Now is a perfect time to enjoy our porch. It is the original veranda on our circa hundred year old house. 2 sides brick and the rest open, no screens, just wide open spaces overlooking the herb garden and down a few more steps to the rest of the garden. One end for dining and the other for sitting reclining on vintage glider filled with pillows made from Malaysian batiks, found when living in Singapore. I use some for tablecloths too. This summer’s scorching heat and relentless mosquitoes made it virtually impossible to enjoy the lazy afternoons and eves, rocking on the glider alone or with friends. Long lazy afternoons with my glider and a good book. Dining outside similarly challenging. But this glorious turn of pre fall weather is perfect for early morning coffee, picnic lunch and candlelight dinners as dusk comes early. As the chill moves in we add sweaters to enjoy this lovely phase of the garden and the evening candlelight dinners as long as possible.