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.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

18 thoughts on “A RIVER OF MAGICAL PLACES: WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. 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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      1. 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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