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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Southern Porch

I have always dreamed of having a big front porch to sit on that is outlined with white posts and railings  where I could enjoy the warm sunny Southern afternoons.

Southern porch with white wooden rockers

 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. 

lake view from our front porch

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.

a view of the lake and our neighborhood

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.

a southern porch with white wood rockers

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!  

a lake view

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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  1. This sounds so inviting. I have yet to make me a cozy place to sit outside here but I hope to make a terrace beside the kitchen. So much to do eh?

  2. Front porches are wonderful! We don't have a great calming area to sit in outdoors yet... Hoping to do something this year because sitting outside is good for my mental health :)

  3. We have a wonderful side porch and hope to update our back deck, this summer. Love your rocking chairs and table. Such a beautiful, calming, picturesque place to call home.

  4. Oh my gosh, I have the same front porch dream as yours! My sister has lived in North Carolina for almost 30 years and I've always loved the stately homes where she lives. They all have the columns and the railings. Our first house had a small, but nice, covered porch that fit two rockers and looked out over woods. Our second house had no real porch to speak of, and our third house's porch (now) would be nice with a roof but, alas, it doesn't have one. So I guess I'll have to live vicariously through you! Enjoy your lovely porch!

  5. Your view is fantastic! Thanks for linking up at For what it's worth-jeannie

  6. I love your inviting porch! I have a porch, but it's not a traditional Southern porch. I plan on having one on my next house though. ;)

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