Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Remnants of a Bridge

While traveling the roads of the area I live in, there are instances when the "old" will suddenly be glimpsed out the corner of my eye. If it's at all feasible, I always stop and explore. Curiosity. It's a good thing. I spotted the remnants of this old bridge as I was driving along the highway toward Bethel (in search of native asparagus, sigh...).

The trestles look like they're in much newer and better condition than the old road bed does, but what do I know, I wasn't around to see it built. I wonder how long it will take nature to completely obliterate this old road bed.

Stream flowing into and through the Saugatuck Falls Natural Area
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Underneath the old bridge was a most gorgeous waterfall. So even though I didn't get my garden-grown asparagus, I did get my nature-made beautiful waterfall. A good trade if I don't say so myself!


expect anything!

P.S. Pardon the fuzziness of the last two photos. I'm not sure why they are as I did nothing different as far as uploading them. Click on the photo and it opens in another window in focus (go figure) or if you are so inclined, click on the changing photo up there on the right and you can see the images on my flickr page. They aren't fuzzy there either!


  1. Annie...Bethel? You could just go to the farmers' market. Silly.

  2. Love these and the whole 'pull over, I needa get that shot' .. did you know that asperagoosie grows wild in Wisconsin .. yup

  3. Miss MPM - the farmers' markets are not open until June - except New Haven or NYC and that's too far for even me to go for asparagus!

  4. Looks like you were on/near the Metacomet Trail; is that right?

  5. WT, I was on Rte. 53 in Redding(just above the middle school)and was photographing a stream that flows into the "Saugatuck Falls Natural Area".
    I just looked up Metacomet Trail - what a gorgeous place! Something I'd love to see and hike some day.

  6. Lovely shots.. and I love asparagus!

  7. Beautiful shots, Annie! I craved asparagus for mother's day but our market didn't have any!

  8. Looks like a place I just want to check out! BEAUTIFUL.


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