As I have mentioned previously, probably more often than was required, we've moved back into the suburbs from the city. I guess, actually, East Aurora and Elma are a tad more out than the suburbs. Neighbors in Buffalo asked, "Why would you want to move way back out there, again?" I think the real reason was to be back closer to children who have chosen to remain out here "in the suburbs". It makes babysitting opportunities much more convenient.
I liked the city, actually. The architecture of Buffalo is really amazing, you are close to everything. There is nothing you would need to buy, nothing that you would want to do (other than skiing) that you are not minutes away from. The food is great and the restaurant selection seemed limitless. Truly, though, the neighborhoods are very fragile. It seemed as if our neighborhood could breakdown to be less than comfortable at any moment. And, there really isn't a neighborhood in the whole city that isn't in the same situation. Additionally, nearing senior citizen age, having everything on one floor seems beneficial and not too many city homes are a single floor, ranch style house.
None the less, I miss it a bit; the city I mean. But sitting out in the back yard this evening watching the fire in the pit in the yard, I heard birds and wind in the trees and every once in a while some distant automobile traffic from the RT400. But not one siren, and no constant traffic noise and no wondering who that was walking down the sidewalk in front of the house. I donít even have a sidewalk in front of my house.
This flower shot taken Friday night of a tree in the front yard. Spring is here.