Our country home

Editor's letter: At peace on the porch


Dear readers,

As summer winds down, what better way to chill out than on a breezy front porch? We are lucky, in our neck of the woods, to have tons of lovely homes with traditional porches on which to sip lemonade and chat with neighbors.

In this issue, we explore and celebrate the traditional front porch. Jude Waterston’s story on food to enjoy on the porch is mouthwatering. Barbara Winfield offers expert advice on dressing up your porch to make it a true outdoor oasis, and Sharon Peduto takes it a step further with ways to add greenery and flowers.  

We tour a gorgeous Honesdale home with a front porch that’s on point. And if you’re hankering to dine alfresco, we’ve got that covered too, with a selection of local restaurants where you can enjoy a breeze with your branzino.

So savor these last days of summer, and get out onto a porch wherever you can find one. This is my view as I write this letter—blessed to be in a beach bungalow on a perfect day.

All the best,

Jane Anderson, section editor

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