Thursday, March 12, 2009

This is the view, looking west from Grove Street crossing, down the tracks as they run under the ancient stone bridge (Bridge Street) which allows downtown Bedford traffic to pass over the railroad. The public library that we go to almost every day is just north of the bridge about a 1/2 block. Some things have been here a long, long time.

Yesterday (Wed) we drove into the largely deserted part of "Old Moneta." A number of old commerical buildings that once formed the downtown business area of Moneta years ago are still standing. Some appear to be partly occupied, but we didn't see one soul. We were looking for a street that runs to the east past this "Moneta Produce" building. The address for one of our Bedford Branch members was listed on this street. We found the house just beyond this building. No one was home. We left a flyer with some Branch information and our name and number. Just a short distance (200 yards) from this scene is a newly constructed group of upscale shops and modern business area.

This isn't a very good picture. I took it through an upstairs window and screen. But, there in the back yard of our Bedford home 7 full-sized wild turkeys were pecking about for seed that had fallen from the bird feeder. As soon as I stepped out onto the porch they were airborne! They left the ground in full flight and went through and over the trees you see in the background! This is the second time we have seen wild turkeys come in to our yard. It is pretty exciting. They are handsome!