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Friday, November 9, 2012

Fall-ing for A Covered Bridge...


  Out for lunch on a chilly fall day, my mom and I decided to drive the long way back home and drove by this local park and covered bridge. 
I think fall is the perfect time to visit historic places, something about the color of the leaves and general feel of the season that draws you a bit closer to history.  Even though the day was cloudy and drizzly, I managed to snap a few photos of our fall at its peak.  


Here are some wild aster flowers alongside the bridge... I love the beautiful blue color of its petals.  It's not a color you see often in plants, especially in the "wild."


Here's the bridge entrance on foot.  Wood never looked so good against all the golds and reds of the trees.


The bridge was built in 1868 with some repairs through the years...


You know I had to sneak in another flower picture somewhere.... :)




 This cantilevered walkway was added in 1992 during a large renovation on the bridge itself.  It beckons its visitors to come and take a walk...and I couldn't refuse the invite!

 

There's a park and picnic area along the shore to the left in this photo.  The bridge always attracts plenty of fisherman in the summer as well.


It's pretty amazing to be driving across a wooden structure...you really need to roll down the windows a bit to capture the sound of the boards creaking as you go across.


Coming out the other side; a burst of sunlight and beautiful fall foliage.


The whole drive around the bridge was full of lots of beautiful trees...ahhh; this is why we love autumn!

Where's your favorite place to visit in the fall? 

Blessings! 

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50 comments:

  1. Awesome photos! That flower is just gorgeous. We have a covered bridge not too far from us and I love visiting it in the fall. You can't drive across it though so it's neat that you got to drive through this one! Sounds a little scary though, I must admit!

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    1. Thanks! That's great you have a covered bridge near you as well. I think the bridges look great in the fall, like they were made for autumn. Wish you were able to drive through yours, it's a little strange, but in a cool way... :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. What great shots of this amazing bridge, and sounds as if you had lots of fun out exploring!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne...I really did. It's one of those places you could spend a lot time at...thanks for visiting. :)

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  3. When ever we see a sign for a covered bridge, we usually take the time to detour and check it out, too. I don't think we've ever been disappointed. What a lovely moment in time share through your lovely photos!

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    1. Wooden bridges definitely transport you back in time in a moment...thanks for stopping by. :))

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  4. I would love to meander along the footbridge and stroll through the main one too. We don't have any covered bridges here. The autumn colours definitely add a special touch.

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    1. They certainly are a place of contemplation and make you automatically "slow-down" and rest. Thanks for visiting... :)

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  5. So pretty- I love to see covered bridges. I was out this afternoon photographing covered bridges in Vermont. I love the scenery in yours!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Can't wait to see your pictures of bridges, they are so nostalgic! :) Blessing!

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  6. Wonderful pictures you have here - I really love that old covered bridge. We don't get them like that here.
    Thank you very much for popping over for a visit :))

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    1. Thanks so much Ellie and thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

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  7. A wonderful series of shots of the bridge!
    I've never seen one with a walkway. That is quite unique.
    Your black and white edit is perfect for the inside shot.

    I think looking at the petal shape and center that the wildflower is a Wild Aster and not chicory. :)

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    1. I looked up a photo of chicory and wild aster it is! Thanks for catching my mistake...I will fix the caption. Thanks for your nice comments and for visiting, blessings! Nancy

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    1. It's pretty nice and a large bridge which makes it more interesting I think. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. 236 feet long? I could see it was a long one from the walkway! WoW! Gorgeous!
    There's only 4 left in Missouri & I've only been able to see one =0

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    1. Wow, only 4? Glad you were able to see one at least. Sorry to hear that there aren't many left. The county this bridge is located in has 18 bridges and they have a festival (which I've never been too!) Sounds like I need to appreciate them a little more! Thanks for visiting...blessings!

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  10. That photo looking out over the river from the bridge is gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing on YSB this week!
    xo
    Yolanda

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for hosting! Blessings, Nancy

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  11. How beautiful your photos are! I like the autumn leaf photos very much.
    Here in Tokyo,autumn leaves just started to become red and yellow.
    Wishing you a wonderful Weekend.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for visiting and following...am following you back. Have a wonderful weekend as well, can't wait to see your photos of autumn as well, Blessings!

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  12. Thank you for a beautiful and amazing tour! Fabulous photos to follow your narration!

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    1. Thanks so much! Loved having you stop by...have a great week! Blessings!

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  13. Your beautiful photos make me miss autumn! We don't get these kind of color changes here where I live (SWFL). The roadside asters knocked my socks off!

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    1. Winter is a little hard to take, but spring and fall colors help to soften the transition for sure...will be craving some Florida palm trees around February! Thanks for visiting, blessings!

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  14. Beautiful photos of your drive and especially of the wooden bridge!! Hope they never remove it and keep it up!! Very few left of a by-gone era!! Lovely!!

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    1. Thanks and I agree. They actually restored this one in the 90's and have an annual Covered Bridge Festivals as there are 18 in the area. They like their bridges here for sure! Blessings!

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  15. Lovely fall color surrounding this neat old covered bridge. I like the walkway!

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    1. Thanks, I think it really sets off the rustic beauty of the bridge...:) Thanks for visiting, blessings!

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  16. I'm in love with this bridge, Nancy. Gorgeous photos as always.

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    1. Me too! Thanks for the encouraging words...blessings! :)

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  17. what a delightful tour :) I wish I could travel crossing bridges like this one. we don't have them in Portugal. as Nancy Claeys I'm in love with this bridge. great post and autumn photos. xxo

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    1. Wish you could visit one too Ana, although I'm sure there are many many beautiful places on Portugal. Thanks for the lovely words - blessings! :)

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  18. Nancy, I love your photography, just beautiful! What a slice of Fall you brought to my home! Thanks for that!

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica...I'm totally a novice at it, but it's fun! Glad you "felt" fall through the pictures! Blessings!!

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  19. It's been a long time since I rode across a wooden bridge, but I can still remember that sound. Wonderful pictures of this historic bridge and it's surroundings.

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    1. Thanks Deanna and thanks for stopping by...blessings!

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  20. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! Amazing and inspiring!

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    1. Thanks Holly, the whole scene that day was pretty inspiring...have a great week! Blessings!

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  21. o i love me a covered bridge. your rendition of all the angles was marvelous. i've never been on one but have longed to forever!!!!!!!!!

    hi, found you via Weekly Top Shot. i'm #81! come see me. see what you like or don't like and proceed accordingly.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Renae and for stopping by. Will definitely be visiting you! Blessings!

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  22. thank you for your time at my site and for the following, too! my intent is to have fun and to sprinkle joy here and there.

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    1. Thank you as well...I enjoyed your blog and look forward to reading more... :)

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  23. The bridge is a passage to the past.

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    1. So true...! Thanks for visiting. :)

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  24. I LOVE this bridge... I think the sound when you drive through is like none other, the ring of history! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #56!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and hosting! I agree, the sound helps to complete the experience... :)

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  25. My goodness - how beautiful! I love covered bridges and they are very few and far between in my neck of the woods. Great pics!

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    1. Thanks Amy. They are pretty amazing and we are happy to have 18 of them in the area, (many old and some new)! Thanks for visiting too...blessings!! :)

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