Sunday 15 April 2012: Bridging Dawn
I have been following Andrea's journal and Jack Lloyd's as well with deep fascination and interest. I don't think I quite look at bridges and man made structures the same way anymore because of these two brilliant and clever photographers. Isn't that a wonder indeed! And by the way - where the heck are you Jack Lloyd? Please please please say you have not stopped after hitting your 365. Blip would not be the same place without you. No posts since April 5th <sigh>.
So today I literally tumbled out of bed with the first light of day, threw on yesterday's clothes, walked the dogs rather quickly and headed out to Kehoe Access, home of the Bethanne's Vermont sunrise collection. Under the guise that one cannot photograph the same waters twice, I was expecting something new and different today and I was not disappointed on that but not at all happy either. Last night was rather warm and it seems to have spurred on a hatching at the lake - bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs everywhere BUGS! UGH! Mosquitoes and no see 'ums and weird flies all congregated on my car, on the docks, on the signs and on every plant, weed and tree. The air was filled with a convention of breeds all taking flight in the blueness of the early morning.
I saw one lone fisherman at the access, photographed him and the docks waving my arms to shoo away the myriad pests. I lived in Northern California for fourteen years and while there I thought the two worst words put together in the English language were ASSEMBLY REQUIRED. Now that I have returned to New England I have revised that and now for me the two worst words put together are MOSQUITO HATCH. Lakes are the worst for it. I took off.
I had been eying this pair of bridges every morning always thinking of Andrea and Jack and thinking, what would they do? Well pull over and photograph them of course. So their lines of man made structures make it into my Blip today, but also with that element of dawn that I love so deeply. It was far less buggy at this inlet and I will have to return with the changes in the weather. So today - the bridges of Rutland County.