Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Fall Comes with Covered Bridges and a Christmas Dahlia

We took a drive today with our neighbor Serena A.K.A. Gail and started at one of the
Willamalane parks where the fall colors were coming out in force.

I liked the curve of these blue pipes

....and the overhang of these Cedar trees.

On the drive we drove south east of Eugene and Springfield on Marcola Road to Wendling Road and 3.5 miles later we came to the Wendling covered bridge.

It's a smallish covered bridge with no windows but well kept and used often although not one car came by in the 20 minutes we were there.

We reversed tracks on Wendling and came across the staple of the rural landscape - the falling down barn - so I stopped the mini-Musemobile and took a picture.

We to a road we had passed on the way to the bridge called Paschelke Road and followed it aways past the Paschelke homestead a nice rural home and came to Paul road where a sign pointed to a Dahlia farm. We followed the winding road to the farm and no one was home so I snapped a few pictures of some of the Dahlias most in late bloom. This one was called a Santa Clause Dahlia.

This beautiful bloom had fallen to the ground but it was nice so I got this picture also.

We backtracked again t Paschelke Road and a little further came across the J Bar C (J-C) Ranch. I loved the entrance.

Finally we got to the Paschelke Road Covered Bridge more commonly called Earnest bridge. It must have been Earnest Paschelke it was named after. I managed to get a picture of a school bus exiting the bridge.

And finally the river that runs under both bridges, the Mohawk River, and created the Mohawk Valley of Oregon (pronounced in parts of OHIO as OR-E-GONE)

Scrabble Score - Scrabble Queen lost by 2 points to the Contender.....

Quote of the Day

A King may move a man, a father may claim a son, but remember that even when those who move you be Kings, or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God, you cannot say, "But I was told by others to do thus." Or that, "Virtue was not convenient at the time." This will not suffice. Remember that. ~ King Baldwin IV, the Leper King of Jerusalem from the Movie "Kingdom of Heaven"

1 comment:

that miserable man said...

beautful! your writings just add to the sense of it all too. :-)


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