Thursday, August 28, 2008

Trip to New York State

Another jane & Barbie adventure.
Our destination was Central New York State,
Ithaca to be exact and Cornell University's
Sapsucker woods. Along the way New York
is dotted with farm lands. I am riding 'shotgun'
and snapping pictures as we go.

Some of the farmland is well kept and actively being used
While some of the barns need repair

Those round hay bales are prevalent everywhere
Some of the buildings have served their purpose and
are now falling down

Others though still standing the growth of greenry
has taken over

This barn touts being here since '1883'
A cute little out building to go with it.. Looks like
a old Spring House to me.

If one is quick enough they can get a picture
of a horse and buggy probably Amish. Look
closely and see the little boy's face and straw
hat peeking out around the buggy. (click to enlarge)

A short distance down the road and we see two Amish
women and some children transporting milk cans

When we got to this place we actually pulled over
and took some pictures. The Rhode Island Reds were
in front of the Black Eyed Susans and made a perfect
backdrop for the picture.

There were several different kinds of chickens. The gray and white
one is likely a Plymouth Rock, often called Rocks or Barred Rocks.

And this spunky little rooster could be a Langshan, but don't
quote me. all I could think when I saw him prancing around
was 'foghorn leghorn' The original cartoon was released in
1948 but could be seen through out the 50's and 60's.
Some of you may remember the very famous Rooster.

The building served as a perfect backdrop for the
the black eyed susans and the chickens as they scratched
the ground for feed.

To God Be The Glory ~ Great Things He Hath done.


Bird Girl said... nice to be the passenger and get to take pictures! Beautiful scenery - and I enjoy seeing the Amish even if I never get a shot ;-)

Shellmo said...

Loved seeing all the barns and a glimpse into the Amish life.

The Birdlady said...

What a beautiful post! I'm trying to figure how I missed it for 4 days, but I did.

Leedra said...

All the photos are good. I like the chickens the best. Can you imagine standing on the wagon while traveling. They look well balanced, sure they are used to it, but you would think they would have a bench.

Marsha said...

What a beautiful road trip through the countryside! I really enjoy posts like these where I get to see other areas of the country that I might never see in person.

You are right, the chickens, flowers and old building shot together is wonderful!

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