Meadowlark is having a contest of sorts about porches. Well, not exactly a contest but a give away having to do with sharing pictures of your front porch. I currently have two front porches. They both need some work.
The new porch.
from a different angle... not a new picture.
We recently planted a climbing rose at the corner of the new porch, just to the right of the stairs you can see in the picture.
And the town house.
Our porch in town is lovely. It is mostly screened by the lilac hedge in front of the porch so it's rather private. Unfortunately, where we live, we can't leave anything out on the porch or it goes missing. Oh, we can leave the trash barrel because it isn't fun but we have never been able to leave chairs on the porch or they end up smashed in the street. Just one more reason for leaving. To be able to sit on the porch and look out at nature. In fact, I was sitting on the porch at the new house last week and spied a hummingbird visiting the blossoms in the yard, that and the oriole building a nest in a tree. So much to watch and interesting in a different way from watching students parade down the street.