Two Men and a Backseat Driver

It was Sunday afternoon, and to break up our table game routine,
we looked up the Barn Quilt Tour description from the Archbold (OH) Sesquicentennial celebration
and set off--
Two Men and a Backseat Driver!

These are six of the ten barns/quilts on the tour.
Our outing included stopping to see a small herd of longhorn cattle,
waiting for a train,
and a few dead ends.
We returned to play a couple more games
and enjoy a lunch of Indiana cantaloupe, a variety of baby tomatoes,
and curried chicken salad in croissants. 
It was a relaxing way to spend Sunday afternoon and evening.

Functional. Enduring.
Strong. Silent.
Decorated now.
Kissed with simple beauty.
Like royalty.


  1. That sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

  2. Someday I want to go on a tour of the barn quilts in East Tennessee. I actually want to paint one of my own to put on the side of our storage building. I'll add that to my very long list of projects. LOL Glad you had such a nice afternoon with the fellows in your life.

  3. So beautiful and peaceful, the scenery. And the story behind the barns. I also scrolled down to read some of your recent posts... Book downsizing, that is so painful. I love all my books, and yet yes, we need to let go sooner or later. I think I could never part with my Nouwen books though. Have a great weekend. Love Lidia

  4. It's been too long since I've visited and here I find reminders of my home state, Ohio. Your pictures are wonderful and cause a moment of homesickness... until I think of mosquitoes. We don"t have many here in Arid-zona. I sorely miss lightening bugs! I wish I could share them with my Arizona grandchildren. Love the re-modeling you're doing for your father.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)