Friday, March 30, 2007

My screened porch!



Yeah!!! My screened porch is finally completed! I have wanted one for as long as I can remember. It may not look like much, but it has changed how I feel about the backyard. Now, if I could have my druthers, it would be overlooking a pond, lake or stream with no neighbors nearby, but alas, my suburban backyard will have to do... My sweet friend, Nancy, has always told me that she loves to get up and go out back in wee hours of the morning (before everyone gets up and ruins it!). I now know what she means! Even if only for a few minutes, I go out there with a cup of tea and enjoy the sounds and scents. It IS different in the morning, even if I'm not a morning person! The next phase is to put a simple arbor in front of the porch to semi protect the grill and cover it with Sweet Autumn Clematis.

9 comments:

LostRoses said...

Oh, the possibilities! Lucky you, it's a lovely porch. And a nice little getaway. Have fun with it!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

It's very nice this new screened porch of you. Now you can sit outside and not be bothered by loads of insects in summertime.

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Yes, I have really enjoyed it so far. It's funny how a little screen makes such a difference. Today I watched all the bees, butterflies and dragonflies buzz by. Then I puttered in the yard a little and then sat a spell again! :)

Tricia said...

Nice screened porch! Looks good!

I'm just wondering if you are still doing Green Thumb Sunday - I don't really see any Green thumb posts in the last few months.

let me know please?

Tricia said...

Duh! Please please excuse that last message. I'm going through the green thumb list and for some reason I thought you were already on it. Of course I had your site open because you just applied. I'm so sorry! Please feel free to erase or edit both of my messages.

I do love that porch though. I've got enclosed front and back porches and they are great!

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Oh, that's fine Tricia, yes, I'm just starting. I am really enjoying it!

Tricia said...

Sorry about that again! Adding you to the list now, and yes your site should show up at the bottom of the list shortly after it's added. I've got the list set up so that whoever has posted most recently is near the top of the list.

kristi said...

That's a great porch will be nice in the summer.

ronald said...

nice job. i'm thinking of screening in my patio (about 12 x 14). did you use a plan or design it yourself? was the patio already covered or did you build the roof yourself? if anyone has any ideas or good reference i'd sure appreciate it.
thanks!
ron
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