Friday, March 6, 2009

Let's Sit on the Porch!



Don't laugh.  It's almost porch sittin' weather down here.  I'm lucky enough to have a patio that is fine in the spring and fall.  Summer tends to be a bit "buggy".  Those folks blessed with screened porches get a lot of company in the summer months!  This little porch is on the back of Kevin Irwin's studio near downtown Birmingham.  Wednesday evening when we were enjoying wine and cheese there , it was nice enough to have the doors open.  I'm trying out that rocker on my next visit.

27 comments:

Maya said...

Nice shots! I love porches. I wish I were sitting there right now!

Olivier said...

très beaux, j'adore ce vieux fauteuil, il a son histoire et l'on la devine avec ta photo
very nice, I love this old armchair, it has its history and they guess it with your photograph

Judy - So California said...

Where's the melting snow? I'd love to sit and rock. What a way to spend some time. Great photos.

Bibi said...

The hours I spent on my grandmother's back porch in Pennsylvania, in the sultry summertime. The metal chair you show reminds me of a similar glider we had.

Jilly said...

Oh yes, do let's. Now wouldn't that be something. Wish it were porch sitting weather here but it's not - sun is trying to creep thru clouds. Your photographs are lovely, Virginia.

cieldequimper said...

What a lovely "room with a view" or should I say "chair with a view"?!

Babzy said...

i love rocking chair , the old one has a lot to tell ...

roentarre said...

The chair looks wonderful in deed!

Babooshka said...

Lemononade, porches, sunsets and rocking chairs. That sounds heavenly.
I like the inside looking out. It's teasing and yet inviting. Now we have to go through and see the world beyond.

Thérèse said...

Would be perfect for he who have to finish reading "The lace reader" for Monday.

altadenahiker said...

Babooshka beat me to it. My first thoughts was lemonade.

Snapper said...

No time like porch time, especially if there's a rocker involved.

Juergen Kuehn said...

Above you captured a great place for relaxing and dreaming.
The dear old lady below tells a lot about strenuous life.

Wayne said...

I can see it now. sittin' and whittlin'.

get zapped said...

These are fantastic in their simplicity. I love the warm hues –makes me want to sit and look out...

Lucy said...

In my next life, I want a large Victorian house with a porch going all the way around it.

alice said...

Very nice atmosphere! Would you show us your own porch another time? It makes me think of so many films and novels in your South...

PJ said...

Next time you're there do me a fovor and photograph some of the detail on the porch structure for me. I need ideas for my dream porch and this looks like it was very thoughtfully constructed...nice old chairs.

lisasarsfield said...

Nice photos! I love the bottom image with the old chair and the old brick and the wooden floor. A very worthy subject!

Virginia said...

W., You just sit in that nice metal rocker and whittle, I'll sit here rocking and sip this mint julep and watch ya!

It is a very small but quaint little porch overlooking the railroad tracks, downtown B'ham and Sloss Furnaces in the distance.

Bob Crowe said...

Ah, it's a nice way to live. Many older home around here have porches; most newer ones do not. They are little-used in our regional culture, which is a shame. BTW, should you think about a tetanus shot before trying that rocker?

Old Wom Tigley said...

I just love the first picture... how I'd like to sit there and chat... and just take in the place...
Have a great weekend
Tom
Wiggers World

Ken Mac said...

I will sit on your stoop and smoke a stogie1

Dusty Lens said...

Love this porch. You need a fine cigar as ken said. It really helps keep the bugs away. And best of all, a GOOD cigar goes so well the Gentleman Jack.

Virginia said...

DL, You are KM are welcome to come sit on my porch and you can bring your stogies especially if they keep mosquitoes at bay!

angela said...

I would love that chair..isn't it beautiful and it would look just perfect on my terrace.

Marie-Noyale said...

Yessss,it's going to be that time again... rocking the chair on the porch!!