Summers On The Porch
Monday, April 4
Do you have a porch? Do you wish you had one? What is it about them that seems so pleasant and relaxing? In some areas, porches are wide, making them possible to sit on even during a light rain shower. In others, they are utilitarian only, merely used for storing muddy boots.
In the Victorian days, porches were generally meant to be used. Then came a phase around the 1940's when they became smaller and simply for show. A movement in architecture called New Urbanism is encouraging more city homes to be built with larger front porches again to aid in not just the enjoyment of nature, but the building of friendships between neighbors. Sitting on the porch in the evening can be a nice way to reflect back on the day. Lily of the Valley has a very enjoyable scent and its white flowers are nice as the sun goes down. Find it in our mail order catalog.