THERE WILL BE PEACE IN THE VALLEY – Marilyn Armstrong

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

I live in a peaceful valley and I hope it remains peaceful. We’ve got our share of troubles. Not much work, relatively poor as places to live go. But we live in beauty, sometimes so much so I am amazed that somehow I ended up living here.

Stairway by the falls

Falls in the sunshine

Peace in our valley

Closeup Mumford Dam

Not being religious — or even Christian — I have to admit a great love of Gospel music. This is one of my favorites and it sure does fit the “peaceful” challenge. The singer is Jim Reeves. Elvis also sang it beautifully. I could not find a good quality recording of it. Johnny Cash also sang this very well, but again, the recordings were poor quality. This one is just fine.



Categories: Blackstone Valley, Dams and Waterfalls, Marilyn Armstrong, Mumford River, Music, Photography

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  1. Beautiful, Marilyn… How blessed we are! ❀

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  2. Beautiful. Thank you for the memories. My mother’s favorite recording artist was Jim Reeves. I’d forgotten he did some gospel tunes. Lovely.

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  3. Looks so peaceful there Marilyn.
    Leslie

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  4. Lovely song, and your photos depict peaceful beautifully

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  5. You have a waterfall, which we don’t have anywhere around here. At least one that I’m aware of. There’s a place you can watch the river run over the rocks, but it’s currently under about ten feet of water…

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    • This is the MOST water I’ve ever seen in that tributary (it’s not the Blackstone — that’s about 200 yards away). This is the Mumford, a short but relatively powerful little river. We have both rivers in town. As for the falls, they are actually dams built to power the mills and factories we no longer have.

      The dams were ALL built to power factories and mills, which is why almost every town in the valley is called “mill” something (Millbury, Millville, Milford, Millis, Milton, etc.) or has the name of a mill owner (Upton, Sutter, et al).

      Uxbridge is uniquely named after Uxbridge in England which is our “twin town,” though it is a wealthy suburb of London. No matter. They have a bench from us and we have their matching bench in town. Somewhere. In front of the town hall?

      There’s another (big) Uxbridge in Canada (near Toronto) and for all I know, in Australia and/or New Zealand.

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  6. I love the shot of the waterfall shining in the (Spring?) sunshine! πŸ™‚

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  7. Now that is what I call Peaceful! Such a beautiful place to live. I like your song choice, this version conjures up the congregation of a church in an old Western film! πŸ™‚

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  8. Isn’t it wonderful to see daily the surrounding beauty of nature

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