This past week, Bunny and I were alone in Cheonan holding down the fort while my parents were away at a conference. Save for a day trip up to Seoul, I spent most of my week here in the countryside painting and preparing for the AWEH art show, reading, writing, you know, just the usual stuff. The first week of living in Cheonan, I was really antsy the whole time and felt isolated from the rest of the world, but this week I’m much calmer and I’m learning to stop and smell the roses. While I miss friends, all the good restaurants, cafes, and just the general convenience of living in Seoul, I can’t deny that I also love the open countryside here. The clean fresh air, the sound of birds, and even the stillness….
The other day I went on a lovely solo walk from my house to the Independence Hall of Korea. The sky was blue, the rice fields were green as ever, and there was a hint of autumn in the air. Ahh, these are the days~~~
That’s it for the bugs I saw… I hope I didn’t gross anyone out. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might know that I get excited about finding insects and photographing them… They fascinate me! You can see more of my bug blog posts here and here. :)
Here’s the Independence Hall from a distance… I’ve been here more times than I can count, but I don’t think I could ever get sick of this place. The grounds are so open, clean, relaxing… and it gives me a sense of being connected with history.
Hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing weekend!