Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | August 3, 2012

Question of the Week #32: Nature

Question of the Week #32:

Are you a water person, preferring oceans and lakes and rivers? Or are you a land person, choosing mountains and plains and hills?

My two cents (but please share yours):

I’m a water person. A flowing river or waves crashing on the shore always clear my mind.


  1. I HAVE to live near the coast otherwise I feel claustrophobic

    • I get what you mean, Patti. Thank goodness for the Texas lakes. Cheers, Ashley

  2. I like mountains and woods but I am definitely a water person. Given the choice I’d choose water every time. Must be the Pisces in me. šŸ™‚

    • Makes sense, Rhonda. šŸ™‚ Cheers, Ashley

  3. Can I be a plant person? šŸ˜€ I love both the coast and the mountains, but I need plants around me. If I had to choose between water and land, though, I’d choose land.

    • Absolutely, Tam. And the plant-person angle is an interesting twist. Cheers, Ashley

  4. I live an hour from the Rockies, so always felt the mountains were my place. then I started going to the coast every week for work (Vancouver BC) and I realized the importance of water to me. then I started going to New Mexico every few months and voila – the desert was so important. what did I learn from this question, Ashley? Depending on where I am in life determines the type of connection I need. if i’m looking at a big change, the ocean and water helps me make that decision. But when I’m looking for answers, the land and it’s solidity helps me.

    • Wow, Louise! That’s amazing, and you are so lucky to be able to enjoy such beautiful scenery. Cheers, Ashley

  5. Considering I’ve never lived near mountains, I’m limited. I think I would like to live near both mountains and water, since I like to live near water. But that could be ’cause I’m a ‘bayou girl.’ LOL Seriously, I have a pond in my back yard, and the inside of my house looks like a greenhouse (I noticed someone mentioned plants). So preferably the different pieces of heaven (mountains, water, plants) to make my own Eden.

    • Hi Julie, You should get to have it all. Happy weekend. Cheers, Ashley

  6. Hard to answer. I love the ocean, if not too rough and is warm and clear. I like to look and be near lakes, just not go in. But when I’m in a mountain forest, that is the best!

    • You sound like my mother, Gerri. She adores being in the mountains, loves the crisp air and scent of pines. Cheers, Ashley

  7. Can we compromise with a mountain lake, like Lake Tahoe or Lake Coeur d’Alene?

  8. I guess I’m both, raised in the Adirondacks within view of Lake Champlain. I live on an island now, but occasionally become homesick for the mountains.

    • The Lake Champlain region is spectacular, Jolyse! I lived near there for a couple years back in the early 1990s. Cheers, Ashley

  9. I didn’t realize until I was in my 20’s how much I disliked being closed in, whether by trees, water, or buildings. When I convinced my husband to retire in New Mexico we picked a high site at the west end of the plains, open vistas out every direction. Blisssssssssssss

    • Oooh! Sounds wonderful, Mona, a place where you can breathe, deep. Cheers, Ashley

  10. I guess I am water person as I was born in Ireland and now live in Bahrain, both countries surrounded by water! šŸ™‚

    • Ireland to Bahrain, what a fascinating transition. Can you please share your name? We all want to get to know you better. Cheers, Ashley

      • My name is Moya and across the water in Saudi they call water “Moya”, so I guess I really am a water person!

      • So happy you joined us here, Moya. What a lovely detail to share. Thank you. Cheers, Ashley

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