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Sunday, October 7, 2012

KENTUCKY RURAL PORCHES

MADISON COUNTY 



GARRARD COUNTY



GARRARD COUNTY

22 comments:

  1. The Madison County one is cool. Just me, but a real porch needs to be a bit off the ground. :)

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    1. Thanks Rubye -- I try to capture the essence of these common houses. I like this porch too. -- barbara

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  2. I love your photography. It is both beautiful and real.

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    1. Florence -- Thanks for the very kind comments about my post. I tried to leave a comment on your last post but not sure it went through. I sure like your stance on the environment -- barbara

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  3. I always like to see an old church pew on a porch. Lovely examples of fine resting spots.

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    1. Michelle -- Porches play an important part in providing resting spots. I always like to see the organization of porches, it can tell us so much about the people that live there. I find the materials found on porches fascinating. -- barbara

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    1. I have discovered in Kentucky and other parts of the south that folks really do appreciate their porches -- thanks -- barbara

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  5. So Barbara, these are the kinds of pictures you can take if you don't have a cell phone, a GPS, and a full bladder? I guess I need to try it.

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    1. marciamayo -- Well I don't recommend it wholeheartedly, for some time I have been considering a cell phone. On rare occasions I get myself into some "strumming banjo" type areas that can make for some uneasiness. But what the heck, lots of the rural areas don't have cell towers so a cell phone wouldn't do much good. Your posts are great so keep the GPS. call phone, but dump the diet coke. -- barbara

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  6. Porchers and summer chairs say a lot about a lifestyle.

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    1. Birdman -- Porches have a language all of their own -- barbara

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  7. I think we lost a lot of community spirit when we lost porches. So many of my best childhood memories are sitting on the porch trying to stay a little cooler. The adults would talk freely as if we children weren't even around. I learned a lot out there.

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    1. NCmountainwoman -- I agree. Newer houses don't seem to have porches with the "parlor" feeling. But, I do notice in this part of KY many of the new houses do have front porches that can be gathering spots. In the last few states I lived in this was not the case. -- barbara

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  8. Porches are wonderful for just sitting, also for visiting -- often just a wave at a neighbor driving by -- and really the best place for watching the changing sky whether sunrise or sunset or all the times in between and sometimes for looking at the moon and stars. Porches are wonderful extensions of our living space. I'd sit a while on any of these.

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    1. I would sit awhile on any of these too. When I was riding home today I noticed a family from elders to young adults sitting on their porch enjoying the nice day. I would have loved to capture that image with my camera. thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  9. Barbara, your blog brings back porch memories of my childhood. After a long and hard day's work on the farm, my family of 4 would sit out on the porch, drink Orange Hi-C fruit drink, and watch the bats fly at dusk. Those were the days, and Hi-C was a real treat.

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    1. Nature Weaver -- what a fine memory especially watching the bats flying at dusk. Do they still make Hi-C -- I don't think so? thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  10. There's nothing more welcoming than a big front porch. A house is not a house without one. We have a big one and I don't know what I would do without it.

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    1. Janet -- I have never seen as many big porches in all my travels around the US as I have seen in the south. So many of all kinds. They certainly each have a character all of their own. Love em! thanks for stopping Janet -- barbara

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  11. Those porches look so inviting, even in their disrepair.

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    1. Hattie -- some are like old shoes -- comfortable with a special patina -- thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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