Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Getting ready for spring....

This photo is not the best I got, but the other shows the Amish boy's face, and I won't post it. I am of mixed feelings about this...I know they don't like their photos taken, yet in their shops here, I see them sell stuff that has photos of Amish. I won't get right in their face with the camera either...and have gotten permission to take photos at one of their places. I would have been just as happy with this photo if it had not had the kid in it....
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This was going to be a photoless day, but went ahead and uploaded the one above. I really need to go on a good drive to see what I can find. I am about out of things to post, unless I do repeats.

We have been to Wally World as we call Wal-mart. Just to pick up a few items...then we came home and Roger has been moving my clotheslines over. The posts had to be reset, so he moved them over. We had put them up long before we built our garage. When we built the garage, it took my gardening spot, and the only place that was left was under the clothesline. Well actually right beside the clothesline...but we have gradually widened the little strip till one of the lines was actually over the garden.

While he has been doing that, I have gotten a load of stuff together for the Light House Mission. Roger dropped it off when he had to run pick up some concrete mix....but I need to go make some more decisions about what to get rid of. There is just so much stuff crammed into this little house. I am amazed it does not burst at the seams.

I have several year's worth of a couple quilting magazines....I think about getting rid of them, but I hate to. I do look back through them...and more than once a year. Usually a couple times;-) I do not receive any magazines at all now...I figure I can find what I need on line....whether it be inspiration or instructions.

Well, I need to get busy with something...the sun is shining and the wind is blowing. Sunshine does me a world of good...makes me feel like getting into something. a

14 comments:

don said...

I like your shot of the horse drawn wagon. The boy's blue shirt becomes a main thing to notice with its bright color. I once asked about shooting an Amish man and his buggy in central Kansas and he declined, but said I could take his team and the buggy's picture. It was friendly exchange of words. And I did as he requested.

texwisgirl said...

I love the shirt and the hat he wears. Nice that you respect their privacy. :)

Judy said...

Funny how we posted about the Amish today.
I asked a gal who wrote a book about living amongst the Amish, "Why is it that if they don't want their picture taken, are there many photos of them for sale in her shop?" Her reply to me was "That if you are taking a picture of the "scenery" than it was okay to take a picture". Many of the photos had their face in them...I was a bit confused at this, but hey, she grew up with the Old Order Amish and still lived amongst them, so what did I know.
Nice capture.

Montanagirl said...

Very nice photo.

EG Wow said...

Sunshine is magic for the soul, that's for sure. I'm glad it's shining there for you. The sun keeps going in and out here.

I think the Amish photo is fine especially since you don't show the boy's face.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like your Amish picture. Like you, whenever I photograph Amish, I do not take pictures of them looking at me.

George said...

I like this picture very much. I really don't think anyone would have a problem with it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great picture, Rose... The Amish are such hard-working people, aren't they?

Our weather is getting better also. It was cold this morning --but warmed up during the day. I took my inside plants (which were wintering inside) back outside today. I'm sure they will love the sunshine.

Hugs,
Betsy

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Excellent, Rose. I agree, the boy is immaterial...the photo stands by itself.

A piece of news said...

His blue shirt becomes striking and since I don't see the photo being about him, it makes for a good shot. You are really a good photographer, Rose. I like what you said about sunshine. It's good medicine for me.

Carletta said...

I think it's a wonderful photo! I was taking pictures once in Ohio and they waved at me. It depends on the Order I think.
We had sunshine today and this evening the wind was actually warm. It felt good.

Tricia said...

I always thought that the Amish didn't talk to us, especially the women. I know their beliefs are very strict... =0

Nancy said...

Great picture! I too have a hard time photographing the Amish. We just moved from Northeast Indiana and I used to drive around and admire their farms..always wanting to take pictures, but never doing so out of respect.

Mary said...

I think it is a great photo with the touch of blue in his shirt. I doubt they minded you taking the photo.

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