Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dandelions and Fences ~ Part 1

As promised, I'm sharing some more images of our bumper dandelion crop from this year. 

These images were made in the same area as the Amish farms of the "halter" and "horseshoe" fence.







This farmhouse had the normal blue door.  Most of the old order Amish have a blue door on their house.  This is supposedly just a custom or tradition,  but there is also a superstition that says it keeps evil away from the house. A witch won't cross the threshold of a blue door. 

I just like the contrast of the blue against the yellow field of dandelions. 

This is my favorite. Captured on a Sunday afternoon, I've titled this 

"Going Home".  

This family was out visiting and were returning home. 

I like the joyful abandonment of the little girls running ahead of their Mom and Dad.

Of course I'm linking with Tex at RUN AROUND RANCH for this weeks addition of 

43 comments:

Christine said...

I love every single aspect of your photography, Felicia! Beautiful doesn't begin to cover them, not to mention that you are photographing one of my favorite subjects!

Revrunner said...

Well the door sure got MY attention. Wait! I wonder what that means? :-)

A Quiet Corner said...

The girls running ahead says it all in that last shot!!! ...:)JP

LV said...

I have always been fascinated by the Amish. One day I hope to visit their community.

CountryMum said...

Beautiful photos. Love the old buildings and barns.

TexWisGirl said...

the last photo is really sweet. did not know that about blue doors. love the big white farmhouse!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I didn't know about the custom of the blue door. That last shot is super sweet and I love the old farmhouse and barn.

Brian King said...

Beautiful country! The photos are superb!

Montanagirl said...

Love your photos, Felicia! We've been inundated with Dandelions this year as well. Must be the Year of the Dandelion!!

Andy Wilson said...

That bottom picture tells a nice story.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Cool fences and scenes from Amish Country. The blue door is refreshing.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Karen S. said...

Wow, that is an interesting story about the blue door, I wonder if they do that up here. Now I'll have to check when I can! Great photos, and I especially like the last one too!

Stephanie said...

Love the blue door and the story behind it. You take your shots as though you are a painter. Love all the shots!

Linda W. said...

That is a lot of dandelions!

Debby Ray said...

Love, love these pics! I don't think I have ever seen so many dandies all in one place. That last pic tells such a sweet story!

ladyfi said...

What lovely rural shots.

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Paul said...

More beautiful scenes from this big beautiful valley you call home!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely scenes from Amish country. I love the last shot too, the two girls look so happy to be home. Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Gert said...

Oh Felica, if I could have a favorite post, I think this would be it (until you put up another one...lol). Love, love, love..."Going Home", what a fantastic photo! That needs to be framed!

Blessings,
Gert

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

'Going Home' was wonderful

So. Do cattle like dandelions?

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Felicia, wow!!!! You can make a lot of wine with those Dandilions:). Beautiful pictures, always enjoy your photography....Blessings Francine.

Melissa said...

I'm a big fan of dandelions! I like the blue doors too. I've always been partial to a red door, but blue is interesting.

Marie C said...

I love dandelions! These are beautiful, and so are the houses and barns! I love seeing the blue door. I learned when I was young & we used to visit Pa. Amish country that the hex signs on the barns, etc. had the same purpose. It's an interesting thing to see! Love the blue. I think it represents heaven, and that's why they use it so much too (and I suppose as a hex color, that would warn off the powers of evil because they don't belong in heaven where God is....just a thought.)A fascinating people!

Jaana Koo said...

Beautiful photos!
The last picture is brilliant :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Oh I love this post for good fences Felicia, Your photos tell a story and this is special with the perfect title. Thanks for sharing your great photos.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, CM

Debbie said...

Ooooooh my, that is a bumper crop....I also like the blue with the yellow. And those little ones, you can feel their anticipated joy of being home!!

Mildred said...

gorgeous

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I never knew they had blue doors on many of their homes. How interesting. I love seeing the little children running ahead too! Beautiful photos my friend. Hugs, Diane

Cloudia said...

so lovely!









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Ida said...

I just love your photos. The blue door is so unusual. I've seen Amish "Hex" signs painted on their barns to ward off evil spirits but had not seen the blue door before. I agree that last shot is awesome.

NatureFootstep said...

the fences suits the old farmlands.

Trace4J said...

How cool.
Love the dandelions too ,but truly I can't wait to look for some blue doors.
Thanks for sharing.
Great photos as always Friend
Woolie Blessings

Rose said...

Felicia, you have enough wonderful barn photos to publish a book of them. I really love the first and last shot...and like the other just fine, too. It is just those too call to me.

don said...

That last capture of the kids running ahead of Mon and Dad is keeper. A really fine shot.

Andy S. said...

Tolle Fotos zeigt Du uns :)))

Liebe Grüße Andy

Pauline W said...

Felicia, you never cease to impress. You find all the beauty around you and add to it. Like the others, I just love "Going Home".

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Postcard-beautiful shots, and a part of the country I would love to visit!

Juliana said...

wow! that last shot is great!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful captures! Especially the last photo.

Tom said...

What wonderful images, so glad that you have a long lens. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Tammie Lee said...

so enjoying your photos!
do you ever see those wonderful painted hex signs on farms or barns? I think they are often a circle shaped piece of wood painted white with a colorful design painted on top. I remember seeing them as a child. They were wonderful.

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