A RIVER OF MAGICAL PLACES: WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Marilyn Armstrong

Weekly Photo Challenge: Magical Places


The Blackstone Valley Historical Corridor is a series of connected parks in and around the Blackstone River Valley. There are dozens of little, medium, and large parks.

The parks surround many dams, ponds, and lakes. There are bicycle paths, picnic tables, even a few areas where you can swim and many where you can kayak.

Everywhere there are benches, facing the falls, the lakes. My particular favorite place is on the Mumford River (a branch of the Blackstone) in the middle of Uxbridge.

October on the Mumford – 2013

October on the Mumford – 2018

On the Mumford – 2017

I love living in a town in which a river runs through the middle of town. Like Paris with the Seine, or London on the Thames.

Manchaug dam on the Blackstone – 2018

Roaring Dam – Blackstone on the Blackstone River – 2017

Blackstone Gorge – Photo: Garry Armstrong

I have a lot of pictures of the dams, many taken in the fall because it’s the best time for pictures. Maybe not this year, but most years.



Categories: Blackstone River, Blackstone Valley, Photography

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  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY—GLAD MY WIFE AND I MOVED OUT THIS WAY!

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  2. I think most of us are drawn to the water. It’s so beautiful and peaceful (when it doesn’t flood).
    Leslie

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  3. You live in a beautiful area, Marilyn!

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  4. Wow, these photographs are amazing.

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  5. Wonderful photos Marilyn! 🙂

    You can add Perth – on the Swan, to that list. (Named after the Black Swans first seen there, not a person!)

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    • That black swan was amazing!

      I think many cities have a river running through town. Probably it was transportation.

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      • Transportation definitely. Can also be a source of fresh water. In Perth’s case it was more the former, Our river is navigable for several miles inland by large-ish boats (back in the 1800’s large). The Swan River Settlement that eventually became the capital city of W.A. is on the shore of an inland bay caused by a narrowing of the riverbanks some 10 miles upstream. It is still brackish water though and the ‘fresh’ water further up has many dissolved salts from our salty soils upstream. 😦

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  6. I can see why you think these places are magical, so beautiful.

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  7. Those colors! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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    • We really have a beautiful valley. Sometimes, I find myself catching my breath at how lovely it is. Over the years it seems even better as we discover more places, more dams, more parks, more places. Too bad I’m not up to climbing. We have chasms and little mountains, too.

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  8. Lucky you! Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures.

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