Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thoughts on Hurricane Irene

Well, "mean" Irene has come and gone, but upstate New York and New England are still suffering from devastating floods after rivers burst their banks and torrential rains fell on ground already saturated.

Today I drove by an area where a mudslide knocked down two apartment houses and a garage.  You just never know what is going to happen!

In 2008, my husband and I took a scenic train ride through Vermont.  It was a gorgeous day with beautiful foliage.  The Green Mountain Flyer took us along the Connecticut and Williams Rivers.  One of the landmarks I remember is the historical Bartonsville Covered Bridge.  Built in 1870, the bridge has a lattice truss style with a 151 foot span across the Williams River.  Here are two pictures I took of the bridge that October day.  Doesn't it just look peaceful?

Here is a link to the covered bridge during Hurricane Irene.  This 141 year old bridge, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places was destroyed by Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011.  I feel so fortunate now to have seen this beautiful structure.

Thank you everyone for your prayers.  I will be back tomorrow with a card for you.


KER said...

so sad to read of another historical landmark gone...mother nature having a bad hair day or what?...thanks for sharing your pictures of the bridge

Chris said...

I watched the bridge fall. What a loss! Those bridges are so beautiful!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

So glad you shared your photos of the bridge. I saw a film clip on TV as it was falling - so sad to lose a beautiful piece of history.
- Joy

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
So sad to see an historical bridge just slide away. I'm glad you could share what it looked like before.

Lizabeth said...

I saw the video on tv of it going...how sad. Lucky you got to see it! That's great that you had photos of it too.

KarinsArtScrap said...

well donna your lucky you have seen it and took beautiful pictures from it.
and they are gorgeous.

greetings karin

gale said...

Wow, that is so sad to see. :(

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