F Simple and Serene Living: I could live here 09 10
Friday, August 22, 2014

I could live here

As the sun sifts through the beautiful old trees and reflects off the old whitewashed fences, you feel a sense of peace and serenity, 


of simpler times,


of communal living,


of worshiping together,


and of working together.


Life was definitely simpler


in this beautiful and serene place


My grandson asked my daughter why the Shakers died out. Well, she replied, it was pretty hard to maintain a community that practiced celibacy.

Thank you Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill for allowing me to capture these beautiful images.

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11 comments:

  1. There is a China Bayles (Susan Albert Whiting) mystery set in that Shaker Village. Very interesting :-)

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    1. Yes, it was set there, Vicki. One of my favorite series.

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  2. Oh Laura! Your images are breathtaking! I am mesmerized!
    ~w/L

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  3. They are beautiful photos! Simple and sweet!

    Leann

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  4. The simplicity really does have its own beauty doesn't it. xx

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  5. such calming settings, I could live there, I never knew that about the Shakers,

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  6. I haven't been there for several years. It really is beautiful and I need to go back.

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  7. Beautiful pictures. Life has got so complicated, often seems to me that we are all captives of all our stuff and unecessary "business". Simple hard work and worship without all the extra "trimmings" has a freedom about it somehow, that we have lost. Pam xx

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  8. Hi Laura, Great photos to remind of simple days long gone..

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