Porches. They are an extension of your home. A semi-sheltered place to move to when the weather is agreeable (or not as agreeable as you'd like). Porches are for summer-time fun.
This is my front porch. A place to say "welcome to my home." I enjoy sitting here (when I actually have time to sit!) and watch the kids play, sip iced tea, and crochet or read. Right now, it's sheltering my freshly painted garden benches.
My back porch is really an extension of my living space.
It is a place where we like to eat meals and snacks.
Sit and read.
Enjoy morning tea.
A place for baby feet in the afternoon sunlight.
A place to put fun decorations,
grow bay leaves,
and enjoy the flowers.
A place to dehydrate summer goodness. Yes, our dehydrator has a permanent place on our back porch...
Have a sparkly day! And be sure to check out The Inadvertent Farmer's Summer's Simple Things series for more summer time fun!