Hmmm.... romancing the porch. Tougher than I thought. Sure, I have the typical notions of what romance on the porch is, or should be. Swinging on a porch swing side-by-side or a late night candlelit dinner.
These scenarios however are only images in my head, in my reality they don't occur all that much...if ever. That doesn't mean there isn't a total lack of romance happening on my porch ... just well, a different sort of desire.
Here are some photos of my family and I romancing our porch last summer during a heavy rain fall outside ... it was a steamy day and we finally had a cool storm blow through ... we sat on the porch with both French doors open on either end, we relaxed and read ... enjoying the breeze.
Hey, my reading material is 'Romantic' ...
looking over to see the boys reading together does melt my Mother's heart ... is it unusual to find this picture romantic? ... something always 'catches' me when I see my husband unconditionally sharing his love with The Gypsy Prince ... what is that all about? .. I swear it moves me to my core.
Here's the view outside that day ... ahhhhh ... green ... even if it is raining .. it's peaceful....and romantic to look at.
A little more reading ....This is the type of 'romance' that happens on our porch.
And I can't help but show you what the same view off the porch looks like today ....
Could be cozy ... if there were a fireplace on the porch ...
After seeing what my porch looked like on the
big screen computer screen last week, UGH! I decided to clean up my act, a little.
Thank you for your kind comments and not being too harsh ... I appreciate your motivation.
Check what your neighbors are doing to romance their porches ... the links are below and if you missed the Porch of the Month last week, here's the link, now Debra knows how to romance a porch.
Since next week's Porch Club falls on Valentine's Day ... I'm going to challenge ALL of you to a Valentine bake-off !!
Bake a cake, make some cookies, mold some chocolate and most important ... have some fun!
Take a photo and bring your treat to share with all of us next week on the porch ... and just think how happy your family will be with the real thing at home.
There will be a prize for the winner !!
Have a great week and I'll see ya back on the porch,