April 15, 2014

Front Porch...

Those were the days - a couple of rocking chairs on the front porch - a wonderful way to while away some time, talk to neighbors, dream...

Original photo take in Beaufort, NC.


"Cool Grunge" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen; handwriting brush; Topaz Labs filter.

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23 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

A covered porch, a porch swing, and the warm tropical southern breeze along with a tall glass of iced tea...the tinkling of a windchime...

A perfect Spring day. Yes, a porch. Just don't see that on the newer homes much these days.

Viv@within the Frame said...

To me that sums up that part of the world we don't have those beautiful porches in the UK.

bettyl-NZ said...

Ah, yes! When people actually knew their neighbors and enjoyed watching the world go by! Lovely shot.

Dina Lettre said...

Oh, the stories it could tell!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Simply Charming!

Beverly said...

How sweet the flowers are still blooming!!

EarlK said...

Beautiful porch. The steps are great. The rocking chair reminds me of the one my parents had on their porch. Wonderful edit.

peabea said...

Such a melancholy and wonderful photo. Yes, I do miss the days when people actually sat on front porches and knew their neighbors, took walks and visited. Not so true much where I live anymore. However, virtual visiting is nice sometimes though as we get to wander to each person we've met as they share their page. :)

bailey-road.com said...

What a lovely place to sit and chat!

June Caedmon said...

I love porches... this one is inviting me in... fun texturing! nicely done!

Barb said...

Reminds me of a bygone era - small town America.

Carmel said...

Fantastic editing of a great image.

Pikkupirtin Lotta/Sirpa said...

Lovely porch and great picture :)

Prairie Jill said...

Ah, what a lovely scene! Wish I could sit there for a while.

Nicki said...

Awe, the days when a summer's evening was spent on the porch, neighbors gossiping, kids playing or running around trying to catch a firefly or two. What I wouldn't give for those large front porches filled with rockers and swings.

Thanks for the memories.

Snap said...

There is nothing like a front porch. Sitting and watching the world go by. Keeping track of the neighbors (!!!). Love the added text.

Jeanie said...

Those WERE the days. What a beautiful photo. The grunge filter is so thought provoking.

Kim said...

I love old homes like this! So much character.

carol l mckenna said...

Great photo ~ very creative with all its textures and vintage character for Little Things ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Tamar SB said...

How cool is this! You find such interesting spaces and places.

Ida said...

Oh that "tales" that were probably told sitting on those chairs. - Wonderful edit.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Lots of conversations here! Great capture and I love the texture!

Electra said...

I love the image and your treatment of it!