On Thursday, a sunny afternoon trip south of the city took us through green
and gold farmland. Once off the highway, weaving our way through small towns
and communities, we noted agriculture was obviously the main way of life.
Fields had been tilled ready for crop planting, trees were almost fully leafed out
green and gorgeous.
This country farmhouse, old and in need of perhaps a little sprucing up, stood
surrounded by huge trees. I asked Bob to turn the car around so I could go back
to take these few photos with my phone. We talked of how we'd love to know
the history of the farm, its inhabitants, was it still in the same family, will they
plant a usual North Carolina crop this year, corn, soybeans, cotton, even tobacco.
I can imagine the perfect sunflower field here. . . . . . . waking early on summer
mornings to see a field of tall golden 'faces' turned toward the rising sun.
Yesterday the weather was the exact opposite of the lovely day in the country. . . . . we
were under a tornado watch almost the entire day whilst having more storms with
strong wind gusts and heavy rain. Thankfully our area was not too bad, but not far off
property was damaged and many people have lost power.