Friday, September 21, 2012
If you were to drive past my house at the posted speed limit this is what you'd see. I doubt at 35mph you would notice the willow tree, pear trees, greenhouses or grapevines. What about the barn quilt?
I've blogged about our barn quilt before. It was made by myself and students from the school where my daughters attend back in 2010. I love it so. And over the years I've noticed that sometimes as cars speed down the street in front of my house they will slow down. I've even seen a few cars pass, brake, and reverse deliberately back in front of my barn.
This past weekend I was mowing the grass and a car did just that. But they also rolled down the window and stuck a camera out and started taking pictures. That gave me a moment of pause and I hopped off the lawn mower and hollered, "May I help you?"
They replied, "We love your barn quilt!" And they proceeded to tell me that they drive all over the region looking for barn quilts and were surprised to see mine since it's not on any official tour map. "Nope," I said. "Just here for the sake of being here."
Just here for the sake of being here.