away for the weekend: covered bridges

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

covered bridges

There is nothing quite so charming as a covered bridge.
I'm not sure why that is -
I don't question it.
It just is.
Last weekend we were out scouting for covered bridges,
and this was one of my favorites.
It was a little bit off the beaten path -
of course, in Vermont, that's a relative term...

There aren't many beaten paths.
We explored outside the bridge and inside.
I think one car passed through.

Afterwards, at our favorite coffee shop we got a lesson in "Vermontisms"
The lady who runs the coffee shop asked Greg,
"So when I say 'I'll see you tomorrow', you say...."
Greg: - "Ummmmm - okay!"
Lady: "Noooooo.."
Greg:  "See you tomorrow?"
Lady: "No - God willin' and the crick don't rise"

I like that - I really, really like that!
So, I'll be back for another post next week -
God willin' and the crick don't rise.
Until then,

I am joining

Thanks for dropping in!


  1. really cute. nice bridge, too!

    feel free to keep giving us vermontisms. :)

  2. Karen,
    I love that bridge. It sounds like you had a fun outing! What a fun saying too. And I loved finding lots of different bridges when we were up in New Hampshire a couple of years ago. What fun!

  3. Sounds like a delightful conversation at the coffee shoppe and your photos of the bridge are spectacular.

  4. I haven't heard that phrase in a long long time. I used to hear it a lot growing up.
    Your shots are lovely! Covered bridges are right there with old barns for me.
    I'm loving that last shot!

  5. Lovely covered bridge shots! We've made a point of hunting down covered bridges when we are traveling, and I have a big backlog. I'll have to dig some out and post next week--God willin' and the crick don't rise. I've only been in Vermont briefly, but that's a phrase I remember though I haven't heard for a while.

  6. love that saying ... makes me laugh each time. we visited Vermont not to long ago & saw lots of covered bridges... we heard a bunch were destroyed due to several storms. so very sad to hear that. great shots. (:

  7. This is a beautiful covered bridge. I love them almost as much as barns. The only thing they are pretty rare. I've seen a few in New Hampshire many years ago so will be looking forward to more of yours.
    That phrase is used some here in Minnesota but I haven't heard it for a long time.

  8. We have only a few covered bridges--especially old ones--in Kentucky. Why do you suppose they were covered in the first place? Ask a local for us, would you? Glad you have such "unpeopled" beauty to explore if these photos are any indication of off the beaten path.

  9. I agree with you that covered bridges are charming. They attract me and my camera like a magnet. Unfortunately they are scarce in my part of the country.

  10. Absolutely stunning! Love it!
    xo , BShell

  11. Very true - they are so charming. We have 3 within an hour from us, but it's been years since we've visited them!

  12. Great bridge I love that saying

  13. So true - covered bridges are Awesome! These are Super!!

  14. You had me at covered bridges...keep bringing them on. My mouth is just hanging open...major love♥ Live in Florida...NO covered bridges:( I love how vermont says goodbye!

  15. heheheee I love it, too! Covered bridges are hard to come by in these parts... there's only 4 left in Missouri & only one of those is close to me, which it's about 100 miles away. =0
    I'd have a field day running all over Vermont & all of New England shooting all the history up there... sooo much fun it would be! =)

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  17. ps i realize it'd take a lot more than one day to do so... maybe one day I'll get out that way... Lord willin & the crick don't rise!

    do you know what that actually means? The Crick was some kind of Indian tribe that were very much against the white settlers... When someone would say they'd see you tomorrow, they'd include 'Lord willin & the Crick don't rise' meaning they'd see them as long as the Crick didn't kill them 1st! Just a lil trivia for ya LoL!=)

    1. I'm pretty sure that in New England, and particularly Vermont, when they say "crick" they are talking about creeks - meandering brooks that turn into raging floods, like Tropical Storm Irene :-(

    2. I assumed that, as well. But now I wonder. Maybe it's like Chicago being a "Windy city" - the saying sticks because Chicago really is windy, but that's not how the saying originated. Maybe this one stuck in Vermont because Vermont has problems with creeks rising - but the origin is something else. I really don't know, but it's food for thought...

  18. It is pretty! I love them to! I don't remember the last time since I've seen one.

  19. Always enjoyed the covered bridges up North of MA ~ Wonderful photography as always ~ fun weekends you have ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  20. Covered bridges are just plain n simple ...rustin and charming! Vermont is a gorgeous state n I use that very term quite often...I often wondered where it was originated!

  21. Oh, I love covered bridges and I would have stopped and explored too. (and taken photos) I hope to vacation in Vermont some day (in the fall, not winter :) Nice capture of the "crick", too.

  22. you're posts always make me smile! pretty bridge, and "crick"!

  23. Great photos! I really love covered bridges as well. We have one that's only about a 20 minute drive from our house that I love to visit in the fall.

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  25. You took some wonderful photos! We've seen a few in the Northeast but not any in our area. And that sounds like such a Southern term...something I might say!


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