Sunday, March 21, 2010

Red Barn

18 x 24

My sister moved with her family to Illinois many years ago. Although she lived in a nicely developed neighborhood, there was no doubt that she was in the middle of farm country. 640 acres of corn and soy beans were planted and harvested in the field just behind her home. On my first visit to her, the directions she gave me from Chicago's O'Hare Airport to her home included toll roads, rural routes, and best of all: turn right at the big red barn.

To this day, when I see a big red barn, I think of my sister and her big move from Los Angeles to Illinois.


Celeste Bergin said...

where in Illinois does she live? I spent many a summer "exploring" old red barns with my marauding pirate kid friends.
Nicely done--love the warm and the cool reds.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

She's near Frankfort, a cute little village of a town. I looked for pirates the last time I was there, but they must have been at the skate park.