may 11, 2019

posted in: photography | 3

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~ Michael Altshuler

 

Goddard Bridge 1

 

Hero, Shero, and I had a Mother’s Day weekend adventure today. We traipsed through four Eastern Kentucky counties, saw lots of people, ate lots more food, and visited one covered bridge. The Goddard White covered bridge in Fleming County sits off highway 32 between Morehead and Flemingsburg. It has been photographed a great deal because, well, look at it! The delightful Methodist Church nestled in a picturesque valley sits near center of the bridge opening making for a serene photo, a nod to the old times. Too bad my photos have a redneck pickup truck in them. At least you can’t see the ball sack hanging off the back bumper. Little else can ruin a moment like that sight, let me tell ya. Plus, it just ruined my compositions.

 

Goddard Bridge 2

 

According to the signs, it’s unknown when the first Goddard bridge was built, but this bridge was “reconstructed” in 1968. It reminds me a lot of the Switzer bridge reconstructed after the 1997 flood on the Elkhorn. I’m now inspired to go back to see the Colville Covered Bridge in Bourbon County I discovered with Stacy, Greg Davis, and Sandy Davis in 2013. I think covered bridges are good for the soul. They sure are good for mine.

 

Goddard Bridge 3