Bixby Bridge (2012)
Big Sur, California
The Big Sur Coast affirms the
grandeur of nature.
Sheer cliffs drop hundreds of feet into
the roiling surf.
In wintertime, swollen streams launch
Peaceful redwood groves filter the
It is a sanctuary of nature.
Few man-made structures blend
with the beauty of this area.
Most feel like an intrusion.
But the Bixby Bridge is an exception.
Its graceful span arches above Bixby
Creek far below.
Its beauty delights travelers, many of
whom feel compelled to stop, stare at it awe and
photograph their loved ones against the backdrop
of the bridge.
On this particular afternoon
the sunlight was perfect, giving the bridge a
warm glow against the cool blues of the Pacific
The gracefulness of the arch is mirrored
in the long shadow it casts in the canyon below.