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Saturday, January 31, 2009

The front porch in January


My front porch is one of my favorite things about my house. It is a covered porch and is just big enough for a couple chairs and little table and some plants. I actually crowd a bit more in there and in summer it is pretty lush and green with lots of flowers and is the perfect place to sit and read and have some lemonaid while the kids cartwheel and play in the front yard. In January it's a rather blah little front porch though, and after reading a post by Super Kawaii Mama about staying cool in the heat of an Austrailian summer I was longing for summer days and sitting on my front porch. So to at least bring the feeling that spring is on it's way I picked up some primroses at the grocery store last night. This morning Miss 3 helped me plant and water them, she picked the blue-violet ones to be hers. It's a little thing but it sure does make me smile when I see them. I also got inspired to sweep the porch and get rid of the leaves in the corners. Ahhh, a little spot of spring for me to see every day until the real thing is here. I noticed while I was out sweeping that the bulbs are starting to come alive and there are some lush green shoots peeking up through the mulch. I can hardly wait for spring to arrive......

5 comments:

paisley penguin said...

You and miss 3 did a great job!

Mrs Boats said...

Very pretty! A wonderful reminder of spring to come!

Mrs Boats said...

I do so always love your porch! It is such a pretty green refuge. Perhaps I can create something like it at the house I'll soon be living in. I only hope I can do half as nice a job as you have with yours.

nfmgirl said...

Thank you for signing up for my giveaway #833. I would sign up for your giveaway, but I don't wear hairclips, nor do I have anyone in my life who does. Pretty though!

I just wanted to let you know that I visited your site, and your front porch is lovely! I used to live on the Kitsap Peninsula in Silverdale, and LOVED it out there. I miss it all the time. This morning it is 35 degrees in south Florida. brrrrrr!

Have fun riding the caravan!

Heather

Ginger said...

Makes me want spring right now.