Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lancaster County

It's what I like about living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, you walk out your front door and you're bound to see farm animals sooner or later. Zoe and I just walked across the street and through some woods and weeds (and poison ivy - yikes) and we found this bucolic scene complete with cows, mules, creek and buttercups. Wish I could have gotten close enough to the Canada geese couple and their newly hatched goslings, they were still yellow and fluffy! The funny part about the area where I live is that you have new $500,000+ homes and Amish farms right next door. I think it that big house looks out of place, don't you?







16 comments:

Marbella Designs said...

wow, what gorgeous countryside! I once visited Lancaster County, oh, I think 20 years ago.
My husband is originally from PA

Liz said...

Your photos are beautiful! What great shots!

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Taking the summer off from the computer... are you MAD!?! Sounds like the perfect anecdote for my dilemma. Happy painting Jen!

First Draught Farm said...

What beautiful countryside! PS: I would hate to pay the electric bill on that monster over the hill!

Linda (Artwolf) said...

Looks very peaceful, Love the new sign, a real winner.Lindax

Kathleen Coy said...

Beautiful countryside, the mule is so cute, and I love the last picture of the cows. And yes, the McMansion looks out of place, lol!

Bonnie Story said...

I agree, that McMansion looks like it crashed there from another planet. First Draught Farm called it - what an HVAC bill those folks must have!! So glad you braved the ivy - those mules are *gorgeous*! Once again, critters can't help but pose so well for you. What a lovely scene. Have a great day! Bonnie

Jennifer Rose said...

looks like a gorgeous place to have a picnic (if you don't mind the mules wanting to eat something :p)

the house looks out of place, but would love to live in it :D

Paint Girl said...

What beautiful pictures! So serene!
The Mules are cute, loved the one standing in the water, and love the house, but yes, it is so out of place!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Love the mule pics , they are great ! You are so right, that oversized house looks totally out of place !
Your new dressage sign is a beauty !

Lin said...

Sweet photos!!! And yes, the monsterous house just looks silly out there in all that space. Do you really need to live like that?? I don't think so. Totally misses the point, don't you think?

Split Rock Ranch said...

It looks sooo peaceful and SO green! Please stop by my blog to pick up an award.

Pony Girl said...

Beautiful pictures! Yes, those homes look way out of place! They are amazing, though.

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Those mules look like they have it made! Beautiful shots.

vintagepaletteart said...

I want that house but I wouldn't want to clean it! lol

Longears Lover said...

I love these pics. The mules look a lot like my team of Belgian draft mules who were once Amish farm mules. I actually love all your photos, but really enjoy these mule ones.