I grew up not too far from Bucks County, PA. Those who live in the area know it as a unique area peppered with quaint shops, small towns, lovely pastoral scenery, and beautiful historic homes characterized by thick stone walls, deep window sills, muted colors, and often white candles in the window throughout the year. I feel at home the minute I see anything that reminds me of this special place.
A covered bridge with light at the end of the tunnel! Notice lovely stone walls leading to it! What more could you ask for a Sunday afternoon drive?
I was intrigued by the image below as it unfolded once again with light at the end of the tunnel!
I thought the mossy texture on these old walls was lovely! Especially pleasing was the unique wooden star which someone had carved long ago to attach near the peak of the roof.
The beauty of this path in the sunlight next to an aging tumbled house with “secret” garden could almost convince me to write a poem or story…what does it remind you of?
We noticed so many gates throughout our drive and each was uniquely crafted. I love gates of this sort because each one seems to welcome you to a new place.
As we stopped along a winding country road so I could take a few pictures of the woods, suddenly I saw out of the corner of my eye what appeared to be dancing, playing miniature horses! Of course they were deer instead, but never have I seen them playing before! They were splashing each other and frolicking! I was so stunned that I just snapped the picture with settings I had. The deer were so alert! It was really an unforgettable moment!
I found this beautiful wall so attractive and poignant. Two very Bucks County doors and this lone portion of a once loved home are all that remain. Yet it is lovely!
This was too colorful to pass by! The bright red roosters, old colored bottle glass in transom above green door, the curved arch of the windows with beautiful bending row of bricks above, the multi-paned windows, the stunning colored stone itself, and even the small candleabra in the aged brass lantern, all in front of a homey picket fence. Love it!
This was such a bed and breakfast type cottage that reminded me immediately of what I expect to find one day when I finally am able to visit the villages of Yorkshire, England! The Currier and Ives type painting on the sign, the ivy covered walls, and the very name suggest breathtaking countryside dotted with sheep bounded by roughly stacked stone walls as far as you can see. If you haven’t read James Herriot’s books yet about his life as a country vet in Yorkshire from the 1930s onward, be sure to look them up! Each one delights with rich descriptions of the people, animals, and places where he worked and lived. Note the sheep weathervane below!
We made a quick stop to see the unique architecture of this historic building, adjacent to the Moravian Tile Works. Each of these buildings was so interesting in color and detail. Even the historic Bucks County sign below was surrounded by brightly colored tiles.
Another favorite shot because of the depth, texture, color and leading line of the archways.
As we drove into a friend’s farm, this beautiful hawk was perched so still! Incredibly I was able to snap a few shots from the car as we approached. It was too special not to include.