Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Journey of Corn and Beans

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey. 
Fitzhugh Mullan, American physician 

A family celebration caused me to take to the road on a stunning trip through southwestern Ontario's rural landscape. On the outbound drive, some atmospheric tempests met me head-on at the crest of a hill, adding drama to the beauty of the cornfields and farmsteads that lined my path. The tempests had moved on by the time of the homeward journey, leaving behind intensified colours and lovely cool, fresh air. It is such a pleasure to make these simple road trips.

And lo and behold, at a crossroads, Fortune brought me face-to-face with one of Brant county's barn quilts. How appropriate to come upon this traditional "Corn and Beans" quilt pattern on a drive through countryside that has sustained generations with these very crops.

1 comment:

John said...

Thank you for reminding me of those beautiful 'big skies'...