Friday, May 24, 2013


There are days that are tailor made for porch sitting.

Memorial Day is just one of many.

Pitcher, glasses and silver tray: garage sales
Blue and white cache pot and welcome sign: HomeGoods

It's a perfect day for cooling off with a tall pitcher of iced water, steeped with mint.

A day when you wave to your neighbors, passing by, on their way to the parade in the village.

There is a gentle breeze blowing that waves the colors of Old Glory.

It is not uncommon to enjoy a picnic on the green...

...and the ants can always be counted on to attend, and present, a parade or their own.

Come evening time, sit and reflect by candlelight.

Listen to the songs of the crickets.

Remember, and pay tribute, to the strong and brave men and women who have given their all to defend and protect this wonderful country.

"There are times when we stop.

We sit still.

We listen...

...and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper."

James Carroll

We send our warmest wishes for a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend to you all.


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  1. Hi Judy, your porch is so beautiful. In honor of those who give their lives for this WONDERFUL COUNTRY THAT WE HAVE TO LOVE AND RESPECT ALWAYS
    I decorated my home today; tomorrow I'm going to take pictures.

  2. Your porch looks so lovely and inviting! That Scottie dog pillow is so adorable. Also the ants are pretty cute! The bear looks as though he doesn't mind sharing!
    I like your screen door logic. I love the sound of a screen door slamming.
    Have a blessed weekend

  3. I just love your porch Judy. It looks so inviting and I can just imagine sitting there chatting, visiting with passing neighbours, reading a book, taking a nap and listening to the crickets as the sun sets. I have a front deck without a roof and a screen door which will work for me come summer. Enjoy a safe and fun holiday weekend there.

  4. Your porch looks so beautiful ....and very inviting! I would love to spend an afternoon there just sipping ice tea and watching time go by :o) Have a great weekend!!!

  5. Judy,
    I had to stop in...your porch is so lovely! What a pleasure it must be to sit there and just enjoy.
    Farmhouse hugs,

  6. What a luvly post Judy. You porch is so inviting, makes me want to walk on over and have as eat amidst the comfy cushions. Water w/ mint... I have always done citrus, or rose petals... Note to self ,try mint.
    Happy Holiday weekend!
    Hugs, Gee

  7. What a lovely porch you've decorated. I can imagine that all passersby will be waving and wishing to sit for a spell with you.

  8. Beautiful post and pictures Judy,I just love your porch.
    Hope your keeping well? Happy sunny days Lovely xxxx

  9. Everything is beautiful Judy and I just love the sound of a screen door slamming shut. Have a great weekend.

  10. Judy,

    I love your porch decor! Especially that Scottie pillow (it looks just like our Bentley, red collar and all) I hope your Memorial day is fantastic.

    Amy Jo

  11. Your porch looks wonderful ~ perfect for the holiday. I love you little ants, far too cute!

  12. Judy,
    Your porch is the porch of my dreams!! I would love to have a quaint Victorian porch like yours!! So lovely and charming!!

    Have a great Holiday weekend. Our high temp today is 54 and we have threat of frost on Monday morning!!!! Good Grief!!


  13. Love! Love! your post....wish i had a porch like that......xx

  14. I would love a porch like yours too Judy! One of the things Tony and I love about America is how patriotic we have found Americans to be.

  15. Judy! This is a beautiful post! I love everything about it. Thank you for letting me sit on your porch a bit. My husband is outside painting our porch now. I'd better go encourage him some more. Have a great weekend.

  16. Judy I just LOVE your porch and your picnic on the green. Love the touch of sunflowers! A beautiful post. Happy Memorial Day to you. -Susie

  17. Your porch is so warm and inviting! A perfect place to sit and chat and enjoy some of that lemonade. You have a safe Memorial Day. Mimi

  18. Beautiful Judy! And i love your blog's new header and look...very pretty. Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!!!
    XO Barbara

  19. If I walked past your porch I think I would definitely have to sneak in and sit down a while! Cute pictures!

  20. I would love to be sitting out there with you right now Judy!!! And walk in and out of the door just to hear the screen door slam :)
    many hugs...

  21. Your porch looks gorgeous Judy!~ Love that little scotty pillow too. Very festive and cozy out there!

  22. Wow to your porch! Pretty darn fabulous. You're right about Memorial Day. Pretty easy and relaxing holiday. So cheery visiting you here!

  23. Judy, it's all so pretty and welcoming! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Pop on in and grab a feature button! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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