The slow road home

051715 1 Martin Bridge

Coming home last Sunday, I took the scenic route.  Somehow my GPS knew that I had some time for exploring.  (For an instrument so obsessed with the word “recalculating,” it is still pretty smart.)  This is the Martin Bridge, a covered bridge built in 1890 on a Vermont farm.  It is the last privately-constructed covered bridge in existence in the state and was designed to be especially tall to accommodate wagons piled high with loose hay.  Feeling the need to stretch my legs, I wandered the property, found an old dump, and saw lots of red-winged blackbirds.  The prize, though, was a bobolink.  It looked vaguely familiar, but I had to consult the bird book at home to learn its name.

Bobolink small

 

One thought on “The slow road home”

  1. Felt an aura of peace as I read this post and looked at your photos; glad that you were gifted with this extra time to explore.

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