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The Mysterious Bridge in the Sky

About a week ago I went for a short walk about the time the bright sun was ready to set. I was actually in my slippers because I only wanted to take a couple of shots of the oak or the sunset across the street so I'd have my photo for the 365 day challenge on Flickr. I'm trying to really take a photo every day as I'm supposed to. I've only cheated a couple of times to fill in for the first of the month when I'd started on the nineth.

So I'm outside in my slippers and as I looked tpward the south end of the street, I saw the mysterious “bridge” in the sky that I'd never seen before. I thought maybe it was some temporary aerial bridge for some Sunday event. I actually walked a couple of blocks to get closer to it but it seemed to disappear behind the houses as I approached. Since it was approaching sunset and I was, after all, still in my slippers, I didn't walk the few blocks it would take to get to where I would have an unobstructed view. Here's the full zoom shot of what I took that afternoon.

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On Monday I wanted to investigate further, so I walked to the Charolais River Trail that runs behind the houses. I could then see the hill in the photo, and saw the electric wires. I came to the conclusion that the ordinarily black had turned gold as the setting sun shone on them before going down.

Today I went even farther down South River Road for a better look at that hill. Mystery definitely solved! Here is the photo I took today. I think it's clear that the wires were the “bridge.” This curious kitty is now satified.

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bestwriter wrote on January 31, 2015, 11:40 PM

Good that the curious kitty is now at peace. (lol)

nbaquero wrote on January 31, 2015, 11:43 PM

Barbrad Definitely an optical illusion, as always your pictures are awesome!

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OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 31, 2015, 11:53 PM

Oh, wow. It really did look like a bridge in the first photo! That's funny.

MegL wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:29 AM

The story makes the most mundane of photos fascinating. If there really were a new aerial bridge that suddenly appeared, I wonder where it would go?

Madcanman wrote on February 1, 2015, 7:41 AM

Very imaginative, Barb. Great photos, too! You do always post some fabulous pix here. Thanks!!

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 1, 2015, 9:40 AM

Those lines are nice looking with the sun hitting them right.

BeadDoodler wrote on February 1, 2015, 9:57 AM

It took me a few minutes to detect your "bridge", but I can definitely see what it was in the last picture. You have a real eye for photography.

AngelSharum wrote on February 1, 2015, 11:35 AM

Our eyes can play tricks on us sometimes. Glad you solved the mystery.

BarbRad wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:49 PM

Yes, it was, but it still made me curious as to what was creating it.

BarbRad wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:50 PM

I must have gone outside at the magic witching hour.

BarbRad wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:52 PM

You're right. I was driven to find out what was causing what I saw. It didn't make sense.

BarbRad wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:54 PM

Exactly! It also didn't make sense in that I couldn't see (behind the houses) where the ends were or the supports. Things just don't hang in midair without being attached to something solid.

BarbRad wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:56 PM

Thanks. It's so much more fun to write my world here than at another site I won't mention, and much easier to illustrate it the way I want to.

BarbRad wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:57 PM

I guess I just had to look at the right time of day to see them that way.

BarbRad wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:59 PM

Thank you. I just like to see more than usually meets the eye.

BarbRad wrote on February 1, 2015, 5:00 PM

They sure were playing tricks on me, but I got three posts out it -- one here and two on tsu, one of which links to this post.

inertia4 wrote on February 2, 2015, 8:27 PM

BarbRad Interesting. So the sun fooled you into thinking those wires were a mysterious bridge that emerged from nowhere. Okay. I see that happening.

BarbRad wrote on February 2, 2015, 10:27 PM

Yup. I was pretty sure it wasn't a real bridge. I thought it might have been something someone put up for a party or something.

LilyDay wrote on February 3, 2015, 5:03 PM

Yes, it does rather look like a bridge in the photo. I would have been curious, too.