Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Day in the Country

How do people live in the city? I know many do, and claim to love it.

Last week I visited my Aunt's property near the border of Wisconsin. She has sixty acres, with two lakes, walking trails through lush woods with creeks winding in and out, and elaborate landscaping. Every time I go there I want to take it all in. The tranquility and stillness of the country.

I suppose city life can be considered exciting. I like exciting, at times I enjoy a fast paced life, but a quiet walk in the country can be so revitalizing. Not that I get much quiet when four children are along, but it's great to share it with them.

Then I return to the typical suburban neighborhood. Where I walk out my door and neighbors are to the right, left and front of me. Why did we buy this house again? Oh yeah, it was the large kitchen with the granite countertops and the master bath with the jacuzzi tub. But my view... three story town-homes. Oooops!

But I am THANKFUL, God has given us such a breathtaking, wondrous world to enjoy. God is good!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I'm definitely looking forward to the writer's retreat there now, and I'm bringing my camera as well as my computer. I will forego the acrylic paint although I am sorely tempted. I will take quick shots to convert to paintings at a later date.

    A lot has changed there since I was there last.