Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Hoping for good weather so that I can get some great photos.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Yes, I am posting a photo of a bathtub. But it is in a barn, after all.
Tomorrow, it's goodbye to the plains and back to the city. I am ready for my own bed and a smooch from the best dog ever.
Donna Sue says I am going to find the love of my life on a farm with a barn quilt. She may be right, but if so, he's not an Iowa farmer. Stay tuned . . .
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I spent my day in Humboldt and Pocahontas Counties, both of which have beautiful quilt trails. I saw some great barns, met some great people, and learned some lessons along the way:
Lesson # 3: If you slow down and pay attention, you will be amazed by what you see. In this case, I was backing out of a driveway after photographing a nice BQ. I looked back and saw the reflection of the quilt square in a puddle. Pure magic.
Resting in LeMars--near the South Dakota Line. I got here too late for the Ice Cream Days concert but might indulge in a cone from the ice cream capital tomorrow. The jeans still fit. Barely.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Today made me glad that I am out here in Iowa instead of doing this from home.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
that romantic image that you have of the 3-legged stool--not quite. A system of gates and stalls guides the cows in; the back into place like cars in the WalMart parking lot. The work is quick and takes place from below--cleaning, hooking up to a many-armed machine, then opening the gate that lets that set of cows out and the next set in.