Since I already live in the country, I shall write about the things I love about it.
Ten Five Things I Love About Being In The Country.
- The lush greenness during the summer.
- The beauty of the snow in winter. This is seldom apparent unless one is off the main roads.
- The wildlife. Last week an otter ran across the road as I was driving to the county fair. We have a pair of loons on our lake every summer. I have seen fox, bear, otters (the aforementioned one, plus occasionally one or two checking out the open water around the lake aerator in the winter), a porcupine, and more deer than I can count. We have bald eagles, barn swallows, bluebirds, cardinals, chickadees, crows, finches (gold- and purple), flickers, hawks, hummingbirds, kingfishers, nuthatches, orioles, robins, turkey vultures, and woodpeckers (red-headed , red-breasted, downy, hairy, and pileated),and the occasional indigo bunting, rose-breasted grosbeak, and warbler. Also tree frogs and spring peepers.
- The lack of crowds or traffic. There are a grand total of five (5!) stoplights in the entire county. Two people in line at the supermarket constitutes an unacceptable wait time.
- Seeing people I know everywhere I go. Of course, this has its good and its bad sides: if I screw up, everyone knows about it.