something magical about a "front porch."
My fondest memories are spending many summer evenings on my
grandmother's front porch. My
favorite place to sit was either in the green Adirondack chair with its
large arms wonderful for holding a glass of ice tea or a bowl of ice
cream. Or, sitting on the fat
porch railing, especially if it was raining.
Through out the
evening, my many aunts and uncles would appear and disappear stopping to
talk bout the day's events. I
would sit and listen to their rich and warm voices safe from childhood
had a beautiful cherry tree in the yard and I remember in the spring when
it was full of blossoms, the wind would blow and it would rain pink and
white pedals everywhere. She
also had a lilac vine on one end of the porch.
It smelled heavenly, but of all the memories, I miss the most are
the lightning bugs (fireflies). I would watch them until I could not keep my eyes open.
With many plants stationed around the porch, it gives you a feeling of
a garden room.
You want to place French doors as the backdoor to serve as the
gateway to the backyard.