Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Front Porch

 Front porches were always on homes built before World War II
for in the summer, they ere an extra living room
Before the days of air conditioning
Before the days of television

Linderhof's porch is wide and welcoming
And screened
Although it's not always been

And with enough comfortable chairs
for Husband Jim and myself
as well as company
It's a porch decorated in wicker and wood and ferns!

An antique wicker rocker
With the ferns in the background!

And the two wooden rockers
With a wicker table between
And the only blooming plant on the porch
It's too shady for a blooming plant and so
we rotate the pot plants in the garden
For every porch needs bloom!

We begin our mornings in these rockers
With the first cup of coffee
And chat and the crossword puzzle

Sometimes, too, when the weather is nice,
we'll sit out here in the evening
But it's gotten too hot now
And so we retreat back to the air condition!

In my opinion, every home should have a wide and welcoming


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Martha,
Your screened in porch is wonderful, I wish I had one. I do have a little bit of a front porch but not screened in. I would like a screened in back patio!
I agree, it is too hot out to spend any time on the front porch!
Stay cool,

Canadian Chickadee said...

I agree! Your front porch is lovely. We have a back porch or patio/deck, which is beautiful in the morning, but too too hot to use in the afternoon, almost until the sun goes down. But it's still one of my favorite parts of the house. xoxox

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I agree, Martha. We have a side deck and a back deck but neither of them is screened in. The mosquitoes are so bad this year that we can't sit outside. I would love to have a screened in porch. If we were staying here we might consider having something built but we are planning to downsize within the year. Your porch looks very inviting and a perfect spot for a cup of coffee or tea.


Pat said...

Love, LOVE, L O V E your front porch!!!
I agree. . .every home SHOULD have a Front Porch!!!
Here on my side of the Prairie. .. it's called a stoop. . .
and it's a very small portion of concrete!