Living in a mostly rural area can have its downfalls, but then again, it has its perks as well. For instance, how many opportunities do you have to get shots of storm clouds moving in without buildings in the way unless you live in a rural area.
I love having so many wide open spaces around us that allow for these kind of photo opportunities. I love to take weather photos - good days and bad ones. Those kinds of photos just aren't the same when you have buildings and power lines floating through your skyline.