Sunday, June 28, 2015

Strike Up the Banjos


Some people think that I live, "far out".  That is to say living twenty minutes away from a small town, out in the country, is just too crazy far.    

But, have I got news for them.   

Being sent on an errand gave me a new frame of mind as to what it means to live far out in the country.  It started out like this......




It was strangely sunny with a storm having just finished.  



With gray skies and steam rising from the blacktop, it was an eerie scene.  I was glad the general area showed up on Google maps......



Then, I discovered this clever mailbox.  Why haven't I thought of this?  



Barns everywhere.....



with hardly a person in sight.  



A few cows here and there, but otherwise very quiet.  



"Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat."  

Laura Ingalls Wilder  




Linking up with Tom!  


38 comments:

  1. We live in the middle of nowhere and if we go further into the country then we have gone to the back side of nowhere.

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  2. Hello, beautiful images and I love the Wilder quote! Have a happy Sunday and new week ahead!

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  3. I think you live in an earthly paradise! We lived on a farm 6 miles from civilization and we loved it then, and at times, wish we were back there.

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  4. There is nothing like living in the country, as long as it is near a city.

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  5. If your area is like ours.... We have pastures and cows, less than a mile from the downtown red light of our small town. A good ol' Country ride benefits so much ! I look forward to your many photos that I know you took! Hugs

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  6. very, very cool! love the tin roof on that old home!

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  7. Beautiful! I love the country!

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  8. Oh, what a wonderful place. Bet it made your heart and soul feel good. Especially in the clean, fresh air after a storm.

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  9. LOVE that mailbox! But loved all the other shots, too. Just a perfect drive!

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  10. I for one, enjoyed your drive to town seeing all these wonderful images. Lucky you to live far from town. It is quieter this way too.

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  11. Goodness.. living far away from civilization is a badge of honor! We live in a rural environment but it's way too busy out here even where we are! I wish our house was more remote and quiet. You're lucky. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. "Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." --- Wow, I love that quote. Neat photos too. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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  13. Lol!! That is a great mailbox.

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    1. Joe, I did get a kick out of it myself!

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  14. I want to live somewhere just like that., beautiful!!!!! Blessings Francine

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  15. You live in a beautiful place that seems to be quite untouched by urbanization. I envy you. My rural space is being invaded by developers! EW!

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  16. Love that first little house.

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  17. Mail box is quite the sight . . .
    Weathered barns make for great photos . . .
    Deliverance country . . . I hope not . . .

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  18. It is very, very pretty out there, even if a bit inconvenient.

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  19. We love living in the country too..:)

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  20. So pretty! I love the country - but like you I live about 20 minutes from town. That works out well - best of both worlds!

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  21. great countryside you live around. Love the mial box!

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  22. Nice tour. Loved the shot of the lane - looked like the start of an Adventure (needed an upper case 'A').

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  23. A house surrounded by open spaces is a constant dream of mine...

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  24. We are the same distance from town. It does get tiring on the days I have to go in twice (usually once for work purposes, and once for something the kids are doing) but aside from that I don't mind.

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    1. Lisa, during the school months I often do the same. Go to town for work, drive back home (do chores), then back to town for kid functions! It can get tiring, but it is hard to imagine living in town with actual neighbors.

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  25. I've lived both out in the country and in the city. I did love the scenery as I drove to town, always changing with the seasons and so much to see. Your trip here is priceless and I'm so glad to take it.

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  26. a nice ride!! i was not able to tell what the mailbox was/is?? am i the only one??

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    1. Debbie, the mailbox is attached to an old wringer washing machine. My grandmother used to wash clothes in one of these!

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  27. perhaps that means i am not a country girl!!!

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  28. woohoo! Way to repurpose with that mail box!!!!

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  29. yeah-I would love it there-my wife-probably not so much. Those photos really evoke a mood. I can hear the theme to Little house on the Prairie playing now!

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  30. I can totally relate to this post. We live about 18 minutes from town and since moving out to the country I've yet to dread my drive to town. Love your photos!

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  31. WOWIE, WOWIE!!! My kind of road, countryside, mailbox and barns. Thanks for linking up this week, hope to see you again. Tom

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  32. Neat little drive you took with lots of cool stuff like that mailbox and a great barn. Of course living in town I think anything 10 minutes outside of town is "far out in the country."

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  33. Oh, I agree. There something extremely captivating about traveling rural roads. Surprises at almost every turn.

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  34. the kind of scenery I love and can find in my area. great snaps. love the washing machine mailbox

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