Front Porches, Honeysuckle, Horticulture, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants, Tall & Handsome

Once Last Glimpse, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Today Tall & Handsome worked on an all day Saturday project…hanging the porch swing for the front porch. It had been setting in our storage room for about two years waiting patiently for its coming out party.

Well, today was the day…

Most of the day was overcast and at times stormy. Big thunder and really big lightning and pouring rain. The day didn’t start that way, but it ended that way. As a result the temps stayed in the 80s and judging from the long range forecast it appears they are going to stay there and our nights are cooling off and will be in the 60s. It’s a really great time to break in our new porch swing!

Also, it means at least two other things. One college football is around the corner and that’s really big in the South. And, the other thing is fall is definitely on the way with seasonal weather, colors and falling leaves.

It also means we’ll say goodbye until next spring to the fragrant and beloved (by some) vine in the picture of the day. I have a love/hate relationship with honeysuckle. There is nothing as headily sweet and fragrant as honeysuckle in the spring and early summer. But, wild honeysuckle is also crazily invasive and once it invades your spot it is murder to remove. My once lovely beds were invaded by honeysuckle under the reign of Big Jim the tenant from Hades…and as a result our battle continues…

…and the love/hate relationship cycles on until next season…

© 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.


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