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.