If you ready my "Big Sisters are Always Right" blog post, you'll know how proud I am of my sister Kari's photography skills! I love the way she captures the world through her lens. There is a series of barn, country and farmhouse photos that is especially touching for me because I actually got to be her chauffeur on Photo Day! There are a lot of back country roads where we live and so I would drive along until she yelled "Stop! Back up!" - and that's how the morning went. :) It was a special day of sister time, so these are always some of my favorites!
I am a city girl at heart, so I will never forget the "Stop! Back up!" in front of a herd of cows . . . Kari gets out of the car and walks through knee-high grass (EEEK - snakes, spiders and burs - oh my!) and walks right up to the barbed wire fence close enough to the cows to touch them (please, please, please don't trample my little sister . . . ). Whew - I was never so glad as when she got back in the car without any snake bites or trampling! Ugh - the things we do for Little Sisters - must be payback of some sort!
Of course, we laugh about it now looking back, but she definitely had me riding on the edge of my seat that day! But now, every time I see a gift that features one of her photos, I think back on that day with a smile on my face and love in my heart - it was such a great sisterday!
Probably my all-time favorite photo that we use is the black and white weathervane and barn. I know that Kari worked extra hard on it because she knows how much I love black and white and old, rusty architecture. I see that weathervane and imagine the farmer that put it there and all the years and families it has watched over.