It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Child Crossing

Middle Bar Bridge on the Mokelumne River, Amador Co. CA.

13 comments:

Midcenturymadam said...

Beautiful! Such a pensive young man. I'll bet he didn't stop for long. I love the snow effect. How'd you do that?

Midcenturymadam said...

Oops, never mind. I just found the spot. This may lead to a whole new design....guess that pile of unfolded laundry will have to sit there for a little while longer!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Your photos are so artisic! They emit a wistful, pensive feeling. The fifth one is especially good.

Jennifer said...

Great pictures! What a scenic spot you found for them.

LV said...

Those are great outdoor shots. Trust the little fellow had someone close by.

Madeline's Album said...

Great photos and post. I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing parts of my home state. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Oh Connie, I just ache for that place this time of year
xx
Julie

Jo said...

Ohhh, but to just have a pinch of Bean's energy. :o) Great photos Ellie Mae.

Riki Schumacher said...

What a cutie pie Connie. Hugs, Riki

Paxie Panicker said...

Yes. You can take an outstanding photo. No doubt. Love these!!

Anonymous said...

One afternoon, on a day much like that one in your photo, my husband, myself and a friend were fishing off that bridge, our friend decided to go for a dip and jumped off, (the river was very high, it had been raining for weeks) and he swam to the shore where he had a heck of a time scrambling up the banks. I still can't believe he did it and survived to tell the tale........
Must be the clean foothill air that makes people do those things.

Katherine said...

My late friend Gordon Miller is largely responsible for the restoration of the Middle Bar Bridge. He learned to swim at Middle Bar, and wouldn't give up getting that bridge fixed. He would love these photos. He really would. Thanks so much.

Eve said...

Great photos farmlady!!!