Sunday, May 29, 2011

Join us on the front porch

Here we go.

The screened porch is up. Once again, we won the race with the neighborhood mosquitoes.

Actually, we’re about two weeks later than usual. This year, we had to replace the railing around the deck which finally gave way after 15 years of deep snow. Plus, we had to stain the new wood. Lots of huff and puff for our age.

As porches go, ours is not real big. Only 8’ by 16’. But it is our window to the world. Now we can begin our big drift into summer.

Our daily bookend begins with coffee and the newspaper in the morning and closes with wine and a little opera in the evenings. In between, we’ll enjoy children on bikes and trikes filling the sidewalk all day long.

Rattan, here we come.

Light naps.



The South Plainsman said...

Very nice. The little pleasures are the best.

My back porch and flower garden is my refuge, and my chapel.

It doesn't get any better than that for a geezer.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written. The South Plainsman as well.

Around 7pm Kathy and I are mesmerized by our 4' x 6' pond with the fish, frogs and ribbon snakes among the lily pads.

The two fountains are background sound for the calls of mating frogs. After sunset we sit around with flashlights and take a frog-count. Sixteen is the top number so far.

Growing older brings some people closer to grace. Giving the ability to see how small things have great import. --Ira

Paula said...

Must be the first of June. You folks are as regular as rain. Enjoy your porch!

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