Saturday, May 14, 2011
Do you have a place in, or around, your home where you love to spend quiet time? I love to spend time on my front porch. We canceled our camping trip due to rain, and have spent several hours on our front porch. I am very grateful for having the space and covered porch to spend time alone, and with my family.
The rain has not stopped even as I type, but we have already had a dinner on the porch during a thunderstorm, where we have all taken turns coddling our youngest dog. The poor thing has a panic attack during such storms.
We don't have a lot of color around the entire porch, but a few tulips still linger. Each year I add a few perennials to the lot, and toss down some saved seeds. By the middle of summer I am joined by the kids after school. We sit, snack, and talk.
Evenings are fun on the porch too. Tin can candles light the edge of the porch, and dinners are often served. It's not uncommon to have breakfast on the porch either. We call those breakfast days "Patio Pancakes." Traditionally, pancakes are made, and we take time to enjoy the view, and enjoy a leisure breakfast. We savor the smells, the views, the sounds and the warm air. Too soon, winter will take it away.