When I bought my first house, one of the requirements I wouldn't compromise on was that it had to have a big inviting front porch with a porch swing. The beautiful porch is one of the main reasons that I fell in love with this one. I loved the big stone pillars. It took me a few years to figure out the flowerbed. I chose a few things that didn't work that are now gone. But this bush was planted that first year. It started out as a little gallon size thing. Ten years later.... it's huge! Of course it has pink blooms. They're just starting to pop. This year I replaced the old decorative lights with solar lights. I love them! Wish I'd done that sooner. The ladybug flag is new too. The grass is a little brown cuz we're in desperate need of some rain.
These new rockers are my new favorite thing! They replaced the adirondack chairs that used to be there. I never used those much cuz they just weren't that comfortable. Griffey and I spend a little while almost every evening out here now. I sit and rock. I decompress. I breathe. I think. I dream. I relax. I listen to the crickets and watch the lightning bugs emerge for the night. My favorite time to sit out there is when it's raining. Especially during a thunderstorm. Griffey hates that though and chooses to stay inside. I also met a friendly neighbor who must live close by. The first few nights I tried to convince myself he was a bird. But no. I think I have bats in my belfry. LOL! Kinda creeps me out when he does the fly by.
As I sat out rocking the other night, I realized that there is just enough room over in front of the door to lay a blanket down. I imagined rocking in my chair while Mia plays with her toys. Or maybe she'd want to snugggle up and rock with me. Or maybe my little Miss Independent might want to rock in her own chair. Or better yet on the swing. Ahhh..... someday.