Friday, August 17, 2012

Barn dance

"Come!" said my friend Barb. "You can be our official photographer!"

A barn dance.
And I was dancing with excitement at the prospect.


Friends gathered, and soon the farm rang with laughter...

The haying trucks were coming in from the long day of work
as early evening light turned the fields and farm golden.

There is more beauty on Barb & Dave's farm than I can tell you.
More grace.
More harmony.

While I wandered, the tune-ups began
and soon it happened.

The dance began!

It was country music and it was so good your toes just had to tap.

It was a whirlwind of joy
whether your feet were bare or in your favorite cowboy boots.

Let me tell you, it was irresistible!

The sun sank but the merriment continued.
I left with a smile.
So thankful I live outside a smallish town
in a little valley
where people still make jam and pickles in their kitchens
and call their friends up to say,

"Come to the farm!
We are having a barn dance!"

I snapped one last photo and drove toward home,
windows open to the summer breeze and a heart of contentment.

Thank you, Barb, for the best invitation of the year.


Alex Colombo said...

What a great and fun idea and summer tale!! It's very inspiring to me :)

J. Wecker Frisch said...

Sharyn - This looks delightful! Nice job on the photos.

Cricket said...

Oh Sharyn! This is so beautiful! what a lovely gift of your perspective. Thank you so much for coming and creating this beautiful memory with us.

Cricket said...

Oh Sharyn! This is so beautiful! Thank you for the gift of your perspective. It was a joy to share this memorable night with you. You are such a delicious blessing! Barb

Sharyn Sowell said...

Mary Lou said...

Sharyn , thank you for letting us visit the barn dance with you. i believe you must live in mayberry and it is great that you share it with us. thank so much,

Kristi said...

Sigh. I just love to visit here. It's a feast for the eyes and heart!

jane maday said...

I want to be your next door neighbor!