Amish Patriarch at Rehoboth Beach
The name "Rehoboth" means "room for all." This morning during my walk on the beach collecting stones I had visual proof of that statement. An Amish family made their way to the beach this morning to enjoy the refreshing ocean breezes. Of course I had my ever present camera but how to take a picture?
Most Amish don't like their picture taken. When I lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania I encountered Amish all the time. Chester County is right next to Lancaster County Pennsylvania which is heavily populated with Amish families. I would have loved to take pictures of the many times I've seen them in their iconic scenes but I refrained out of respect for them. However, this morning I just couldn't pass up the opportunity. The only problem was how to take pictures of them without them knowing I'm taking their pictures. Below is the result of my challenge:
Young Amish man feeding a seagull
Amish sharing the beach with the Great Unwashed
Amish silhouettes on the beach
Amish children headed for the beach
I love living near the beach. There is always something interesting happening. Everybody loves the beach. It is something primordial. Even for the Amish.