I have been in Ohio since last Tuesday (9/25). I came to take my Mom to her first appointment with an arthritis specialist (I have inherited my arthritis issues from my Mom:). I planned to drive to Mom's farm in southeastern Ohio on Tuesday, see the doctor on Wednesday and then drive back to MD on Friday or Saturday.
I am still here in Ohio, becoming very well acquainted with the 50+ mile route between Lancaster (where the hospital is) to Union Ridge (where my Aunt Jean lives). The weather has been lovely and the trees are just beginning to be touched with fall's paintbrush. My Mom has been very sick ... And had her gall bladder taken out yesterday. Hopefully that will put a stop to the current streak of illness!!
I have seen a half-dozen barn quilt signs but have been unable to photograph ant of them. The narrow country roads I am traveling have no shoulders to idle on for taking photos ... And the sight lines are so short, with all the rolling twists in the roads, that I haven't dared just stop in the lane.
The countryside here is lovely. But I can see the evidence of old abandoned farms as well as more prosperous modern ones (hence the photo I share). The very nature of farming has changed over the past hundred years! Small family farms are rare here.
I am hoping that Mom will continue to improve enough to be released tomorrow or the next day. I am beginning to miss my own bed and things. :)