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September 14, 2008


Jean Eakin

There is nothing as nice as sitting and rocking (in our case) and watching what is going on in your own yard, watching the birds and the little hummingbirds and squirrels. Of course it was too hot and humid to do that today but it is supposed to cool off by Tuesday and I can't wait to sit and reflect with a good cup of coffee.
Enjoy your Sunday evening Kim,
Jean in Virginia

Kim Hancock

Good evening! I've missed seeing you at Vintage. Our schedule has been absolutely crazy so I haven't had time to get over that way as much as I like. See you soon I hope!


Hi Kim
Today was such a busy day for us. Swinging on your porch swing and looking up at the sky to just made me feel relaxed!
Hugs, Rhondi


Your post sure makes me want a front porch swing! I do have one in the back yard. I like to relax and watch my bats fly out of the bathouse!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut

Perfect bliss, Kim!! Have a wonderful week...your post was a breath of wonder!

cindy h

I too sat on my porch swing tonight thanking God that I have such a beautiful dream home and will be spending my first birthday in it tomorrow!I could just vision the years of birthday celebratons that have taken place here and now I have added another. What more could I ask for?!
Have a great evening.
Cindy H


Hi Kim,
Love your swing and your wonderful photographs. My porch swing was "swinging" on its own today. We inherited some strong winds/rain today and our yard looks like a war zone again. Thankfully we didn't lose any big trees just dead branches from the last storm. I am thankful for the rain (we needed it) and thankful we didn't have any serious damage.

Your posts always makes my heart smile.


PS: Keep forgetting to say that Maggie's painting is so precious. She is as famous as her sweet mother.


Well Kim, I know it comes as no surprise that I LOVE porches! Yes, I'm passionate about porches. So your posting was truly enchanting and I enjoyed my view from your porch. Just this afternoon I too was sitting on my porch. We've had stormy weather, which is left over from Hurricane Ike. These hundreds of miles from the coast, we can still feel the effect. Though it is mild in comparison to the devastation our friends on the coast have felt. As our little princess laughed with delight and twirled around in the windy windy weather, I thought about how the porch is so representative of life. It is a shelter during wind and rain or a place to reflect on a hot summer day as the hummingbirds feed and the bumblebees drone past. Sometimes life is filled with storms and other times peaceful reflection. But I can always feel thankful and pass along a kind word to another hurting heart. So my dear, I didn't mean to write a book, but you just pulled it out of me tonight. You sweet Kim are the "poster child" for thankfulness and kind words.

I hope you will have wonderful week.
Love, Rachel

I am so going to miss swinging on the porch when winter comes. Although I have been known to sit out there with my coat on in the winter and swing.That is getting desperate isn't it ? hehehe


What a nice thing to do on Sunday evening. Sometimes we just don't take the time to just relax and swing.


What a peaceful looking place. I too sat on my porch today. I watched the 7 hummers fighting for territorial rights of my feeders. I listened to the birds and dogs in the distance barking. Love porch sitting!


One thing I'm thankful for is your beautiful blog, Kim. And like you, I'm also thankful for the freedom to sit in a porch swing and watch birds wing their way through an ocean of blue sky overhead. Most of all, I'm thankful that we can worship God as we choose. We have a lot for which to be grateful in this great nation of ours. With freedom in the balance, it makes the country's problems look smaller by comparison, doesn't it?

In St. Augustine, I look forward to the Christmas season because we can sit on the upstairs back balcony and hear (in addition to the clip-clop of carriage horses' hooves and the peal of church bells) the carillon playing Christmas hymns. Once, after a particularly trying week out of town, I got out of my car to the notes of "Oh Come, All Ye Faithful," and my heart responded in gratitude. Does it get any better than that? Well, maybe if there's a little black dog (or in my case, two) with shining eyes to greet you when you come home.


Sheila... who loves that pillow on your porch swing!


Good morning Kim...beautiful pictures! I love sitting out on our porch too!!


Ellen Crimi-Trent

we had such a busy day today because we welcomed our new nephew into the world, little Max who came 5 weeks early!!

Isn't it one of the nicest things to do .....sit, relax & be thankful! Great photos.


I love to sit on the porch and rock away. What a pretty view you have!



I'm in LOVE with the fabric on the last chair. I'm also in love with Sunday afternoons.

Becky from Tennessee

Hi Kim, ohhhhh, that looks sooooo relaxing!
I just love porch swings.....unfortunately, my little porch can't fit a swing so I have rocking chairs. Rocking is fun, too, but not quite as relaxing as swinging! I have been thinking of putting a swing out at the gazebo but then it would take up most of the space. Anyway, the pictures are beautiful. I love seeing the American flag..I think we all, as Americans, have a lot to be thankful for. Becky


Hi Kim...
You mentioned feeling grateful for so many things. I am so grateful to you and Daisy Cottage and that I found your blog. It has given me the motivation to get my own house 'done'. You've given me so many ideas and inspiration for projects. I am over the moon! I thank you so very much.



I love porches with swings. What a great way to relax on a carefree Sunday.

Beautiful new photo in your sidebar too.

Chris@Cats on my Quilts

Please explain to this Yankee girl what the heck is hanging off your tree. It looks a little disturbing to me.

Have a wonderful week, Kim. I love a porch swing...I love the sound of a porch swing.

Daisy Cottage

Chris.. :-)
Are you referring to the Spanish moss???


Hi Kim,

I just got caught up on your blog - have been very behind! But I LOVE both your photos and your use of colors!!! (and your whole blog!!!) But really - you use red, yellow, green, and it looks wonderful! How do you do that? If I would try that it would look like a hodge podge. You have a real talent! Well, just wanted to tell you thanks!

Hugs from Michigan - Diane


Hi, Kim. My daughter directed me to your charming blog, and I'm so glad she did! I find it very relaxing and inspiring. This time of year is full of nostalgia for me, kind of sweetly sad, but your pictures and words remind me of how many moments there are to catch and treasure, right now, just like moonbeams in a jar! Thank you, Dear.

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