This has been an unusually long monsoon for us. October has set in and the grey clouds are still hovering in the humid sky. In Goa we have no ‘winter’ to speak of, although temperatures fall by a few degrees and it is so much more pleasant during the nights then. Right now, the days are bright, hot and sticky.
Unlike the West, we don’t have a clear ‘Fall’ season with colours that define this time. With the festival season around the corner, though there are a few things that come out of storage. With the rain on its way out, it is time to make a few changes around the house.
We want to get a few cane/ wicker chairs to create a little seating area to enjoy our wooden wrap-around verandah. Alfresco dining, anyone? I’ll settle for a quiet cup of coffee and my notebook, thank you.
Actually, we have several of these plantation chairs (below) as well, already in the house, which we could use…
(via Pinterest. I’d love to see the rest of this house (above).)
I would love a reading nook like this.
I want to refurbish my entire verandah ‘garden’ with new, large pots, bright crotons and flowering plants. I’m hoping to invest in a few new palms (my old one seems to be dying rapidly) and some boxwood type of plants to block our lovely view of the traffic outside.
In my dreams…
so hard to find tall planters like these…
What do you think of my plans? Will you come visit?