I start my days early. Today is no exception. It is a calm day on the farm, which is unusual. The typical seasonal work is relentless. But today is different. Everything has finally calmed down. And I decided to use this impromptu vacation and go run some errands. I am starting my journey in the early hours to go shopping.
After the long drive through the shadows of the early morning, I finally saw the long-awaited sunrise.
The rising sun brightly illuminated the corn fields that are still appearing dark in this photo:
Sunlight and shadows are bringing up a beautiful contrast of the field.
The backlit foxtail grasses are cheerfully reflecting the light emphasized by the background shadows. This texture feels tangible to me.
The contrasting silhouettes of the grasses are like fountains of joy and inspiration.
I finally reached my shopping destination – the feed farm.
I bought some feed for my animals. As I was watching five handsome cowboys loading my truck, I though, “it pays to be the first customer of the day.” When the loading was done, I turned around my truck to go back home. The bright sunlight and the delightful aroma of the alpha-alpha hay in my truck have uplifted my spirit even more than ever.
On the way back, I passed a barn, which was beautifully decorated with this quilt design.
This gorgeous pattern is called “Sunshine and Shadow.” What a welcoming highlight of the day! Embracing all the experiences of this trip, I decided to make this quilt.
Isn’t this barn decoration beautiful?