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.
The words that come to mind when I look at this bird are “confident” and “well fed.” The pelican’s stance is one that conveys comfort in, and possibly even enjoyment of, being close to a human with a camera. It lives in a preserve where it is protected and has ample food. Sure, the bird could fly away. But it didn’t!
A substantial amount of snow fell on this suburban open space area in central Colorado, but after a couple of days the weather warmed up and it all melted! It was pretty while it lasted. To see all of this week’s monochrome images, go to Leanne Cole’s blog.