Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Bridges of Madison County

Sometimes, on an August night, my mind wanders... Everyone knows the story... A photographer from National Geographic Magazine goes to a small town in Iowa to photograph the famous covered bridges... I liked the book, but I loved the movie. (Even though I thought it was miscast, Isabella Rosalini and Sam Elliott would have been my perfect Francesca and Robert.) I have several books about the movie, one has photographs that Clint Eastwood took while making the film. I've watched the film so many times, I even have the soundtrack.

On the way home from a trip to Colorado years ago, we took a small detour and drove the back roads of Iowa. We kicked up the road dust just like in the movie, and found Roseman Bridge. IT WAS SO DARN ROMANTIC! (Even with our three kids along.) Just something about August, reminds me of Iowa... to ancient evenings and distant music...

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The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Penny, you two are adorable!!! What a gorgeous place, too ~ I hope you're having a great week sweet friend! xxoo, Dawn

Pamela said...

Hi Penny!!

Yes yes i could not agree more with you!! They should have cast Isabella and Sam!! I love them both. Sam Elliott is one of the reasons i named my son Sam. Love him. I loved the movie but Clint just wasn't right for the part.

I love knowing i have a friend in Chicago!! Thank you Penny.
Pamela xoxo

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I love our American covered bridges...whether in Iowa, Vermont, or heck, I found one in Oregon, I LOVE them.

Happy 100th posting. You're doing great!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

100 posts!? Congratulations. Who'da thunk ya had so much to say. Funny story about this book. Bought it when it first came out - and I read it all up in one night. Started crying my eyes out - Glen comes out of the bedroom and I blubber 'He loved her, he really loved her" When I went to see the movie I sobbed like a baby.