Karen Johnson looks out from the kitchen window of her family farm house near Avoca, Iowa. The older portion of the house, where Karen stands, was built in 1887.
"It's a place to look out and see what the weather looks like, so that we can plan our day," says Johnson.
It was also the window from where she spotted the orange glow of a barn fire in 2003 that destroyed 180 bales of hay. The fire was caused by hay combustion. Photo by David Peterson