I love my screen porch. It is my favorite part of my home. Mosquitos are in swarms at my house; we live in the woods of the Missouri River bluffs and we have woods surrounding us. The patio and deck require me to use bug spray. I just retire to the screen porch instead.
Our property is adjoined on the east by a camp. During the day and well into the evenings, we can hear the beloved sounds of campers and all their regalia. It is my favorite part of summer - hearing, distantly through acres of deeply wooded hills, the sound of kids enjoying what will become their favorite memories of a lifetime.