Thursday, June 28, 2007

My Front Porch

As you enter the gate and walk on the flagstones leading to my front porch, you'll first notice a big planter. Every spring, I buy some annuals to fill the planter, which is at least years old and make of solid concrete. Talk about heavy! My aunt wanted to take the planter with her when she moved from this house, but the management at her apartment building said that it was too much weight for the balcony.

This year, I chose purple petunias:

On the northeast side of the above antique planter sits a rain gauge, a Christmas gift from Claudia. Isn't he a cute little fellow?

Ever since 9/11, I've made sure that a flag is hanging from my front porch, except in the most inclement weather. I've had to replace the flag three times, and the present one is getting pretty battered now. The flag is probably the first thing one notices about my front porch.

This picture was taken in the fall of 2006:

Once you climb the few steps to the porch, you'll notice Mo and Osama, both enjoying a life of leisure next to the Adirondack chair which sits under my dressing-room window:

Turn right to enter the front door. Look who welcomes you!

Muslims aren't fond of visiting my front porch. LOL.


The Merry Widow said...

Fatwahback and collards?


Always On Watch said...

Of course!

nanc said...

good - you are properly protected!

please let me know if you got the photo of pop and i sitting on the pork bench.

Anonymous said...

I see you've really got a theme going! I prefer the real things, myself.

Always On Watch said...

I'll check on that. I need to boot up the desktop to download photos with any speed.

Yes, a theme. Infidels love that theme, but Muslims don't find my pigs so cute.

Brooke said...

You do need a real one, for warm spring days.

At least get a dog that sheds and slobbers A LOT, just in case a Muslim makes it past the threshold! ;)

Always On Watch said...

Yes, a dog! I could let him/her use a prayer rug for his bed. Hehehe.

cube said...

heh heh. I love it.

Always On Watch said...

Thanks for stopping by. I've been neglecting this site lately and need to post some more pictures.

I keep adding to my collection of pigs. A few days ago, one of my blogging friends sent me a when-pigs-fly frisbee.

The Merry Widow said...

Need to post a picture of that! I thought it was hilarious!


Always On Watch said...

Yes, I'll have to post a picture of the frisbee. I've found a place of honor for it, very close to my front door.