Art museums, sculpture gardens and amazing skylines are no where to be found in our neck of the woods, and there are no new stores and convenience stores popping up left and right. Our country road hasn’t changed much in 25 years-our house is the only one on the almost mile stretch and our closest neighbors are almost 3/4 miles away.
Traffic really picks up in the spring and fall when trucks, tractors and combines travel by, but the rest of the time, we know almost everyone in the cars who drive by. I can imagine for some of you that sounds hilarious!
And maybe even boring, but I can tell you it isn’t the least bit boring to us.
Country dwellers like us have a constantly changing natural landscape. The wide open spaces afford us beautiful sunrises and sunsets, quiet fog-floating mornings, and night skies twinkling with millions of stars. Often it is down- right breathtaking. I’m ashamed to admit way too often we busily work away without even noticing it.
But, one of the things that Brad and I love to do is just “go lookin”. We drive around and just look for unusual interesting things. We are often amazed and amused about what we see when we drive around with our eyes wide open.
Here are two things which caught my eye the other day. Brad drove the semi to a nearby town to have some repairs made and checkout the new planters. I followed him in the pickup and we drove around a few minutes to see what we could see. These two things caught our eyes…..
|Love this sign!|
|These Mickey faces were painted all along the front of the porch.|
I wanted to stop and meet the people who took the time to stencil Mickey. I just know there is an interesting story there, don’t you?
I’m not a person who naturally “sees” things, but when I set out intentionally to be a NOTICER, life is much more fun!