Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug 26, 2017

robert schuler
robert schuler
@robert-schuler
3 years ago
251 posts
Beautiful autumn weather here. Started day picking banjo before the real picking began. Picked corn for the market, then back to the banjo.
Girlfriend brought me a crumb cake, she went up the field to pick tomatoes all day. I sat on the porch eating cake, picking banjo and snoozing. Later another girlfriend came by with fresh brownies. She went up the field to load her car with vegies and cut flowers. I sat on the porch till midnight eating brownies playing my Galax, and fiddle... What a great day... Robert.
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
1,769 posts

Gail... thinking of you today.  What you did was so full of love and strength.

I'm afraid the closest I came to the porch thing was that I spent several hours painting our new porch doors with several coats of blue paint before they are to be hung.  Had to work against the clock today, with more to paint on them tomorrow... the paint (primer plus two coats) has to all be totally dry by Monday morning early when the guy comes to put the doors on.




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Jan Potts
Jan Potts
@jan-potts
3 years ago
440 posts

I played my baritone ukulele in Gail Weber's living room....that's as close as I came.  Tomorrow afternoon we'll be joined by Karen Smith Gratto and we'll play whatever comes to mind.




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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 years ago
1,036 posts

I packed-up Mom, Dad, and a mountain dulcimer and we met my favorite guitar player about a 50-minutes drive from here at my folks'.  We really wanted to participate. :) 




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Keep a song in your heart!
Annie Deeley
Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
3 years ago
56 posts

Strumelia, I'm sure you'll enjoy your porch every bit as much as we do. We forget we have a living room or dining room altogether! Except when it's rainin' sideways.

Annie Deeley
Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
3 years ago
56 posts

Yup! Just came in from the screened porch; played with my guitar-playing buddy. Started with Shady Grove,ended with Dona Nobis Pacem (Give us Peace), which we sang, too. Anybody out there want to be the third part? As it was we sounded pretty good, and for once drowned out the neighbours' dogs and kids on the trampoline! ;-) 

Peace to all, Annie

marg
@marg
3 years ago
546 posts

Lots of heavy rain with Harvey down in TX, the pond behind me came up really quickly this morning but I did play the dulcimer today. I hope you all had a nice day and had time to play, on your porch or inside. It has been a comfort having my music help drown out the rain & emergency alerts.

robert schuler
robert schuler
@robert-schuler
3 years ago
251 posts
Salt Springs:

Are you smoking Sutliff Buttered Rum?

 

I like Sutliff but this was Low Country...
Salt Springs
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
3 years ago
181 posts

Are you smoking Sutliff Buttered Rum?

 

marg
@marg
3 years ago
546 posts

I love coffee & drink my fair share but not 3 cups at night but hope you enjoy yourself, sounds like a grand evening.

(Today we are getting all the screens )

    How lovely, many enjoyable times to come.

I think we are in for maybe a lot of rain Saturday but I will step out on the patio no matter what for a few strums than continue back inside.

robert schuler
robert schuler
@robert-schuler
3 years ago
251 posts
I'll be spending the next three hours on my porch. 3 cups of coffee, one pipe of buttered rum tobacco, and a banjo... Robert.
Terry Wilson
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
3 years ago
296 posts
Lisa, congratulations on your porch. My favorite place to play, read, talk and nap. Your will love it.

Sitting on our porch, I love opening the glass windows, then it turns into a screen porch. Turn the fan on, grab a harmonica, and wait for the birds to arrive. Almost always.

Yep, I figure your and your flutes will do the same.
dulcinina
@dulcinina
3 years ago
67 posts

I'm glad to get the update on your porch, Lisa.  I was wondering about it.  I contacted a couple people about coming over to play but no one can make it.  So it will be only me.  But I told my dulcimer group today (50 miles away from here) about playing on the porch on Saturday, so I expect some of them will. 

During the eclipse I played You Are My Sunshine on the porch. Dulcinina  (thinking of changing my handle to Dulcinerd)

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
1,769 posts

Sandi, I just luuuuv that plan you made, especially the table and tea on the sidewalk to pull folks in.  inlove




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hugssandi
@hugssandi
3 years ago
277 posts

Lisa, you're going to have a great Saturday out there with your instrument(s)!  

I was hoping to get a line-up by time on my porch, but I haven't.  I'm just putting out a call to anyone who might come now.  We live in the city and plan to put a table out on the sidewalk with some sweet tea and cups, a homemade sign, and an extra chair or two.  Our porch is smallish, but we are excited for whatever happens!  ~even if it's just us~

robert schuler
robert schuler
@robert-schuler
3 years ago
251 posts
Congratulations Lisa! I know how you feel. I have a back porch attached to my kitchen, that for 30 years used to store stuff not worthy of being in the home, but too good to toss. Last year I remodeled my home, except the porch. Finally cleaned it out. Still need new screens but otherwise I made it very livable.
I absolutely love sitting out there... Robert.
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 years ago
1,036 posts

You'll be all set for porch-playing, Strumelia!  




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Robin T
one of the Moderators here :)
Keep a song in your heart!
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
1,769 posts

Today we are getting all the screens and the two screen doors installed on our brand new wonderful back porch!

I've been waiting over 15 years for this back kitchen porch to become a reality instead of just a wishful daydream.  bananadance

frog    catdance    frog




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marg
@marg
3 years ago
546 posts

 jan,

Thanks, sitting out front reminds me of front porches when I was growing up - neighbors slowing down or stopping to say hi. Out back is like playing to 'heaven' just me, my pup & nature most of the time.

You were very welcome to come when you were in town with your brother & I am sorry I missed meeting up with you when I visited Louisville a year ago. One day we will meet, until then happy strumming.

Jan Potts
Jan Potts
@jan-potts
3 years ago
440 posts

Marg, your place is so lovely, and looks like a great place to sit and trade tunes!  It was so gracious of you to invite me over to stay at your home 3 years ago when I was at MD Anderson with my brother, and I was sorry it didn't work out.   I hope your neighbors enjoy your music!




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marg
@marg
3 years ago
546 posts

I have a really nice patio out back overlooking a small lake but sometimes it is very sunny in the afternoons so I put in a small paved sitting area at my entrance up front for a shady afternoon. Now I can play outside anytime, just sometimes in the back & sometimes in the front.

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DulcimerJones
DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
3 years ago
19 posts

 What a great eclipse site-loved the animations, thx.

DulcimerJones
DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
3 years ago
19 posts

Thx, we love our deck!  Jan, come on down!!  Some of us here in Morehead just spent an intense, but very fun 3 days with Sarah Morgan & Stephen Seifert at Ky Center for Trad Music w/jamming on Bill & Patty Mains' porch 1 nite & jamming at Sarah's camp the next-the final nite concert included Raymond McLain on fiddle-it was awesome!

Jan Potts
Jan Potts
@jan-potts
3 years ago
440 posts

Lovely deck--thanks for the photo!  Let me know if you need jamming company someday!

Type your zip code into the box here and it will give you lots of info on what the eclipse will look like from your location.  This is a really cool site. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/16019892/solar-eclipse-2017-interactive-map




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Jan Potts, Lexington, KY
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"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." Henry Van Dyke
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
1,769 posts

DulcimerJones, that's a beautiful place to sit!  




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DulcimerJones
DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
3 years ago
19 posts

I will try to do this also.  We just built deck vol.2 this year & its a pleasure to sit looking out over paradise in E. Ky.  Too bad this does not coincide w/the eclipse-that would be cool! Attaching pic, hope this works! 

Paducah, Kentucky


The solar eclipse starts at 11:54 a.m. CDT and totality begins at 1:22 p.m. CDT, lasting for a little over two minutes. 

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Terry Wilson
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
3 years ago
296 posts

robert schuler: I play on my porch after dark, usually past midnight. Some nights I hate to quit, despite having to start work a 6 am. I'll be playing 8/26 God willing... Robert...

Work?  Yikes!!!!!!!   

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
3 years ago
1,736 posts

I'll be sittin' on the dock of the bay --  just off the bow of my retirement boat/home.  Playing Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay with a couple other folks at the marina.

lizard30
@lizard30
3 years ago
1 posts

we will be playing in Ohio, but we might be camping, so it might be the step on the camper.

robert schuler
robert schuler
@robert-schuler
3 years ago
251 posts
I play on my porch after dark, usually past midnight. Some nights I hate to quit, despite having to start work a 6 am. I'll be playing 8/26 God willing... Robert...
Jan Potts
Jan Potts
@jan-potts
3 years ago
440 posts

It's actually all day--wherever you are around the globe on Aug. 26, 2017!




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Jan Potts, Lexington, KY
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"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." Henry Van Dyke
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
1,769 posts

4 am ???   I can't even.   zzz     lolol




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Lisa Golladay
Lisa Golladay
@lisa-golladay
3 years ago
101 posts

Google just told me this:

Play Music on the Porch Day 2017 will be at 4:00 AM on
Saturday, August 26
All times are in Central Time.
4 am !?  The neighbors will kill me!  Better make lots of coffee.   pimentodulcimerearplug


updated by @lisa-golladay: 07/25/17 02:19:52PM
Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
3 years ago
1,256 posts

My monthly dulcimer group will be meeting on August 26, so I'll definitely be playing, though we'll be in a music shop, not a porch.




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Dusty T., Northern California
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hugssandi
@hugssandi
3 years ago
277 posts

I am planning to have a line-up of people on my porch the 26th.  I hope scheduling fills up and makes for a FUN day!  ~my poor neighbors~

David Pedersen
David Pedersen
@david-pedersen
3 years ago
34 posts

Yes, Uke and Dulcimer.

 

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 years ago
1,036 posts

Friends, get your Public Domain or original tune or song ready!  August 26 is the day.  And if you don't have a porch, just go outside someplace.  :)




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Robin T
one of the Moderators here :)
Keep a song in your heart!
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 years ago
1,036 posts

@marg It would be neat to start a thread on 26 August to share our porch (deck, patio, sidewalk, yard. . .)  playing adventures! 




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Robin T
one of the Moderators here :)
Keep a song in your heart!
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
1,769 posts

 Dulcinina, that's sounds heavenly.  nod




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dulcinina
@dulcinina
3 years ago
67 posts

We had a screened in porch built on the back of our house in February.  Our back yard is long and narrow and completely private.  I have 2 wicker rockers, a bistro set and a small table-desk out there.  I have old timey perennials that bloom at different times, bird feeders and a bird bath.  I play my dulcimer out there a lot.  It's a dream come true. Dulcinina

marg
@marg
3 years ago
546 posts

(playing on August 26 )

Wouldn't it be something if after taking a count, we ourselves could break/or set a record of FOTMD playing on our porches. I think I will invite my dulcimer group to come join me on the patio (hope that counts as a porch ;-)

Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
657 posts

The back porch on my childhood home was very small. Our front porch, on the other hand, was expansive. I remember lazy summer days sitting on that porch and reading books such as Tom Swift Jr. and the Hardy boys. Unfortunately, in those days I did not pay an instrument. It was also fun to listen to the storms come down the Hudson River with the thunder echoing around the mountains. Now we have a very nice back porch and I'll be playing there on August 26 if we are at home then.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
1,769 posts

Jan that sounds so nice.  :)

Funny how much everyone has in common in various ways...  In new york city as a child on Bleecker street, we had no fans or AC so as little kids in the sweltering heat of Summer we would secretly take our pillows and a towel and sleep outside on the iron fire escape.  That was our 'back porch'.  This was six flights up (no elevator btw).. so you can imagine how startling that was to wake up in the morning all sleepy and look down.  boggling    lolol  krazy kid stuff...




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Jan Potts
Jan Potts
@jan-potts
3 years ago
440 posts

When I was a kid growing up in NC, we practically lived in the small back porch half the year--ate all our meals out there in the summer and the rest of the year my mom would enjoy a cup of coffee (or iced coffee) out there on sunny days.  We had a handy window over the kitchen sink that opened up onto the porch and it was great for passing food out and dirty dishes back in!  I remember snapping a lot of beans on that porch, as well as helping get peaches and other foods ready to can or freeze.  Lots of good memories!




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marg
@marg
3 years ago
546 posts

Strumelia,

I feel my dinning room is outside. My table inside is pushed up against the wall & my dulcimers, music & all the misc have taken over the rest of the room. Thanksgiving 2 years ago, we had 16 of us around the table outside with 5 little children 4 yrs & under. It was so nice with enough room for everyone to feel very comfy. I hope you too will be very happy with your new porch.

hugssandi
@hugssandi
3 years ago
277 posts

Robin Thompson:

image.jpeg I downloaded the image from the Play Music On The Porch folks on Facebook. 

 

 

 

*THANK YOU, ROBIN!*  ~that's one of the few things I actually do miss about fb~

Lisa, your porch plans make me so happy!

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 years ago
1,036 posts

image.jpeg I downloaded the image from the Play Music On The Porch folks on Facebook. 

 




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Robin T
one of the Moderators here :)
Keep a song in your heart!
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
1,769 posts

Yeah the new porch is going to change things a lot for about 8 months of the year.  Our house is pretty small- we have no dining room and only a small table for 4 in the kitchen to eat.  So when we have family or friends over we have to move the living room coffee table to the side and open up a folding table there to eat.  And our existing porch is only 7 feet wide so again, you can barely jam 4 people around a little table to eat.  It'll be so nice to fit our 3 grown children and their spouses and us all (8) together on the porch when they visit!- at least between April and October or so.




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Randy Adams
Randy Adams
@randy-adams
3 years ago
95 posts

Quote: Well, fast forward to Spring and yes , we've got the new 14 foot square back kitchen screened porch lined up, in the works!  The workmen are set to start tearing down the old porch in a couple of weeks, and once they start it shouldn't take more than 3 weeks to finish up.  I can't WAIT!!!  joyjoy  

 This is going to be a major upgrade to our at home lifestyle.  I am envisioning sitting out there enjoying Summer salads, playing music, sipping ice tea in the shade while overlooking the beehives and the veggie garden, lanterns and crickets in the evenings (and screened, so no mosquitoes!)... inlove

That's nice Lisa. 14' x 14' is a good size. You'll enjoy it!

hugssandi
@hugssandi
3 years ago
277 posts

That's WONDERFUL, Lisa!!!  Anyone know when Play Music on the Porch Day is this year?

marg
@marg
3 years ago
546 posts

You will love the porch. I have a patio & feel it is an addition of my home, except in winter and spend very much time out on it.

 

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
1,769 posts

Strumelia:

Brian and i are 'in talks' concerning replacing our tiny back kitchen porch with something bigger, since it's starting to rot and need renovation anyway.  I'm seriously working on him to overcome his frugal tendencies and let us build a much nicer screened porch twice the size.  crossfingers   cash   duck   tmi

Well, fast forward to Spring and yes , we've got the new 14 foot square back kitchen screened porch lined up, in the works!  The workmen are set to start tearing down the old porch in a couple of weeks, and once they start it shouldn't take more than 3 weeks to finish up.  I can't WAIT!!!  joyjoy  

This is going to be a major upgrade to our at home lifestyle.  I am envisioning sitting out there enjoying Summer salads, playing music, sipping ice tea in the shade while overlooking the beehives and the veggie garden, lanterns and crickets in the evenings (and screened, so no mosquitoes!)... inlove




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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hugssandi
@hugssandi
4 years ago
277 posts

For play music on the porch day?  Hazel (10) is out there now with her violin, and I plan to go out a bit later with my dulcimer.  Frances (6) wants to do a set fiddling around on the keyboard...  <3


updated by @hugssandi: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM