There is peace in the beauty of the countryside. The storms of spring produce amazing cloud formations that roll and stretch across the sky. It is quite a spectacular display. I’m always in awe when I see this, no matter how many times I’ve seen it before. The countryside of Virginia seems different to me then the countryside in other states. Whenever I look out at this expanse I somehow imagine life before cars, computers, telephones and paved roads–a colonial lifestyle when life was much simpler.