Over the weekend I went back to the home of my ancestors in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Kishacoquillas Valley for a funeral of a cousin who died. I was only there for a short time, but I did get some shots of the lush farm land and some Amish buggies. While there I went to an Amish Bakery where I purchased homemade moon pies that are made with apple schnitz (dried apples). They are similar to an apple turnover. I am going to let you enjoy the beauty of the photos and the poetry of motion and growth they show. I shot a lot of these from inside the car as we traveled around. No words needed…
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
Note: The Amish are a branch of the Anabaptist Mennonites who, broke away when they felt the church was becoming too much like the world around them. They wanted to maintain their agrarian roots and their conservative way of life and their German roots. There are several different Amish groups. In this valley there are yellow top buggies and black buggies each representing the particular group to which they belong. They are wonderful farmers as you can see.
Wikipedia: “The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish.”