This railroad trestle over the Connecticut River in Vermont is just a stone’s throw away from the location of my previous post. The tranquility of the afternoon with only a slight breeze stirring the water makes it hard to imagine a train rumbling through.
We recently visited New England for a graduation and stayed in a Tiny House on the pond pictured here. Since we were busy with graduation activities, we were only at our Tiny House during the morning and evening hours when the bugs were out in force. When shooting these photos, I had to work fast and run for cover! Also, I am sorry to say the bugs kept us from floating romantically in either of the little boats available on the pond.
Nevertheless, this tranquil spot in woods of Vermont made the return to my house in mega suburbia bittersweet. By the way, kudos to the graduate!
Aside from serving as a setting for spooky fiction and a symbol of the American bucolic past, a covered bridge enjoyed a longer life because the exterior protected the wooden timbers of the passageway from the effects of the sun and inclement weather. This is one of many historic bridges in the New England region of the United States. To see all the other monochrome images in today’s challenge, go to Leanne Cole’s blog.
I wish I could remember exactly where I stopped for this photograph. Let me just say I think it’s a lovely trestle over the Connecticut River in New England.