Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Front Porch Living
When the sun is shining and the weather is hot, we have front porch living.
No need to stay inside with the air conditioning running, it's plenty cool out here. I can bring out a bite to eat and maybe a drink or two. We can watch the road in case a car drives by. If we don't recognize it we'll speculate on who it might be and which house they were visiting.
We can bring out some music and watch our granddaughter dance back and forth. I'll make a vegetable platter with different dips plus a few crackers and cheese. We can sit by the old ice cream table from my grandparents' Rexall Drug store.We'll be high and dry under the 9 ft porch.
Or maybe we would eat dinner at the patio table brought around from the back deck where it is much, much too hot. These days we might just light the oil lanterns when the sun sets as we enjoy the cool Autumn evenings.
You might have a cat or two (or six) for company, perhaps more than that if you hold real still. We have Disney on parade after night falls: opossums, raccoons, cats and a host of creepy insects will soon arrive.
The second floor has an identical porch, twins up and down. The upstairs is where you place the loungers for a quick nap without cats for company. It's where the little swallows build their next on top of the ceiling fan or where little Taylor can look out her bedroom window and watch the world go by.
I love front porch living.