Welcome to the Front Porches of Alabama!


‘Friends are like the pillars on your Front Porch…Sometimes they hold you up, Sometimes they lean on you; Sometimes, it’s just enough to know they’re standing by for you…’

Yes, welcome to the Porches of Alabama… ‘How do you do’, ‘Y’all come up and set a while’ or ‘Tell me all about it, we’ll figure out what to do’…

We’ll sip a glass of sweet iced tea, sit and watch the sunset, blink with the lightin’ bugs and hear the crickets sing. Softly sing a song or two, a stolen kiss, a sweet embrace, a gentle breeze to chase the blues away…

‘We’re glad you came’- Are you sure y’all can’t stay awhile?’  with  gentle hugs, a tear or two-‘Now don’t be a stranger’ or  ‘Please don’t go we’ll miss you so!’ We’ll watch until you’re out of sight-from the Front Porches in Alabama._DSC0111-1

‘Friends are like Front Porch Pillars, Sometimes they hold you up, Sometimes they lean on you;  Sometimes it’s just enough to know they’re standing by for you.’

Love y’all, Camellia

A Heartfelt Thanks to Jeremy Miniard for almost all of these wonderful ‘Front Porches of Alabama’ – what would we do without him?? We have some more of them in the vault waiting! They do belong to him, and cannot be reproduced without permission.

 I’d like to claim it as my own, but the Front Porch Quote is Anonymous.

26 thoughts on “Front Porches of Alabama…

    1. I cannot take the credit- almost all of them were taken by a young man named Jeremy, who generously shares them with me! He also provided most of the photographs for ‘Doors of Alabama’ post…he’s amazing!He has also sent some black and white front porches that I hope to share as well! thank you! I will pass it along to him!


  1. Hello Neighbor! Thanks for stopping by the blog next door in Georgia. There’s nothing like a good Southern porch for a quiet visit with friends and neighbors. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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    1. Thank you! yes, we must have our front porches! in fact we had a back deck removed and made into a back porch and screened porch combo! they are indispensable, even cozy…but sort of like southern people I know- a porch isn’t so we can hide from the world – they are so we can interact with folks and observe the world around us! thanks for stopping by!

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      1. so true…lovely thoughts! I am missing your other comment about grits- where did it go? I was in the midst of answering you! thank you for the nice comments! I had a call first thing this morning from a friend who said ‘well, I guess you know I had to make some grits when I saw that bowl of grits!! ha thanks for the follow!


  2. Reblogged this on Camellia's Cottage and commented:

    ‘Friends are like Front Porch Pillars- Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes they lean on you; Sometimes it’s just enough to know they’re standing by for you.’ – quote from one of my favorite posts on Camellia’s Cottage- Front Porches of Alabama! Most of the photographs are from Jeremy Miniard’s fantastic collection. Springtime is a great time to think about curb appeal- these certainly have inspired me! Love y’all, Camellia


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