Rural Western New York

Sometimes I forget. Or, being in the city for most of my time, I don't remember. I don't remember how truly beautiful the surrounding countryside is. This is only 40 miles/64 km from my home. I visited my niece and her husband yesterday at a farm they operate in North Java, NY. The lush green and rolling hills are breathtaking. Fog was just breaking as I took these photos. It felt good to stand and feel the wind on my face and not see another house or person in view...just trees, rolling hills, and pasture. Lovely. Click any photo for a larger view.

Urban Simplicity.