A few months back, we took a trip out to Ohio to visit some of my wife’s relatives. One of the places we stopped in at was Lehman’s — a sundries store in the heart of Amish country, aiming to serve those that choose simpler lifestyles. Apparently they’ve hit on something, because the place is HUGE.

Anyway, I thought this was an interesting line-up:


I wouldn’t have thought of bells as being a big draw, but Lehman’s got a bunch of them in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I guess if you don’t use electricity (much less the internet)…

Thanks, Seven by Five!

If you haven’t run across it yet, there’s a good online photo magazine out there called “Seven by Five.” Along with photographer profiles, and helpful how-to articles, they also have weekly and monthly photo contests based on contributions to their Flickr group.

This past week’s theme was “Money” — so I contributed one of my older shots (at the time, I’d had a DSLR for all of 7 months) called “Ka-ching!” In terms of technique, I could do a better job with this shot today — but I still like it a lot.


Anyway, lucky me — this shot was one of the 17 that they picked for their weekly shout out. Thanks, gang!