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Quiet time

Category: Wildlife in the Garden | Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:37 pm

Life in West Virginia is called "laid back" by many people including West Virginians, but I call it "my quiet time." We live just 75 miles from Washington DC and the commute home is a nightmare to say the least, but when I turn off of the main road onto the narrow county lane that leads to our driveway I take a deep breath and know that now I will have my quiet time.
Many a time I am awakened by racoons on our porch or by the owls that live in our forest, but there are no car horns, traffic noise, sirens, or loud car stereos to listen to. So every time my garden is visited by the deer or a racoon turns over my trash bin, I promice to fix the problem before the next time it happens. The critters that come to my house and feast in my garden are very honored quests to be treated with respect and I thank God each day that I am able to be among them.

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kuntrygal wrote on Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:52 pm:

Sounds like a wonderful and serene setting. I envy you!


Tammyd wrote on Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:57 pm:

"Country roads, take me home, to the place that I belong...West Virginia...." Reading your blog made me think of that song by John Denver. I know that feeling. I kind of live out in the "country" by some people's standards. You captured the way I feel as I turn onto my street heading home in the afternoons from work. That "quiet time" is what keeps me sane. What a wonderful blog. Thank you.


glendann wrote on Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:57 pm:

That reminds me of right after my hubby married .We
would make the 150 miles to my old home where my mom and
dad lived.When we turned down the country road I would feel at peace again.John Denvers Take me Home was a perfect fit.

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