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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Starkey Bridge






It's time to visit another New Brunswick covered bridge. This one is in Cody's (near Coles Island) and is called the Starkey Bridge (also known as Long Creek #1). It is 225 feet long and was built in 1939. It is in very good condition and is still in use today. I photographed this bridge last October when returning home from Moncton. It was late in the day and the skies were overcast and dreary so I was grateful for the pop of red color from some maple saplings.











I'm not sure what it is about these bridges that make me feel nostalgic for days gone by... I guess they seem like a piece of the past - steadfast and sturdy - still doing their job after many years - strong and dependable - they can be counted on. Like old friends...








Can you tell I was just as "taken" with the red maple leaves as I was the bridge? Yep, I'm a maple tree hugger.. just can't get enough of those  maples that give us such glorious red color in the fall...













As I was turning to go I looked behind me and spotted a loon. He wasn't long exiting the scene once I turned my attention and lens toward him. He was not going to give me the time to change to my telephoto.. guess he was camera shy...


Peace,
Linda

The beauty of a single moment can last an eternity.

3 comments:

GailM. said...

Oh, nice pictures Linda. You know, I've never seen that covered bridge. Beautiful color contract of the leaves in the foreground.. I've got to get to see that bridge sometime...thanks for posting about it.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love covered bridges too and have never seen this one. Your photos are beautiful with the red maple leaves in the foreground. Enjoy the weekend.

Stephen said...

Beautiful pics!

Geeze, we have a lot of covered bridges in this province! Way more than I ever thought we did.

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