Porch Floor, and Pictures of Spring
The Porch Floor
It’s perfect. I just love the look of it, and there’s no more squishy, dirty carpet to deal with. Who’d have ever thought that fixing the porch floor could bring so much joy? Coach and the girls worked hard on it, and I even pitched in towards the end to help finish up some difficult areas. If a flooring expert came in and inspected it, “perfect” may not be the word he or she would use to describe it, but we love it, and that’s all that matters.
It was a very wonderful, memorable spring break for Coach, Pooh, Tigger, and even me. I got very little work done, but one of the biggest reasons I decided to start working from home was to have time to spend with my family on their school breaks. Aside from replacing the porch floor, we took a day for shopping and just being out-and-about, had three lovely church services (Palm Sunday, a Good Friday service, and Easter), and spent time with extended family. Coach and I enjoyed our 17th wedding anniversary yesterday, and will celebrate it next weekend with a date-night (thanks to Jimmie). I’d say happiness reigns in our household right now.
Pictures of Spring
I’ve also taken extra time to play with my camera. Yes, I took tons of pictures of the porch floor, but that got boring. There is so much beauty around us here in the Deep South, and I’m absolutely addicted to capturing it all in pictures lately…especially pictures of spring. Springtime provides plenty of photographable scenery, like this lone cherry blossom.
The big, beautiful Bradford Pear tree was in full bloom earlier in the week, but it’s lost most of its blooms with the big March winds and a few showers. That tree has been there since long before I came to Big Creek as a child, and has been struck by lightning a few times, causing its odd shape. I just love it. Bradford Pears aren’t known for their strength and resiliency, so it’s a pretty amazing tree. Now it’s covering our whole place in “pear tree snow”.
It seems like every sunset gets prettier over the ridge, and each one is a little different than the last.
I’ve captured it from every angle, even reflecting on Big Creek,
and on the long stretch of black picket fence down the road.
Our huge, sprawling Dogwood tree is finally starting to burst with color.
I’m glad it waited, though, since we’ve had a few below-freezing nights.
Now that the porch floor is clean, easy to sweep, and no longer smells like wet dog, I can enjoy my time outside so much more, and take lots more pictures of my beautiful surroundings!
Daddy-O, the professional photographer, called to compliment my pictures the other day! It thrilled me to my soul. He’s starting his own website/blog, which I’m super-excited about, and will be sharing the link to as soon as he gets it up and running. You’ll like his straight-to-the-point style, and you’ll love his photography. I can’t wait! My Daddy-O is quite the artist.
Tell me what you’ve been up to! Has your spring been as magnificent as ours has? I love to hear from my readers, and anything you want to share in the comments is something I’d love to read. Photography tips? Your favorite springtime activities? Leave them here, and I promise to reply! I’m so glad you took the time to check out my pictures of spring, and I crave your comments like a tadpole craves a puddle!
Now, promise me you’ll get out there and enjoy spring! New beginnings are the best. I’m heading outside to admire my porch floor a little more!
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March 28, 2016 @ 7:07 am
Hi Martie! Hope you all had a blessed and joyful Easter! And oh, the photos you’ve added here are so pretty..so serene…I can hear the birds chirping in those trees and the landscapes (especially the one with the black picket fence) are gorgeous!
I’m glad you’re enjoying your new camera!
Our Easter was quiet and full of foods and fun. The weather complied and remained sunny though today (a day off for me) is rainy but I guess it’s good for the plants!
Glad you had a lovely Spring Break and congrats of that porch floor! A job well-done to everyone on the team!
All my very best,
March 28, 2016 @ 7:24 am
You’ll have to visit me, too…so you can get a feel for the not-so-city life! Lol! Enjoy your day off, even in the rain. That’s just an excuse to be lazy! 🙂
March 28, 2016 @ 8:53 am
Love these pictures! Love the subject matter more. 🙂
That floor looks great!
March 28, 2016 @ 4:54 pm
Thank you!! ?
Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
March 28, 2016 @ 10:25 am
I just love all the spring blooms happening! Most of our trees have all their leaves on, but the wildflowers are starting to really pop up and all my roses are starting to bud. It is so beautiful!!! Great pictures and inspiration!
March 28, 2016 @ 4:55 pm
Thanks so much! I vow to plant tulips next year. They’re my favorite!
March 28, 2016 @ 10:52 am
Dogwoods are my favorite!!
March 28, 2016 @ 4:56 pm
This one is about as big as they get!
March 29, 2016 @ 6:19 am
This looks lovely ke such a happy home.
March 29, 2016 @ 8:52 am
Thank you Linda! ?
March 31, 2016 @ 12:28 am
Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! Have a great week!
March 31, 2016 @ 6:29 am
Thanks for having me! 🙂
March 31, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Martie, I love, love, love that floor! And the way the light comes through that window. Is it an eastern or western exposure? Thank you forlinking up the nature pictures. Lets me dream of spring. Pinned and shared #ThursdayFavoriteThings.
March 31, 2016 @ 2:47 pm
Thanks so much! It faces west, with a perfect view of the sunset! 🙂
Amanda @ The Kolb Corner
April 2, 2016 @ 3:28 pm
Love the flooring you picked out. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!
April 2, 2016 @ 6:48 pm
Thank you! 🙂
April 4, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
The floor looks great! Well done! 🙂
April 4, 2016 @ 3:37 pm
Thanks so much! ?