A Front Porch Kind of Evening

We had a beautiful evening last night here in
Flushing, Michigan. I started the grill, then went out and watered the flowers, most of which are in pots scattered around the yard. I threw the chicken on the grill, hubby came home, and everything was perfect. Then the rain blew in out of nowhere! The chicken survived under the lid of the grill.

Actually, it was a beautiful evening, even with the rain. It was one of those great summer rains… a little thunder, a little lightening, then a peaceful, warm rain. The kind I used to love when I was a kid. I’d sit on the screened porch on the glider with a good book (sometimes two) on my lap. I loved to read on those kinds of evenings, listening to the rain come down and the thunder rumble. I’d get up and go outside when I knew there was a strong possibility of a rainbow.

Dean and I went outside last night and saw the beautiful rainbow off to the south. It was stunning! But I missed having a porch. My next house WILL have one. Maybe a partially covered deck, too, to protect my grill.
I love the American front porch. Do you have one? Please share your photos on your blog and post a comment below so we can all see! This is one in Selma, Alabama, USA. Selma is the second oldest city in Alabama (behind Mobile), and has the largest contiguous historic district. It is known for its Civil War and Civil Rights history.
I’d show you my front porch, but there isn’t room to sit on it. Not really a porch. Sad, sad me.


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4 thoughts on “A Front Porch Kind of Evening

  1. My dream is to have a porch someday as well. I do have a porch off the back of my house, but with neighbors on top of us, it’s not a very friendly porch to sit and while away the hours. My grandmother lived in Racine, WI and I used to love visiting her and sitting on her front porch in the glider…thanks for the memories!

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  2. We definitely sound like soulmates– There’s nothing like a porch….a place to slow down. Rain showers on the porch aren’t too bad either. Maybe I can take pics this afternoon.

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  3. Oh Caron…I know exactly how you feel about needing a porch because I feel the same way. I don’t have one now but in my next house I will. Although in Oklahoma there are only a few short months to use one.

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