Barns and farms in Indiana…

I had no idea that there were so many Amish and Mennonite farms in Indiana! Last week I landed in Ft. Wayne and then was driven to Elkhart. It’s about a 1 1/2-2 hour drive through lovely country. If we had stopped the car every time I wanted to take a picture, I’d still be there :-). As it was, I took photos with my iPhone from a moving car. (Side note: my iPhone takes a really good picture!)

In many pictures, you can see a reflection on the windshield that I took the picture through. It adds something to the photos that almost make them more interesting…

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Farm buildings don’t have many windows or doors. Each building is comprised of big, simple shapes. The colors, and the way the colors change in shadow, are mesmerizing.

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There is something, too, about the weathered nature of these buildings that make the so much more interesting. The owner probably wishes that this barn was scraped and painted, but I like looking at it the way it is.

We stopped to take this photo, and the next one. This is a small building off to the side of a much-large farm building complex. I found out that the Amish will often paint the trim around the doors like this one below, or in a similar fashion. I see hearts when two doors meet!

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This is the larger structure…

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You know, I love the look, but I have less-than-zero desire to be a farmer or to live in the country. That said, I am really, really happy that there are those among us who are called to grow the food that we all eat. If that’s you, thank you!

 

2 thoughts on “Barns and farms in Indiana…

  1. I remember being driven through Indiana in the summer and admiring the fields of crops. They made beautiful geometric patterns also.

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