Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Bridges of Madison County...

Good Morning, Everyone!
 
(At least, it's morning for me!)
 
I'm off to Atlanta to visit Katie in a little while...
 
Son Jonathan has made me "Traveling Music" CDs...
 
He told me I have very diverse taste in music! ;^)
 
I do.
 
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I wanted to leave you with the covered bridges of Madison County, Iowa, photos...
 
Visiting them inspired me to re-read the book, by Robert James Waller,
 
and I've just started (taking it with me) A Thousand Country Roads,
 
the sequel. Now I want to see the movie again...
 
I know. Trite, maybe. A "chick flick".
 
I loved it, anyway.
 
My "Classic Movie" Katie had never heard of it (she was pretty young when it came out)...

Mandy said that she just hadn't cared to see it ~
 
:^(
 
Here are the bridges, though ~ thank you, Katie ~
 
I wouldn't have insisted we see them all (there are six now ~ nineteen at one time),
 
 but I'm glad we did.
 
 
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The Cutler-Donohoe Bridge has been mover to Winterset City Park.

This was also the setting for Francesca and Robert's picnic in the movie...

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I don't know what this pretty purple wildflower is, but it was growing everywhere!

It's not Sweet William, but it looks a little like it...

Anyone?

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Cedar Bridge...

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Hogback Bridge...

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Holliwell Bridge...

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Imes Bridge...

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And finally, Roseman Bridge, the one Robert Kincaid, a photographer for

National Geographic, was looking for when he stopped to ask

Francesca Johnson for directions...(in the book).

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 You can read more about the history of the bridges here...

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Also, here's something new I've been working on...

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I'm incorporating my little Fairy House designs (complete with pinecone roofs)

into other painted projects...

What do you think about this little organizer? ~ "Fairy Lane" ~

More to come, possibly, for my Etsy shop...:^)

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I'm off!

Everyone have a safe and happy July 4th celebration!

Love,
 
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Also, a very happy birthday to my dear friend Elaine! ~ ♥
 

33 comments:

  1. have a great trip! i loved seeing the bridges. i can't tell you how many times i've watched that movie! have a happy 4th!!!

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  2. I have seen the movie. Enjoyed it very much. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures.

    What a clever idea for your little organizer! Did you have trouble putting those shingles on? They just don't look as nice and tidy as they do on your clay houses. But like i said very , very clever! Hugs! deb

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  3. Beautiful bridges. I love how everything old was actually a work of art! Have a safe trip to Atlanta. Hope you have your umbrella...we're getting soaked here!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your photos of the covered bridges! I loved that movie and I hope to see the bridges someday. They are not that far away from me.
    Have a safe trip and a great 4th!

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  5. Beautiful organizer! Lovely bridges too. I also loved the movie, so romantic!

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  6. I have got to see this movie!
    The bridges are beautiful...and dear and amazing Anne....the organizer...WOW!!!!!
    Amazing, yes please do sell them!! How long did the whole process take?? Your creativity and talent leave me in awe....
    Have a wonderful trip!!
    Love and hugs,
    - Irina

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  7. I love that film also.
    Happy 4th, Anne. And have a safe and happy trip.
    Teresa

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  8. Great photos of the covered bridges and they are all in great condition and well maintained.

    Ooooo... love that organizer project of yours. Such talent.

    Happy 4th of July.
    JB

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  9. What a lovely movie it was. I love a lot these bridges which I see in movies. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  10. The organizer is beautiful....I love it:)

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  11. I am going to have to check out this film. The bridges are wonderful.
    I like your organiser very much, it is so pretty.
    Enjoy your trip, and have a Happy 4th July.

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  12. Have a wonderful holiday! Thank you for sharing the photos and info on the covered bridges... I have never read the book or seen the movie! But I love the look and history of them.

    Your organizer is awesome! What a perfect piece, with your signature creations on it. Beautiful.

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  13. Love the organizer..You are so talented..Beautiful bridges..Happy 4th..

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  14. SUPER COOL I'm sure glad you shared the bridges!

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  15. Your an amazing artist....love the painting and the bridges.

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  16. Love the bridges! Thank you for sharing! Have fun!!!

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  17. that organizer is beautiful, just like you my friend. enjoy your trip. I love covered bridges.

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  18. Lovely old bridges! I think your flowers are wild phlox.

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  19. Evening Anne, Oh how I love covered bridges!! Hubby and I go around every year to find a few! LOVE this post....enjoy your trip! Tell us how you liked the book....Blessings~~~Roxie

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  20. P.s. Sorry, I mean the movie? Your organizer is one-of-a-kind beautiful! Roxie

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  21. Those covered bridges are beautiful! Love them! And, I love the organizer box you painted! Gorgeous! Have a happy 4th of July ;o)

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  22. After seeing the movie, I've always wanted to see these bridges!
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful images. These covered bridges are wonderful!

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  23. Add me to the fan club of covered bridges! To me they represent a link with our past and are a monument to builders who like the builder of this one had the vision and the ability to design and construct these masterpieces--And speaking of masterpieces, your organizer is amazing and beautiful!!

    I hope you are well, and I hope you enjoy your trip and your 4th!!!

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  24. I love the bridges, Anne! And that movie is one of my very favorites! I need to watch it again! I hope you have a lovely trip. Hugs xoxo

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  25. Bridges of Mad. always depressed me. I thought it was pretty sad. I get the romance, but sad. :(

    As for your new project? LOVE IT! I think I'd like to have a piece of yours to keep me company in my studio. :)

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  26. Hello! Long time,trying to catch up. I see your fairy lane design,WOW they are beautiful. Happy Summer!
    Kelley

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  27. Love the organizer, your fairy houses look so beautiful on there! Great idea!

    Wishing you a great weekend!

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  28. Hi Anne, gosh I haven't been over for a visit in way too long... sorry! I love all the pictures of those bridges but I have to admit to not having seen the movie, yet... I know, I know, sad! :D
    I hope you have a wonderful trip and looking forward to hearing about it on your blog when you return.
    Hugs and enjoy the weekend,
    Beth P

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  29. The Bridges of Madison is one of my favorite movies.
    I read the book and the movie.
    I always end up crying.
    What a beautiful love story.
    Love old bridges!Great trip.

    The divine fairy houses.
    Jorgelina from Argentina

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  30. Dear Anne - gorgeous pictures - loved them all. The book and the movies was pretty wonderful and I enjoy watching it at least once a year. The music in the movie is the best. Hope you had a lovely fourth and that organizer is stunning. Take care dear and as always thank you for sharing.

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  31. Beautiful pictures. We have seven beautiful covered bridges in our area and I took tons of pictures on a bus tour last year. I really like your organizer...so much that I just might try my hand at something similar. You are an inspiration. Thanks.

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  33. These are beautiful! We still have a lot of covered bridges in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

    Hope that you are enjoying your trip.

    Kathy M.

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