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Delightful story and images Cynthia. Kudos on being published too. I love the word verandah. What a great place to visit, rest and heal, especially one as beautiful as yours. I never appreciated porches until I had one. Now I’m a believer. 🙂
Well then, we’re both believers. Such great spaces.
I refuse to call anything a ‘porch’! Well done for being published!
Haha! Thanks for the ‘well done’. Hope things are going well.
I love your story and will have my husband read it. I have seen your verandah on other posts and it looks so inviting. On our first date, which was a blind date, we both professed our love of porches. I guess it sealed the deal. We were able to build our own house and have 3 porches. A 52 foot front porch with rockers and swings, a back porch/patio where we eat and watch rabbits and a center porch that we call the verandah.
It looks so inviting – just lovely! Congratulations on the publication!
Thank you, Betty. This magazine has kindly published my stories for some years now. The response from the editor and readers has been very encouraging, for which I’m very grateful.
You well deserve to be published! It’s a great feeling to be appreciated. You have a wonderful gift. 💖
What a beautifully written article, dear Cynthia. I remember loving reading about your veranda in your memoir.
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you, Wendy, for your kind words.
Our screened verandah has been dubbed ‘The Lanai’. We love Hawaii, what can I say? I really enjoyed the story and the wonderful, peace inducing artwork. I am guessing it is high porch season in Canada, so enjoy yours and rest on your laurels.
I like ‘The Lanai’, especially if it reminds you of Hawaii. Thank you for reading the story, Amy. I’m really glad you enjoyed it.
I love verandas (we call them porches). Anything that gets us outside. Yours is beautiful. 😀
Thank you. and you’re right – whatever we call them we do get us outside, and that’s a good thing.
What a delightful story! Loved reading the bit about Lady Anna. I can see where being on this beautiful verandah having tea with friends would heal the soul. Down here we mostly have patios out back! Nice to be published!
Back patios are nice too. I like them. I’m glad you enjoyed the story.
You are just the most lovely person!
I admire how you open your heart and let the love pour out to your readers. You brought me back to times of listening to the rain on a summer day. And I could almost smell the flowers. Thank you for the sharing.
Karen, I’m so glad you like the story and that it brought back good memories. Thank you for such a lovely response.
My Grandmother always called the big porch on her old farmhouse the “piazza.” I spent many evenings on it listening to the older folks reminisce. How I’d love to go back, just once.
Nice story and beautifully illustrated!
I would love to go back to my grandmother’s ‘piazza’ too, but she’d have to be right there with me. We spent many an evening on that verandah.
There is nothing quite like a verandah, which I think of as one of those big wrap-around porches. It sounds like yours gets good use and got good use when you were recovering. The art in that article!!! My, it is lovely, and just the sort of picture that sends me to a place on a warm shady porch. Thanks for showing us this!
It has to be called a verandah! Here in the UK, a porch is often a small inner hall for one’s coats & shoes! Congratulations on your lovely atmosperhic article – as a fan of verandahs I was there with you!😀❤️
I’m with you, sister. A verandah it is. Glad you like the article too.
Love the three syllables of verandah. It gives a feeling of lazy, hazy, daisy. A place for summer to warm our chilled bones, bodies and minds. Indeed, fabulous art!
Oh, lovely, Diane. I love your response.
This is super-wonderful, Cynthia! The story-telling, the words, the images, and the artwork. I felt transported to a verandah!
I’m glad to hear, Kerry! A good place to be transported to.
The Verandah is a wonderful story, Cynthia! I love your description of taking to the verandah as sending up a smoke signal far and wide to friends and relatives that you were ready to visit. What a warm and inviting image!
What a beautiful verandah in your post! Looks very restful 😊
Thank you, Helen.
Nice story in the magazine and I hope you get fully healed, physically and otherwise. I like verandas as they bring back fond memories of my family when I was young. We would sit in the veranda especially on weekends, watch people pass by and catch up on news, aka gossip :), from neighbors.
Thanks for this lovely reply.
Such a gentle story and very beautifully illustrated. I have never lived in a house with a verandah and have only ever seen them very rarely. They seem so exotic! Neither in the house nor out of it – a dreamy half-way place of peace and calm.
Congratulations Cynthia, it’s a lovely, warm, insightful article and the illustrations are fabulous – I’d love to have an article illustrated by such beautiful pictures. I’d also love a verandah – I’ve often dreamed off a house with one, though we tend not to have them in the UK and my house doesn’t have the outside space to create one – I would if I could 🙂
Cynthia, how wonderful you got such a nice spread in this magazine! Is there more than the one spread? I feel like your story is about to go on, but I could be wrong. Thanks for sharing, and of course, for that photo of your own verandah. Funny, I was just reading the 3rd installment of “The Ladies’ No. 1 Detective Agency” and saw verandah spelled that way. 🙂 Jeanne
Hi dear Jeanne the editor in chief is who I mentioned earlier. She heard about my old stories that Hamlin found and asked to publish one in each issue so I’m a regular contributor
AMAZING!!! What a great article and each picture allows you to feel a story in it. Loved this!! Tina
Yes, we call them “porches” in the mountains… but “verandah” does have the island feel of your heritage. We too had a thunderstorm on the porch experience recently. We had been working in garden for the day and continued as the rain started. Thus, when we were too wet and the lightening too close to stay out, we sat, dripping in our rocking chairs on the porch was the storm blew around us. Not exactly a tea-party. ☔️ -Oscar
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Interview with Cynthia Reyes