3/03/2010

'Here' and 'there'

I grew up was raised in the city. Just about everyone had a house with two identical apartments (one upstairs, one down) that sat a few feet from the sidewalk footpath on a lot that was probably 25 or 30 feet wide--you could barely walk between the houses on one side. This is what I knew as life for many years. So, you can understand how breath-taking I think the scenery here is.



You don't get wild horses roaming the countryside in Chicago. It just doesn't happen.

I only saw sights like these clouds when passing through the Smoky Mountains. Here, I can drive for a couple of hours and see it daily, if I choose.

But, of course, there is a down side. This is not a 'side road'. This is the main road in the National Park area (that's a city, not a park...).



Life wouldn't be so interesting if there weren't so many differences between 'here' and 'there'.

10 comments:

Deb said...

I love the wild horse....

reanaclaire said...

amazing shots of NZ, I love to visit New Zealand some day, it is around eight hours from here...

I am Claire from www. reanaclaire.com

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat Betty... I love your post about the differences. Thank God I have never lived in a city growing up... I did live some of my adult life in or near a city--and I didn't like it. That is why I have retired back in the mountains. I'm an hour from a small city (Knoxville) and it's big enough for our needs WHEN we have to go to a city...

Your pictures are gorgeous --and you do love in a beautiful area of our world. I'd love to visit there someday.....

Hugs,
Betsy

Sandy said...

Some beautiful photos. Love the wild horse.

Connie said...

Absolutely beautiful. I want to live out of a city. Near enough to visit, but far enough to not hear it all day, or have the stars blocked at night.

chitra said...

Nice scenery. Very nice photos.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous photos! Just amazing... what a great place you live in.

Amy said...

Isn't NZ gorgeous? I wouldn't live anywhere else, bet you're glad you came here :-)

MissBuckle said...

Hey there. Thanks for the comment, there are som beautiful images here, and I will definitely be back.

Michelle said...

Oh those are gorgeous shots, especially the horse. Nope, definitely don't see that here in Chicago! That's a great appy coloring on him, too.

And the road? Oh that sounds like it has it's little headaches there!