I've spent a lot of time in the Berne-Geneva, Indiana Amish settlements over the years. The original Amish Cook, Elizabeth Coblentz, lived in the area, so I was a regular visitor to that area for over a decade. Berne's Amish community is hallmarked by their unique Swiss customs: a different dialect than other Amish, yodeling, open-roof buggies, and food marked with a Swiss flair. I passed through the Berne area at sunset the other day and the pastoral, bucolic countryside was bathed in blush of red and purple. Amish homes outside of Berne, like the one above, are generally the very classic two-story white clapboard variety, usually surrounded by a few outbuildings, a barn, and often a windmill which powers a water-pump. When I was there the other evening a rain shower had just settled the dust and the evening sun had just burst through the clouds. Lots of buggies were out and about with Amish who have lived in this area for generations going about their business or visiting. Enjoy these sunset scenes:
About Kevin Williams
Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.