Several days ago discussion on this blog turned to porches. I thought our readers might enjoy reading more by clicking on the following links.
I learned of the first link from a comment by one of our readers. It is a review of a new book by Margaret Ruth Little, "Carolina Cottage: A Personal History of the Piazza House." The author writes about the distinctive Carolina cottage design, and the very real possibility that the American front porch, or piazza, originated in the Old North State. She even mentions the eastern North Carolina transformation of the word "piazza" into "pizer." I have ordered the book from Leslie at Books to be Red on School Road.
Lou Ann alerted me to the second link, "The Evolution of the American Front Porch." I haven't yet perused the entire web site, but what I have read is quite interesting. I hope some of our readers will enjoy it.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's story of the Night Blooming Cereus Cactus. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072111.htm.