Thursday, March 17, 2011

beauty everywhere! {from the city to the country}

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macro friday What do you prefer?

City or Country.

Let’s take a poll!

85 comments:

April said...

You may know by now, but I'm definitely a country girl...always will be! We've lived the "big city" life for the past 6 years now and I'm ready to get back to my simpler roots. I would love to have a little country home out in the middle of nowhere with some horses and cattle to take care of...my idea of "perfect".

Comeca Jones said...

Country allll day!!

Gigi said...

I'm the world's worst when it comes to these kinds of decisions - because I can see the beauty in both! Which may explain why I live in the suburbs.

Kristina P. said...

I'm definitely a city girl, but I can appreciate the country beauty!

Mari said...

I like some of the architecture of the city, but I'm a country girl and it will always win with me!

myevil3yearold said...

Country all the way

Tamar SB said...

I am a small city girl, like Boston, I live in a city suberb called Brookline. I walk to everything but also know my neighbors and the local business owners I see daily! I grew up in the middle of no where and then moved to a bigger city, I think where I am now is the perfect balance!

And since I grew up near Philly I love how I can see that in the 3rd pic the street sign says Spring Garden street!

Tamar

Caroline said...

WOW...such amazing shots! I love the last one. I am such a sucker for rain drops on branches!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

both! i love the quiet of the country, but need me a good fix from the city every now and then. love the photos, esp. the 2nd one with the fog. have a great weekend :)

Ocean Girl said...

Country road! I love it both ways, take me to the city or take me home.

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

Both! (I'm slightly eccentric.)

Canyon Girl said...

I wish I could have taken such great city pictures when I went to L.A. the other day, but I was with hubby in the car going places fast, taking care of business. I am definitely a country girl, who spent most of her life in the city. I now live in the desert mountains and love every minute of it. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Caseybumpinalong said...

Definitely county - but I loved all your shots today - really, really nice, great, great, GREAT captures!

Pumpkin Delight said...

I like both equally for different reasons. I couldn't ever live too far away from either one!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm a country girl at heart but prefer living in the city.

Your photos are beautiful. It looks like Spring is getting close in your neighborhood.

xo jj

Jennifer Bowen said...

I have lived in the city all my life, but I'm a country girl at heart. Having that open space, seeing miles and miles of land, breathing fresh air, and waking up to nature--that has been a constant dream for me and my husband. Someday we'll retire to that place. =)

Matty said...

As always, beautiful pictures. Country all the way here.

May said...

Both!! To live a City and to holiday the country!!!!

Alyson and Ford said...

When I saw your photos of the country my heart leaped; love being outside (particularly in Maine), the beauty is amazing with nature's silence and peace. The older I get, I want some of the convenience of living in a condo in the center of a city, with fun, food and activities within walking distance and great public transportation (may have to move to Europe for that!).
Thanks for stopping by my family blog!
Alyzabeth's Mommy

Buckeroomama said...

I've always lived in the city and while I love the idea of country, I don't think I can be away from the city too long. Being the suburbs offers the perfect balance for me --away from the hustle-and-bustle of downtown, but still within easy access to the city. =)

AJ said...

What a beautiful post...such pretty captures! I'm a country girl, but I like to have a city nearby :-)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I love both, which is why we live where we live. It's technically a city and has all of the fun and convenience, but it's also has the small town feel, with tons of wildlife and green space.

LOVE the last 2 captures!

Formerly known as Frau said...

I like living in the country but access the the city! Best of both worlds! Love the blue farm thing! Have a wonderful Friday!!

Shawntae said...

Definitely a country girl here. I like the city shopping, but I love the peacefulness of the country. I could live without the snakes, though.:)

Tisha said...

i love both, but i think if i had to choose i'd probably go with city. good thing i live in the burbs...smack dab in the middle.

ha!

Amy said...

Country, by far!! I grew up on a farm, so I'm loving the silos:) Here in the Valley, we have mountains with farms down in the valleys. Best ever, I think:)

Allison Hoffman said...

a month ago, I would have instantly said country, but now that we have lived in an "urban" (like my new word?) my friend taught me:) for a few weeks, I'm falling in love with a city neighborhood and environment

Busy Bee Suz said...

Country!!!!! It is quieter, makes it easier to hear GOD talking to me.
xoxoxox
Suz

Maggie S. said...

Stopping by from SITS. I can't choose. I love the country but your city shots are very very beautiful. And I need to go shopping...always better in town.

Stopping by from SITS...finally following.

Maddy said...

Ummm....I like somewhere in between. I'm a suburbs girl all the wau :)

Mom of M&Ms said...

I so love them both!!! I grew up in the country and live near a major city! they both totally have things to offer...

Your macro shot rocks!!! thank you for commenting on my blog!

Run DMT said...

After seeing all those gorgeous photos, I don't think I could one over the other. They're all such beautiful sights! Love the second photo!

deb duty said...

These are such great photos! Thanks for sharing such wonderful scenery! I love being in the country for visits, but I like living in the city.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh how I love that second shot!!! WOW- I love the slow pace & beauty of the country but I love the ease & accessibility of things in the city. So I would say I am half & half. :)

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Oh you have some gorgeous shots. I love them all, but the one that jumps out at me is the branch with water on it.
I have to say I am a country girl. I have always lived in the country. I would not know how to handle living in a big city.

lisahudson said...

I'm a country girl trapped in a big city. I vote country. Although, the shot on the bridge had great angular lines. Really attractive to the eye.

Gorgeous. All of them!

Lisa

Anne U said...

These photos are beautiful. I prefer country, but that fog shot of the building is gorgeous! Your comment on my blog made me laugh, that's probably what they're going to say about my eyebrows to me!

momphotographer said...

second pictures is awesome. Since I love diagonals, I have to admit I really like yours, too ;-)

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Oh, Country. All. The. Way!!!

Your photos are just gorgeous!

Which brings me to my question: I first found you over at Farmgirl Paints and I can't stop daydreaming about your dandelion/barn photo. Do you sell prints of your photos? And if not, would you consider making an exception?? :) I want to print a nice, big copy and hang it on my wall.

Just let me know. And if it's not your thing, no problem! Just thought I'd ask.

shannandmartin@yahoo.com

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I feel claustophobia in the big city although it is an exciting place to be but I need to get back on the highway back to the semi rural. V

I'm just the MOM said...

I am such a CITY girl! Tho I do like playing outside and don't mind getting dirty. Hubs would love it if we lived in the country...LOVE IT!

Henrietta said...

I like both. They both have good and bad things.
Great shots.
Have a really nice weekend

Dhemz said...

I used to live in the city, and I hate it. Now, I'm lov'n the country living...:)

thanks for dropping by..great to be here!

Cecily R said...

That is one of the things I love about you! The way you see beauty in just about everything. :)

Cecily R said...

Oh, and by the way, I LONG to live in the country. The city we live in is small and nice, but I want LAND. Sigh.

Dorian Susan said...

Beautiful series...my fave the bridge/overpass with gorgeous repeating lines.
I am a country girl (not too country...just outside of town a smidge) who longs for the city but know once she got there, she'd find no peace. Register that vote with the wishy-washy no-committ kind of tone it was offered. Sorry.

photowannabe said...

I really can't decide which I am. Probably lean towards the country though. Terrific shots of both Becky.
Just read your comment on my blog. Hope you are allowed to play today..(:0)
I'm actually starting 2 totally different books The Girl with the dragon tattoo for "escape" reading and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Its the true story of Louie Zamparelli who is a WWII hero and still alive and kickin' at 93. He's going to be a guest speaker at our church conference called Thrive in May. I'm thrilled to know that I can hear him speak.

antoinette marie said...

city, city, city....don't mind visiting the country once in a while but don't enjoy living there....i used to live in downtown denver, just blocks from the capitol and i adored it! cool old apartment building with the scary little elevator, ceramic window sills with the crank out windows....sidewalk cafes, walking around at 2am in the morning and seeing other people doing it too....oh, i miss it so, but sadly had to move closer to family to raise my little man.....oh, and great pics!

Farmgirl Paints said...

country country COUNTRY!!! have a great weekend girlie.

Stefanie Brown said...

Although I am currently living in Dallas, I am a country girl at heart. I was raised in rural KY and really miss it!
Lovely shots. Your MACRO is super.

Marla said...

Country, of course. I mean, I am a farmer's wife. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

urban muser said...

CITY!! love that second shot.

Anita Johnson said...

TIE. 30 years in Chicago-20 in Wisconsin. Both excellent, but different, like oil paintings and watercolors.

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, your pictures make me want to be there!!!!

I am a city girl all the way..lol!

Sarah Halstead said...

Country for sure! Gorgeous photos!

Courtney said...

These are beautiful! I don't think I have a preference. I love the country and the city. Very nice shots!

Christina said...

I do like the convenience of the city, but the quiet beauty of the country. :)

Fresh Mommy said...

The city intrigues me and I gravitate to it. The country and quiet is what I love to live in.

:)
~Tabitha

Liz said...

I prefer to live in the country but be close to city conveniences. And that is exactly our living situation! I love it!

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Country all the way!

Shey said...

how soothing and calming those places seem to be. =) I wish I could just take a stroll while someone else drove and I could just stare and fantasize about nothing, just relaxing. =)

Mira said...

I am a suburb girl. :) I like my peace of the suburb but I like to have the city near by waiting on me. :)

Tracy P. said...

I love these!! You have such a beautiful artistic eye! You have captured something about both that I adore--trees! When it comes to taking pictures, or spending the day, I love both equally. When it comes to where to live, the suburbs are a happy medium and I can get to both in about 20 minutes. Not to mention the zoo in 5. ;-)

jlo said...

I have fantasies about being a country girl, but don't like bugs, animals, or hard work. So...and I NEED Target. ;)

Grandma J said...

Hey handsome Kaishon! I know this is supposed to be all about you, and I know that your mommy has turned it into the best photography blog ever....but I still come to see your adorable face because it makes me happy!

I love your photos, Rebeckah!!
smooches!!!

sophie...^5 said...

I'm a country boy through and through...did the city thing and grew very tired of it. Now I live 30 kms from the city and enjoy the countryside immensely!

Kathleen said...

I'm kinda an in-between gal. I like the peacefulness of living out of the city, but I want to be close enough to conveniences and fun things to do so that our lives don't get boring. :-)

GORGEOUS photos - love the one of the building lost in the fog!

These Three Kings said...

Def. a city girl!! I miss Chicago (hometown) soo much! Love these pics! Amazing ..girl, just amazing!

M said...

Country!

Tiffany said...

The shots are great, love the trees with the path...I can't pick. I am a big city lover but I live in the country:)
Thanks for the visit and your kind comment.

Tiffany

Jodi said...

Your photos make them both look incredible!! I just love your photography!!!

Katherine said...

Oh wow! These are such a beautiful collection of shots :)

K xx

She Writes said...

City!!! Country?? Oh shoot. I have never been able to make up my mind. If I had to choose==city. I think :)

TechnoBabe said...

Definitely country.

Kelly said...

I love the city, but am stuck living in the country. I used to live in Boston and miss it tremendously!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Becky, I'm a country girl at heart. But I have to say that the bridge photo made me say "Oh, Wow!" Love the leading lines--your angle was perfect.

Teachinfourth said...

I think I like the country a bit more, but it's a nice mix of the both of them.

Ky said...

Oh my goodness! Becky! I don't know that I've ever seen any of your photos that don't have a person in them. These are just brilliant! WOW!!! I love each and every one of them so much. xx

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

I'm a definite country girl at heart (even though I live in the suburbs). I'd love to move to a farm someday...sigh. :)

allenaim photography and design said...

I kinda love them all, but that foggy city pic is my FAV!

Momma C said...

When I was a kid, the answer would have been city -- I grew up right outside DC and it was AWESOME to be there.

Now, I would say Country... I have grown to enjoy the slower, quieter feel of living further from a big city.

jennykate77 said...

I prefer the country.

I LOVE working in the city, but am SO HAPPY that I get to come home to small town life.

latree said...

I love both but I prefer the country too

beautiful pictures

Gaspegirl said...

I am a country girl for sure but you do have a way of making the city look beautiful! Great photos.

Visiting from SITS, make it a great day!

Angie said...

I am a country girl through and through. But your city photo's are awesome! I especially LOVE the second one.