i grew up on a farm.
or rather, i can't remember any part of my childhood life outside of my parents' countryside home.
i grew up in silence. in serenity. with nature. with animals.
surrounded by nothing but beauty, no matter the season.
no traffic sounds or honking horns.open fields and white fences. slopping hills and soft green grass.
little kittycat mews and snuffling equine neighs. metal grate fences and gravel-dirt paths. the mooing of cows and the echoing cry of a faraway night train.
barefoot in the backyard
daisies in my hair
i always thought i was a city girl. my teenage self envied the town life that my friends told me about, being surrounded by friends and walking to get ice cream or see a movie.
i hated the country. i wanted a city lifestyle. and when i grew up and said i do, town life became my life. barely a ten minute drive from my childhood home, but oh, so very different.
no more cows or corn fields. now i have traffic under my window, and streetlights on every corner.
but i know better now.
also a country boy
and go back home.
to spend hours under my favourite old maple tree in the backyard, curled up with a book and one of my feline companions.
apple cider and a knitted blanket around a smokey-warm fire in the charcoal pit with my family.
with autumn coming close, i anticipate those upcoming golden-toned afternoons more than anything else.
and then comes silver-sprinkled winters that conjure ideas of candy canes and steamy mochas by the fireplace. but that's another post for a later day.
i may live in town now, perhaps even with the rest of my life. and i love my cozy apartment, and my town-life with my husband...please don't mistake me for even a moment.
but the country holds my heart.