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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Simple Things Thru My Camera Lens

A thankful Tuesday to you all this beautiful sunny day.  Thankful God chose to let me wake to hear birds singing and the dawn of a new day gleaming thru my window.  I'm sure we all have so much to be thankful for. 

As I shaared with you in a previous post, we visited the Mennonite community last week in Delano Tn.  There were so many wonderful  things,, simple things that made my heart skip a beat. ( another one for Marie, at OLM) ha. Thought I would share some of the simple pictures with you today.
I know, just mailboxes, but riding thru the community, and seeing all the simple acts of the families living there, these just popped out. Do you wonder what they recieve in the mail as they don't have utility bills, cell phone bills, etc.  How simple their lives are and they are proof of how little you really need to survive and live a good life. 
Beautiful farms.  Bet some of those ladies had fresh corn for lunch.  Sounds yummy, huh?
Loved this old brdge.  We couldn't drive over it, for buggies only but got out and walked.  Such a cool shaddy place.
These 2 things are what we saw over the railing of the bridge.  They were fastened to heavy cables in the trees and were spinning really fast.  Maybe some type of irrigation for the fields?? We didn't know.
I have a love for old  "rusty" things.  So simple, looks as if it's saying my work has long been done.  I am now at rest.
The purpose of the rock on the post?  Probably none, but so simple.  Just caught my eye riding thru.
Melons waiting to be picked up by the wagons to take to the market.
Loved the watering pail and just an old white plastic bucket.   I know I am  different.  You would just have to be there and caught up in this way of life.  Yep , if in my back yard I would be nagging Mr. P. to clean it up I am sure.  On this day,,,, the simple things touched my heart.
Oops, this is a little dark, but it's an old wooden door with homemade hinges.  We couldn't figure out what the building was used for.  Looked like an old greenhouse, but had a flue coming out its top.
If you click to make larger you can see the gourd birdhouses.  Every farm had them hanging.  Loved them. And all had windmills.  How neat.
Loved all the old barns.  So serene.

Hope you have enjoyed some of the simple things we saw on our trip.  Take time today to enjoy a few simple things in your day and pause and be thankful for a blessed Tuesday wherever you are. 

Welcome to my new followers.  I love it when I meet new friends.  And to my faithful ones, you all know how I cherish your friendship and welcome your comments.  Everyone have a great day.  We will talk again soon....


  1. Love the pics. Yes, the simplest of things bring pleasure and peace in our lives. Sometimes I go for a country drive on my lunch break. It helps me think and keep me grounded on what is important in life. We have an Amish and Mennonite community here and their farms are so neat and clean. I often wander what their day consists of. They are really nice folks and we need to take note of how they live and be thankful for God's great gift of Mother Earth and what she has to offer.
    Have a great day.
    Country at heart

  2. Thanks for sharing! I think we would all be better off if we lived a more simpler life!

  3. Wonderful photos of simple things friend! i love them. We sure like alot of the same things.
    Have a great day filled with sunshine.
    Hugs Trace

  4. Hi Angela, I have never been there. We do however go to Muddy Pond which is about an hour west of us, near Jamestown and Monterey. I grew up with Ohio Amish and they are hard working people. That is for sure. My grandfather carried the mail from Post Office to Post Office, and I would go on the route with him. I love visiting their bulk food stores. The prices can't be beat. Don't know how far that is from me. I will have to check it out! glad you had a good time.

  5. Angela,
    Lovely photos, so calming and serene! It all seems so peaceful, sometimes I think that is what we all need, a little peace!

  6. Angela
    you know I love this post~ simple~ breathtaking photos~ thank for sharing the beauty of the countryside~

  7. Simply beautiful Angela. Such a special outing. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  8. Hi Angela~

    Sometimes the simple things are the best. Love your pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

    Enjoy your evening~Becky

  9. Hi Angela, such a beautiful post. Loved all of the simple things you shared. That must have been a peaceful trip. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love your Photos Angela! Beauty & joy in simple things - what a blessing - thanks for sharing! ~*~Lisa

  11. Hi Angela: Great photos! I especially loved the mailboxes. I felt more relaxed just looking at your photos. We saw lots of Amish and Mennonite farms too a couple of weeks ago when we were in northern Indiana. They were very large and so well kept!

  12. I would love to visit that area one day, loved your pictures. Thanks for sharing your pics

  13. Love all of your pictures Mama. Especially the one of the rock! Ha! Maybe it was there to remind us of our "rock" that we depend on to get us thru rough times. Love you.

  14. Simple, wonderful, beauty Angela. Yup....gotta remember this place if I ever decide to run away. I think a piece of all of our souls long for simple, doesn't it? Smiles, Hugs & Simple Blessings ~ Robin

  15. Oh I so enjoyed these pictures. It is amazing what different people see when you visit the same place. I can't wait to go back when it is cooler. Hope you post more pictures. I love seeing them.