Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring changes

Spring is arriving here in north Texas
and with it comes changes.

This particular picture below of my front porch apparently is popular.
I get several notices per day that it has been pinned and re-pinned on
I'm not sure why it is so popular.  
Some like the window table while others like the bench.  
I've read comments about nearly every little detail in this picture.  
You know what?  This picture certainly doesn't tell the whole story.
Front porches are wonderful but can be quite a bit of work.

Now that winter is coming to an end around here,
it's time to change up the front porch...and it doesn't start out pretty.
All of the dead plants were removed before the Christmas holidays
and this planter was filled with red ornaments and poinsettias.
Those are all gone now too.  It's been empty for a couple of months.
Wreaths off the door, holiday and winter decorations put away
and the porch is relatively bare.
Winter blankets and pillows are put away.
The porch is a mess with winter debris and dirt...
and did you notice something missing in the table?
It's missing an original pane of glass.  
Like most parts of the country, we had a crazy winter here;
one day it was freezing with snow flurries and 
the next day it was sunny and really warm.
I guess the extreme and quick fluctuations in temperatures
caused the table to expand and contract weakening the hold
on the glass and this pane fell out and broke.
We're getting a replacement.
Everything is out of place and dirty...
...or bare.
It all has to be cleaned and packed away for another season.

Little changes are coming soon though.
Here is a sneak peak.

I'm on spring break this week.


  1. Happy spring break
    Love your pretty pics and all of the brick on your patio!!!

  2. Spring Break - I'm so jealous! Can't wait to see what all you get done!

  3. Yay for spring! I can see why your porch is so pinnable-- I've always adored it. :)

  4. I can see why your porch is pinned and repinned. It's pretty without being pretentious. Sometime to admire but something that's attainable, too. :)
    So how do you get notices when something is pinned from your blog?

  5. I love making a fresh start in Spring. Can't wait to see your porch when you get it done.


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