Arment Photography: Blog https://www.armentphoto.com/blog en-us David L Arment (Arment Photography) Mon, 02 Aug 2021 23:25:00 GMT Mon, 02 Aug 2021 23:25:00 GMT https://www.armentphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u763842536-o433945686-50.jpg Arment Photography: Blog https://www.armentphoto.com/blog 120 80 An Amish Buggy Passes a Rural Indiana Cron Field https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/8/an-amish-buggy-passes-a-rural-indiana-cron-field The corn is tall this year in Indiana. 

An Amish buggy on a rural Indiana road in the summer of corn.

 

 

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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish Buggy buggy carriage corn corn field farm farmland field Indiana Northern Indiana road rural rural road https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/8/an-amish-buggy-passes-a-rural-indiana-cron-field Mon, 02 Aug 2021 23:25:11 GMT
Lake Michigan Late Afternoon with Smoky Skies https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/8/lake-michigan-late-afternoon-with-smoky-skies I have not posted to the blog for a while because 1) we have been away to Michigan for several days 2) my travel computer is old and finally "gave up the ghost". I hope to order a new travel computer soon. Money is awalays an issue as well as knowing what to buy.

This is a picture from out trip. The sunset on this particular day never happened. There is smoke in the upper atmosphere from forest fires in the west. This is how the sun looked late afternoon. As it got closer the the horizon it simply disappeared.

Strange skies in recent days.

Lake Michigan late afternoon.

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Clothes Drying https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/7/clothes-drying Amish dresses hang on the clothesline at an Amish farm. The clothesline is a chain.

This is a photo from winter. There are no leaves on the trees and their is a Christmas decoration on the storm door. But the dresses make the picture colorful

 

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Amish woman raking hay https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/7/amish-woman-raking-hay Over the years I've heard the debate about women in the workplace. Here is a woman in the workplace. Raking hay. I doubt there are lots of people, men or women who will desire this job. It's hot. It's dirty. And I'm guessing since you are at the south end of a north bound work horse... its smelly. 

Since she is Amish what do you suppose she is getting paid. I'm guessing "pay" is out of the question. She is doing her part for the family. What you don't see in the picture is two other teams of horses. One is also raking and another has the hay baler behind it (but it isn't baling yet). They are a family. A team. Working together to accomplish a task that needs done.

 

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Amish boy on the back of the pony cart https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/7/amish-boy-on-the-back-of-the-pony-cart I don't know why this boy isn't seated next to mom. Instead he's facing backward on the pony cart.

The thing that initially got my attention was the size of the pony. He is the size of a dog. Not a large dog... just a dog. It is hard to see from this picture how little he is.

 

 

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Two horses at an Amish farm look over the fence at me.

 

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Half Dome https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/7/half-dome This is my favorite National Park. Pam and I have only been able to get there once. It is amazing. This view is awe inspiring. Some of the Creator's best work, outside of a living thing. This is "Half Dome" in Yosemite National Park.

 

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Amish Family on the Hay Wagon https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/amish-family-on-the-hay-wagon Sarah was in dire straights. She needed an organ transplant. She was waiting and it was agony to wait.

An organ became available and she had the operation that continued her life.

She reached out to the family of the organ donor. It was a family was Amish. Their nine year old daughter had passed. And Sarah had received her organ.

Sarah asked for a picture of the little girl. The Amish parents explained that they don't have pictures of themselves or their family members. It is not a part of what they do or who they are.

BUT

There is a picture that exists of their daughter because an "English" man travels the countryside taking pictures and there is one of their family on a hay wagon. Their daughter is on top of the hay. People have seen the picture in "The Blue Gate" restaurant gift shop area.

... but here is the rest of the story... as if there needed to be more.

I am the person who is credited with taking the picture. In fact my nephew was in the car and he had expressed interest in photography and I was trying to encourage him. So durning his and his wife's visit I gave him the camera as we drove around. He took this picture. His name is Pablo. I likely would never have taken this picture as I try to avoid capturing the faces of people and this one clearly has people's faces. Having said that I did post it on my web site and "The Blue Gare" ordered it as plaques for their wall.

It was first thought that the Amish family learned about this picture from folks seeing it at "The Blue Gate", but that isn't how it happened.

The company that makes the plaques is Amish. They saw the print come through their shop. As it happens from time to time a print gets damaged and a new one needs to be ordered. They had a damaged print that they cropped and secreted it into their neighbors' (the family that lost their daughter) house. They didn't just hand them the picture but left it in their house where it would be found.

It was. That is how they came to learn of the existence of a picture of their daughter who had passed.

Here is the picture...

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(Arment Photography) amish amish children Amish Family children draft horses farm farmer farming father field Hay Hay Field horses Indiana kids labor mother rural rural America Shipshewana work work horses https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/amish-family-on-the-hay-wagon Wed, 30 Jun 2021 12:30:00 GMT
Totem Poles, Kitwanga, BC, Canada https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/totem-poles-kitwanga-bc-canada Yesterday I said that today I would post a totem pole. Well it turns out there will be more than one.

Pam and I stopped the RV near this large field. At the edge of the field nearest the road were many totem poles. There was another RV'ish type vehicle there. This vehicle had maple leaves decorating it. As you got close to this van (let's call it a van) one could see that the maple leaves were made up of hundreds and hundreds of people's faces. It was really a nice graphic.

Outside the van were a small group of people who were being interviewed. There was a person with a nice video camera and a professional microphone. I didn't really listen in but it was obvious that some quasi-government official or tourism board or "some such" was interviewing the local elders on the history of the totem poles in this field.

As per usual, I got out and started taking pictures. And as per usual everyone ignored me. That is good, I wish to be ignored.

Pam listened to the questions and answers of the interveiws that were going on. On the fringe of the group was a lady whom Pam asked a question of. And then another question. And then another. And soon Pam had the "down low" on the totem poles.

When I'd finished getting what pictures I thought I wanted I motioned to Pam that I was ready. And she said to the lady that she had to go. The lady was very surprised because she thought Pam was a part of this quasi-governmental, official group interviewing the elders. It was a bit of a shock to her to realize that she had been talking to a "normie".

So these totem poles represent families of the area. The figures all represent some aspect of tribal life or of the lives of the people in the families who erected them. Some are leaning at haphazard angles and it is amazing they stand at all. The temptation is to go into photoshop and straighten them, but the reality is that they are leaning... more than a little.

You can see more totem poles in the gallery (folder) "smaller galleries" and then "Native American includes Totem Poles".

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This sign is from an area near Kitwanga called Gitanyou. I have it here because it is good explanation of the totem poles found in the region.

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(Arment Photography) British can Canada clan crest Columbia family traditions Gitanyou Kitwanga mythical creatures Native Americans native people totem pole https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/totem-poles-kitwanga-bc-canada Tue, 29 Jun 2021 12:02:47 GMT
St Pauls Church Kitwanga, BC Canada https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/st-pauls-church-kitwanga-bc-canada I've been posting images from around Northern Indiana recently. So this image is a departure from the recent norm.

Pam wants to go to Alaska again. This would be our third trip. She wants to go the "Inside Passage". So the rough plan, so far, is to go in the pick up truck (the diesel). We would sleep in the truck sometimes and in hotels or "road houses" other times.

If any of you have experience in the ferry system or the inside passage I'd love to hear from you.

Now to the picture...

We met a guy in an RV park on our second trip to Alaska. We were on our way to Alaska. He asked what route we were taking. There are not many. So I told him how we would be going and he convinced me to take the southern route through BC. As it turns out I much prefer the Northern route. BUT there are a few gems in the southern route.

This image is one of them. It is St Pauls Church in Kitwanga BC. The bell tower is pretty tremendous if you ask me. I've never seen anything like it before (or since). I wonder how unusual it is, or if my experience is so limited that it just seems unusual to me.

Across the street a ways were totem poles and we had an interesting experience there. I'll save that for tomorrow!

Don't forget to let me know if you have info on the inside passage.

Thanks,

 

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Amish farmer walking work horses to the barn. https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/amish-farmer-walking-work-horses-to-the-barn an Amish farmer walks his works horses to the barn in Northern Indiana.

 

 

 

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Sunday Morning Walk to Church https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/sunday-morning-walk-to-church Sometimes the simplest pictures say the most. 

 

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Amish Fireworks https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/amish-fireworks Someone asked me about these "Amish fireworks" pictures this week so I thought I would post one here today.

This is a picture of an old steam engine. Some Amish collect these old engines. They do some restorations and take them to the little festivals we have in this area. At night they will shovel corn cob pellets - like you might burn in your stove in the winter to keep warm - into the fire box. Then they turn up the power and out of the stack comes these particles that are on fire. They are like fireworks... or at least to me they look like fireworks.

You can see the wheel in front. That is there to provide resistance to the engine and make it work harder. The sparks hit it and bounce off all different, crazy directions.

This is great fun to photograph and the photographs kinda track the trajectory of the sparks that you can't see with your eye while you are there.

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Biblical Clouds at Sunset on the Gulf of Mexico https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/biblical-clouds-at-sunset-on-the-gulf-of-mexico Someone I know referred to these type clouds as "Biblical". Apparently it is a term used.

Pam and I were in the Gulf region a few years ago. This is how the clouds looked the few days we were there. We've been back. On the return trip you expect the clouds to be the same... right? Well they were not. They were just the ordinary, run of the mill clouds. No Biblical references could be made to them.

I'm finding as we travel that you can find a magical place and it captivates you. You can't wait to go back. When you get back years or months later it is not the same. For whatever reason it just isn't.

But it sure was great to see these clouds night after night for a few days. Magical. Epic. Biblical.

 

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Two Black Work Horses Raking Hay https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/two-black-work-horses-raking-hay These black work horses are working a field near my house. You can't see the Amish farmer because he's behind one of the horses. I try to NOT get people in my pictures because most people - Amish or otherwise - don't want their pictures taken. Some times I don't succeed but I try. 

This farmer usually works a white horse and a black horse. I don't know where the white horse is on this day.

Lots of hay going into barns this time of year.

 

 

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Red Barn on Laundry Day https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/red-barn-on-laundry-day So this post is appearing in June and it is hot and humid outside. Really hot. Really humid. 

I prefer the "in between" of springtime or fall, but if forced to choose between really hot and humid and cold... I'd rather be hot.

This picture shows laundry on the line to dry in winter. I guess the clothes get dryer, but I doubt they get dry. The Amish sell drying racks and I'm guessing they sit inside next to the stove with the laundry from the day getting the final dry.

We own a couple of these laundry racks and they are really handy.

And the other thing to note in this picture is the "cover crop" on the garden. We all plant cover crops on our gardens to have some organics to till back into the soil in the spring. The most popular cover crop for the Amish seems to be radishes (I think). Pam plants a grass of some kind for her "cover crop".

 

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Amish Kids in Pony Cart https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/amish-kids-in-pony-cart  

Amish girls are entertaining themselves by driving the pony cart on the rural road near their house. A logging operation started near their house. It seemed to spring up overnight (which of course it did not). The girls are passing the log lot and it is pretty interesting.

Amish kids start young with ponies. You can see little ones and it is amazing how little they are when they start to deal with ponies and horses. 

And you wonder who has it better... the Amish kids out in the sunshine playing with horses and ponies and running in the sunshine and fresh air, or their English counterparts who are sitting inside in front of a video game? Maybe that's just me thinking like that.

 

 

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Amish Buggy Early Morning https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/amish-buggy-early-morning An Amish buggy parked under a tree in early morning. The morning sun reflects on the polished black of the front of the buggy and the windshield. The morning humidity hangs in the air at the tree line.

A new day in Amishville.

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Amish Farmer and Work Horses https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/amish-farmer-and-work-horses At this writing it is mid-June. The grasses are growing and the hay fields are being cut and raked. They hay is being baled and hauled to the barn. This picture is of two work horses who have just delivered a wagon of hay. They get to rest.

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A lone tree on a dirt road in rural Indiana. https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/a-lone-tree-on-a-dirt-road-in-rural-indiana A lone tree on a rural Indiana road.

 

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Amish Buggy on Rural Indiana Road https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/amish-buggy-on-rural-indiana-road This buggy looks lonely, don't you think? It is on a rural Indiana road in early summer. The is the normal humidity hanging in the air as summer is hot and things get "sticky". But the grass is green and the plants seem to love the heat.

 

Welcome to summer.

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Amish Church https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2021/6/amish-church This is a picture of an Amish house near Shipshewana, Indiana on a Sunday. The Amish have church at their homes. The event rotates from home to home. We learned from our neighbors (when we had Amish neighbors) that having church is a stressor on the "lady of the house" because she has to clean, clean and clean. Of course you have to set up chairs and get other things ready for all these folks.

 

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Amish girl tries to see over the crowd by standing on a tractor tire.

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Amish girl tries to see over the crowd by standing on a tractor tire.

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Amish Buggy for Sale https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/8/amish-buggy-for-sale Buggy for SaleBuggy for SaleAmish Buggy for sale near Shipshewana Indiana and the wash on the line in the background.

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I didn't ride my bicycle to work today and I had some time so I drove a little while. I saw this buggy for sale, which has been on this farm for a while. What made it a picture today was the wash on the line in the background. Happy Friday to you!

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Three pictures from Reminiscences Day in Shipshewana Indiana https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/7/three-pictures-from-reminiscences-day-in-shipshewana-indiana Oat Harvest Reminiscences Days ShipshewanaOat Harvest Reminiscences Days ShipshewanaOats being gathered for thrashing at Reminiscences Days, Shipshewana Indiana.

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(Arment Photography) https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/7/three-pictures-from-reminiscences-day-in-shipshewana-indiana Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:24:43 GMT
Bruce causes crop failure https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/7/bruce-causes-crop-failure Pam - "Bruce is wearing his leather jacket today to ride his motor cycle.

Me - "Yes although it is July it is pretty cold so I can understand his leather jacket."

Pam - "It is not good for the crops".

Someone please explain to me how Bruce wearing a leather jacket is not good for the crops.

I didn't want to ask.

Thanks,

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This boy was waiting with the horses in a picture taken earlier today (July 17, 2014). He was obviously just there to keep things under control. There is nothing hooked to his axle. It doesn't look like the grass is long enough to cut for hay, but it is that time of year, so I'm guessing they were going to take a hay wagon somewhere... but I'm not sure.

 

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Don't tell Pam... https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/7/dont-tell-pam I have water on my desk. When it has sat for a couple of days I water the plants outside the gallery. Today I "watered" the plants with lemonade. Please don't tell Pam as she lovingly planted all these flowers. I wonder what will happen now?

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(Arment Photography) https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/7/dont-tell-pam Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:36:21 GMT
Part of the Landscape https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/7/part-of-the-landscape Yesterday things changed.

Normally, I see myself as the observer. I see things and take their pictures. Observe, click, and move on. Looking at and recording the landscape.

Yesterday I rode my bicycle to work. I’ve not done that in the past because there was nowhere to carry my camera, and when the need may arise my computer and “other stuff”. Pam bought me for my birthday (don’t panic, you still have time to buy me a birthday present as my birthday is not until August) a carrier like the Amish around here use to pull behind their bicycles to carry their things. Sometimes they carry their small children in these white, aluminum two wheeled carriers. They have “goosenecked” type attachment (the carrier has this not the Amish children) that connects the carrier to the bike under the bike’s seat.

So now I’m able to bike to work.

My bicycle was purchased when I lived in France and is pink and orange. I’m sure the bicycle dealer “saw me coming” and made a small fortune. They surely had an extra drink on their good fortune that night. They bicycle was reportedly made in Korea. I assume South Korea.

And yesterday, as every day, I wore my almost blue “Alaska” baseball hat. It was once blue, but has faded, mostly on top, with time and has areas where the combination of sweat and dirt has made it some muddy purple color.

So yesterday for the first time I biked to work. The Amish all looked twice; some had a wide grin because they recognized the Amish carrier and found it humorous that an English guy in a once blue baseball hat with a pink and orange bike was pulling it. The tourist sitting on the benches at the Blue Gate restaurant are all looking for and at the Amish buggies. They did not know what to think of the white haired guy with the pink and orange bike.

So now I’m not observing the landscape, I am the landscape.

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(Arment Photography) Amish bike carrier https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/7/part-of-the-landscape Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:06:34 GMT
The Clothes Line https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/7/the-clothes-line Amish Closthes LineAmish Closthes LineSome of the Amish in this area have a pulley affixed to the barn and they attach their wet clothes to the line and pull them up and out of the way. This picture was taken at sunset so that the pants are a silhouette. And they are up high suggesting that the clothes are being hung from the second story of the house.

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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish Clothes Line Amish Laundry Laundry Laundry at Dusk https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/7/the-clothes-line Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:09:05 GMT
Barefoot Amish Girls Walking Home After Church https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/barefoot-amish-girls-walking-home-after-church Barefoot Amish Girls Walking HomeBarefoot Amish Girls Walking HomeBarefoot Amish Girls Walking Home after Church near Topeka Indiana. June 2014

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(Arment Photography) . Amish Amish Girls Barefoot Girls https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/barefoot-amish-girls-walking-home-after-church Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:52:19 GMT
Arment Gallery and Gifts adds Handpainted Gourds https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/arment-gallery-and-gifts-adds-handpainted-gourds
Hand painted GourdsHand painted gourds have been added to our line of products. They are painted by Jo Arment, my 82 year old mom. come take a look at her gourds.

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(Arment Photography) Gourds Hand Painted https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/arment-gallery-and-gifts-adds-handpainted-gourds Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:04:10 GMT
Rosemary Schmucker https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/rosemary-schmucker At "Arment Gallery and Gifts" we have added the paintings and reproductions of Rosemary Schmucker. Rosemary is a painter from Middlebury, IN. When I asked her about having a story done on her by "Amish America" (a blog on all things Amish) she thought for a minute and said, "I want people to like my paintings because they like my paintings, not because I'm Amish". So please come and look at these fabulous works, you will find your own reason to like them.

 

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(Arment Photography) Rosemary Schumcker https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/rosemary-schmucker Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:00:40 GMT
Retro-Progress https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/retro-progress The irony is thick as you see an abandon tractor in the foreground and Amish using horses to pull a hay baler in the background. Retro-ProgressRetro-ProgressThe irony is thick as you see an abandon tractor in the foreground and Amish using horses to pull a hay baler in the background.


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(Arment Photography) . Abandon Tractor Amish Amish Horses Amish in the Hay Case Tractor Hay Field Tractor Work Horses https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/retro-progress Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:24:46 GMT
Goshen Paint https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/gosehn-paint I don't remember where this picture was taken. I assume it was taken somewhere in Goshen, Indiana. Anyone know where this sign is?

 

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(Arment Photography) Goshen Indiana Old Sign Paiant Sign Sign https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/gosehn-paint Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:18:25 GMT
Baby Birds https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/baby-birds Baby SparrowsPicture of Baby Sparrows taken on Sunday (two days ago).

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(Arment Photography) Animals Baby Animals Baby Birds Baby Sparrows Birds Birds Nest Birds in Nest Sparrows https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/baby-birds Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:14:07 GMT
Working the Hay https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/working-the-hay  

 

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Amish woman turning the hay June 2014 near Shipshewana Indiana.

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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish Hay Field Amish Horses Amish work horses https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/working-the-hay Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:24:49 GMT
Peace https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/peace
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(Arment Photography) clouds cloudy sky peace Peacefulness Serene Serenity sky water https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/peace Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:13:00 GMT
Rock in the Sky https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/rock-in-sky
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(Arment Photography) Peaceful rock Serene Serenity sky stream water https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/rock-in-sky Thu, 19 Jun 2014 06:49:00 GMT
The Last Green https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/the-last-green Amish Horses standing in wait, ready to finish the field. Almost done!
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(Arment Photography) amish Amish farming amish plowing Amish work horses horses Horses Plowing https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/the-last-green Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:43:00 GMT
Plowing https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/plowing I guess I can't get enough of the Amish plowing fields. It simply amazes me.
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(Arment Photography) amish amish horses amish plowing Amish work horses Farming with Horses work horses https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/plowing Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:28:00 GMT
Woman Walking on Rural Road https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/woman-walking-on-rural-road

Amish woman walking on rural road near Shipshewana, IN, Orton type effects used. I think she has a shoe in her hand.

 

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(Arment Photography) amish Amish Woman Amish Woman Walking Indiana Amish Rural Indiana rural road https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/woman-walking-on-rural-road Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:50:00 GMT
The Drying https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/the-drying Amish Dresses out to dry.
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(Arment Photography) amish Amish Dresses Amish Dresses Out to Dry Clothes Drying Dresses Drying https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/the-drying Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:25:00 GMT
Rural Hoes for Sale https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/rural-hoes-for-sale Here in Amishville, it is not unusual to see roadside produce signs and eggs for sale signs. This one I cannot explain. Can you?

I can only wonder if it is Rumspringa run amok. On the other hand the definition of Rumspringa is to run amok.
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(Arment Photography) hoes hoes for sale rual sign sign https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/rural-hoes-for-sale Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:20:00 GMT
Buggy Race https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/buggy-race It is Sunday the 15th of June. Maybe NASCAR is on today. Maybe they are drag racing somewhere. Here in Northern Indiana we have the trill of one buggy passing another. Live is good.
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(Arment Photography) amish Amish Buggy Passing amish horse and buggy Amish Races Buggy Races https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/buggy-race Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:39:00 GMT
Shipshewana Lake Evening https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/shipshewana-lake-evening I count 15 babies. This one adult looks after a lot of babies.
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(Arment Photography) geese Goslings Shipshewana Shipshewana Lake https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/shipshewana-lake-evening Sun, 08 Jun 2014 17:38:00 GMT
Horse Training near Shipshe https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/horse-training-near-shipshe
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(Arment Photography) amish amish horse horse Horse Training Shipshewana Shipshewana Indiana https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/horse-training-near-shipshe Sat, 07 Jun 2014 11:01:00 GMT
amishimages.com https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/amishimagescom

I / we are not doing too well with our goal of posting one picture per day here. Please forgive me.

I've been very busy with a new web site www.amishimages.com. It has totally consumed me.

The new site is to showcase the Amish Images taken over the last few years. To this I've added only the best of other images.

More importantly I've added gifts from local Amish and other craftspeople that you can buy. Some are inspirational plaques and signs. Others are clever wooden puzzels.

... but the point of this post is to let you know I've not forgotten this blog... I've just gotten busy on this other site. Once it is launched I'll hopefully post here daily.

Thanks,
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(Arment Photography) amish Amish pictures www.amishimages.com https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/6/amishimagescom Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:22:00 GMT
Amish Road https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/amish-road
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(Arment Photography) amish amish buggy amish horse and buggy https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/amish-road Fri, 30 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT
Turning the Earth https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/turning-earth


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(Arment Photography) amish Amish farming Amish work horses horses work horses https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/turning-earth Thu, 29 May 2014 10:22:00 GMT
Birdsell Clover Huller https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/birdsell-clover-huller
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(Arment Photography) Birdsell Clover Huller farm Farm Machinery Huller Old Farm Machinery https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/birdsell-clover-huller Mon, 26 May 2014 13:43:00 GMT
This is How We Roll... Eight Cylinders https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/this-is-how-we-roll-eight-cylinders
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(Arment Photography) amish amish horses amish plowing Amish Work Horses. https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/this-is-how-we-roll-eight-cylinders Sat, 24 May 2014 19:16:00 GMT
Wisconsin Sparrow https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/wisconsin-sparrow Somebody tell me what this bird is... I don't know.

I live in Indiana and he was in Wisconsin.
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(Arment Photography) https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/wisconsin-sparrow Wed, 21 May 2014 13:30:00 GMT
Old Amish Shool https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/old-amish-shool
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(Arment Photography) abandon school amish Amish School Old Amish School school https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/old-amish-shool Tue, 20 May 2014 06:00:00 GMT
Waterfall at Bonneyville https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/waterfall-at-bonneyville
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(Arment Photography) https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/waterfall-at-bonneyville Mon, 19 May 2014 06:00:00 GMT
The Five https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/the-five
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(Arment Photography) abstract aliens other live forms https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/the-five Sun, 18 May 2014 17:29:00 GMT
18 at Dusck https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/18-at-dusck
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(Arment Photography) 18 Goslings Baby Geese geese Geese Swimming Goslings Swimming Swimming Home https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/18-at-dusck Sun, 18 May 2014 04:17:00 GMT
Barn with Horse Painting https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/barn-with-horse-painting
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(Arment Photography) barn farm Farm Building Horse Painting Old Barn rural Rural Building https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/barn-with-horse-painting Fri, 16 May 2014 14:00:00 GMT
Head in the Clouds https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/head-in-clouds
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(Arment Photography) clouds cloudy sky flower sunflower https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/head-in-clouds Thu, 15 May 2014 02:30:00 GMT
GMC https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/gmc
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(Arment Photography) GMC old truck truck https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/gmc Wed, 14 May 2014 14:30:00 GMT
In a String https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/in-string I count 16 goslings. What is your count? How can two geese have this many babies? Did they adopt?
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(Arment Photography) Baby Animals birds geese Goslings https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/in-string Tue, 13 May 2014 13:40:00 GMT
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(Arment Photography) amish Amish Lady Lady in Blue Mennonite Lady Woman Woman in Blue https://www.armentphoto.com/blog/2014/5/lady-in-blue Sat, 10 May 2014 06:00:00 GMT