The farm surrounding us on three sides in the back of the house is in an agricultural preserve to keep it in farmland vs development. The fields are planted with either corn or soybeans. The years of corn cut off the view but this year it's soybeans, keeping the view open...so, yes, we thoroughly enjoy our view! The front looks out a little town that has major routes intersecting in the middle of it. A community park is directly across the road from us and the road past our house is a state road on which anything from horse and buggy to tractor trailer trucks use. So front or back, either view is an interesting view!
Our lot and the neighbors was taken off of the farm that surrounds our lot so we're close together and we kind of look out for each other. The car is theirs; the Lime Light hydrangeas are ours. This is the southern view.
The town can be seen in the southwest view - the aqua roof on the left is a Hess station, the speck of red seen through the tree is a car wash, and the blue building on the right is a Napa Auto store with a mini mall of other business including a Dollar General thrown in the mix. The park extends all the way up to those buildings.
Straight west, the red roof of McDonalds can be seen as well as other businesses and the park.
To the northwest, an Amish farm can be seen across the park and another neighbor's house. Because the road is such a busy road, we may as well have several miles seperate us!
And to the north is a row of arborvitae, a wonderful wind-breaker!
To the south are the farm buildings that surround us.
Southeast, east and northeast are all farmland views, most of them Amish farms. Route 30 passes through those trees on its way from Harrisburg to Phila, so we're seldom completely snowed in.
I love living here! Yes, the traffic is, at times, annoying but the activity in the park is interesting to watch with its soccor, softball and football games and the convenience of stores and shops close by is nice.
Time Travel Thursdays
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