One of the many admired features of old homes is the front porch. It is the first impression a home makes and can tell others to keep out or extend a warm invitation to sit and stay a while. The Fairfield House is draped in patriotic pride from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Victorian detailing is evidenced in the wooden corbels, wooden posts, rails, balusters, moldings, and trim.
The elements and time have left their marks and remind us of projects we must complete. I keep telling myself chipped paint is part of our home’s vintage charm (as seen from the road!)
The crape myrtles are now in bloom as well as the hummingbirds’ flower of choice, trumpet vines.
The porch faces a field that goes on forever.
After dinner Thomas and I prefer sitting on the front porch rather than the sofa. We admire the view and witness life in all it’s glory, instead of staring at the television.
Some nights we give a voice to dreams and disappointments. Other nights we sit in quiet solitude with gratitude, disbelief and no need for words as fireflies blink, birds sing lullabies, and the sun kisses the sky goodnight.