Thursday, May 09, 2013

Catching Up….Mushrooms and a long-forgotten bridge

As I said earlier, this has been a banner year for morels.  I thought they were finished, then we did a little trek tonight and found a bunch more—along with a bunch of ticks.  I’m done searching because of the ticks.  (I've said that before though) Tonight’s finds were especially big. 
There is an abandoned bridge down in the valley.  We haven’t looked at it for years and didn't know if it was still there.   This year the wildlife people have burned and cleared some down in the area so we were able to get to the location, found with some tromping around through brush and thickets.  It is such a surprise when it first comes into view—almost ghost like. 
We think it was build by local farmers to access fields on both sides of a very deep ravine.   There have been  several big rains/floods since it was built and it still stands—although it would be difficult to actually walk across it without climbing a tree and balancing across on one of the beams.  No thanks! The supports are posts--probably hedge. We're not sure why it is so high other than to keep it out of high water.  If you look closely, there is a nice waterside home on the other side.
Here’s another picture
Here’s a blast from the past laying near the bridge.  A feral hog jaw bone.

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