Spend time with a different type of screen

Dog in screened porch

I’ve always loved a screen porch. There’s just something special about feeling like you’re outdoors, in nature but without the bugs, and spending quality time talking, playing cards, reading or doing puzzles.

The other night after dinner, I wandered into the front room and asked Dave where the girls were. He said he thought Clare was in the screened porch doing school work.

I went to join her and found Grace sitting on the futon, gently strumming her guitar while Clare sat in the lounger under a fluffy duvet writing out an assignment. I joined them and we just sat there for about an hour, listening to the chords float into the air, the birds chirping outside and watching the cotton candy sky swirl above the leafy treetops as the sun went down.

It was a special moment in a special place and I was so grateful to be able to spend time with my girls, with no phones, computers or devices to take away from the peace, serenity and tranquility of our beautiful surroundings.

This week’s #HappyAct is to spend some time with a different type of screen. Here’s a picture of Bentley after a swim in our screened porch.

5 thoughts on “Spend time with a different type of screen

  1. That is awesome. Spending time like that with the kids before they get older is really important. My two girls are all grown up, and I have a host of similar memories to pull from, so I can’t complain but I do miss that.

      1. Laurie! Love that deck and especially screened porch! I also have always loved the porch this way! How I’m happy for you to have put in that addition!

  2. Laurie, we had a screened in porch added to our place on the lake last year as it’s nice to avoid the bugs but not have to go in the house and also, we love to watch a movie out there some nights and fall asleep on the futon – love waking up to the sounds of the fish, loons etc

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