Amish farmer

I was in Lancaster County during July and did my usual driving around to take photos of farms and fields. I had pretty much driven around most of the rural roads in the Ephrata area, so I drove over to the New Holland area instead.

The farmland is a little less hilly in New Holland. There are also a lot more Amish in the area. So naturally driving around taking pictures of fields, I couldn’t resist snapping photos of some of the Amish farmers working with their horses and farm machines. I did keep in mind the fact that Amish don’t like to have their faces in photos, so I only took pictures from the back or side.

This photo was so beautiful that I couldn’t resist posting it. I think it goes a bit beyond the typical touristy Lancaster County photo, and shows man and beast and nature in harmony under the beauty of a sunny summer day.

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