Fall Front Porches

I’ve always loved what front porches represent: family time, relaxation, cold glasses of sweet tea, being a part of the neighborhood. My family’s home when I was growing up had a front porch, and we spent countless hours together there, watching thunder storms, eating ice cream and just enjoying each other’s company. That front porch saw a lot of smiles – and a lot of tears – over the years.

John Sarris on the Porch


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The Start of Fall

Yesterday was September 1st – and the start of what I consider fall! Technically, the season of fall doesn’t start until later in September, but as I sit here in a cozy sweater, covered with a blanket, it sure feels a lot like fall to me! The weather this time of year can be a little all over the place in Northeast Ohio: some days it’s hot and sunny; some days it’s chilly and overcast. Ryan and I got married September 5, 2009, and it was in the high 70’s with lots of sunshine. The poor groomsmen were sweating in their tuxes! But almost eight years later, the weather calls for long sleeves and umbrellas.  Continue reading