Saturday, April 6, 2013

Country Life

Welcome to Country Life Week here at OPOD. We will be examining pictures of rural lifestyles in a time when life was less hectic. My premise is that the further you get from the country, the higher your standard of living, but the lower your quality of life. Country Life is the Good Life! Your thoughts?


  1. I live in the country and have a very high standard of living. I require fresh air, no crowds, real food ( not McDonalds), privacy, honest friends and family, and an overall high level of happiness and well being. Not sure I can get ALL of those things in the city.

  2. I totally agree with you...I live in the country now...thank heavens. I love the 'simple' life, I even got some chickens. I visit your blog all the time but don't always comment but I do appreciate the wonderful pictures you share, I study each one carefully. :)

  3. Indeed, the country life is best where you can afford to live it. By that I mean that most work opportunities are it the cities so one who wants to realize the benefits of country living must face the trials and expense of commuting every day to work. I know a small but growing number of businesses allow work from home, but normally it is required for the person to come to the office once a week. Nothing in life is truly free.

    That said, I find comfort in being just 6 miles outside of Austin. People are good and it is really quiet out here. Eventually, the city (ies) will come and swallow this community up but until then I will live the good life.

  4. I agree with your statement. Where I grew up north of Kansas City Mo, lots of people would drive an hour to work to the city. Either because the cost of living was lower outside of the city yet the pay was better in the city, or they wanted a country and/or smaller town life and so the commute was a sacrifice for that. I miss the country life actually, unfortunately the army doesn't pay us enough to afford to live in the country.

  5. Sweet photo of mother and daughter feeding the chickens and pig.
    Living the country life here and wouldn't trade it for the world. No crowds, no heavy traffic and fresh eggs and dark skies. I love this week already. :)
    -Anne K.

  6. Lucky are those who can afford to live in the country. Not always feasible for a lot, especially as we age. I still marvel at the ones who had the cameras and ideas to take all the old pictures, without which we wouldn't have your interesting site!


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