Sunny meadow last Sunday afternoon. Alas, the field was mowed on
Monday morning as part of our meadow management regime.
The preserve over which I am steward contains the second (1817) and third (1840) oldest extant bridges in our county. They no longer bear traffic and have been incorporated into our trail system. This is a view of the second-oldest bridge, viewed upstream.
Unfortunately, age and torrential flooding have taken their toll over the years. In the early '90s, we invested over $60,000 in this bridge. Lately, we discovered that the footer for the pier standing in the creek is deteriorating and will have to be repaired.
In addition, graffiti vandals have "discovered" the bridge. For years, we had few problems with graffiti, but it's becoming more and more pervasive.
On the other hand, if you ignore the spray paint and the failing masonry, the view is still nice!