Some of the good things about living in the “country”
The sunrises – Every morning I see the sun come up over the ranges, sometimes there are clear skies and low fog in the valley and it looks amazing with purples and reds and the ranges poking out of a white blanket of fog.
The stars – With no bright lights of the city to dull things the night stars are impressive to say the least, its like being a kid again camping outside except you get to see it most nights......from your bed.
Clean Air – Normally in winter I’m on ventolin before bed every night but not the case here, didn’t even need any in the cold air on my walk on Sunday night. I'm hoping this continues.
Clean water – The water straight out of the tap is sensational, so clear and tasty without hint of chemicals or copper/pipe taste.
The wildlife – C and I sat on the front landing and watched a group of wild cockatoos picking the bark from one of the trees in the garden. They were crunching and chattering to one another and dropping debris all over the place. I’ve had a run in with a wombat, a lizard and also a huntsman spider. Ok the latter is one I’d prefer to avoid but its all part of it. Last night the biggest brush tail possum i've ever seen strolled across the deck, I really need to start taking photos.
Activity – There is usually something to do however in the event of having nothing doing nothing is just as constructive.
Wood fire heating – I’ll never use a heater again, there is nothing like the open fire and the hours you can waste away just staring into it.
The snow – 10-15 minutes and you’re there, sure its not 3 feet of fresh power but we don’t ski or board so its perfect for snow ball fights and tobogganing.
The River – Most Victorians picture a muddy smelly brown river when you mention the yarra however outside the city where it is no longer tidal or polluted by storm water drains it’s a really magnificent river with rapids and rock pools, walking beside it the nice is calming.
These are just a few reasons why I know that when we get our house finished we will be there for life, this part of the state feels like home, and its great to feel that for the first time in quite a while.
Until Next Time……
P.S. We got the letter for Mr C he is going in next Thursday to have the expander out, more news on that later.