If you haven't been to Ohio's "Amish Country in and around Holmes County, Ohio, in a while, you might be in for a surprise. It is ridiculously commercialized and full of people. At certain points on Saturday, I thought some giant person had grabbed me up and plopped me down in the middle of an imaginary swiss village that would be found at some place like Disney's Epcot center. Overall, the experience wasn't bad, it actually was quite good. Megan and I had a great time with my parents and brother. I just wasn't ready for the people and the commercialization that has occurred over the past 15 years since I last visited the area.
To follow up on the plant quiz from Friday, the small trailing vine in the photographs was actually cranberries. I'm not sure if they were small or large cranberries-- both species probably at the bog. I ate some of the berries- a little tart but not too bad. A little sugar and they would be ready for the thanksgiving dinner table.
This week I'm participating in the "that's my world meme" over at my new photography blog. This week's contribution is a scenic view of Ohio's Amish country. For my next blog post here at Ohio Nature, I'm going to leave it up to you- Would you like to see an interesting but fairly graphic picture (not for the squeamish) of Amish life, or would you rather see a scenic view?