July 8, 2018
I love country living.
But sometimes it's lonely.
In the Summer, everywhere
we look, we are surrounded
by beautiful tall and green
trees, with changing colors.
In the Winter, once the leaves have
fallen, we can see some neighbors.
But then it's cold and we all retreat
to the comfort of our warm homes.
When we lived in town, our neighbors
were so close, it was hard to be private.
But I did enjoy knowing someone was always
right there, close by and very easy for access.
I miss standing on the driveway and talking
to neighbors. Sharing stories and laughter.
We've gotten to know our neighbors a bit
and as much as I like our privacy, I may
have to make more of an effort to get
to know them all. The first year we were
here, the community had a welcoming
bbq. Last year, it rained, so we did pop
over for a few minutes but left when the
lightening became dangerous. I did think
this Winter about sending out a note to
see if anyone would be interested in
starting a book club or having a regular
coffee/tea date. I'm hoping there would
be someone along our little country road
that would love to connect over the cold
Winter months and enjoy our gardens
in the warm Summer days. Here's hoping!