Wednesday, April 7, 2010
MORNINGS ON THE PORCH
75 degrees is just about perfect for me!
The Bay is full of blue crabs. Checking our crab traps for the daily "head count" is a favorite activity. But, not before a big mug of hot coffee and some peaceful time staring out at the water.
Meet some of my early-morning visitors!
The Blue Heron and the Brown Pelican
Porch ceilings in the South are traditionally painted blue to keep the "haints" away!
I love wind chimes! Since it's frequently breezy, if not downright windy, here on the Bay, our wind chimes get a real workout. They usually don't last very long! I buy lots of sets of bamboo chimes---my favorite. I love the sound they make, so pleasant and peaceful. I think I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night just to listen for their sound.
These old jasmine vines climb up two stories to wrap around the porch. They twist and turn and are actually embedded between the boards in the porch floor. I love their sweet fragrance.
It's 5-o'clock somewhere!
$10 at Bed, Bath & Beyond!