Ten On Tuesday

When last we posted for Ten On Tuesday, the topic was 10 Things I Love About Visiting the City. This week, as a yang to the yin, our topic is 10 Things I Love About Visiting the Country. As a caveat, I think it’s worth noting that “the country” may mean different things to different people.

morning sun down back for carole knits

  1. A sky full of stars. There’s nothing like looking up and seeing them all to make you feel small but in a really good way.
  2. Gardens. I love an old fashioned country garden with big blooms and roses and everything being just a little bit wild and overgrown.
  3. Water. I probably associate ponds and lakes more with the countryside but I do love the ocean best of all.
  4. Birds. Songbirds and big birds like hawks and eagles – the abound and they make me happy. Rare ones get checked off on my life list. Yes, I am that dork.
  5. Sounds. Cicadas and peepers, the hush of falling snow, the snap and pop of a campfire.
  6. Smells. Fresh mowed grass, wildflowers, and a pie cooling on the windowsill all come to my mind.
  7. Critters. Deer and elk, bunnies and little furry things. No snakes, please.
  8. Clothing. Blue jeans and cowboy boots, flannel shirts – I love that laid back style.
  9. Wide open spaces. Apologies to the Dixie Chicks.
  10. Cooking. Cast iron fry pans loaded with fried chicken and cornbread, stews and chili, mason jars full of lemonade.

I have to admit, this list was easier to compile than the one about the city. I guess I’m a country girl at heart and that’s okay with me so long as the city is still a quick trip. If you wrote a post for today please include your link below so we can all read it. If you want to subscribe to the Ten On Tuesday mailing list please click here.

***Please note, there will be no Ten On Tuesday on 8/18 and 8/25. This blogger will be on vay-cay-tion.***


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Comments

  1. says

    Ooo, I so agree about the sky! I love our big, Kansas sky and it didn’t even pop into my head when I jotted down my list. :)

  2. says

    Opposite! It was a bit easier for me to fill out the City list! I think that’s partly because “country” was harder for me to define for this topic. Anyway, WIDE OPEN SPACES and SKIES FULL OF STARS. The very best things about the country.
    :)

  3. says

    You are a vacation party girl! And a country girl, I’ll give you that. You list many of the things I love about the country, too.

  4. Mary K. in Rockport says

    That’s a great list. Rain on the roof (well, I guess that can happen anywhere, but it’s more fun on a camper or tent.) P.S. I thought of more reasons I like your blog so much, aside from reliability, good cheer, thoughtful writing and pretty pictures–you are not always trying to sell your readers something!

  5. says

    Living in the country makes listing things about the city easier for me. I’m hours from the nearest city.

    Hope you have a marvelous vacation! I might go through your archives and link to some older prompts.

  6. Martha says

    Boy howdy, is my garden overgrown. It’s gone past charming and straght to messy. I have some work to do!

  7. says

    this list is a lot more restful than the other one for sure. wide open spaces on the horizon and up in the sky are two of my favorite things too.