Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day


To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Beauty of Pennsylvania Farmlands

There is a wonderful joy in leaving behind the noisy
city streets and starting out along the white road that
leads across the hills. With each breath of the sharp,
reviving air one seems to inhale new life.
Frances Theodora Parsons

A couple week- ends ago when there was still snow on the
ground, I took a long drive in search of birds, and found none.
But....what I did find was the beautiful PA country-scape which
I absolutely love. I know you will want to see it with me,so
jump in the car and buckle up....we're going for another ride.

Big Open Farmlands.. far away or

Close up... Red Barns.. or

white ones.. I love them all the same

Gently rolling corn fields with the mountain background

They call this "God's Country" and if you look you will
see the signs... There are many, usually tacked onto
the side of a barn...

If you click on this one you will see JESUS may come Today,
but look closer and in shadow you will also see 'Tonight'.
I had not seen the word 'tonight' until I took a picture
and clicked on it.

This barn simply has a scripture "John 3:16"
For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son.

Speaking of signs: Isn't this a strange one?
Bolts by the pound? This is a Mennonite/Amish
community so I figure they need a lot of bolts
for buggies, wagons, and farming equipment.

I pass by a field with those rolled hay bales...

And several farms that house horses

Not only horses but a few sheep as well

As I swing back into a small town I pass an old feed mill

Next to it was an "Olde Mill Store"

I can only imagine the neat things they sold in here.
As I head back out of town another red barn fills my lens

I'm following a creek that is snow covered but
in places the water is running free and I had
to stop and take a few shots of it....

So serene... so calm..

There is something about a scene like this, that just soothes
the soul and says 'God's creation"

A single cow watches as I pass by
What is it about these running wooden fences that makes
you want to stop and get the picture?

As I get back to the farmlands....I see two Amish girls
with their bicycles

I had to be quick to get the girls and a short distance
ahead the buggy and horse trotting along

I passed and went up the road, parked in a church lot and
waited for the next couple shots...

I liked this one with the silo slightly visible beyond
the cornfields and the bare trees framing the horse and buggy

As I'm leaving I see an inviting sight. Two Rocking
chairs invite you to come sit a spell... We'll talk about
our day and rock away our cares.

Or maybe we can sit in these wicker chairs...
Your choice. Next time we go out for a drive.

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

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