The Front Porch

This week’s Fun Monday is being hosted by the adorable Pamela.  She says  “I want to see what you see on any given morning this week; from somewhere very near where you live. Front porch, back porch, down the street, around the corner. Just makes sure it’s your neighborhood. Post a photo that will send me to the travel agent to book a weekend at your local Bed & Breakfast.”

Well…the only thing I have to show you right now is darkness. My timing stinks…I kinda sorta forgot to take pictures earlier this week and I’m not sure when I will have a chance to later.  So…I’ll try to tell you what it looks out there when it is light.

The first thing you notice when you step outside is the smell. This time of year, the  cedars towering right outside our door send an extra dose of fragrance into the air.  This mingles together with the light smoke from our neighbor’s wood burning stove to make the heady aroma that screams “AUTUMN” to me.  I can’t help but look up into the green boughs of those trees and smile with gratitude for the day. 

In the early mornings of fall we always have a special guest that lives under one of our porch lights.  She is a lovely spider whom  I think of her as Isadora.  I doubt that she will be with us to much longer, but I do enjoy her while she is here. 

I look to my right and under the other porch light is a small wooden sign with our last name carved onto it.  Shaun and I bought this at the state fair in the first year of our marriage. It has followed us where ever we have lived, proudly proclaiming whose home one is about to enter.

The next thing you see is a small garden area.  Planted in this small patch of soil is…hey, did I tell you about our huge cedar trees?   They may be evergreens, but they still lose a lot of needles this time of year.  While this is wonderful in the forest, it makes a bit of a mess in the driveway and in the road.  (we have no sidewalks to worry about).  Kitty corner from our house is a wooded area.  Every once in a while you can look up and see a deer staring back at you.  (They drive the dogs nuts)

Well, enough standing out here.  The mornings have been downright chilly and very, very wet.  Let’s just have some coffee and enjoy the view from my front windows.  We can go outside later when it warms up a little bit…

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