AUTUMNS ENDS GLORIOUSLY

Two rivers run through our town. The river in these pictures is the Mumford. It’s a tributary of the Blackstone and runs through the middle of what passes for “downtown.” The Blackstone River runs through Uxbridge too and it’s beautiful, one of the few remaining places where the canal and river run parallel, where you can see the big locks.

I took this batch of pictures a couple of days ago at the dam where Rt. 122 (Main Street) intersects Rt. 16 (a route of many names). Not using my finest camera. This is the little Panasonic ZS19 I keep in my purse. I’m never without a camera even if, as I was on Monday, I’m on my way from the doctor to the grocery store.

It’s the end of autumn. There is still color, but not bright as it was even a few days earlier. Many trees are starting to show bare branches. Autumn’s bright days are drawing to an end. If we are lucky, it will be a while before it snows. If I had a choice, never snow. It could happen. Probably not, but it could.

BACK ON THE LEDGE – GARRY ARMSTRONG

First, from the street side, reflections of the changing trees and the deep, blue sky.

The shining water above the dam, the darker water below.

The shining water above the dam, the darker water below.

Then, back up to the ledge for an overview of metropolitan Uxbridge.

From the ledge above the dam, a good overview of the river, dam and park.  This is "downtown" Uxbridge.

From the ledge above the dam, a good overview of the river, dam and park. This is “downtown” Uxbridge.