I cross this bridge over the Merrimack River multiple times, to and from the post office.
So it felt like I should take a closer look!
Yes there is a pylon in the tree! A typical city bridge.
With typical local graffiti. I don't know how the kids get into some of the high cubbies!
This city was a hub for industry back in the day using the river for water power to create textiles and footwear.
Many old mills buildings still stand and have been re-purposed for commercial and residential use.
This river was also made famous by Henry David Thoreau in his book A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. This was about about a trip he made up and down the connecting rivers with this brother in 1839. No I haven't read it but now I'm curious since I enjoy his work and would love to read what is was like along the river at that time.
Or course it is a place to seagulls to chill out and poop.
Along the river was an old railroad that is now a rail trail. It is not scenic and peaceful like the ones I used to live near.
However I have read of plans of making this an art walk which will create an enjoyable stroll.
I was curious about this mural I see from the bridge.
I believe this is the first and only piece so far. It was dedicated in loving memory of a resident who adored the city, its parks and was a huge supporter of this endeavor. I believe the work signifies all the wild life in the region.
I got a pixie cut this week! This is officially the shortest I have ever gone with my hair!
I thought I would have everything cut up to the gray but I went the with the stylist's advice of leaving some hair on top. This is due to cow licks and the fineness of my hair.
I actually love how the gray shows on the sides. Kind of funky in a good way! So I will rock this cut until I'm all gray. Then maybe keep it or grow it out.
Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a fun creative week ahead. ~Val