Day 24: Where I Live


The Back MountainSometimes I tend to take for granted the beauty that surrounds me. I guess that’s what happens when you live in a place like the Back Mountain, you forget, and then something forces you to step back and remember. This post is making me remember the things that I love most about this small community in Northeast Pennsylvania.

I love that we have four distinct seasons (even though I cry every winter and threaten to leave my family and move down south). Each season is marked by a distinct change in color, temperature and mood. I love that this is my husband’s home town and my children are friends with the children of his childhood friends (even though it still weirds me out to hear someone say “Hey, I knew your husband when he was a little boy”). I love that I can walk into a locally owned establishment and get personalized service (having a shop owner say they held a piece of jewelry because they knew you’d like it is priceless). But, most of all, I love the beauty that surrounds me on a daily basis.
What do you love about your neighborhood?