First Things First

Changing houses takes a little time to settle in, but there is one thing that has priority, and I don’t mean unpacking suitcases or going to the grocery.  I mean getting the porch ready for the hours we spend there.

IMG_0592The porch is where we often start our day enjoying morning coffee

lobster boats/Rockport Harborand watching the lobster boats heading out for or returning from the day’s work.

It is where we relax with a book,

observe the birds that come to the feeder

enjoy time with friends and family

IMG_1523and have afternoon tini time.

IMG_1359Once the furniture is in place, the next step is to go to the nursery to replenish the potted plants that did not make it through the winter.

IMG_1364Now all is done and that means I can sit and rock. 

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

35 thoughts on “First Things First

  1. Sounds delightful and definitely a priority!

  2. Life is good on your wonderful porch…enjoy every moment there.

  3. entertainingwomen July 7, 2018 — 1:57 pm

    Now that’s what I call having your priorities in the right place! Said as I’m spending my 3rd hour in my favorite comfy chair on the back porch. Happy Saturday! CherryKay

  4. Your porch is indeed a special place, and I have such fond memories there!! Enjoy, enjoy!

    1. Hopefully, there will be more.

  5. Yes, the porch is a priority! I know you’re happy to be out of the Texas heat!

  6. Linda, I agree the porch would be priority. What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the views!

  7. I can tell you from experience – the warmth and beauty from that porch enriches the soul. While nature surely set the stage, Linda is not without culpability.

    1. What a kind comment. Thank you!

  8. Happy memories on that porch! Make lots more! Cheers!

  9. Such a wonderful relaxing space!!!! I would love to see a follow up photo of the plants at their peak!

  10. Oooohhhhh….how relaxing! I could totally do this! I’m with you on just focusing on the porch to start. Gotta have that relaxing place to cool your heels!

    1. With all things in place on the porch, I am confident that the good times will follow. It never fails.

  11. What an amazing porch Lulu!

    1. A great place to spend relaxing time.

  12. My Way Home Life July 5, 2018 — 3:05 pm

    Lovely and welcoming!

    1. Thank you. It’s a place we so enjoy.

  13. Ah, tini time. Can’t wait!

    1. Can’t wait to have you here to enjoy it with us.

  14. Lucile Hanscom July 5, 2018 — 2:20 pm

    All under the category of, “life is good”, Linda. What a marvelous bit of Heaven!

  15. It all looks so inviting, Linda. Glad you are back with friends and pure beauty – everywhere!

    1. Thanks, Barb. This is my happy place.

  16. Wow! Please enjoy to the fullest!

  17. Such an enviable facility – the American porch. So few houses in the UK have them unless they are older houses on the coast. But then we don’t usually have much of a summer, and builders doubtless see them as a waste of expensive space given our high land/property prices. It’s a shame. As you show us here – they’re all about the quality of life.

    1. What is wonderful about the porch here is that we actually use it and enjoy every moment.

      1. I could tell you love it !

  18. leannethetravellingfoody July 5, 2018 — 8:38 am

    Looks like a lovely spot. Enjoy!

    1. You can be sure there are many happy hours on the porch.

  19. I love it all! The flowers, porch, birds, food and friends. Very nice!

    1. Thank you. All are enjoyed!

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