Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Visiting the Country.....



As you probably know if you have read my blog very long, we live in the city and yet would love to move to a more country-type setting. Once in a while, we travel through country areas... and it is a joy. Over the holiday weekend, we traveled to spend time with family and went through Amish country... and also to the Amish store.   
 Trip to the Amish Store



What a beautiful drive... the rolling hills, the barns and tractors, the fields and animals....  Near the Amish store, we came across these horses grazing in a field that was yellow with flowers. It was so pretty and thankfully, my husband patiently allowed us to take pictures. :)



























As we stopped the vehicle and watched the horses (we did not get out or get close to them... they weren't ours and we respected that)....  the birdsongs were the only sounds. It was a beautiful and quiet setting on a country dirt road.



The horses weren't alarmed by us at all... they are probably used to the people coming by and snapping pictures.  :)

Since we were headed to see family, we couldn't linger long, but we sure enjoyed the time there.  Every once in a while, it almost seems that I NEED to get out of the city and see some country. :)   I am thankful for where God has us, though... and I am not complaining. If you live in the country, I hope you are able to enjoy the beauty.... if you live in the city, I hope you are able to have times of enjoying country scenes once in a while. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today... I hope you have a great week. :) 





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34 comments:

  1. It was so fun to see the horses up close! We don't get to do that very often... :)

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    1. Yes, it was... and those horses sure were cooperative to stay right there. :)

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  2. Such lovely photos and lovely country! Thank you for sharing :-)

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    1. Thank you..... we sure enjoyed out time there. :)

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  3. I live in the city, so I don't see the country often. It's beautiful!

    Thanks for linking up at Tuesday Talk!

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    1. I guess for those of us living in the city, it is a real treat to see the country. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  4. I'm with you! There is beauty in both the city and country. Love your pics of the horses. Bet your kids enjoyed them!

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    1. Oh they sure did! My daughters would LOVE to HAVE horses.... ( what girls don't?!! ). There is beauty in both the city and country... it helps to really look for it and then we can see it. :)

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  5. Beautiful horses! Yes, we prefer the country to suburbia too.

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    1. They really were beautiful... such a treat to see them and take pictures. :)

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  6. Don't you just love horses. I love to watch baby colts prancing in the field. They are all legs and yet so adorable.

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    1. I do enjoy them.... they look so graceful... and the colts look so cute. :)

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    1. Thank you... it really does feel peaceful to be in such areas. :)

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  8. These photos are just amazing! So thankful you were able to get out in the country and enjoy this. Praying for you, sweet friend. ;)

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    1. Thank you... it was a needed break, that's for sure... something about the calm and simple beauty just ministers to my spirit. :) Thank you.... I so appreciate the prayers. :)

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  9. Horses are so cute! I used to take riding lessons a few years ago but I had to stop :(

    - Linking over from Weekend blog party

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    1. They really are beautiful animals... riding would be fun, but even just seeing them was enjoyable too. My daughters would LOVE to ride them... actually, probably all of us would enjoy that. :)

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  10. I live in the suburbs, so I always enjoy when I get to do to the city OR the country! Great pictures, thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

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    1. It really is nice to see scenery that is different from the normal scenes we look at. :)

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  11. I can almost smell the hay!
    Great shots!

    Please come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/nesting.html

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    1. Funny! Oh, how nice it was to be there.... it is nice to be home also, though. :)

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  12. I love to ride on the country roads. The horses and fields are beautiful. Great photos. Enjoy your day!

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    1. It is so interesting and relaxing to drive through the country... thank you for visiting and enjoying the scenes. with me. :)

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    1. They sure were... they weren't at all troubled by us.. probably used to visitors. :)

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  14. As a child we lived in the country but now in a "rural city" ( ie, now far from country life) I remember clearly the horses/cows enclosed with barbed wire fences. Enjoyed this post... as always.

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    1. I used to live in a small town also... and saw such scenes much more often than now, which is probably one reason they mean so much to me now. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  15. beautiful country scenes. love the third image.

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    1. Thank you... I really like that third one also.... It sure was something to see that yellow field...and we saw several of them in the area... they were so colorfully beautiful :)

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  16. Beautiful captures! I went horse-mad as a kid and still am ;)

    Stopping by from image-in-ing!

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    1. Horses are appealing to me also... and what a blessing to see them. :)

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    1. They really were beautiful... and so peaceful-looking out there in the yellow field. :)

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