The Bridges of Delaware County

48 thoughts on “The Bridges of Delaware County”

  1. What a great story behind the origins of Delhi. Kind of like the idea of calling it Foote High though 😉 What a beautiful covered bridge in such an idyllic countryside! Your photos here remind me of Edward Hopper paintings – timeless. Neek

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    1. I am going right now to look at Edward Hopper paintings since I have zilch idea about him. Thank you Neek, it was such a beautiful day, filled with views of the lush countryside and those old bridges. My heart swells up with such beauty.
      Foote High does have more of an original touch to it 🙂 xx

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      1. One of my fav artist! In fact, while we were dating, Lex gave me a wonderful book about the artist with a catalogue of his paintings. I love how your photos always convey a sense of the surroundings and its “stopped in time” quality. Hope you and Adi are enjoying your weekend. Take care – Neek

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  2. What a wonderful place to find as you explore! I love how lush and green your photos look!

    I love the look of those covered bridges. I guess they must be a little easier to cross in winter if things get snowy in Delhi. It is sort of funny to imagine a Delhi with snow!

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    1. It is indeed funny to imagine Delhi and snow in a sentence. Hah that is the magic of the road. It takes you to curious places.
      Thank you Josy. The green was so green and the blue so blue that I did not have the heart to touch up the photos for the most part.
      The covered bridges are dreamy. You are right in guessing that crossings would be made easy in winter with them. 🙂 x

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  3. Beautiful photos and an interesting story as well. It looks so much like where I grew up in Vermont I had to go look it up on a map to see where it was. It’s about 200 miles from where I spent most of my childhood but the photos with the mountains, farms, and covered bridges, make it look as if it could have been the next town over.

    You’ve inspired me – Maybe next week I’ll take a bike trip out to Delhi, Ontario to see what that’s all about. 🙂 From the looks on the map it seems to be about the same size as the New York one.

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    1. Thank you Todd. Now I have read about Delhi in Ontario. Shall look forward to your post when you get there. It is so interesting to see the namesakes of a place and how vastly different they might be.

      I had the same thought when we drove down the little towns couched among those rolling hills…I turned to my husband and remarked, ‘Does this particular place remind you of Stowe?’ ‘Hey, feels like a Manchester.’ And may I say, Vermont holds my heart. You are lucky to have grown up there.

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  4. Such an interesting story and beautiful photographs. There are so many British place names in North East USA that it’s nice to know India makes it too, even if the reason is a bit strange!

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    1. Thank you 🙂 It was a random find along the way as we drove through the Catskills. I love the thrill of these unexpected little places that are off the grid.

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  5. Ebenezer Foote/Erastus Root – what great names – especially Erastus! I love that same name, totally different place kind of thing. I come from Boston (Lincolnshire, England) which I am positive is nothing like Boston, America; and only 8 miles away there is a sleepy little village called New York! I love those covered bridges, but they are besides being romantic, a wee bit sinister I think.

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    1. Hahaha I know what you mean Tracey. The hooded look of them…but on a hot summer’s day it feels like a balm of shade. Now that you have introduced the sinister note 🙂

      It is thrilling to see these places. Like when we went to Vermont which is in New England for a valid reason, the place-names were British. Manchester, Stowe, Essex, Swanton… the list goes on. I remember spotting many names along the way. It is interesting to see their vastly different personalities.

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    2. Oh and the names are precious! They rivals but their names kinda go well together. I can imagine two golden retrievers profit by them 😛

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  6. What an awesome find! You make me want to go to Delhi!!! And what a difference from what I imagine ya namesake is like!
    On my bucket list this summer is to just get in the car and drive as I have never done that, but I love the idea of getting to explore small towns at my leisure and whim

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    1. Hey AJ, thank you 🙂 It was a googly, alright. That plan for this summer sounds heavenly. Small towns, sundresses and enough explorations on the mind to keep it pepped up. xx

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    1. Thank you Annika, I hear there are four more Delhis. It would be interesting to discover how their personalities turn out to be. x

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  7. I’ve heard of the Bridges of Madison County, but until now, not Delaware County. Your photos show such scenes of bucolic tranquility, they are completely lulling me into relaxation. Thanks for the fun little history lesson about the Delhi name.

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    1. There are so many covered bridges. I doubt one could see all without making them into a mission. I would not mind such a mission. 🙂
      Thank you Caroline, the unexpected thrill that the road brings exerts such a hold on the imagination. xx

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  8. Swooning and crooning over here …. I am an absolute suckeroony for a covered bridge and you certainly snared a net full of glories over there in Delhi (who knew?). As ever your ramblings carry me along and your pictures are to dive into and dream …. a simply gorgeous sojourn, DD – love love loved it!! Xx

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    1. Aw thank you, Osyth, your words are ever so generous…how’s summer going? I hope the highs are overtaking the blues 🙂 xx

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      1. Getting there. It has been a little less than easy since I arrived with a house-guest who has more than overstayed their welcome. That looks like being finally over this weekend and then I think I will be much better than better. Meanwhile the yard is perking up beautifully and we have managed a couple of trips away. Slowly slowly catchy monkey is the way and I am beginning to feel home …. xx

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      2. Well imagine the relief that shall wash over you this weekend. Let it arrive sooner than usual. Hugs to tide you over until the weekend and many more trips to uplift the heart.
        Meanwhile, the days are galloping away with the world cup keeping us occupied. I do not want June to end already! xx

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      3. Thank you …. all shall be well and peace will reign and I will be indulgent and selfish for a while – we all need me-time, no? England vs Panama was a triumphant moment …. Long may it last xx

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      4. I need me-time all the time! That match was. I can almost see Southgate release the stays of his waistcoat. I mean isn’t his the so-called ‘Impossible Job’? 🙂 xx

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    1. Thank you Theresa. The green is so refreshing. I could not take my eyes off it or stop clicking. And as for the barns, they have my heart 🙂 xx

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