Saturday, June 25, 2016

~HAPPY SUMMER~

When I first moved to this little home, I remember sitting on the front porch and thinking all the things I would love to do to make it cozier.. The wrought iron railing across the front was pretty, but it was black and didn't show up.  The screen door was black and not very inviting.  
So I painted the railing white and replaced the front screen door with a new white one and began furnishing  the porch and adding plants.  I brought my fountain with me and it tucked it into a corner..added white wicker, pretty cushions, more plants, and more and more plants.. *Please be sure to click on the photo because..I don't read directions and my pictures come out too dark to really see things.
One day I will learn... maybe! :) *

So last week I finally did it!  I completed my little dream front porch.  The end fence and gate were added exactly as I had once envisioned. 
Now Mele' can join me on the porch in the morning when I have my coffee.  She does not run away but will wander and sniff and I could not relax so this way I don't have to watch her every move.  She usually curls up at my feet..but one never knows when a kitty will wander by and I am not taking any chances.  She is delighted to be invited out each time I head for the front porch.
Neighbors gather...
venders linger
So does the mailman,
..and at 4 this morning...a neighborhood kitty had the nerve to climb over the fence and helped himself to a nice cool drink from the fountain.
How did I know this?
BIG MOUTH Mele' told me!  That's how!  :)

The water flows in the fountain all the time and during this heat the little birds gather.  There were four tiny hummingbirds  and other birds gathered on the ficus tree's and on top of the fountain trying to keep cool.   It's shady and a great place to hide from this Summer heatwave.

Happy Summer everyone..

Much love to you....
Mona

29 comments:

  1. How pretty everything is! I wish I had a porch. I like that your railing and gate is white. I've always like white better than black.

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  2. i love your gate mona! i bet mele is happy!!! i am surrounded by gates and fences to keep teddy in and keep tourists out!

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  3. would love to sit and sip ice tea or lemonade with you on your lovely porch! show the fountain girlfriend!
    my porch is a mess! too many grandpie toys have taken up residence on it! lol!
    have a great sunday
    xoxo
    vivian

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  4. it looks and sounds just perfect for you and for Mele..and it looks just beautiful....

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  5. Sounds wonderful! I love the look of the fence all painted white and surrounded by beautiful greenery. :)

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  6. Mona first of all I want to say that I love your new header and that you are posting once again. Your new gate and fence painted white is very nice. Take care and stay cool. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  7. So good to hear from you again Mona. Your front porch is lovely and the little iron gate is perfect. What a welcoming haven from the summer heat.

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  8. So glad you are writing again. I love your front porch..

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  9. Happy summer to you.

    Miss you.

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  10. Nice to see this new post, Mona. You have been missed and wanted you to know NOW we know the reason -- that nice front porch with Mele nearby. Glad you have everything the way you pictured it and hope you are kicking back and enjoying yourself, dear blogger friend.

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  11. Happy summer to you too Mona! Your gate looks so pretty painted white....love it! Have a blessed week dear Mona....hugs...

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  12. I love your cottage gate! White is much more inviting and it must work since everyone from the neighborhood kitty to mail person stops to linger. It looks very inviting and helping your "wildlife" in the area stay cool is wonderful! Enjoy this Summer although it has gotten hot here too. Add all our humidity and it's not really fun. We stay indoors in the Winter and I hate when Summer plays a trick on us and makes us stay inside for cool comfort! I do hope you have a lovely Summer on your beautiful front porch!

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  13. How simply wonderful!!!! I love your home and every single thing I have ever seen in photos of it!!! Your poch is amazing!!!!

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  14. Your porch gate with the heart on it is so pretty. Your front porch looks very inviting with your cute gate and all of your pretty plants.

    It sounds like Mele has her paws full keeping an eye on everything. Funny how she fully reported to you about the kitty drinking out of the fountain.

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  15. Looks great Mona and i am sure it is a great place to sit and have your coffee in the morning. We are sure getting HOT weather early this summer. I hope that is not going to be all the time.
    Have a wonderful 4th.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  16. It looks lovely, Mona! So glad you realized a dream you had. Great idea for keeping the pup out of trouble and you in a relaxed state!

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  17. Missing you, dear lady! Hoping you'll post again soon! Any adventures since the new fence and gate went up?

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  18. hoping all is well in your world...just letting you know i was thinking of you.

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  19. ...here I am back to say HI, MONA

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  20. I've wondered if your pretty home is any where near the horrible fire burning every thing in it's path....

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  21. hey girlfriend...how ya doing out there?? Staying safe, I hope?? Thinking of you

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  22. Just popped by as I was thinking of you. Hope everything is going great. Fuzzy Pom says Hi! to Miss Mele.

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  23. I just heard thru the Blog Grapevine that you lost little Mele. I am so sorry. I know you sure loved her.
    our daughter and family lost their little dog 2 weeks ago...they bought another right away ....tho they will never forget Wilson, this new little fella is softening the hurt ....

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  24. Hi Mona, Just popping in to say we miss you. Hope all is well there. Hugs to you, xoxo, Susie

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  25. Hi Mona! I was just checking up on you. I hadn't seen a post from you in some time and I wanted to see how you are doing. I hope all is well with you and know I'm sending you love and big ole hug!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. Sure do hope you are well, Mona. I've read all your posts (had to catch up last year!) You have had the most intersting life, but posting is not the thing to do if you're not feeling up to it. Still hoping you will update some times! So I wish You and your wonderful hubby well. I was hoping you'd post again--but we'll see!

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  27. Mona, I haven't heard from you in a long time and I don't have your email. I hope all is well. I see from a previous comment that your sweet Mele has passed. I'm so sorry. Our son's dog, Eddy, that I've written about many times on my blog has passed away too. It's hard to lose those special pets. Let me know how you are if you get this message. Take care dear friend!

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  28. Thinking of you Mona and wondering how you are? Happy thanksgiving my friend!

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  29. Hi Mona! I wanted to pop in an check on you. How I've missed you and am hoping you're okay. If you can, please let us know how you are. Sending you a hug and love.
    Shelia :)

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