From City Lot to Country Acreage: A Pictorial Retrospective

| 6/24/2011 3:08:54 PM

Tags: country living, Kansas, rural life, Oz Girl,

 A tiny bungalow in Akron  

 From my teeny little city lot in Ohio... 

 blue sky views 

to expansive views that stretch for miles in Kansas. 

Next week will mark 3 years since I left my city life behind for a very rural existence in south central Kansas.  Any regrets, you ask?  My answer: None whatsoever!!  Who in the world wouldn't want to trade a postage stamp sized city lot for 27 acres of rural life?!  Three years later, I can't imagine living in the city ever again.

I traded my view of the neighbor's house to views like this...

putting up hay 

sara haynes
9/21/2012 8:43:28 AM

This is so beautiful! It's exactly what I'm dreaming of doing-- moving away from tiny city apartments and get land of my own in the middle of nowhere :) Congratulations on achieving this gorgeous home!

muck boot diva
7/27/2011 2:29:37 PM

How are the prices in Kansas? The weather in general? Love that rainbow! MBD

nebraska dave
6/25/2011 7:55:23 PM

Oz Girl, I agree with you country always wins over city in my opinion. I can always escape to relatives that live in the country but my home will forever be in the Urban city. I can make it as much of a ranch as I can but it will never compare to the wide open spaces of Kansas. You have a great eye for capturing landscape pictures. Of course I'm kind a partial to Nebraska. It's where I was born and raised and it will be where I die with my boots on. Well, I hope so anyway. I'm glad that you have found where you need to be in this season of life. Enjoy it to it's fullest. I hope and pray that you have many years of life to enjoy the sunsets, sunrises, winter wonderlands, and the view of the wide open prairie. Have a great Kansas summer day.

dave larson
6/25/2011 8:00:01 AM

Oz Girl - What great pictures to capture what it means to live in the country. While the specifics of the pictures here in the Arizona desert are different, the beauty and spaciousness are much the same. And the physical beauty is only part of it. The quietness and opportunity for reflection are as important to us as the space. You've captured why you chose to live where you live beautifully. Enjoy your Kansas summer!

sherry holmes
6/24/2011 5:16:43 PM

Ahhhhh, Kansas! LOVE IT

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