June, 2007 Contest: If you were given a choice, would you spend the summer in a mountainside house or a home by the beach, and why?

Congratulations to our contest winner!
Penny Cuadras of Hemet, CA

Growing up in the country, listening to the sound of all the night bugs at one time really used to drive me nuts. But now that I am so far from home the thought of the crickets chirpping and the owls singing their night songs makes me long for an evening in the country mountains.

And what would a nice summer night be without the beautiful flicker of fireflys? Then, in the morning, how lovely to wake up to a gentle breeze wafting through the open windows with the wonderful smell of flowers in bloom. No sound of horns and sirens blowing… just the tranquil sounds of summer in the mountains.