Is there anything more American than a red barn on the 4th of July? Well, . . . maybe a white barn. This last week I was in Boone, North Carolina, (definitely a place worth seeing again), and I saw barn after barn after barn. But to Chipley’s disappointment there were no cows in the fields. The only problem I really had was the extreme light. It was waaaay too bright! “Bright” in the States is so different than it is in England. Extreme blues and at times very harsh sunlight make it difficult to photograph. Both of these equal contrast that is off the scale. But that’s okay; each day was beautiful and everywhere we went the people were extremely kind.