Thursday, October 3, 2013

Shhh, don't tell anyone!

 I don't know why we don't live there. The Handsome Husband and I so dearly love the countryside in neighboring Washington County (NY).

This past Sunday afternoon, we took a drive over toward Greenwich, NY, to visit a remote bookstore we know about.
 The weather was perfect and as always, the drive there through Washington County was a large part of the experience.

Although we only purchased three modest books that day, we got to look at
THIS on the way over and back.

And also THIS, below. 
Snuggled as this county is between two popular vacation regions, Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondacks, it goes largely overlooked. I suspect for most of the folks who live there, that is just fine.
 Many artists and writers quietly make their homes there and it's easy to see why. Peace and beauty are there for the asking.

Oh, the county has it's share of problems. It's not easy to make a living in rural areas these days. But those views just make me sigh.

I'd rather you didn't tell anyone else about this place. I kinda like it just the way it is right now.