It's funny how living in town, even if it is a tiny town, influences your views of nature.
I didn't realize this until we moved last year. After spending most of my life in large cities or the suburbs, our family lived right in town for 7 years. We could walk to the park/pool, the grocery store, the beauty shop, the high school football field, etc.
Then we moved. Now we live in a two street neighborhood in the middle of a cow pasture in a very, very tiny town.
We hear cows mooing. Some days it feels like one of those "Happy Cows" commercials. There are geese that fly over our house every day. You can see horses from our front yard and occasionally, a few people will ride their horses down our street.
It's dark here at night. I mean, really dark! You can see the stars twinkling.
We all are so much more aware of the nature around us. We watch the birds. I even have a hummingbird feeder. (!?!) Yeah, I know!
It's actually fun to watch the flowers bloom and see the excitement in the little boys over things like bugs and birds. They are always picking dandelions and other weeds with flowers for me to save. <sweet>
This is a bird we've been watching and hearing:
You can click "listen" to hear the call.
Soon it will be too hot, so for now, we are really enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.