Remember this picture from yesterday morning?
I was drinking coffee in the porch and admiring the very green lushness of North Iowa in July when a small white car drove up the road very slowly and then pulled into my parking. The man and woman got out of the car so I thought I must know them and they’re wanting to see me. I walked out to meet them in my bathrobe and was quite stunned to hear their “story”.
Her name is Lara S. but I didn’t learn her husband’s name. They are from BELGIUM! They saw the barn with the flag from the highway (because Tim planted beans across the road from me instead of corn) and wanted to take a picture. I invited them to come with me up to the haymow to look at the building’s gambrel roof from inside.
They are very interested in Americana and are headed to the Black Hills. Every year they fly into Chicago and rent a car and spend the next month traveling/camping around the USA. While traveling across Iowa they have been studying barns. There isn’t another barn in Iowa like mine, is there?
This was one of those chance encounters that just made one feel good all over. She’s going to read the blog and learn more about Country Threads. Lara – when you read this will you please send me your email? Here is my email address: email@example.com.
So last night about supper time heavy thunderstorms moved through our area. We thank God it didn’t hail and destroy the crops. Hazel absolutely shakes and trembles so she was hiding under a blanket by Rick. I sat in the porch and enjoyed it. I stepped outside to take these beautiful pictures.
This kind of weather is the reason I move such big plants back into the house in the fall. Oh, how I wish I had a greenhouse!
And when I pull through the drive thru for coffee at Java this is my view – tall Iowa corn growing just inches from the ordering screen. This is North Iowa in July.
I’m waiting for the next batch of Oh, Susannah! books – I have all your orders and checks in a fireproof safe until I can fill your order. Your notes that accompany your orders are a delight to read! Thank you!
My day is not so busy today which is a relief. Maybe I can actually sew something? How about you? Don’t you just love summer?