I was going through some photos today from my June visit to Lancaster County. There are some nice odds and ends here I’d like to share with you.
I don’t really have a theme for these, other than “photos I liked”. So without further ado…
1. Beware of Nuts – This warning sign hangs by the lane going up to a home where I attended church service.
Never believe the stereotype of the Amish as dour, humorless people…it’s often quite the opposite. More evidence of that below…
2. Sil-optical Illusion – I took this photo as my brother was driving. Not sure how I got the silos to bend like that.
Probably has something to do with the shutter speed on my camera. I was using my phone, and it’s not got a pro-level camera on it. Dreamy.
3. Writer’s Block – Here I am on some kind of hybrid Plain word processor at an Amish friend’s home. What am I up to, typing up a blog post?
The screen doesn’t seem to be working right now, maybe need to fire up the generator…
4. Soaring Laundry – I never get tired of scenes of Amish laundry. Especially on windswept sunny days like this one.
I like the way that Amish families hang their laundry, with a line attached to a fixed point high above the ground.
It gives the impression that the trousers, shirts and dresses are taking off, soaring into the sky.
5. Bee Careful – My brother and another friend walking on the friend’s farm. I like how the random bee appeared in this shot.
I wasn’t trying to catch him in the frame. Looks airplane-sized. Watch out guys.
6. Sky So Blue – A view of a neighboring farm. It was one of those rich blue sky days.
7. Onboard Entertainment? – Three children in the back of a buggy, near the town of Intercourse. Little sister is just out of view.
The boys appeared a bit glum, or bored. How to keep yourself entertained on long buggy rides?
I can remember some things we used to do on long car rides, in a time before smartphones entered the picture.
8. Strawberrys – Like most handmade Amish business signs, I like this sign for its simplicity and homey look. And in this case its misspelling.
A hooved friend eating lunch just makes the scene.
9. Sunday Pigskin – Some Amish boys tossing the football around after church.
10. The Way to Happiness – If you can manage all of these all the time, I commend you.
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Beautiful pictures capturing the Amish in their everyday lives. The photographer is quite talented as well. ☺
Glad you liked the photos, Leslie. I try to take the best shots I can, but usually rely on a “quantity” approach – the more photos you take, the better the chances you’ll have some decent ones 🙂
Love them all
Love them all, Erik, thank you.
Always brings sweet thoughts of my favorite place, Lancaster County.
I follow you daily though respond just occasionally.
Thanks for the quality work you do.
Thanks, Loretta. I know you’ve been following the site for a good while now. I appreciate it!
Great pictures, thanks for sharing. I particularly liked the bent silos and the humor in writers block.
Thanks Kevin, glad you liked it. On Writer’s Block I have to give at least 50% of the credit to my unnamed Amish friend. He has a great sense of humor.
Love the pictures!
Here in York County, across the river from Lancaster County, we now have Amish neighbors all over the place. I also love to see the laundry hanging between the houses and poles, high up in the yards. Lucky me, I get to see it every week when I drive past. It’s also calming to watch the horses plodding through the fields throughout the day.