For those of you taking a July holiday, happy and safe travels to you! Get out there and explore the world. Don't wait or it might be too late...travel as much as you can while you are able.
This photograph was taken on a drive through "Big Valley" which spans both Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties. Many Amish and Mennonites make their homes and farm in this fertile valley. It is a beautiful drive any time of year, one of my favorites, but old fashioned plows and Amish buggies must be watched for on the two-lane road. The Amish prefer not to be photographed -- but I sometimes will take a discrete photo when passing by. The variety of styles of buggies depends on which "order" the Amish family belongs to and the weather usually determines whether an open or closed buggy is in use.