Monday, January 13, 2014

Doors of Oman

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
(Flora Whittemore)
 Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.
(Rose Wilder Lane)
 Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity, or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.
(Paulo Coelho)
 Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
(Joseph Campbell)

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
(Helen Keller)

Doors and quotes ... two of my favorite things.
Wherever we go in the world, I am always taking pictures of doors.
These images are all from our recent trip to Oman.
The stairs above are what led us to the huge wooden door on the right.  We weren't able to venture inside the fort as it is apparently being renovated.
Below is the beautiful view of Muscat port from the top.
Today my guest post appears on The Moksi Homes (rather than Saturday as originally planned).  Now when I look at the pictures, I see that I forgot to remove some items that don't belong or to straighten things up.  Oh well!  Maureen told me just to be myself, write as I would talk and keep it real.  That's really all I know to do.
Wishing you a wonderful week!


September Violets said...

These are some lovely quotes to go along with your beautiful door photos. Such a pretty little harbor at the end ... odd to see not one boat in the harbor. I'm off to read your other post now. Have a great week Tammy :) Wendy x

Betsy said...

Beautiful photos of doors and I do love the harbor too.

I much prefer "real" blogs. Probably because my own is so imperfect that I like knowing the other blogs I read have people writing them that have their own foiables.


Terra said...

I like doors and quotes too, and I admire the doors you share here, they look very strong.

Wanda said...

What lovely doors and quotes. Very meaningful post, as my dearest and I are facing some open and closed doors. Appreciate your prayers.

Brenda Pruitt said...

You're looking so pretty! I like doors too. Probably windows better though. You can always escape through a window, I've learned!

Maya Kuzman said...

I can totally relate to this Tammy!
I love doors and have tons of photos of them - I just find it so mysterious, exhilarating and thrilling to discover a whole new world hiding behind them !

Caterina Giglio said...

wonderful post, and great quotes, so well matched up with your lovely photos!! wishing you a very happy new year!!

Mistea said...

All those doors are wonderful and for me conjure all manner of tales.
Looks like a very interesting place.
Gorgeous harbour.

Dagmar said...

Tammy, so great to see photos of you, the doors on your trip..looks wonderful, so full of culture. It agree with Maureen, always just be's wonderful!
Dagmar the quotes as well!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I love your post this week - gorgeous photos of fabulous doors and the quotes are so good. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a lovely week


Teresa Kasner said...

I enjoyed your photos and quotes.. I love both too. I also enjoyed your article on the other website. I learned more about you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Susan said...

Nice quotes and photos, Tammy. You look VERY slender. I am soooo jealous. ha! Thanks for sharing. Susan

Susan said...

P.S. Loved your guest post! You are a brave woman. Susan

homemade@myplace said...

such beautiful doors and place!!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Melanie said...

Beautiful photos! I'll have to go take a peek at your guest post. :-)

Shane Pollard said...

So do I!!! My family are always giving me flack because I take so many photos of doors, windows and gates.
Yours are all lovely and have that great patina that comes with age.
You always match the quotes to your images so beautifully Tammy.

I'm off to read your guest post!

Createology said...

I too love to see doors and what they may represent. Your quotes are excellent. Your view of the port is magnificent. I always enjoy your trips and photos dear. Happy New Year and Creative Blessings...

Serena Lewis said...

Those doors are amazing!! I love the intricate details and designs. Nice quotes too! Lovely photo of you too, Tammy. I'm off to check out your guest post.

Love and hugs ~ xo

Lori ann said...

loved this, and i would love to visit oman, very cool tammy. thank you for sharing the lovely quotes, i enjoyed reading! it was fun to see you too!

Helen Philipps said...

Wonderful quotes and wonderful pictures too. Your photos of so many different doors are fascinating, Tammy...and you are looking lovely too :)
Helen xx

Catherine said...

So many amazing doors and quotes! I like the colored door with the triangles. Very cool!

Wishing you a most happy week Tammy!
xo Catherine

Sheila Rumney said...

What gorgeous doors and beautiful quotes. Love looking at all the details. Have a great week.

Tanna said...

And, just being yourself is perfect for me. LOVE all those doors... and especially the quotes! You know I have a serious weakness for a good quote. ;) You are looking very beautiful, Tammy!! blessings ~ tanna

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
I enjoyed your photos - lovely! And I too am a huge fan of quotes - those are very inspiring and appropriate for the day at hand here. Thanks!


Sam I Am...... said...

I thought maybe you had gone to Dubai for the New Year's fireworks as evidently they have the best in the world.
The doors are beautiful and each so unique. I forgot to comment on your dish cloths you're making...I love mine that you sent me! I'm going to slowly replace the store bought with hand made...they're wonderful!
What a beautiful spot on earth you visited....there's so much beauty in the world and thank you for sharing places and things I would never have an opportunity to see otherwise...that is a gift in itself.

crafty cat corner said...

This is a lovely post Tammy, so true about the doors. Sometimes we try too hard with everything and maybe we should just allow things to happen.

Quinn said...

If I had climbed all those stairs, I think I would have just sat at the top and waited for the renovations to be complete! ;)
You choose such thought-provoking quotes, Tammi. The Helen Keller quote especially resonates with me - I think it is time to read her books again. Thank you!

Quinn said...

And I just realized I spelled your name wrong - sorry!!

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