Just another day on the back roads in Lancaster County, Pa. Horse decided to go for a walk,but he was wrangled a short time later and was safely back in the barn where he belonged.
These Two Amish siblings are in perfect synchronization as they scoot along the country road. I actually own one of these scooters,but I electrified mine for easier travel. I did it after seeing an Amish guy with an electric version and speaking to him about it.
When you are in the farming business, being efficient is a top priority and this farmer raking hay is a good example of that. The multiple wheels with teeth on the end progressively spin the crop to the center,making nice rows to be bundled later.
Seven Amish girls are packed like sardines into this little cart as they head down the farm lane. Now that’s just good country fun and no phone,tablet or internet needed.
The quaint little town of Intercourse,Pa is considered by many as ground zero for tourists visiting Lancaster county and wishing to get a glimpse of the local Amish community. I personally consider the area around Intercourse to be among my favorite local destinations when I want to photograph local scenes. This quilt shop is located right in the heart of town and has been on my mind to shoot for a little while. I was actually out chasing storms and having no luck with the skies, so as I headed through town here,I decided to swing in and see what it looked like. Almost instantly I noticed the slate sidewalk was all wet from the storm and was reflecting lovely color from the lights. The icing on the cake was the multiple windows with illumination inside and the warm feeling they provided. I think they must use the upstairs as a B&B because all the shops were closed and there was a lot of activity in the rooms.
We have a picket fence at our house and I always liked this fence and home in a town nearby so I stopped to try a shot this past weekend. The arched stained glass window provided a nice accent to the garden out front and a little added illumination from my flash helped things pop a bit.
Well it might not be the best seat but it is the most interesting one. Everyone was all decked out in blue on this Amish buggy and chips were the snack of the day. You don’t often see a wooden chair on a buggy but maybe she wanted an elevated view.