At least that’s our name for it. We were driving along Clear Spring Road in Western Maryland today when we spotted this dairy cow standing atop a mound of piled rocks. Since we’ve never seen a cow do this before, we turned the car around to get another look and a photo. She scaled the rocks like a goat and was surveying her pasture and peers like she was queen of the hill.
The old Route 7 bridge, a two-lane span built over Goose Creek in 1932, connecting Leesburg to eastern Loudoun County, is no more. Demolition was completed this month after the county decided not to fund it’s rehabilitation. Since the 1980s, the bridge served as a scenic overlook for hikers and bikers of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail and the Keep Loudoun Beautiful Park. I took this photo of the bridge during Hurricane Sandy when the flood waters crested inches below its span.