It’s such a very quiet countryside, and this time, a colder place. I was visiting the field to see how the crops are doing, the seeds Lee planted by the signs, and ‘because’ the stars shined ‘okay’, everything turned out well; it seems everything is in perfect timing, including the rains we have had these past weeks. The plants are so green and healthy and doing well. They are growing fast and fat. Aside from the apparently deer leaving their tracks and some bald greens with the missing leaves, the only witness to this greens are Rusty, the in-laws’ dog and me. The dog is a companion, a real delightful creature. He goes wherever I go. Well, father-in-law offered and wanted to help and goes there too to tell us everything is okay. But I have to go for myself to take the photos I would be sending to the Middle East.