I was going to call this topic the Pastoral Symphony (Beethoven), a beautiful piece of music, IMO, but at the last minute changed it to the above children's song title.
What was my inspiration?
This farm scene on my layout, which I modified a bit this evening:
The classic Postwar accessories shown above fit nicely into rural scenery, IMO.
Do I run my Postwar accessories, like those shown in the photo? Not very often; usually, I run them to tune them for the Big Show, which is any time my 4 and 9 year old granddaughters come over, or when I have amother audience. In my experience, the classic Postwar accessories are eye catching and show stoppers. They have an enormous broad appeal.
Getting back to my farm, it is one of my favorite sections of my layout. I will post additional photos of it later. Why do I like my farm so much? There are any reasons. I spent some of the happiest moments during my childhood at the home of my aunt and uncle, Ruth and Bill Bruce, which was surrounded by farms in Pennington, NJ (one of the neighbors of my aunt and uncle was Mr. McDonald, who was an old man that had a big farm, LOL.). The farm scene fits in nicely with the theme of my layout, which is The Put, whose right of way went through dairy farms in Northern Westchester County, where I now live. Most importantly, looking at my farm brings me peace.
Enough about my farm, how about yours? If you have a farm or rural scenery on your layout, let's see some pictures of it, and tell us about it.