I've been driving a LOT this year (and last) and I try to pay attention to the countryside as I drive by...like when we went to South Carolina for the US Open in May and as we got closer to Georgetown I kept noticing that the trailer homes...and I've seen a lot of them being from Texas...were the most well kept, clutter free, trimmed lawn trailers houses that I had ever seen. I know, totally random but interesting.
Another thing I notice is houses. Why do people build "city" houses in the country? They are great if you live on a street with lots of other houses but I am amazed how people don't take advantage of the fact that they are OUT IN THE COUNTRY! Like why do you need a front door that you don't use? So when I saw a great "country" house yesterday with a wrap around porch, lots of windows it makes me smile...nothing like a rocking chair, porch swing and a comfy chair to sit on and enjoy the outdoors...or a rain storm. But I guess it's like when my parents were building their house (with a great wrap around porch) and my father said that my input was directly based on the amount of money that I was contributing...I kept my mouth shut. But I am writing this at the Big Red Oak Plantation...sitting on the porch overlooking the lake...very nice and much appreciated.