Enjoying the Quiet of the Countryside

NZ countryside by Val Mills
By Val
@valmnz (12596)
New Zealand
October 23, 2015 4:31pm CST
I'll take a short break from reporting of yesterdays journey as I sit here today enjoying the quietness of being out in the country. It is so very peaceful after being in the city. The only sounds are cows in the neighbouring paddock mooing, birds chirping merrily, the rain gently falling and mine and the dog's breathing. I could soak this up all day. In fact I will. I'll be back with a small town New Zealand post later
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@sallypup (26314)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Oct 15
We've got it pretty quiet here, too, although the place wakes up when Peter burro sounds off.
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@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
23 Oct 15
How lovely to have quiet all the time. I'm guessing burro is what I call donkey?
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@sallypup (26314)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Oct 15
@valmnz Whoops. I forget to tell folks donkey when I say burro. Peter is just a little guy, too.
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@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
23 Oct 15
@sallypup I love the way we get to know so many variations of language here. I'm sure I'd love Peter
• United States
24 Oct 15
i jest wanted to hop into that pic 'n join ya! what a beautiful spot to jest sit 'n reflect, read a book 'r my fav? jest sit in wonder 't all that surrounds. i'm so thrilled ya got to make this trip 'n've that pup to keep ya company.
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@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
24 Oct 15
It's my view from the window here as evening sets in
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• United States
24 Oct 15
@valmnz i'm dang near a tad bit jealous! did gimme to thinkin' though 'bout creatin' yet 'nother sittin' spot here in my lil sanctuary. that bench jest speaks volumes to me, 'minds me 'f back home with all the moss coverin'...somethin' that don't occur here in this normally dry clime.
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@marlina (71254)
• Canada
3 Jun 16
I love being in the country even on a rainy day!
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@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
3 Jun 16
It's definitely a different pace of life, isn't it.
@BelleStarr (37016)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Oct 15
It does sound lovely and so peaceful. I do love living in the country.
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@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
30 Oct 15
I'm a bit of a city kid, so not sure if I could cope with it all the time though
@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Oct 15
That bench looks inviting. A good place to relax and enjoy the cows and the dog.
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@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
27 Oct 15
Even more peaceful to gaze across upon.
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@garymarsh6 (13201)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 15
It looks so pretty Val. The added bonus for me is that you do not have any snakes in NZ!
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@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 15
Thank heavens for that!
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@sharon6345 (118370)
• United States
24 Oct 15
I live in the city and normally hear fire trucks and police all day long. Tonight is a quiet night and all I hear is the tv. I hope it stays that way. About 4 am I will hear the garbage trucks go by.
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@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
24 Oct 15
I haven't even turned the TV on to spoil the peace
@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Oct 15
Everything sounds lovely except the dog pantng. I think I could live without that sound.
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@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
24 Oct 15
She's beautiful - now that we've got to know each other. She wasn't panting, she was breathing
• Canada
23 Oct 15
That looks like a lovely place to sit and think. Nice rhododendrons.
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@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
23 Oct 15
I'm gazing out at it through the window as I write
@Tampa_girl7 (24889)
• United States
23 Oct 15
What a pretty spot for a bench.
@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
23 Oct 15
Somewhere I have a lovely photo of my sister and I on that bench two years ago.
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@bagarad (11451)
• Paso Robles, California
8 Feb 17
This sounds delightful. This is the sort of environment I love to be in. Quiet is getting hard to find in this age when there always seems to be media noise where there are other people.
@silvermist (19804)
• India
13 Nov 15
@valmnz As usual,a nice photo.How I wish I was sitting on that bench!Beautiful setting.
@dodo19 (31973)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
25 Oct 15
It's nice sometimes to get away and just be in the countryside.
@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
24 Oct 15
that's a pretty little area.
@allknowing (61686)
• India
24 Oct 15
That bench is inviting. Enjoy your quiet time Val.
@LadyDuck (147380)
• Switzerland
24 Oct 15
I love nature and this is the main reason why we moved to the country. The cities are too noisy.