The past couple of days, I have received several treasures in the mail and feel so loved! Just look at Heather's gorgeous ornament and those lovely note tags from Umama that I won in two Giveaways. Am I lucky, or what? Thank you!! (Maybe I should go buy a lottery ticket...) They both have lovely blogs - make sure you visit!
Then, today, I received these two gorgeous postcards from my new blogging friend, Annika in Norway. She is a talented illustrator whose blog I enjoy on a daily basis! These are two illustrations of her hometown, Son, how it looks today in Winter (above) and how it looked in 1924. Thank you, Annika!!
And here is the latest postcard I had received from my friend Beth in our handmade postcard exchange. It features one of her stunning photos that she had altered digitally. It is just stunning!! And our exchange is so much fun - so special to receive something creative in the mail! I often think about that with our digital age - I still have boxes of handwritten letters from my relatives and friends and can't imagine being without those. There is something incredibly personal about having a handwritten letter from my grandmother who passed away so many years ago. But I digress...
Now, to my obsession! Barns! I just love barns and snapped lots of pictures from the car window as we were driving through Pennsylvania and New York. This goes so deep for me that I have a hard time explaining it in words, but when I look at an old farm, it speaks to my soul and tugs at my heart.
Daniel and I both feel a connection to rural America that we find hard to explain. We were both talking about this as we were driving and marveling how for the past 13 years we've lived in areas where we have not been close to the pastoral landscape we both love so much.
I might have to dust off some old photos to show you some of the farms I grew up around in Germany - some real beauties!