Monday, June 13, 2016

The comfortable, spotless home was located in the country.  We visited it on a warm, sunny
weekday afternoon.  We were a group of friends who met each week during the winter,
for Bible Studies.  This particular day, we met at a local Amish home for a luncheon.  The
hospitality we found here, by the warm, caring, gracious hostess and her daughters, was
most memorable.

The table was beautifully set, with fresh flowers from the gardens.

Oil lamps were placed down the center of the table, and fresh garden salads graced each
place setting.

And, oil lamps hung from the ceiling, lighting the basement room.

On a side table, many Lego creations, built by the young son, were displayed in colorful

Bookshelves were filled with favorite books, making it obvious that reading played a big role
in this family's lives.  Television was not to be found in the home.

Dresses from the weekend activities, were washed and air drying on the back porch.

Gardens were abounding on the property outside, so carefully tended, and organized.  Tin pie pans
were used to keep the birds away.

The abundant strawberry plants were filled with fruit, soon to be ripe and ready to eat.

Sugar peas were healthy and growing.

Interspersed with the vegetables in the gardens, were gorgeous, colorful flowers in bloom.

Laundry had been washed and hung out to dry, in the afternoon sun.  The children's scooters
were placed in individual parking spaces, ready for any needed transportation.

As we walked into the barn by the side of the home, we once again were impressed with the
detail and cleanliness found there. 

Unique looking turkeys roamed the barnyard, in somewhat proud fashion.  I must admit, their
black, white and red colors certainly caught our attention.

Inside the barn, the horses seemed to welcome each one of us.  It was obvious, that they were
used to having people around them.

As we pulled out the stone driveway, we were refreshed, inspired, and so grateful for the few hours
that we were privileged to spend, in this lovely home.


Stacey said...

What a neat little peek at a beautiful Amish home. The photo with the laundry on the line and the scooters underneath is artistic. You could frame that one! :)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

This time with friends sounds so lovely and full of sweet memories. Fun to see the photos of this beautiful home!

Judy said...

Thanks for giving us a glimpse into the life of the Amish...lovely home, delightful table, beautiful gardens and laundry drying on the line. It all sounds and looks refreshing!

corners of my life said...

It looks like a wonderful "step back in time".

Connie said...

Hi's been a long time....for some reason I was online tonight and looked at my old blog's last post and comments. Of course, one was yours. What fun I had back in 2008 - 2011 blogging and making new friendships over the internet. I hope you are well. It was fun to see that you are still sharing your beautiful life. I love the Amish simple, beautiful, thoughtful and caring. I have another grandbaby who is 7 months old and enjoying this last half of life. May God richly bless you in all that you do!

Love ya, Connie

Just a little something from Judy said...

Dear Connie, It was so good to hear from you again! I too, have such fond memories of those blogging years. It was always a joy to visit you and your blog! I made so many special friends during those years, and at times, I smile when I remember each and every one. Thank you for taking the time to stop by again, and for sharing your thoughts.

Congratulations on your precious grandbaby. I know you are a wonderful grandma!
It is fun to think of you again!

Anneliese said...

I love when people take care of what they have been entrusted with by creating order and beauty! Love the scenes from where you live.

corners of my life said...

I just spent an hour {or so} visiting all the links on your blog-roll sidebar. I found a few to add to my own. Bloggers are just so darn creative.

lindsey said...

This looks like a wonderful time. such a blessings to join together with good freinds


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