I drove down around Lexington, KY with Jerry Saturday morning to meet with several members of the TriState Photographic Society for their field trip to Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky (http://www.shakervillageky.org). It was cold cold cold! But those intrepid (or just crazy) photogs were outside and inside, snapping great photographs all day Saturday and some of Sunday before heading home. Some even were out to get the sunset last evening and sunrise this morning. It was below 0F!!!
I am not a photographer - I just snap what I see that looks good and might, someday, become a painting :) So here are a few of mine until I get something painted (after I thaw out a bit more).
One of the very plain but beautiful buildings. And some seeds and planting utensils.
A woman in traditional Shaker dress working the loom.
And a sunlit sewing room ------------------------ >
A Shaker kitchen - the little "box" is an oven and the round boxes on the table are traditional Shaker design.
The table is ready with butter churns, coffee pots and servers, all made right there in the settlement.
There are no Shakers left in Kentucky but there is still a tiny settlement hanging on in Sabbathday, Maine.