Monday, July 9, 2012

the front porch

my front porch gets morning sun and draws me out there like a magnet
and believe it or not, sunshine is abundant here once summer arrives


I added this sun catcher yesterday


I made it using some of the beach glass from my "jackpot" beach glass day


it's tied with fishing line and is in a protected enough spot that it won't crash around


(it is glass after all)


and catches the sun beautifully

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don't worry, I'll show you more pictures of the curiosities I have on my porch
(I'm saving it for another post)

20 comments:

Dianne said...

Love the sun catcher! Love the porch! It's brutal hot here... and it's not even the hottest part of the country! Saturday I helped a friend work in his yard and suffered heat exhaustion... 2 days later and I still feel dehydrated and burned up... Plus my ac went out in my car!

Caterina Giglio said...

they do catch the sun, how lovely... we got our first cool day yesterday and it was so nice to be out in the sun again... x

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh your porch is adorable... What is it about front porches that are so welcoming. I have been in Tacoma with grandkids in 91F weather at the zoo. I know your weather is funky! xox

Snap said...

I love porches and I don't have one. I do have a balcony that I enjoy around October -- when it cools off!!! LOVE the sun catcher.

Lynda Howells said...

I love sea glass and the wind chime is beautiful. One of the things l miss about living near the sea now is finding sea glass.xxlynda

Halle said...

I can see why you are drawn to your front porch! Love the sea glass sun catcher.

Carola Zajdman said...

Love these sun catches !!! great idea as usual !

Anna said...

Oooh pretty. We only have shells at our beach. My sister gave me a had full of beach class from Japan that I keep in an antique canning jar in my window over my drafting table. I think sea glass is so beautiful.

Vero Palazzo said...

your porche is lovely! That summer sun and your proximity to the beach makes me a bit jealous! Greetings from the southern hemisphere in a sunny winter day :)

Gayle Price said...

Your porch is beautiful....very inviting, I could definitely sit a while with you and talk art, craft, tea and Australian football. Nothing like having a warm, sheltered sunny spot somewhere in your yard to escape to. I'm on the search for winter sun at the moment ...it's freezing here ( well, not by your standards) and I move around the house following the sun, when it's out, to get warm. Love what you have done with your beautiful glass. xx

ale said...

dear kimmie! your porch is the entrance of the happyness!!!!!!l love it!!!!!!!! muchiiisimos besos!!! y feliz verano!!!!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

your porch looks so wonderfully inviting... and the sea glass makes a beautiful sun catcher... the colours must be glorious...xx

Neesie said...

What a wonderful way to start the day sitting with your morning cuppa soaking up the sun! Perfect ;D
The sun catcher is beautiful.
You've warmed the cockles of heart with your post on this grey wet day.
Thanks for that Kimmie ~ enjoy!

girlunwinding said...

I love to peek into peoples living spaces, even their outdoor ones. It is nice to see how others live, I think. I like what you've done with your see glass. I am thinking of doing the same but with the small treasures of shells that we gathered from the beaches of St. Augustine. Looking forward to more of your porch!
~Dawn

~*~Patty S said...

You must have people stopping and admiring your front porch...it certainly is a beautiful space!
Love
Love
Love every sweet detail and I am a sea glass hound too :)

You really hit the motherlode!
oxo

Rita said...

It must be protected there for you to have a blackboard outside. Love the sun catcher with your beach glass. :)

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

It's beautiful :D

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Kimmie, I love what you have done with your sea glass and your front porch looks wonderful!! You have inspired me.
roxanne

garden2day said...

I love what you have done with your sea glass! It adds so much to your porch. Hope your weekend is great.

Nancy said...

What a lovely addition to your porch :)