Welcome to the 397th Metamorphosis Monday!
Even though it’s still nice and warm here in Georgia, the mornings are feeling wonderfully cool. I come downstairs each morning and throw open the doors to the screened porch and let the cool morning air fill the house. Some days are so nice now, I can leave the doors open all day.
This weekend I went ahead and hung my favorite fall wreath though I know we still have another month or two of warm weather ahead. I couldn’t resist adding a bit of color to the porch.
Since adding benches to the porch, I’m surprised how much I enjoy sitting out here.
Of course, when the mosquitoes find me, it’s time to head to the back porch which is thankfully screened in.
My favorite memory of the front porch this summer was discovering how much I enjoy sitting here listening to the soft sounds of the lawn sprinkler watering the newly planted shrubs. I had forgotten how nice a good old-fashioned sprinkler can sound as it gently sways to and fro. It was absolutely mesmerizing and the benches on the porch became my new favorite spot to sit and open the mail each day.
Since summer is slowly fading away, I thought I would create a little welcoming spot for guests. I’m not expecting guests today, but hope this gives you a few ideas for sprucing up your porch for fall.
I use this wreath almost every single fall. I’ve had it for years and have never found another one that I like better for my autumn front door.
Bats seem to like it too, come Halloween! 😉 (Tutorial for creating this batty door can be found here: Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog)
No bats today, thankfully! lol
Just muffins, hot chocolate and a good book for weary souls who could use a little rest and cozy comfort on a chilly fall day.
The book is Heart of the Home by Susan Branch. After reading her book, Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams, I immediately purchased it. It’s the first book she ever wrote and I loved reading about how she created it in her book, Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams.
Are you seeing any signs of fall yet in your area? The trees are all still green here, but the cool mornings are the biggest hint that fall is headed our way.
Looking forward to all the great Before and Afters for this Metamorphosis Monday!
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