Going Non-Electric!

Well, for the afternoon, anyway!

No, we didn’t lose our electric…I was off to visit with my Amish friend, Eunice.

I couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful day to travel down to visit my friend.  The sky was blue, the sun was shining, it was pretty warm, and a stiff breeze was causing the sparkling hues of Autumn to tumble downward like falling rain.

And I did stop at the South Bristol Overlook to take an obligatory Autumn-on-Canandaigua-Lake shot.

Even with all the beautiful surroundings,  my mind was on my visit.  I was going to write to Eunice and ask if it was okay to visit on such and such a day,  but I figured with a wee small baby as well as a two-year-old,  her hands were full and it might be hard for her to write back.  So, I took a chance!

Eunice’s house was not always Old Order Amish.  It actually was “Englisch” before they bought it last year.  It still has some modern ammenities such as a satellite dish on the roof and electric wiring,  but of course, these things are now non-working.

Eunice’s little boy was always very shy around me, but when I met him previously, he was surrounded by relatives and he had no need for the likes of me!  Today, however, was quite different as the little fellow warmed up to me and as I helped Eunice put up some chicken and broth for chicken noodle soup,  he hugged my leg several times!  I guess looking at books together was a great way to break the ice!  He has brown eyes and the most awesome golden riglets!

Little Baby Susanna is now over four pounds and I could see she has grown since the last time I saw her.  She is so sweet and loves being cuddled by her mom. 

Being Old Order Amish means that my friends cannot be photographed.  Such a shame as I saw so many fantastic ops for some beautiful mother-daughter shots.  That’s okay, though, as I think many of the things I saw today will remain etched in my mind’s eye. 

I did take one shot as I was leaving today…of buggies in the barn.

I thoroughly enjoyed this visit and cannot wait for another!  Eunice said to come by again and little Chris (her son) mimicked the invitation.  I am sure I will visit again!