Thoughtful Thursday - You Can Take The Girl Out Of The Country - But Not Forever

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

You've heard the old saying "You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl."  I did some searching on Google to see where that saying originated but couldn't find much, only a few country music songs.

If you live in a city and need some relief from the noise, traffic, pollution, etc., head for the country.  Hop in the car and point it towards Rural Route anywhere.  The quiet country roads provide amazing scenery.  Horses and cows grazing, beautiful farm properties, old stone houses, colourful barns, many in disrepair but full of character.

Check out the farmers working their fields.  They work just as hard, or harder than the "suits" in the city.  Cornfields, bales of hay, hawks flying over the open fields all make for great photo opportunities. 

Yes, they say you can take the girl out of the country - but sometimes you just have to go back.

The next time someone tells you to "get out of town" - try it.

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Anonymous #1

Beautiful shots, Jenny. I love the country too. It's so peaceful and real.

September 02, 2010 11:07 AM
Jenny Kotulak
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

This is just 15 minutes up the road from you.  I was in Kitchener last week having coffee with a friend at Starbucks near Walmart on Fischer Hallman. 

September 02, 2010 11:15 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.

Jenny, you were at Starbucks and didn't call???  Great shots and don't forget the smell in the fresh air in the country!!

September 02, 2010 11:20 AM
Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC
Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant
Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate

Hi Jenny...Come on out to Victoria for our Labour Day weekend...lots to do in the Victoria Countryside including the 143rd Annual Saanich Fair. I'll certainly enjoy taking with you over a coffee at Starbucks

Love your photos !

September 02, 2010 11:29 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana

Hi Jenny, such beautiful shots you have captured in the country.  Who knows, perhaps you will start a trend in Ontario of folks moving from the city to the country side!   ^_~

September 02, 2010 11:45 AM
Jenny Kotulak
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

Al & Peg, well it was Starbucks in Kitchener so thought it may be a little out of your way lol. 

Fred someday we will indeed share a Starbucks coffee.  My sister just spent a week on the Island visiting her son who flies float planes out of Campbell River.  Don't think she got down your way though.

Bruce - What a wonderful concept.  Let me think about that :)


September 02, 2010 12:17 PM
Rita Fong
Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590

Jenny, look at those beautiful horses.  They look so relaxing, yes, you are right, one day or even half a day in the country can do us some good.  We need that from time to time.

September 02, 2010 12:23 PM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
Janice Ankrett Home Staging

Love the picture of those plump ponies Jenny ;). You always take great photos.

September 02, 2010 02:57 PM
Mary Douglas
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
United Country Ponderosa Realty

Ah Jenny, I love this post and your relaxing country photos and smiled when I read your last line ! :-)

September 02, 2010 06:12 PM
Ed Silva
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754

Jenny, we are in the country but have a fair an mount of privacy. As for me when I want to relax and commune with nature, I hit the links.

September 02, 2010 08:05 PM
Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Des Moines
RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

Jenny: Great rural scenes. Lot's of similar images round these parts.

September 02, 2010 08:43 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Absolutely gorgeous Jenny. I want to reach out and touch the horses manes, beautiful!

September 02, 2010 11:19 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571

Jenny based on this lovely photos I would be ready to head down one of those country road.

September 02, 2010 11:29 PM
Kathy Clulow
CNE - ASP - SRES .... Uxbridge Ontario Real Estate
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage

Jenny - Interesting quote ..... beautiful pictures ..... born and raised in a small town (markham when it was a small town) I longed to return to to the country in our early years.  

September 03, 2010 06:52 AM
Marc Swartz
CPA, CA - Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario

Jenny -

No need to "get out of town" in parts of Markham.  Yesterday, while at 16th Avenue and Reesor Road, I enjoyed watching the new road infrastructure under construction on one side while on the other side, the horses were grazing away. 

A few minutes later in Unionville at 16th Avenue and Kennedy Road, I enjoyed driving by built-up Unionville on the south side and about 20 to 30 cows on the north side of 16th Avenue.

Kathy will know exactly what I am talking about.


September 03, 2010 07:41 AM
Carra Riley
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Carra Riley Inc.

Jenny......These are beautiful pictures!  I love your reponse to "get out of town".  Great idea!

September 03, 2010 11:15 AM
Jenny Kotulak
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

Hi Rita, I think the problem is that some people don't know how to relax.  Heart attacks in the making.

Thanks Janice - yes they are beauties.

Thanks Mary, I'm sure this is a common scene for you in your area.

Hi Ed, glad to know you are able to relax with a good game of golf.  And great exercise while taking in all of nature's delights.

Hi Matt, that's great that you can escape to rural Iowa.  Lots for the kids to see.

Thanks Wanda - the dog was in the car and she wanted to reach out and touch them also lol.

Hi Jennifer, I'm sure you have some great rural settings in your area also.

Hi Kathy, yes I guess Markham was a small town at one point.  You have a great setting where you are now.

Hi Marc, funny isn't it how rural and urban can be right across the street from each other.

Thanks Carra - yes we all need to find some cows sometime lol.








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