My Day In Chester County

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My husband, sovaldi sale Bill and I are rehabing my parents house in Honey Brook, Pa., getting it ready for resale. We left our Wilmington, De. home at 8:30 a.m. It was a beautiful sunny morning, and once we got onto rt. 322 and headed West, the landscape became wonderfully peaceful, with it’s rolling hills and farmland that stretched as far as the eye could see. This Amish man was driving his cart in front of of us, and I couldn’t resist taking his picture through the windshield of our car. There are so many photo opts in this part of the country, so I NEVER leave home without my camera. My eyes are always looking for something that catches my eye, something that makes me want to pull over and take out my camera. It is always hard to know if I am offending any of the Amish by taking their pictures, many don’t seem to mind, but others do. Sometimes the young boys will hide their faces with their straw hats, and I feel terrible and apologize, I certainly respect their wishes, and do not photograph them. Among some of my favorites photos are of an Amish farmer plowing his field. He seemed to enjoy being photographed. At one point, a friend of his, pulled up in his buggy to chat. They spoke in the old German, and I am sure they were talking about me, AND MY CAMERA! They laughed and seemed completely comfortable with the idea. I turned these photos into beautiful handmade cards, that I am offering on my website http://www.carolescountry.com/. They are truely some of my favorites. On the way back home, on the side of the road, was this lovely antique carriage for sale. I couldn’t resist stopping to take a photo. We arrived home at around 7:30 p.m., and every muscle in my body ached, but what a great feeling of accomplishment. Trimming trees, and I’m talkin’ BIG branches, raking, bagging and pileing! We had a great feeling of satisfaction as we left to drive home, and we look forward to returning next Thursday. Little by little, things will get done, and in the meantime, we are enjoying this new project, always looking for a photo opt along the way.

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3 Responses to “My Day In Chester County”

  1. Christe' Says:

    dear Carole,
    oh, such wonderful photos. You have such a gift for finding the beautiful in everything…I love the photo of the Amish man driving his cart…such lovely green fields and beautiful countryside.
    Your blog is lovely, your story of your baby bunnies is very sad…I would have cried,too.
    Thank you for such a lovely place to visit.
    take good care,
    Christe’

  2. Sylvia Anderson Says:

    Love the new Amish photo Car! Sounds like you had a rewarding day! Hard phyical work can be good for the soul I think. :)

  3. Carole Says:

    Good for the soul, oh, yes, Sylvia, I totally agree. I love physical work, it’s such a rewarding feeling at the end of a long day, to sit back and enjoy looking at what you have accomplished.

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