My Dot on the Map: Railroad Trestle

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My dot on the map used to be a railroad hub in Michigan so there were railroad lines radiating out in all directions back when railroads were the primary way goods and people got from here to there. Most of the rail lines have been torn up but the trestles still remain that were built over the many streams and rivers that connect our many inland lakes and drain the marshland.

Yesterday we had the excitement of finding one. We were out and about on country roads (this one was paved) as the sun was rising and a mist was hanging over the marshes and streams. As I was getting out of the car I glanced in the opposite direction and there it was. What joy, what fun. If I could have captured sound with this still, you would be hearing cows making a great amount of noise on an adjacent farm and Blue Jays angry at our invasion of their territory. You will also have to imagine the cool, still autumn morning air with a hint of warmth from the sun.

Cee runs a weekly challenge that gives us an opportunity to post photographs connected with the way we travel. The definition of travel is broad so it is great fun. You can check it out here.

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  1. Train Trestles are like a figment from another time. A Time better spent, Methinks πŸ˜‰ Lovely photo and verbal image πŸ™‚ (Train Trestles are also fun to rappel down!)

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    • When friend Julie and I are on our morning shoots on country roads, we have an unspoken rule that we don’t talk. We have intimate conversations in the car, but when we are out among the wild and natural, we just listen and absorb. Thanks for the visit, Charlie.

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