amish traffic

Posted by Chris (South Jersey, United States) on 27 March 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

As I was driving home from Lancaster Pennsylvania the other day (after helping my wife set up for the quilt show she is in), I noticed this scene at a fairly busy intersection.

This Amish man is driving his tractor across the highway (US Rt 30) and I am pretty sure that his vehicle isn't "street legal" - if you notice the smoke billowing from the engine I am sure he would not pass an emissions inspection!

This contrast of the Amish trying to go about their business in their own way while living in the modern world is very striking. I know they try to lead a slow life, but it must sure be hard....

Don't be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, "I'll never let you down, never walk off and leave you," we can boldly quote, "God is there, ready to help; I'm fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?"Hebrews 13:5-6

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Pentax K100D
1/350 second
F/9.5
ISO 200
72 mm (35mm equiv.)

tractor

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