My October Porch

I’m recycling a post from the past, my October porch 2016. This year I have a wreath and  2 potted yellow hibiscus shrubs but that year was a time for more fall decoration.  I hope you enjoy it.  My porch is hard to decorate as it is long and thin with no steps.  


The weather here in central Florida  is getting a little cooler with less humidity, but it’s still like summer in comparision to up north.  Highs still in the 80’s and mostly blue skies and white clouds. I’m looking forward to cooler weather in the next two months.




In September, I bought cheerful chrysanthemums for two of my pots. Bright yellow flowers brighten the yard and porch. The bright tropical croton leaves line the front porch.






I moved my ceramic duck from the flower bed to the porch.  I recovered a pillow with thrift store fabric and put it on a chair.











This weekend I added a new Halloween wreath, a  pumpkin and autumn pillows.











A comfortable seat and lovely weather make my porch a welcome haven.





I like the burst of color on the front door.





The Boo Wreath is fun.







The pumpkin adds another pop of color.








Thanks for joining me on the porch.









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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

46 thoughts to “My October Porch”

    1. No, that’s hard to believe! My sister lived in Milwaukee area back in the 1970’s and I was always cold when I visited. Even on 4th of July! Living in Miami, it wasn’t really hot to me.

    1. You should come visit in January. It’s gorgeous – that’s why so many retirees (Snow Birds) come down December, January, February, and March. Blue skies, puffy clouds, and warm days.

    1. Thanks. The bushes in front of the porch are crotons and have colorful leaves all year. They are the closest I get to autumn leaves. I do love them.

  1. Nice pictures Carol. It’s a bit warmer here this week in Texas. Not sure when Fall is going to arrive. It comes for a day and leaves. LOL!

  2. I think you and I might just be having similiar weather patterns.
    I am enjoying the cooler temps too and would just love to have a little less humidity, at least we can have the windows open in the evenings and that brings me joy.
    Your October porch is precious-love that adorable wreath!

  3. Very Festive and Fallish. Thanks for linking at The Fabulous Fall Party. Fall ends on Sunday there is still time to link.
    I’ll be hosting a special Halloween post on Monday and then Tues. begins The Fabulous Thanksgiving/Fall Party!
    Come on back over and join all the fun!

  4. Carol, your porch looks so lovely. Mine is covered with leaves! LOL I really love the plants in front of the porch, they are such a cool blend of colors. What are they? And the Boo wreath is perfect! Will you have trick or treaters? If so, have fun!

    1. Thanks! The plants in front of the porch are crotons. They are not frost tolerant but make a nice house plant if you live in a northern climate. They come with a variety of colors in the leaves. Very colorful year round and very popular here in Florida for our yards. Have a great week!

  5. Looks like a wonderful place for a sit, love your bright yellow mum! – Pinned! Thank you for sharing with at the To Grandma’s House we go Wednesday link party! Hope to see you there again tomorrow!

    1. Stones come in all kinds of colors – river rock, volcanic rock, etc. Nature has lots of shades and hues. Thanks for the visit Paul – Happy Tuesday!

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