Sweet Carolineon Jun 05
Hello, my dearest Luc--I see you finally made the change to another web site. When I read your note to our friend, Smiley Paul, regarding this site--and especially how much better the quality of the pictures are--I just had to check it out. You are absolutely right! I couldn't believe your amazing photographs could look any better than on Fotki; but this site brings even more life to your pictures.
As I've mentioned to you on occasion, the Amish countryside in Lancaster, Pennsylvania has always been a favorite place for me to visit. I truly miss the week-long journeys that my darling John-Charles and I made every September to this extraordinarily beautiful countryside in Pennsylvania. From the beautiful people, to the wonderful home-cooked food, to the outstanding shops of hand-made crafts, there is something for everyone to enjoy on a visit to this area. And, of course, the great discount malls--which I miss so much here in Canada--are every woman's shopping dream.
This is one of my very favorite albums, my dearest Luke; and what a magnificent job you have done with it. I love the photo of the buggy and horse--with the beautiful field of corn as a background. This horse is gorgeous; and he looks so proud as he gallops along. The only thing missing is the sound of his hooves hitting the concrete road. I must admit I was quite surprised you were actually able to photograph the faces of the Amish people. Normally they will turn their heads or move away from the photographers. If you noticed--while visiting any shops or malls--the Amish dolls have blank faces. That is because they believe their faces are made in the image of God; and, therefore, they have never allowed pictures of their faces to be taken. Even in the world of Amish art, you will not see their faces.
Within the past few years, I have noticed the Amish are slowly adapting to the modern world. The young people are now leaving home, going to college, or finding jobs in other parts of the USA. This has also opened up the opportunity for the Amish to marry outside their village. Some of the changes are good; however, I hope they will never change their lifestyle and their unique traditions--for those are the reasons why the Amish and Lancaster, Pennsylvania are so very special and beautiful. And, BTW, the horse and buggy are definitely my life style--just the right speed. LOL! Did you happen to notice whether or not any of the Amish homes have electricity; or are they still using candles in their windows at night time? That would be my only problem with living in this gorgeous part of the world--I would definitely have to have my A/C in the summer.
Are you still able to take photographs these days? I think of you often, my dearest Luc, and wonder how you are doing. I would sincerely love to hear from you--and especially how life is treating you these days. I do care and will always.
Please take gentle care of yourself. Sending lots of warm, gentle hugs across the miles to you.
Luv ya bunches!