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Monday, July 4, 2011

That's My World Tuesday: Little Red Bridge

One of the trails along Crabtree Creek (Raleigh, NC, U.S.) has a little red bridge.

I'm not sure why this is the only trail near my house with a red bridge like this.
It also has the styles of bridges that are common on the other parts of the greenway system but it stands alone, to my knowledge, for having the red bridge.
I'm amazed at just how low the water level is here because this is an area prone to water overflowing the banks. These shots are all from a Thursday morning walk on June 30.
I was glad I looked out at the water when I stood on the bridge above because I had my first summer siting of a great blue heron.
I got some shots of the herons at Shelley Lake in May but haven't seen any in June.
They are probably still in protected parts of the Shelley Lake system with their young but this one was fishing at the creek about two miles from the Shelley trails.
I didn't see it catch any fish although it seemed to be looking for them.
I think this part of the trail system has more bridges than almost any I walk on.
There is something very magical to me about foot bridges.
I didn't even photograph all the ones I crossed but this is a representative sampling.
The last bridge is a boring road bridge but I like the reflection. I'm glad I'm not walking up there. I was standing on a foot bridge pointing my camera up to the road bridge.
I'm preparing this in advance to auto publish but I realized when I set the date that it will publish on the fourth of July. I hope everyone who celebrates it has a happy American Independence Day. Click for the home of That's My World Tuesday.


eileeninmd said...

Happy 4th of July, Carver! I enjoyed your post, all the different bridges are neat. And I love the GB Heron, great sighting.

Penelope Notes said...

I feel the same way about footbridges, especially when they are made of wood and cozily set inside a forest. A splash of color also is compelling and I enjoyed seeing the red railings and the gray blue feathers of the heron. How fortunate to have such peaceful places to visit, Carver!

Indrani said...

Such cute little bridges make picnics very interesting. Lovely shots.
Happy 4th of July to you!

Rajesh said...

Happy Independence Day.
Beautiful shots of lovely scenic place.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

North Carolina is so beautiful! What a bright color to see in nature!

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EG CameraGirl said...

I like foot bridges too as they often lead to places I would otherwise never get to. The red bridge looks rather cool in amongst all the foliage. I'm jealous that you took such great photos of the herons!

Sylvia K said...

Happy 4th of July, Carver!! Hope you have a great holiday! I do love all your bridges and what wonderful places to walk! The heron is so beautiful. You do have such wonderful places to walk!! Thanks for taking us along with your marvelous photos!


fjällripan said...

What a lovely place to take your morning walk. Great catch with the heron to, its a really beautiful bird! :)

Judy said...

Wonderful series! I hope you had a wonderful 4th as well.

Horsoon said...

A collections of bridges :) I like the crooked wooden bridge best.

Happy 4th of July to you!

lotusleaf said...

I enjoyed the lovely walk, Carver. Thank you!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful and different bridges and passages!Amazing set of pictures!

Sistertex said...

Hope your 4th of July weekend was wonderful! Great post ... I love little bridges and walkways like that. i think they add to the setting.

Thank you so much for sharing part of your world!

ksdoolittle said...

Such a lovely walk. I like those foot bridges, too, and what a great shot of the heron! By the way, your header is gorgeous! ~karen

Glen Lerner said...

Wow, that's really lush and beautiful. Bridges are a great structure to photograph, I think we're always fascinated by where they go...


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