I took a route that was slightly problematic.
However, fall had begun, and the foliage was fantastic. I had my camera, and I had been down Stonebridge before.
It was a very pretty street, and it ended with a lake.
Much to my surprise, when I turned to go home, I discovered a staircase I had never seen before.
It was a well-made staircase, but it wasn't obvious where it led.
And I wasn't dressed for such an adventure.
Would you take it?
The stairs curled down to the left. A new path wove below them. It was made out of brick - a red brick road.
The path ended with a potted plant that doesn't look like it was native to these shores.
Luckily, a bridge waited nearby.
It crossed a muddy creek. Downstream, there was another bridge, not as nice as the one I was on.
A gravel path took me through the trees.
And this is where it led.
My best guesses on the clearing at the end of the red brick road:
- It was a fairy glade, and I arrived way too early (three o'clock in the afternoon) to join the party. To support this theory, I found clovers but no mushroom rings.
- Some land developers had a cleared a space for a new house, which they haven't started building yet. To support this theory, I found a driveway.