The reasons for this magnetic pull to The Porch might be conveyed through pictures. I'll try. But if you don't get the full effect, you are invited to come see it for yourself...if you think you have the time 'cause once you're here, expect to sit a spell.
First, The Porch is surrounded by The Yard. You've seen it before. But just know it's private, expansive and lush. So The Porch has that going for it.
The first thing you see when you enter The Porch is The Swing.
Now you cleary can see that this is no ordinary swing. The Swing was custom made by The Husband. It has 7 feet of horizontal sitting/lying down space. An average-sized grown man can fully relax in repose on The Swing without any of that annoying leg bending that is required on lesser swings. I've seen it happen. Many times.
The Swing is not only for napping. I've seen it swinging in a near-180 degree arc, propelled by the 10 legs of 5 belly-laughing children. The Swing can go from Peaceful to Thrilling in less than 6 seconds. Now that's a swing!
For those that aren't immediately drawn to The Swing on sight (hard to imagine, I know), The Swing appeals to those with more verbal needs. It has a message:
Now who could ignore such a direct command as that? To paraphrase, "Get your stressed-out butt on this swing, relax and let all the junk go!" Now that's what I'm talking about!
Once you're on The Swing, The Porch offers a feast for the eyes. There is so much to take in. Like The Dead Stick Collection guarded by The Frog
And The Decorative Birdhouses made by The Boys, picturesquely flanked by The TetherBall and Tire Swing
For those who enjoy antiquing, this activity can be done from the comfort of The Swing. You can easily take in views of a Pepsi-Cola aluminum ice chest circa mid-20th century
A 1940's wrought iron glider with original petal yellow Naugahide cushions
And a 1950's ice cream chair which serves as a 2010 plant stand
And finally, an ancient milk can which has been with my family for years.
If antiques aren't your thing but nature calls your name, you too can be sated on The Porch...
The Porch has one other amenity that makes it that much more unique: The Pick-up Window.
The Pick-up Window has direct access to the kitchen which makes it perfect for passing out cool beverages and lite fare to thirsty and hungry Porch Sitters. A full service Porch can't be beat.
Now if all of this doesn't convince you that our porch is The Porch, you are a hard sell and I might just have to show you the nighttime views to win you over.
If you can't find me this summer, there is probably one last place to look...on the Tour de Porch.