Saturday, June 23, 2012

~ Front Porch Sitting At It's Best ~

With the gentle rumble of thunder in the background I sit here and reflect on last evening's events. As I sat on the front porch looking towards the lake, I thought there can't be a more perfect evening than this. The birds were singing tunes back and forth as if to say we know you're here and glad you are. The breezes were slight and welcome as the sun began it's descent to put an end to another day.
With Mr. P falling a lot anymore it's like pulling teeth to get him to come sit with me on the front porch, I feel like I've pulled off a major battle when he does. It's so worth it for him to come join me and enjoy the million dollar view he built for us almost 15 years ago.
Once I get him outside and seated he seems to enjoy himself and the dogs. Murphy loves to shower Mr. P with affection, sometimes he isn't too gentle about it and leaves more marks on Mr. P's arms. Usually after being scolded a couple of times he realizes he's hurting you and is a lot more gentle about his approach for hugs and pats.
With Murphy gently laying his paws in Mr. P's lap and Miss Scooter beside his chair you can't ask for anything better. Yes.. that's Miss Scooter tongue sticking out.. lol

Murphy keeps a close eye on Mr. P as he dozes for just a wee bit.
Murphy is loving the attention. 

There's nothing like having a dog love you unconditionally.
As I watch the gentle breeze blow the ferns, shadows gently form across the lawn bringing another evening to an end.

Oops didn't mean to blind you, the beauty of the sunset was incredible. Shadows forming, birds singing, gentle breezes blowing, doesn't get any better than that.
hugs ~ Lynne ~
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Lee said...

So I found another front porch I love like mine, yours!
Lovely and Murphy is beautiful!


Your front porch is beautiful! Looks klike Mr. P and the great dog are having some nice time together too. Terrific pic of the sunshine!! Hugs,

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I want that porch! :-D What a pretty place to sit and relax.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! What a sweet post! I'm sure Mr. P was glad your finally got him out on your lovely porch to see that gorgeous view. I'm just almost brought to tears seeing the love your little dogs have for him. You're right, dogs do have unconditional love like our Heavenly Father does. Melts my heart.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna said...

What a pretty, relaxing porch you have to enjoy. I'd be out there every morning for coffee.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great pictures Lynne! I've loved your porch pics since the old RMS days. :) That view is beautiful. I'm sure you and Mr P have some amazing memories to share when you're out there.

You are both in my prayers.

Take care,

Sonny G said...

Lynn, thats a beautiful porch.. its so pretty and peaceful looking.

thanks for sharing a few moments of your life with us.

Dolores said...

Oh Lynne, your porch and view are so beautiful and inviting!! Your so can't ask for anything more... Murphy is a gorgeous dog and such a sweet companion for Mr. P....
I love this sweet post.

Susan Freeman said...

I so agree. Sometimes we live those perfect moments that we want to bottle up and keep forever! What a lovely porch and view you have. So happy that you had such a lovely day. Give that precious doggie of yours some kisses from me.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Babs said...

Your porch looks like the perfect place to spend some quality time. That Murphy is so sweet, he reminds me of our old collie we had years ago. Thanks for sharing your sunset.
Give Murphy a hug for me, please.

cairncottage said...

I love evenings like that! We have a smaller version front porch that we love to see the sunset, too! Love your Collie's, too! Dogs are awesome. We have two little Chihuahuas. Glad you got Mr. P out on the porch, too!!

Ann @ Cairn Cottage

Patty said...

I keep telling myself to slow down and just enjoy the beauty of the summer evenings. I stay so busy doing things I love, but I know I need to enjoy these few beautiful evenings before I go back to work in August. Last evening I did sit on the front porch for a few minutes and even rode my bike along the street in front of my house while Dan watered the grass and trees. It was wonderful. I love this post; it's so serene and is a great reminder for me.

Snap said...

What a wonderful post. There is nothing like having a porch and LIVING on it! Murphy is gorgeous and so loving with Mr. P. Wishing you well...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful porch, Lynne! It must be a pleasure to sit out there in the evening and reflect on your day. I'm glad you get your hubby out there on occasion, too. He should be able to enjoy it with you.

Linda said...

What a wonderful view from an amazing front glad you got Mr. P out there to enjoy it with you!!

9405018--Pat said...

sorry lynne, it will let me comment now!!! pat h