City Mouse, Country Mouse


Living in the woods on a lake in rural….very rural…North Louisiana is sort of a dream come true.  How fortunate can one be to spend every day with the peaceful tune of leaves rustling in the breeze, birds chirping, frogs chirping too, and early morning heavy dew dripping the scent of pine needles.

For 40+ hours of my week, I work in the city, fairly oblivious to the hustle and bustle around me.  I give special attention to avoiding busy urban areas, but there are many sites within the city to take a “peace break”.  City parks, a wonderful museum garden, a special Asian garden, the riverfront lined with trees, the disc golf park, are all prime locations.

The attached photo shows power poles and lines and traffic at a standstill, but those things aren’t what stand out to me or what prompted me to take the photo.  Look at the sunrise…oh the gorgeous color and promise of a new day.  This country mouse feeds on that, and will keep looking for nature to lift me up each day ’til I can scurry back to the woods.


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