My dream also included a couple of rockers where I could sit and rock away the worries of the day and a swing with a wonderfully inviting pillow or two and a beautiful old quilt where I could lay and get lost in a great book. A peaceful retreat for me to escape with my afternoon coffee or glass of sweet Southern ice tea. I think maybe Papa had the same dream also.
And oh the nicer if my porch looked out over the ocean or a beautiful lake where I could watch as the sun made the waters glisten like diamonds and sparkle like fireworks. And if there were some sort of wild life to watch that would just add to the fun of watching.
There would always be beautiful clear blue skies with fluffy white clouds so I could imagine all kinds of imagery they make. A place where I could sit and dream and conjure up all sorts of cool projects and ideas to share with you.
Well, we were lucky when we found this house as it has the nice front porch with the white columns though no railing. And for Papa's birthday I bought him a couple of white wooden rockers to sit out there so we could wile away the afternoon hours, chatting and day dreaming while watching the clouds float by and the waters come to life by the rays of the sun. We don't have that swing and it is winter here but I have lots of plans for this area so it becomes a lot like what we dreamed of. Our porch looks out over a body of water - a lake of sorts- that is home for families of ducks, geese, and cranes with a few sea gulls here and there. The porch is on the Southern exposure of our house so the sun dances on the water all day making beautiful glistening dancing diamonds of light. Our street in front is actually a loop that circles two bodies of water that makes a perfect "walking, running, biking track" for our small community. This gives us that old fashioned sit on the porch and greet your neighbors feel that small Southern towns have. And we love it!
So come on over, sit a while, have a glass of sweet Southern ice tea and some great conversation while we gaze into the clear blue skies and sunlit waters enjoying a lazy afternoon daydreaming.
Do you have a great place you spend your afternoons daydreaming? Share it with me in the comments below.
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