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Friday, May 8, 2009

Porches....

What is it about Porches?...
the mere sight of mine makes my heart sing...

...they seem to welcome you home with open arms,
always there when you need them...

they provide a safe haven from the elements, and
are always prepared for informal company.


On my porches,
i've rocked babies and sang silly songs ~
shucked corn and shelled peas...

...sat in my rocker and laughed at my husband's corny jokes
after a long day's work
and
cried there when I found out the news of my sister's cancer...


it's where i go to stitch, read or smell the rain before a storm.
it's where i go to cool off on a hot summer's night
and from where i can count a billion stars...
the porch is where my chickens roost and dogs lay~
where my bittersweet vine grows uncontrollably and
where i am visited by cardinals, jenny wrens and hummingbirds...
my porch is a place where friends and family land, always sharing their lives with me.
I'm fortunate to have two porches, one on my home and one on my shop,
so I am always looking at one or the other on a daily basis..
both are humble, chippy, worn and quirky~
just perfect for me.
Blessed be, my Friends...
~Lori~

14 comments:

Natasha said...

I love your picture of the proches... I agree they are a welcomed sight after a long day. The porch is where we spent our time growing up as kids. Everyone seem to come to our porch and saty till late in the evening.

The porch at my house was where I ahred my last meal with my before she died a week later. Many memories on that porch.

Thanks for sharing :)

basketsnprims said...

Lori,
I love both your porches. I love to sit on my wicker and stitch on my porch, too. Thanks for sharing the lovely pics and your sentiments.
hugs,
Pam

Gayle said...

Unfortunately I only have a front cement stoop instead of a porch, so I have to live vicariously though people like you who share pictures of they're wonderful porches. It looks SO comfortable and inviting!

Primitive House said...

Lori~~
I just love your blog! Would like to exchange links and banners with you! Picturetrail too! Let me know!
I love my front porch, I feel the same way that you do about them! I would be lost without mine! And a glass of tea!! LOL!!

Many Blessings.......
Lori Hull
www.picturetrail.com/theoldeprimitivehouse
www.primitivehouse.blogspot.com

janeu729 said...

I spent many a happy hour on the front porch of our Baltimore rowhouse, growing up. Everyone sat on the front porches in the evening and my grandmother taught me to say "Good Evening" to all the neighbors. The neighbors kept an eye out for all the kids. We had big orange wicker rocking chairs. Sweet memories.

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

AWWW!!!...Love this post!!...It brings back so many memories on my granny's porch while growing up!!!....We had a big porch til we moved last year...Now I only have a deck...I really miss it!!...hugs,jen

Sherry said...

I love porches too and yours is wonderful! You should do a design about porches! Neat!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Oh yes, there's nothing quite like a porch! You really hit the nail on the head with this post, it was wonderful. Dawn

Sherry said...

Well Sister Girl maybe one of these days we'll sit on one of those porches together!!!!!!

Sherry aka:The Queen

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love porches too...I have a beautiful one that my daughter is always sitting on but I don't have it decorated for spring just yet. I have to work on that. Dianntha

jane augenstein said...

Lori,
what beautiful porches you have, very inviting!
~Jane and Gilly~

Julie's Keepsakes said...

I love your porches, and what sweet memories (and new ones) you have, Lori. I have a covered porch that has an old wooden swing. It is surrounded by bushes except the entry - there are no railings - purely open to the elements. It is sometimes difficult to sit there though. Our house faces south so we get A LOT of sun most of the day. Even in the evenings it's difficult to sit because the swing faces west. Unfortunately, I live within city limits so it's noisy and full of traffic all day and it's relatively impossible to see any stars because of the city elements. I don't have any decorations on my porch because those are either blown over and even though it's covered with a roof, the rain drenches everything. Do your porches get wet at all?

Boy how I wish I could come sit on your porch. :D

Artsy Fartsy said...

Best porches ever!! I am speechless, and oh the character you have instilled into them, just gorgeous!! Blessings, Janna

Andrea said...

Seeing these pictures makes me want to move back to the country and have a porch just like yours!

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