Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Home, Home on the Range

One of my very favorite things to do in the whole wide world is to go on country drives. I love the peace and serenity of being away from everything....no traffic, telephones, television, just quiet. I love the smells, listening to the birds chirp, looking at old barns and daydreaming.
"I think my right side is my better side, how's this?"
It's nice when you are away from your normal pattern of thinking....the continual chatter that goes on in our mind "I need to do another load of laundry, geez did I forget to pick up 409 at the store, I have to remember to mail that bill tomorrow, I've got to remember to get that cob web, I can't believe it's time service my car again...."blah, blah, blah.
When I am out in the country my thoughts are lovely, wonderful, I could swim in them for hours...I think about what jam I want to make, what flowers I want to grow in my garden, how I want to try make a cherry clafoutis (sp?), what my country dream home would be like, how amazing dragonflies wings are...I marvel at everything God has created and good the sun feels...how I can't wait to have that good corn on cob with melted butter and salt. When does that you pick'em farm open up?


16 comments:

Martha said...

On one of your country drives, head south to my part of the prairie -- to get to Linderhof, you turn right at the third stoplight past 123rd Street!

Domestic Designer said...

I love country drives as well. They just soothe the soul. Have a great evening!

Jules said...

That is nice you have found something you enjoy to take your mind off daily issues. It is so calming and refreshing to go for country drives!

Valerie said...

Country drives are one of our favorite things to do...being that we live "out in the country" it doesn't take much to find the backroads, but boy is it fun! Even our little ones enjoy it!

Hope all is well,
Val

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What neat pictures...I would have to head for the nearest dairy to find shots like that. HOW I miss the country...except at night.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Your pictures almost made me feel as though I was there...lovely!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Carol J. said...

Such a nice post. I love those country drives, too, but have let them fall by the wayside. Perhaps it's time for more....

And I agree...that noise pollution in our heads can be so draining at times; I prefer your thoughts of jam and flowers. :)

Jeanneoli said...

I went antiquing when I was home in Illinois. I drove from one small down to the next with nothing but farms, barns and silos in between...it was beautiful!!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

I agree with you, nothing like the country. I already miss my vacation driving through so much beauty. I loved your post.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

It' an Evolution said...

We had so much fun on our country drive last weekend. Thank you thank you so much for all your suggestions. I am in the process of posting the pics from the adventure and it may take some time :) But you were right on the money with everything.
We did not make it to Liberty but plan on staying further north the next time we visit. We heard there is an outstanding restaurant called Justuns Pharmacy. (sp) So I have a feeling we may be coming in the fall or winter to check things out again.
Take care and thanks again
Janet

BECKY said...

Hi Nanc!! Wow...I've missed ya gal!! One of my fave things to do is take drives!! Love seeing what you saw, and hearing what you think!! Scenic drives definitely have a way of clearing your thinking, and destressing!! Our drive home from north Florida was beautiful!! Not a cloud in the sky, and beautiful green everywhere!! Soul cleansing I tell ya, soul cleansing!! What a great God to provide such beauty for us to drink in, huh?

Well, I hope you have a fantastic weekend, BFF!!

Love n hugs!
Becky

Elizabeth said...

I sure did plenty of that on my trip! We were on a lot of county roads. It is so nice to smell the fresh air and hear the birdies sing.

Anonymous said...

Country drives on back roads are one of my favorite things ever....
(plus sometimes you can find a good garage sale out in the country!)

deb
ps- just found your blog today- love it!
www.relics.typepad.com

Terri said...

When we lived Chicago, the only 2 things that saved my sanity were my dog and drives in the country. They just soothed my shattered nerves! lol

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Amen sister! I love the smell of fields...like that. Clears the cobwebs away! cherry

A Touch of Country said...

such serene landscaping.....ahhhh