Do you need a smile or a laugh? I know I do with all the bad news every day. I need relief from it all because sometimes my head starts to hurt so bad. My eyes hurt from reading so much bad stuff. My heart sinks so I need a laugh.
Hope you enjoy.
Y’all from the city dog is my personal favorite. City folks don’t get it why we live in the country. People tell me it’s too boring, too quiet. Well I’m here to tell y’all that it’s not boring, it’s not always quiet, and if you love nature there are plenty of noises and animals to observe. I don’t find it boring. I actually like the sounds of the coyotes and the eerie sound of screech owls at night.
Since there are no lights here I can see stars I never even dreamed of seeing. I can see whole galaxies. It’s a wonderland of light on a dark night
It’s beautiful to see the Amish go up and down the road in their magnificent horses. I like the laughing and smiles of the Amish kids coming home from school riding in their buggies with their own little horses.
Wild flowers abound in their seasons. There are always new ones I find.
Farmers are out with their equipment churning manure into the ground, planting their crops, hanging their tobacco, feeding the cows. Up and down my road horses, cows and sheep keep the grass cut for the Amish.
I get to see swallows in their artful nests raise their babies and see the little peeps take flight. A whole flock of swallows fly with them on their first flight making sure they do not fall to the ground. They fly with joy celebrating the peep’s graduation.
On hikes I may see a deer suddenly jump from its’ nesting site in tall brush. I find tracks of all kinds of animals, mountain lions, bears, hares, racoons, deer.
I like the smell of the earth. I like the many different trees when they bloom, bear nuts, fruit, and the shade they provide.
I like the privacy of having no neighbors close to me who can see me run out with Merlin outside to potty him in my pajamas or old beat up clothes. I like I don’t have to dress up for the neighbors. Everyone dresses in old work clothes and hats.
Yeah, it’s quieter out here than towns or cities, but that is good to me. What is so wonderful hearing semis loudly shift down the roads, motorcycles making the most noise they can, the heat blasting up from concrete roads and buildings with no shade to be had in the summer.
I’d rather sit on my porches feeling the cool summer breeze on most days and play ball with Merlin who can run where he wants.
Yep, it’s quiet and peaceful here in the country, but it’s a relief to be able to reflect, having your deepest thoughts uninterrupted, by all those “unnatural sounds”.