PDM has been modeling tile patterns for the porch floor on his computer. Some of the more elaborate ones that use multiple shapes and sizes are pretty, but we will probably go with something simple and classic -- either a diamond or herringbone pattern. Tessellations are pretty damn cool. It would be fun to have a M.C. Escher type of pattern, but our tiles don't come in lizard, fish, or bird shapes. Reptiles is my favorite Escher piece.
The contractors made some progress on the porch again today (even though the county inspectors don't seem to be in a hurry to do their part - inspecting the holes that have been dug for the footings). Today's photos can be viewed here with the others.