I grew up on the outskirts of Wenatchee, Washington where our ‘end of the road’ neighborhood was surrounded by apple, cherry, peach and apricot orchards.
From the fruited valleys, my family moved to a 40 acre farm near Pullman, Washington ~ in the heart of The Palouse.*
When Creighton and I set down roots in Vancouver, forty-two years ago, outside the city limits was wide-open spaces, where farms and orchards dominated the landscape.
Though industry and population growth have expanded in every direction, it’s still a fairly short drive to be ‘in the country’. One of the pleasures of having a place at Long Beach, where we live part time in the off-season, is the slower paced, rural quality of the peninsula.
One often finds businesses sharing space, as in Bailey’s Cafe and the Nahcotta Post Office!
*Tina Schell has a lovely shot of fields around the Palouse in her response to this challenge. https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2019/09/21/lens-artists-challenge-64-out-in-the-country/
Please excuse my tardiness in responding to this challenge. Sometimes life intervenes to delay my best intentions, such is the case this time.