The porch is the first greeting guests receive when they visit.
Our southern traditional style is simple.
There are rocking chairs,
urns filled with plants for the season
and often there is a flag blowing in the breeze.
I hope folks feel welcome at first step on our porch.
We have quite a few visitors who never step foot on our porch but still feel welcome.
Barred owls frequently visit and birds often set up house in the urns on the porch. You may remember our Simple but Lively Southern Porch,
They say birds will often come back year after year to nest in the same spot. It's true. The Carolina wrens are back and we're having more babies!
These birds are tiny, brown with white markings and their tails stick straight up in the air.
Last spring the urns were filled with ferns, but this year I chose to use geraniums, Spring Flowers on Southern Porch.
The plants don't seem to matter to the wrens.
With two urns on the porch, the only difference this year from last is the urn she chose for her nest. This year she chose the urn to the left of our entry and last year it was the urn on the right.
Once on the porch you can easily see the backside of the nest.
As we open the door for guests, time and time again the comment is the same; "Did you know you have a nest on your porch?"
In the center of the geranium is the nest opening and as of now it looks like we'll be having four babies!
I love it when nature decides to add natural charm on the front porch.
It's the best kind, if you ask me!
Does nature set up house on your porch? Do tell!
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