures, but is a lot more work for me … but they are gorgeous. I have even really LOOKED at mine yet … and I took a pile of pictures of Bonnie with her new haircut … so I’ve got a few hundred pictures with more to come!

      I love this weather. NOW it is crisp and sweet like the perfect apple!

      Just as a note, that house isn’t ours. I would love it, but it’s right in the middle of main street, so not unless someone moved it down our way πŸ™‚

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      • Garry Armstrong October 13, 2017 / 1:38 pm

        I wonder what stories the walls of that house could share….Hello, can you hear me, walls??

        “Four Walls to hear me, Closing in on me….” (Jim Reeves)

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  2. swo8 October 13, 2017 / 4:09 am

    That colour is really coming along. (I like the blue door too)
    Leslie

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 13, 2017 / 11:28 am

      This house was, I think, a gatekeeper’s cottage to an estate that’s long gone. It’s classic. The blue door and the red maple, though … these are original πŸ™‚

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      • swo8 October 13, 2017 / 2:01 pm

        The blue door fits right in there.

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          • swo8 October 13, 2017 / 7:57 pm

            Very pretty colour…

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  3. Paula October 13, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Beautiful and complementary colours. 2014 looked the best.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 13, 2017 / 11:24 am

      The year before the gypsy moths. Yes, those moths did a LOT of damage, especially to the maple and other decorative trees. We have a great many giant, gray, dead oaks, too.

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  4. Martha Kennedy October 13, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    And they replaced the old bay window!!! Good call. I would like to paint my front door blue — but it’s a French door (making it easier for the dogs to destroy it) so for now…

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 13, 2017 / 6:45 pm

      We have an ancient dutch door on the back deck. We haven’t replaced it, even though it’s pretty bad, because you can’t buy dutch doors anywhere. And I love my dutch door!

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  5. Covert Novelist October 13, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    I LOVE the 3rd picture, the contrast is sharp and bright with the blue door and the oh so red tree. It’s exciting. Not that the others aren’t good, they are, but that one held me captivated.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 13, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      Garry was in love with the first one that I took yesterday. I like them all. I only put in 2016 because it gives you a good idea of how badly damaged that tree was by the gypsy moth. I think the lack of red this year is a sign of how warm it has been. We have color, but it’s kind of faded.

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  6. evelyneholingue October 13, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I always fall for red doors, but this blue one is not too shabby either. And the tree of course is splendid.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 13, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      You’ll like our door. It is barn red. I think we have had barn red doors in every single house in which we have lived for the past 30 years.

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  7. Rebel Girl October 13, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    What a difference a change in windows makes. The trees here in Canada are more yellow too. We have been waiting for all the colours but the leaves just keep dropping to the ground. Not quite the show we were anticipating.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 13, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      It didn’t get cold enough at night. We never had that “snap” in the weather. Yellow we have. A few bits of red here and there … and that rusty color. But a lot of trees are just turning brown and dropping their leaves. It’s still pretty warm for this time of year.

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  8. lwbut October 13, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    Love those pics. I can see a second blue door peeking round the corner on the right! πŸ™‚

    Is your new door painted yet?

    love

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 14, 2017 / 12:29 am

      Yes, it is painted, but I am waiting for my son to get here to peel of the rest of the blue masking tape. Garry and I are too short. Sad, but true. We can’t reach up that high. As soon as the tape comes off, I will take pictures. The blue tape is not really lovely. We haven’t done the interior, yet. I still haven’t made up my mind if I want a color there or just white. A color would probably stay cleaner, but it would be darker. So, I haven’t done anything about it yet.

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