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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

wishing and hoping

Each morning, my first task of the day is to set the sold shop packages on the front porch for the mail person to pick up. This morning I had to place them in plastic bags, as the porch was covered with snow, and as I stood in the cold my thoughts were that I hope this is winter's last hurrah. 

I can remember the love I had for winter as a child, but as I have grown older, that love has waned. Gone are the days of sliding on the ice on the way to school, of tobogganing down the hills, and of creating snowmen. Now, the cold wind seems to seep into my bones and the gray of the skies affects my moods. 

So as I stood on that cold snowy porch I began to dream of porches that reflect warm welcomes. 

Porches filled with flowers

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with one elegant chair

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with whimsy

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with colorful nooks

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with places to dream

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and places to share a meal

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and I felt my mood lift as I closed the door against the cold, because I know that those days are not far off. 

I would love to have you join me for more Warm Welcomes on Pinterest


 

18 comments:

  1. I'm with you- the older I get the less I like the cold. Your porch images are wonderful- xo Diana

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  2. It's coming! Yesterday was spring like, and today's 3-6 inches of snow turned out to be nothing. Spring is so coming. Your images are wonderful. I could surely spend some time on any one of those porches.

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  3. Dreaming and wishing...and hoping, and thinking...of spring.

    It's going to come by soon.

    Jen

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  4. I'm out working on my back porch, Laura.
    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  5. Spring is just around the corner my friend. Not too much longer. :-)

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  6. Hi Laura...Ahhhhh, nice to dream of porches (and warm weather.) I LOVE Pinterest! Susan

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  7. Laura,
    How weird that we have the same post today. Great minds must dream alike:)

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  8. this post was such a treat to my winter weary eyes, I love the porch!

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  9. Your thoughts are running the same way as mine have been the last few days. I'm really weary of winter, it's a whole different ball game when you are older! Oh, that last porch...I'll take that one!

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  10. I'm weary of winter too and would love any one of those porches to sit on this summer.

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  11. Beautiful photos! Love the one with the bright flowered pillows.

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  12. I love the snow but anxious for SPRING! I love your pictures! If I'm not already following you on Pinterest, I will now. Going to check it out! Have a wonderful week! sandy :)

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  13. I'm feeling your pain! I am the same way. My whole being is in pain and I'm with you on wishing for the last hooray! Come on spring. At least it's suppose to be in the 60's by Saturday, I just hope it last for EVER! lol.

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  14. So beautiful pictures, they made me believe spring was here!

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  15. Ooooooo Laura!!!! I love this post! I'm wishing and hoping, too!!! :D

    xo,
    RJ

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  16. The older I get the less I like winter too. These images helped warm my soul and wonder if spring will show up soon. I hope so. Thanks for the wonderful pictures and post.

    Cynthia

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  17. These photos are gorgeous! Thank you so much for taking the time to find and post them. I'm a new follower and I will definitely follow you on Pinterest too. I love this style of decor and I'd love you to visit me whenever you have the time. Have a great day :)

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  18. Oh yes, I am ready for spring. We still have snow on the ground, now turning to slush, but I hear the bird singing, and I know that spring isn't too far off.

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