Last evening after dinner Marti and I took off down the country road from her house…..am I the only one that didn’t know that Dover Delaware has it’s own Amish community ? And I didn’t know that I’d be in the thick of it!
The walk was lovely ---there is a school house right up the road. Conversation lead to topics including how you can tell the school year is over when planting gets going in full swing – the kids are needed on the farms.
The boys finished the school year a bit earlier than the girls --- Marti knew this because all of a sudden, it was only girls walking to school, the boys were in the fields with their dads and older brothers.
Kids “graduate” from school after the 8th grade. I thought back, trying to remember what I was doing when I was graduating from 8th grade ---where my maturity level was ((NOT!!)) how sure I was of what I wanted to do or be when I was 14..((NOT!!)) and then my mind traveled to where my boys were when they were 14 --- ((WHERE IS THE PROZAC!?))
It’s just such a different life style.
Oh, how I love to see silos and wide open fields and windmills!
This is how you know that you are on a well traveled buggy road – see the narrow track marks?
Though there are electrical lines along the road --- there are no lines that connect these homes --- this is an Amish farm house. Around back are the buggies and horses….we saw young boys playing on push bikes and scooters, loving a late Saturday evening at home.
Love the farm house and the trees just leafing out! The clouds were gathering, there is rain in our near future!
As we made our way toward the one room school house in the not-so-far-distance, I heard the clip clop of horses hooves coming from behind us…..We moved aside to the shoulder, to see the buggy returning home from town. Is this priceless or what? See the left rear blinker flashing to turn?
Some homes had horse and buggy just pulled up to the barn – someone must have been visiting!
This is Rose Valley School on Rose Valley Rd in Dover, Delaware – is this not cute?!
We continued our walk up the road ----I’m enjoying the last of the spring blossoms here in Delaware, the rains will soon take these petals to the ground.
Irises are blooming tall and regal against the chain link fence ----Purple!
Such a heavy laden wysteria ----just dripping with purple --- it’s getting to it’s tired stage, it’s not going to last much longer!
Can you imagine this heady fragrance?! It was here that we turned and started our walk back…..and all at once the sky opened up to a gentle spring rain ---steady, but not pounding ----we laughed and started our way back to the house.
It wasn’t long before Marti’s friend Deb pulled up in her van, coming to save us from getting drenched……we weren’t the only ones trying to get to home and dry --- we passed this wagon of young Amish guys-- Horse in a hurry to get to where they were going! See the rain on our windshield?
Blurry as we hurried on past ----so much fun to see!
Marty’s house is straight ahead……as we neared the stop sign, another buggy came rolling by. At least this family was under cover inside their buggy!
And just because it’s funny -----I loved this stop sign! :cD
Class went great today. Photos of that are to come --- even with the rain that continues, our spirits are high --- what a better time to stay in and sew than a drizzly rainy day?
Tomorrow – String Spider Web! I’m ready!