Babs on the bridge

Posted on October 18, 2009


This autumn has been a mellow golden one rather than the splashy one we had last year. Babs writes: Fall has come to Northern Michigan. It’s not the most spectacular year for color, but always nice up here. This is the bridge to the library in Elk Rapids looking out to Grand Traverse Bay.

Elk Rapids library bridge in autumn

Every time I cross this bridge I think of the young man who was working toward becoming an Eagle Scout and persuaded a whole community to help him “paint the fence.” It’s probably time for another coat. I’ll help. I love that bridge . . . love the island library and its cozy nooks for reading stories.