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This is a very small part of my life now in the USA, but it is without doubt one of my favourite pastimes - sitting on our porch swing!We just don't seem to have porch swings in the UK, I don't ever remember seeing one, although I am sure there are some around. But over here if you have a porch, then a porch swing seems to be a wonderful tradition that most people embrace.Ours faces west and gets very hot in the afternoon. But after 7pm as the heat cools and the peace of evening descends, there's just nowhere quiet like it. We enjoy a lovely view up our street and shady privacy provided by the trellis, rose bushes, passion fruit and clematis climbers we put in around it.We used to have a swing that hung from an A-frame, but now we have modernised and gone with a glider swing which we love.So there we'll sit, cool drink in hand, discussing our day or plans and just basking in that truly American tradition of 'porch swing culture'. This really is one tradition that needs to cross 'the pond'!