Friday, October 11, 2013

Rural Orchard

Getting from a rural setting of an apple orchard like the one seen here to the city proper is but a quick 20 minute ride. No tolls. No crowded tunnels. No miles of overlapping bridge work. No such morass as gridlock. No endless lines of yellow taxis. No streets clogged with pedestrians. Hey, it's not a nirvana. Yes, there is crime. Yes, certain times of the year and in certain places I will curse traffic jams and the freaky, crowded conditions. For the most part though, it's easy to take. When and if it gets too crazy, I just head back to the country. Rural living certainly has its perks.
Now, if we could only get rid of those cursed parking meters!
Rid those and you might see me venturing in the city more.

14 comments:

  1. We have orange orchards here ... but those are being destroyed by developers, too. In fact Orlando was not much more than a huge orange orchard 35-40 years ago. Now it's the most crime-ridden, gawdawful city in the U.S. Thanks a lot, Disney!!

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  2. You mean...a paradise! :) Adorable scenery!That stoned wall reminds me so much my Italy!
    have a nice weekend
    hugs
    Léia

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  3. Such a lovely scene...you wrote it to me once: The best of both worlds! My side of Portland had been the suburban & did come with traffic & stuff. But also with seaside beauty...

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  4. oh, that's a fine stone fence line!

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  5. You have a LARGE country - use it! :-)

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  6. I love those apple trees and it's cider season! Not here of course, but back there for sure.

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  7. That's a beautiful country shot, Birdman!

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  8. Love the stone hedge...won't find such gems framing apple trees in the city - that's for sure :)

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  9. That is just a beautiful shot!

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  10. This orchard and stone wall are pretty easy to love.

    I hear people complain about parking meters all the time. Frankly, I don't understand what the problem is. The fees keep employees from taking the good spots all day long and keeping shoppers away, and they impose small costs on the people who use the shopping areas instead of making all taxpayers pay for them if they don't use them.

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  11. Nice photo, nice rock fence -- looks like a nice place to live -- barbara

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  12. I LOVE this photo -- with the laden apple trees and beautiful stone wall. I tried to coax my grandchildren into going apple picking yesterday, but they said they were way too tired from school!

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