Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #64 – Countryside – That is Where I Belong

To me, Magical goes well with Countryside – I am a country girl. Even if I love to visit big cities, I know where I belong. This week, Amy is our host, and as I often post about my own countryside, you will get some pieces of Icelandic countryside instead. Iceland is a bit more harsh and rough, and we remember – once Iceland was only for the tough guys.

I consider it the best part of an education to have been born and brought up in the country. – Amos Bronson Alcott

The country is lyric, the town dramatic. When mingled, they make the perfect musical drama. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I long for the countryside. That’s where I get my calm and tranquility – from being able to come and find a spot of green. – Emilia Clarke

I really feel that my body craves to be in the mountains or by the ocean or in the countryside. – Miranda Kerr

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. – Albert Einstein

The country life is to be preferred, for there we see the works of God, but in cities little else but the works of men. And the one makes a better subject for contemplation than the other. – William Penn

Thank you for all your Magical posts last week – they made every day into pure Magic!

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As always, Amy, Tina, Patti and I hope you will join us.

 

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80 comments on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #64 – Countryside – That is Where I Belong

  1. Ever since I learned in school about Leif Erikson and his merry band voyaging to ”Vinland” (what is now Canada’s east coast), Iceland has always fascinated me with its unique geology, geography, history, and naturally, her people. And that in turn reminds me I would very much like to visit the Norse site at what is now L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland.

    • A fascinating story it is – and Newfoundland sounds interesting! I have seen some beautiful images from it, but …maybe I can look forward to yours someday!

  2. Your photos are wonderful – I adore the leading lines you’ve captured and the pops of colors against the blue skies. I can see why you enjoy looking at that countryside!

    • I think it is – but not compared to other European countries. And go winter time – and it will be almost empty. In fact people only seem to go to the biggest ”events” The Golden Triangle with Gullfoss, Geysers and Thingvellir sees many people. But never nearly as many as in Europe. I know you usually go early, Draco, before the tourists, and that is the thing. Almost everyone goes on bus tours and arrive at the same time. I promise you will be all alone most of the time.

  3. Your love of the countryside shines through here, Ann-Christine. You are a country girl at heart, I think! Beautiful images, as always. I love the colors in Iceland. So vibrant. And that quote from William Penn is great.

  4. While it is nice that it takes all kinds and good that some thrive in an urban environment, many of us do so much better when in the country. The air is cleaner, the pace s slower, and people in general take the time to know you. I’d love to be walking down the road in the first picture.

    • You were in Sweden then – yes, the southern part is dotted with lonely farms as well. You have a point there that I hadn’t thought about. Thank you!

    • Thank you for commenting, Nurul. Iceland is a very special country – lots of space and fresh air. Not many farmsteads, and they are lonely situated.

  5. Beautiful photos of countryside, calm and peaceful. Wonderful vast space that you can relax and breath fresh air. I love the image of the horses by the lake especially.

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