[Tweeters] Re: Two Bird Stories
jriegsecker at pobox.com
Fri Jan 1 14:27:54 PST 2010
Bird watching would be a very "Amish" thing to do. Traditionally the
Amish have been farmers and so spend a great deal of time outdoors. For
an interesting account of this see
Great Possessions : An Amish Farmer's Journal, by David Kline.
Much of it deals with bird watching.
Lee Rentz wrote:
> We got a Christmas card from an old friend in upstate New York, who
> described going to photograph Snowy Owls during a great irruption
> year in her area. The interesting thing is, she said that Amish
> people would drive their buggies out in the country to see the owls,
> and recalls one young bearded man who watched the owls with
> binoculars, his bird book open on the buggy seat. I shouldn't
> necessarily be surprised, but I love apparent contradictions like this.
> Lee Rentz Photography
> Shelton, WA
> lee AT leerentz.com
John Riegsecker, Gig Harbor, jriegsecker at pobox dot com
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