gotta love the Midwest

This is a short walk from my home. I am originally from New York, so, it took me along time to get over not living near an ocean (actually, I am still not over that!), not being able to bum around Manhattan, and, no mountains. It is VERY flat around here, however, over time, I have come top appreciate the 360 degree horizon, beautiful skies. This is the first of two shots taken moments apart that are examples of beautiful skies.
This is a short walk from my home. I am originally from New York, so, it took me a long time to get over not living near an ocean (actually, I am still not over that!), not being able to bum around Manhattan, and, no mountains. It is VERY flat around here. However, over time, I have come to appreciate the 360 degree horizon and the beautiful skies. This is the first of two shots taken moments apart that are examples of beautiful skies.

5 thoughts on “gotta love the Midwest

  1. Born and raised in IL, lived in San Diego, CA; I know exactly what you mean. I miss the ocean, too. In order to find the hills here, go check Bolingbrook. It’s not mountains, but it’ll do. Lake Michigan isn’t an ocean, but it’ll do.

    I love the serenity of the sky in the morning and evening, just like the ocean; they change everyday.

    It is not California, yet it is home. Welcome home, Carlos. 🙂

  2. I understand you so very well. I grew up in Northern Germany, not directly on the beach but pretty close to the North Sea in a town that had a big river flowing through it. Then moved to the Rhine-Ruhr-Area in the middle of Germany. So, no more Atlantic coast but still big rivers, heavy industries, big inland harbours.

    Five years ago I finally moved to Munich in the very south, 500 miles away from the coast. No ships, no harbours, ho heavy industries but therefore a river called Isar. At least the locals call it a river. I call it a trickle. 🙂

    Nobody here really understands what I’m missing, haha.

  3. Ingo: yes, very similar. I have very fond memories of the shore. I grew up on Long Island just a short car ride from the beautiful beaches along the southern edge of the island. For me, everything is “right” when I can be near the cold Atlantic ocean, walk on the sand, and, smell the salty air. Living near Lake Michigan is nice, but it is not the Atlantic!

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