Two Pink Doors

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Two pink doors, side by side, simply begged to be photographed.

For starters, I have always been drawn to the colour pink.  Pink in any shade appeals to me:  coral, champagne, or watermelon.  So when I spotted these doors, the only logical thing to do was to make a picture.

They are almost perfect symmetry, twin doors separated by stripes of white and blue with identical silver knobs.  Salt air and rain have aged them separately, however.  It seems one has been more affected than the other.

Soon, these doors will open to ice cream and summer breezes.  Sand will be tracked over their thresholds.  They will be witness to sandcastles and sunburns.

I can’t wait.

The Spider and the Web

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I do not like spiders.

When I have to go out to my shed, I wave something all over the place in front of me to make sure I’m not walking through a web (it’s happened before!).

When I looked up today, a spider was spinning – actually spinning! – a perfect web in the corner of the door frame. I watched with wary fascination for a minute, admiring its precision and beauty (the web, not the spider!).

Instead of destroying it, I ducked underneath and slipped into the shed.

P.S. To my utter horror, just as I was about to walk back into the house, this same creepy spider dropped down in front of me. It must have gotten caught on my hat on my way back out of the shed. I still have not recovered.