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Honey Run covered bridge by kayaksailor Honey Run covered bridge by kayaksailor
Covered bridge on Honey Run Road between Chico and Paradise CA built in 1886...stopped by here on my day trip to Chico with Cait :iconcaitiekabob:

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possium2001 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Photographer
that is awesome!!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Great Covered bridge!! We only have four left in Missouri!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Oh! That is too bad :( I'm sure your harsher winters have a lot to do with why there are so few left...
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
:nod:I'm sure that's part of it,plus the State
just didn't take care of them the way they should
have,such a sad loss of history.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
It is interesting, in a discouraging way, how different states treat their 'history' both natural and man-made...California has been good about it but with the lack of funding lots of places are being closed which means vandalism and deterioration will be happening ):
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
:nod:Well Missouri doesn't put enough money into
anything historical I'm afraid...a few years back
they tore down the old mansion house that was used
in the Judy Garland movie "Meet Me In St.Louis",it
was a fantastic house,but no one wanted to save it!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Can't save everything...I think we have a harder time "saving" things here in the States than in Europe 'cuz we build with wood rather than stone or bricks and wood takes so much more continuous care what with how easily it rots etc...
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
:nod:That's so true!
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mishkuu Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool shot
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Thank you! :blowkiss:
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hmm: yanno... they sure had a good :idea: ...you wouldn't have to worry about having any snow or ice on the bridge... or not being able to see in a :raincloud:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Back in New England I can see about the snow and ice, don't get too much of that out in this little valley :giggle: but I can see how it would protect the wood from the rain :nod:
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional
sweet
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
it is a lovely spot this time of year :love:
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redbeard31 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
good perspective, i like the lines here.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
:blowkiss: thanks! my daughter usually has the wide angle lens when we're shooting together - I pulled rank this day :giggle: and I'm glad I did!!
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redbeard31 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
that's how you do that! :clap:
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bydandphotography Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice! covered bridges are really hard to come by (at least where i come from anyway)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I know they are there in "New England" but you have to hunt them out... any back in your neck of the woods :giggle: would have the chance of having pretty fall foliage - not so for the ones here. This one is maybe about an hour from Marysville/Yuba City, perhaps you could do the drive on your next trip out :wave:
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natureguy Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice shot Ruth!
Perspective and comp are spot on!

interesting fact.... they made the bridges covered to protect the wood structure, because it took so long to build them. uncovered they were only good for about 50 years, covered they last for ever.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
compositionally - I'm wondering if it is a little heavy on the left...I was contemplating cropping some of the right side, but I liked the framing with the tree so I left it as "shot" ...any thoughts?
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Thanks George! It is a graceful old gal for sure :love: It looks better in spring with all the green - my mental image from decades ago was dusty and brown :laughing:

Makes lots of sense to cover them - as long as you've got people to keep up the covering portion!!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Oh wow! Too cool! Great shot of this, Ruth :clap: Love me some covered bridges :love:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
They are so very picturesque! I was glad I'd grabbed my 'wide angle' lens :laughing:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now that's nice! I didnt think there were any out there either
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
LOL, live and learn :giggle: there is a surprising amount of history still preserved around here - having grown up with Spanish Missions etc. in southern CA it is very different seeing the "old west" and 49'ers gold here in northern CA.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yea.. I knew about alot of all that but not the covered bridges!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I only knew about this one 'cuz I went to the university near here in my youth - but didn't know about the other two until we moved four years ago and they're all within 50 miles of each other!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!~
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SalemCat Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice photo Ruth, I love covered bridges! :D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
they are beautiful :love:
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djohn9 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought covered bridges were a New England thing but I guess I'm wrong. Nice shot with the depth in the converging lines.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
LOL, there are several in the Sierra foothills, well three that I know of... this one, as you can see, is in one of the canyons cut through the lava flow from Mt Lassen... thanks for noticing my lines :giggle: I was trying for them :w00t:
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djohn9 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
These would be well worth a trip back in the fall.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
sadly California doesn't get much fall color - the oaks and sycamores mostly just kind of brown and fall off ): and the grasses will be brown within a month...
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MartinGollery Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Wow! nice photo, Ruth! I need to go find that- didn't know it was there-
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
It is very easy to find - head up the Skyway to Paradise from Chico and there are signs...Honey Run Road - the road will wind around (getting very twisty and single lane) all the way up the canyon to Paradise...there's another near Cherokee on Table Mountain near Oroville, and then a third on the Yuba River east of Marysville (I think - that one you'll need to google)

It was a very pretty day - new green growth and water in the creek :w00t:
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I love that Bridge! You even got some water Flow under it! I never see any water in there when I have gone in the past! Nice Comp Ruth!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Thanks Brian! I haven't been here since I graduated from CSUChico - so...30 years?! Looks the same LOL. Don't remember HoneyRun being so twisty and skinny but the last few times way in the past were on a motorcycle so that makes a big difference :laughing:
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