Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Road Home


I've lived in Lancaster County, PA since I was 19. It is a beautiful place to live and not for a minute do I forget that. One of the most scenic drives is on route 896, the road I take to get to my Mom's house. You often pass more Amish buggies than cars. On Easter Sunday, as we drove back home to East Petersburg, the skies were dark and gloomy. Of course I had to get out my camera for some quick shots while we were dodging the raindrops and buggies.







And this one just makes me chuckle...


Here's a photo I took last fall from my Mom's garden.


And one I took while standing in her driveway last spring.
The girls are planting tobacco.
Not the most exciting place to grow up, surrounded by farm fields.
I appreciate it more now:)



16 comments:

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

what an amazing backdrop to grow up in! You were VERY fortunate to have experienced it... especiall the horses! :-)

Studio at the Farm said...

What a wonderful place to live! Thank you, Jennifer, for the peek at Lancaster.

Judy said...

Your pictures are just beautiful! We use to go that area antiquing, so much has changed, so many big industries are pushing out all the beautiful farms.

Nancy said...

Love the area! My family is from Danville, PA, not too far away. We'd always see the Amish buggies on the highway on the way there too:)

Robin Larkspur said...

WOnderful skies and cloud photos. And the motel photo is definitely a smile inducer. Beautiful part of the country where you live.

Jennifer Rose said...

i love the open sky :D the open sky is the only thing I miss from alberta, you don't feel so closed in

LuLu Kellogg said...

SO peaceful and beautiful!

LuLu~*xoxo

Beth Niquette said...

What wonderful photos. I can see where you get your inspiration for your marvelous art.

I have featured you on this week's FATuesday Artist Spotlight. Link: http://bethlniquetteart.blogspot.com

I am so glad I found you--I'd love to tell you my Ghost Cat story sometime. You'd like it!

Have a wonderful day!

Lin said...

Beautiful!! I have a hard time taking photographs of the Amish because I don't think they approve of that, right? I just feel like I'm intruding. What do you think? You know more about this than I do.

Lovely photos, as usual!

Linda said...

Wow, those pictures are stunning. What a place to live!

Paint Girl said...

It's a beautiful place! Love the fields and barns. The sky looks so neat in the first picture!

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Wow, it is so beautiful! I would probably love to vacation there, but, I wouldn't want to disturb anyone! Thanks for sharing the photos, always a pleasure to come around here :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful! I adored staying in the area. :) Such amazing natural beauty. Theresa

Dom said...

These photos tell such stories...

Kristen said...

Beautiful pictures! Last time I was there was over 15 years ago and I went to an Auction at the fire department, I was amazed at the talent of the quilts that they were selling, I bought some smaller ones because I couldn't afford anything else, I have always wanted to go back there.

Bovey Belle said...

I loved your photos - they are so atmospheric - and SO different to my life here in rural Wales. I loved the Mule team!