I’ve driven this road so many times over the years. It’s one of the three routes I travel to get home from North Quabbin. And I have meant to stop and make images but something always discouraged me. Light, time of year, messy surroundings, each an excuse to not stop as once I am on my way home I have that goal in mind…so many chores are waiting for me.
Yesterday I was more relaxed. Still having much to do, but also appreciating the difference in my situation from one year ago. I managed to do a fair amount of shooting yesterday and still got a lot of outdoor work accomplished. So I finally stopped and am glad that I did.
Plympton Brook Pond in Wendell, MA.
As you can see, we’re peaking for color here now. Not everywhere. but much of the Quabbin area has quite filled with the bright hues of Autumn. We’ve also had a lot of cloud cover lately too. But there have been blue skies with interesting clouds and those images are coming soon.
Across the road from this view of the pond is what has really had my attention for a while. I think the bridge has been replaced as I seem to remember it being more closed and blue. Since I never bothered to stop before I have to rely on my memory…always a shaky proposition.
Tyler Pond Bridge
I am not sure of the name. What you see here is a connector of sorts between Plympton Brook and Tyler Ponds. It might be Plympton Brook as well. Under the bridge appears to be some sort of wooden water flow controller. The brighter section seems to be a sliding lift gate. This is private property so I didn’t go in to explore.
This reminds me of the famous Somesville Bridge, one of the attractions near Acadia N.P. I’ve linked to a collection of images of that bridge. It’s another location I’ve never photographed although for a different reason. As you can see from the link, it’s been shot to oblivion. I don’t always let that stop me from shooting something popular, but for that reason I haven’t there.