Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bridges and dreams

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, if one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams and endeavours to live the life which one has imagined one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours” Henry David Thoreau
Modern transportation requirements will see the end of this little bridge shortly. It is a much loved little local landmark on a back road short cut that many a family has appreciated the tiny one car at a time route that forced us all to stop to wait for each other to pass over with friendly waves to say thanks.

And thanks to our hosts of Sky Watch Friday, organising the hundreds of bloggers from all over sharing their own views of the horizon.   Quick hot links to give-aways for great books hosted by fabulous bloggers at Katherine's Old Boat Shed Woolloongabba and Sarah at the Beach Cottage
Posting some sneak peeks into some of the creations out of our Mistified adventure, there was so much to play with and really enjoyed sharing the experience with other excited crafters.

26 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

So ad that we eventually lose all of these fabulous little bridges.
Can't believe little Ella will be 2. Time sure flies by
Alison

Alison Gibbs said...

Oops typo..... thats what happens when a 2 and half year old is hanging off your arm.
I meant So sad that we eventually lose these bridges

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Mandy, you are a real student of thoreau..and justly so what a wise fellow, fantastic pic, cheers Katherine

jojo-caramel said...

This little bridge is charming !

Anne said...

Hi, Mandy! Love your story today about the bridge. Sometimes "progress" isn't really so terrific. So many times we are all in too much of a rush, it is nice to have a moment to stop and enjoy the beauty around us.

ewok1993 said...

REally love this quote. Happy skywatching.

Regina said...

Beautiful bridge. Great sky-watch!
Happy weekend Mandy.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely bridge and skies and Thoreau's words are perfect, Mandy! Have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Manang Kim said...

Like the bridge shot and the blue sky is awesome too!

SkywatchFriday

Kcalpesh said...

I like the view of this bridge! Nice shot!

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Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot. Modernization bring both desired as well as undesired changes.

Khim said...

Nice bridge ....nice thought...make it a perfect shots....

happy friday...

overtiredmum said...

I like the thought that you are forced to slow down and say hello - I think the whole world would benefit from more of these bridges. xo

Gaelyn said...

I am saddened by the loss of an old one lane bridge. Too bad it can't be left behind for foot traffic and a new one built beside.

eden said...

Such a beautiful bridge and words. Thanks for sharing

hetty said...

I love old bridges! Too bad we always want to move towards progress. When it comes to finding a cure for some ailment, I'm all for it, but if it involves the destruction of an old bridge, well.... then not so much.

Carletta said...

I've seen so many little quaint bridges go the wayside. It is the stop and waves that make life more down to earth. It's sad.
Great shot however!

Round The Bend

♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

That is so sad that the little bridge who gave a person who passed by to stop a while and enjoy life have come to an end. :(

SWF

J Bar said...

Great place.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Laura said...

so sad when things that ensure that we slow down and appreciate the moment, the connections with each other and the world we live in are replaced with something that pushes us through so fast we miss our life! Beautiful photo.

noel said...

aloha,

i loved seeing your corner of the world today,

beautiful skies, thanks for sharing

chhabi said...

I have not the seen your photo. with nice thought.

Ann said...

photos of bridges are nice. The plants below makes it better.

empire-state-plaza-skywatch-friday said...

What a beautiful spot. Perfect with the quote for this time of year with graduations. ~Jeanne

Radka said...

On the blog you have amazing photos. I like to photograph his son Matěj. Have a nice day Radka.

Maria said...

Hi Mandy!
Oh... I hate to see sweet things like that bridge go to the "needs of modern transportation." I wish there were another way~
Lovely tribute to the bridge,
~Maria