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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Photohunters: String(s) and Day six of the Opening Doors Challenge

All week I thought that the photohunt theme this week was wild, and next week was strings. I thought it would work well to show you my wild home for both the last day of the opening doors challenge and for the photohunt theme. At first, when I found out this week was strings for PH, I was flustered until I realized there are strings in my wild environment, in case I ever want to be tidy (like that's going to happen).On the left hand side of the picture, you can see the open door which leads onto my deck from the yard. The door in the middle with the lamp shining through leads from my bedroom onto the deck. Have you found the strings yet? You may have to click inside for an enlargement to see them but there are vertical strings on the wall which is on the right hand side which can be used to support the wild and stringy vines which are growing over the deck wall.
The shot above shows you the top of the door leading into my greenhouse. If you look closely, you may see the horizontal strings which are there to support my roses. If you enlarge the picture you can see the vertical strings on the left side of the greenhouse which used to support clematis until they were killed by a drought and currently support morning glories.
Above is my front door with the virginia creeper which sprung up wild and is growing all over the railing, attaching to the house, and goes around the door. The vine is useful as string when I pull it up.
The last shot shows the doorway of the barn at an old farm house where I lived with friends for a while when I took a break from college in 1977. One of my friends who I lived with, visited in between our 50th birthdays and we checked out the now abandoned farmhouse and barn. A wee bit sad to see it so overgrown with stringy vines covering the barn.

Thank you Jjentje for coming up with this fun opening doors challenge and as always thank you to TNchick for the photohunt. The opening doors challenge was hosted at Heaven in Belgium and for photohunt you can go to or

52 comments:

Anu said...

Such beautiful photos with the doors, your beautiful yard and the strings.

Drop by to see My strings here

Have a great weekend all!

jmb said...

Making me work hard to see the strings here Carver but fine photos anyway. Have a great weekend.

Picturing of Life said...

it is work for me :D beautiful garden

Please stop by also in my PH post : in HERE and HERE Thanks

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful strings lining up those plants and flowers.
I was flustered with the theme strings too *lol*

leslie said...

Nice post and beautiful shots!

Sabine said...

I think those are wonderful wild strings!! :)

bingskee said...

the strings were not obvious because they do blend with the stems! but i love your front door and the vine. neat!

mine is here said...

That pictures are very pretty my friend... Happy weekend...

Gattina said...

I even saw one flee on your roses !! and the strings in the first picture, lol !
Your garden looks lovely I love it wild growing (or maybe it's an excuse to not cut the flowers and bushes in my garden !)

Sandy said...

Beautiful photos

Dr.John said...

What a great ending to a week of doors. I love your personal doors and all the flowers on the strings.

keiki3 said...

Beautiful garden!

Amanda said...

Great photos!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Amanda

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing Carver....love ALL the photos.

My strings are strung and strummed...stop by if you can find time. Happy Hunting!

YTSL said...

What an amazing looking wild home you have, Carver! :)

Caroline said...

Do I see wind chimes? They have strings too.

Aileni said...

Your home looks very pleasant, nice that the Strings gave you a chance to share it.
I like the old farmhouse picture ver much - such atmosphere.

Rebecca said...

Pretty roses!

Sue said...

I LOVE that last shot Carver! Very atmospheric!!

Katney said...

I had strings for my peas in the garden this year, but alas, we were gone so much the garden didn't get the attention it deserved.

Sarge Charlie said...

wow, you are an overachiever

ellen b said...

I love every shot here. The stringy viney wildness and the great doors through all the wildness. Great post Carver...
I'm leaving 2 links one strings and my last door...

ellen b. said...

Sorry to foul up your Mr. Linky with 3 links...I accidently posted 2 for strings :0)

Baker Watson said...

Where would all those beautiful flowers be without strings to support the vines?

Good choice of photo's.

Baker
Thanks for the visit and comments. It's always a pleasure to have you drop by.

diXymiss said...

Gorgeous surroundings, Carver! Your garden shots are wildly beautiful, if subtly tamed by strings (which I spied only because you pointed them out). I see your artistic touch isn't limited to photography, but eXtends into into gardening as well. Lovely.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Nice set of photos from both your challenges.

Patricia said...

Very nice, Carver. Your lovely vines reminded me of something else I could posted for "string" - string beans. =)

Hope you are having a delightful weekend.

Liz said...

I don't know about the string but the roses are lovely! And the virginia creeper.

MarĂ­a said...

Great catch for the theme! You have surrounded yourself with so much beauty.

jams o donnell said...

I can't see the strings but I can see excellent photos. Happy weekend

pat said...

Oh what beautiful photos of "strings"!

Happy Weekend.

Sammawow said...

Those are all beautiful pictures! I love how the strings are holding the plants up!

Dragonstar said...

Plenty of strings here! And I love your doors, and all your beautiful plants. The door challenge has been great fun.

girasoli said...

It is like a photohunt in a photohunt! Very creative ideas!

byrningbunny said...

Your little twine tree below would have worked for string, too! Love your pics.

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Hi Carver. Excellent post for both challenges today. I saw the strings in the first photo right away, and had to enlarge it to figure out what you meant about the doors, lol.

Now that Opening Doors is over, I wonder what the next photo challenge will be, and who will host it, haha. Can hardly wait.

Annie said...

Thanks for stopping by - very cool to meet a fellow North Carolinian photo hunter! I agree with you, I don't mind the rain as long as the trees stay up and the power stays on. I hope we don't have another one come through now that the ground is all wet.

And great entry - wonderful photos and I love how you combined two challenging themes into one. Have a great weekend!

Maddy said...

I see you were up for the challenge afterall.

I think if we [I?] get the information / the title / theme early enough, then it can sort of percolate through the week. It's actually great as it makes us more attuned and inventive.

Cheers

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Me again, Ellen. I can't believe I missed so many of your Opening Door posts this week, but I've now gone and had a look at them all, leaving comments on each. I'm glad I took the time to go look as they are all great posts.

susan said...

What a lovely enchanted garden. You have to really work to see the strings...and that's a good thing in a garden!

Leslie said...

Hi, super post for this week. Hope your weekend went well. :)

prinsesamusang said...

wow such beautiful shots. i like the one with the red flowers best... or maybe the first one. i can't decide! they are all pretty!

A. said...

I can see the strings all right :) A really lovely set of photos.

Yen said...

Beautiful photos! :)

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting. I appreciate your comments so much.

EastCoastLife said...

Ohhh... I picked up this lovely idea of having vertical and horizontal strings to support my climbing plants!! I was planning to construct a wooden structure. Thanks!

Haze said...

Another bunch of wonderful photos!

Kudos!

sho said...

that's a fine garden and space you have. I would have tweaked every bit here and there like u.

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting. I appreciate.

starnitesky said...

I have enjoyed seeing all the doors over the past few days. I didn't do PH this week, I couldn't find any strings then I ran out of time.

Heart of Rachel said...

Nice shots. I love the beautiful vines.

philos said...

Haha! A 2 in one post! Wildly beautiful place you got there! :)