Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Love Mayberry...or...ode to my porch (again)

city slicker in Mayberry
All that is missing is Barney,Aunt Bea, Andy and Opie, or we would think we were living in Mayberry, North Carolina!
We have a similar looking downtown, we sit on our porch for hours, we drink iced tea on our porch, I just got an ice cream maker for mothers day, we watch birds ( I also just got a Birds of Alabama book for Mom's day too) and my husband has been known to play his guitar on the porch also!
There was an episode where a hyper busy city slicker guy's car broke down on a Sunday and he was impatiently waiting for Goober or Gomer or Wally or somebody to fix his car when Andy invited him home with him for Sunday dinner. He couldn't relax at first, but by the end of the day he was missing the simpler life of a small town.
The front porch has been a dream come true for me. I always wanted a big front porch to be able to sit on with friends and family and now we have one. The spring and Fall are my very favorite times to sit there, with cool breezes, beautiful trees and about a zillion birds. There is a constant concert going on outside and after a few days you start to recognize the birds. Like the intense Mockingbirds, three bright red cardinals who are always together, house finch male and female who have eggs incubating in our hanging basket, and two newcomers, (brown thrashers)who swoop in at dusk.
Sometimes a neighbor will come sit and chat with us, sometimes we eat our dinner out there, and now that we have an ice cream maker, we will be eating some new creations out there as well.

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.


  1. Now that's what I call relaxation.

  2. I love your porch, it is always so inviting looking.

  3. I have a porch, but not much time to sit and enjoy it. Hopefully that will change as I get closer to retirement. You make this sound so inviting!