30 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love with Country Life
Country magazine celebrates its 30th birthday with a tribute to life’s simple pleasures.
1. Scenic Country Roads
Hop in the car and see where the road takes you. Diane Hooper shared this photo from Telluride, Colorado. She writes, “As my husband and I drove down this spectacular country road this past autumn, the aspen leaves were gently blowing in the cool breeze.” If you’re thinking about taking your own getaway, these are the best states for a road trip.
2. Big Skies and Wide Open Spaces
Karen Christman captured this scene as she and her husband drove through the Tetons in mid-May. “Coming from Landner, Wyoming, over the pass into Grand Teton National Park, it was 30 degrees and snowy. When the fog lifted, the whole Teton range was visible in all its glory.”
3. Farm Fields
When seeds are planted, the cycle starts anew. Steven Smith says, “The encouragement of the warm spring sun helps the farmers of this great land realize the potential of a simple-looking kernel of corn.”
4. Country Churches
Faith matters to country folks. Wendy Harrison spotted this charming chapel while biking along the Greenbrier River Trail in eastern West Virginia.
5. Summer Breezes
Sherry Olson snapped this photo while out on a walk on a beautiful June evening. “The colors of the sunset through the green of the grass was so peaceful and moving; it made me stop and think how lucky I am to live in the country with all its beauty.” Don’t miss these other gorgeous photos of America at sunset.
Susan Moore says, “Fall may not be as pretty here in Rockwall, Texas, but the sunsets are gorgeous on Lake Ray Hubbard. I kept my camera in my car and finally captured these gorgeous colors by the lighthouse at the harbor.”
Grace Westerman of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, shared this photo of her Gold Star hens that were a gift from her grandpa. She says the hens were out for a stroll in the spring weather, and she thought their feathers looked cheerful in the sunshine.
8. Fall Foliage
Trees put on a brilliant color show just for us. Laurie Scaruffi shared this photo of the trees in their gorgeous autumn glory near her Kansas home. Take these road trips to view stunning fall foliage.
9. Patriotism and Support for Troops
Patriotism and support for our veterans are core American values. Sonja Mauk shared this photo of the God Bless America Color Guard at a Veteran’s Observance Ceremony in Pennsylvania.