Clouds roll by and a slight breeze ripples the water. Otherwise, all is quiet along this stretch of the Connecticut River as it makes its way down through Vermont. In a while a train will rumble through, breaking the silence; but soon it will be gone, its whistle barely audible in the distance.
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.