The stars shine brighter here in the country. They really do. The reason? They are not competing with the light pollution emanating from commercial areas, porch lights, and street lights.
The air smells fresher too. Less traffic translates into less fuel emissions. Plus there are generally more trees around. Trees are remarkable air filters working to remove carbon dioxide and other gases from the air we breathe.
It's generally quieter in the country. At our rural home in Camas, Washington, we enjoy listing to the sounds of the Little Washougal River, especially in the fall and winter months when the rains bring higher water levels.
Wind moving through the leaves of trees is also pleasant sound to hear. It has its own word too - psithurism. We can hear it through our windows, and often mutter to ourselves, "Oh, hello psithurism."
Of course in the winter, the sound becomes even more intense as stronger winds sway the limbs on large evergreens. Wind chimes become melodious and pine cones drop on the roof with muffled, thump, thump, thumps.
Bird sounds are always enjoyable to listen to, and in the country you hear them more frequently. Hawks, geese, song birds, hummingbird chatter; depending upon the time of year, their communication fills the air.
Natures reminders surround you in the country. Whether it's the twinkling stars, a nearby river, birds singing, or wind blowing through the trees, it speaks of something bigger than ourselves - a connection that resonates in your soul.
As outdoor enthusiasts and self-proclaimed nature lovers, we specialize in selling homes and land that offer the benefits of this lifestyle. If you'd like to learn more about our services, feel free to contact us today.
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