Sunday, June 17, 2012

~A day in the life on the porch ~

Summer days on the back porch
where the livin' is easy.
No fuss
No muss
Spills?......who cares?
And for me, early morning is always the best part of the day.

Here's the morning sun, just peeking over the trees

I love the phrase " sit a spell."
(I'm quite good at it, actually)
and to me there's
nothing like swinging on the porch swing.
Nowhere to go
No place to be
Just the creaking of the chain as the swing rocks to and fro.
Here you can enjoy the morning,
listen to the birds gossiping
and take in the beauty of the day unfolding
Ah, there's that first slice of light

I collect sheets from yard sales to use on my porch swing. Because I like the look of  their faded charm.
The cushions underneath are outdoor cushions so they're  fine in the elements. And the sheets are so easy to wash and wear.

Look what happens when you sit quietly on the porch swing.....we
caught these little fellas waiting for Mom to come home with some goodies

lush, green Ferns have a cooling effect,

and along with the bubbling fountain
make a summer morning on the porch irresistible.
But of course the animals think the fountain is their 'personal drinking fountain'.
After all it is just the perfect height.
You know Elizabeth Bennett

and this is Rocky.

Our home has served as an animal convalescant home of sorts for many years.
They show up on our doorstep; the ragged,  the road weary..... the orphaned.
They stop for awhile and they eat, they rest, they heal, and then mostly they move on.
So 'Rocky' is the latest in a long string of visitors. He showed up after an obviously
 nasty cat fight
couldn't resist the pun. ha ha   ...(hence the name, Rocky)
And so he will stay for as long as he needs.

Lizzie is a very good friend.
"Are you ok?"

If the swing is not available, don't fret
there are two other rockers to choose from as well.

This wicker rocker we've had forever.
The wooden chair, Mr. Wonderful rescued from a yard sale and worked his magic on it.

If you're up to it, we could have a quick game of   tic-tac-toe.
Hmmm.....looks like Mr. Wonderful is about to win.

We love to eat outside. But the late afternoon sun was making it rather uncomfortable.
We hung an outdoor blind, but then I decided I wanted something

I'm loving our solution. Soon these little 'Boston Ivy' plants will grow up to be big boys
 and  bring cool shade and beauty to the space.

Don't you just love my new flea market find?

wisps of clouds  dotting a perfect summer sky
as the afternoon is upon us.

There is always something beautiful about a horse in a field.
So, lucky me, I get to enjoy
our neighbors' horse, right outside our back door.

Before you know it  the day is done
and the sun is setting in the western sky

yes, life if pretty good here on the back porch.

Come and sit a spell, won't you?


  1. Your porch is very gracious, beautiful and inviting. I could sit on that swing for hours....reading or just daydreaming. Maybe you'll serve me a delicious lunch :-) I love Lizzie and Rocky. I hope Rocky will stay for a while. Please keep us updated.
    Have a wonderful week!

    1. Well Rocky is welcome to stay as long as he likes. He seems to be very happy right now. He's a very loveable old cat. He seems to know he has lucked into a very good situation. :)
      Thanks for stopping by the porch, come sit on my swing anytime....

  2. What a lovely looks cool and restful.

    Very peaceful!


  3. Thank you. It's just........comfortable. Right after I published this post, a lovely summer rain came upon us, and I LOVE to sit on the porch and listen to the rain on the roof.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Such a calm place for restful repose...and a lovely luncheon! It really is lovely out there. I'll bet it's great during a soft summer rain...kind of makes me sleepy thinking about it! I'd love to come back for another visit out there...(hint, hint)...

  5. I love your porch! The porch is almost the best part of the house, in my opinion, especially if you are in a beautiful quite area. And I absolutely love the old rocking chair that was re-finished!

    1. I knew you would like it. It's just so comfortable, I like a porch to just be ...A PORCH. Stop by anytime and we'll sit and rock and SIT A SPELL. :)


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