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.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

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

24 thoughts on “THERE WILL BE PEACE IN THE VALLEY – Marilyn Armstrong”

      1. Great pics of our Valley.
        I love the Jim Reeves version of “Peace In The Valley”. I was a Reeves fan. “Four Walls” was a favorite.

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  1. 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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    1. Garry got a better shot of it. There was a strong blue color along the top of the falls that he caught and I just didn’t get that color. I got the falls tighter in, though. These falls are usually beginning to run dry by now, but I think there will not be a water shortage THIS year. I guess that’s something.

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      1. Maybe the blue was a reflection of the sky through the water and you just had to be at the right angle (height?) Still is a lovely shot though. πŸ™‚

        Hopefully no shortage, gotta look at the bright side. πŸ™‚

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  2. 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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    1. 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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    1. It is. Lots of people just come to sit and watch the water flow. We have a lot of these little parks along the river and canals where once there were factories and mills. They are great for photography because there is usually parking, plenty of benches, picnic tables and now, you can also fish, too.

      And for the first time, I saw a sign which said “Water is being used for drinking. Do not salt!” That’s a long way from this having been one of the most polluted waterways in the world.

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