New Toggle Clasp
I received this new Bali sterling silver toggle clasp this week. It is so elegant! Available here.
My Rainbow Veins
I won something fabulous from My Rainbow Veins! It will be hung on my office wall which is where my yoga mat and access to YouTube yoga videos are! I love that it reads “simple” which really fits yoga.
Jordan is a talented teen with an eye for really cool newspaper art. As a Lord of The Rings fan I love this one!
And who doesn't love Pooh!
Check out My Rainbow Veins on Etsy and her blog here! On her blog you also see her talent as a nature photographer!
Maudsley State Park
Maudsley State Park is approximately 450 acres of reservation. Jim and I only explored a small portion of this since it is so vast!
It was formerly an estate belonging to the Moseley family.
To get an idea of the gardens I read that at one time it took approximately 40 staff workers to maintain! Yikes!
The gardens date back to the 19th century but have not all been kept up. The land is too sizeable for the Department of Conservation and Recreation who now manages the park.
This makes for some mysterious looking structures that remain.
Regardless it is an enchanting land of meadows, flowering shrubs, super tall pine trees and more.
It also runs along the Merrimack River for water views.
I have been to this park many times however I have never walked through this part when the rhododendrons were in bloom. It is amazing!
These shrubs are incredibly tall (although the picture does not demonstrate this) and delightful to walk through.
Pink petals sprinkled the ground.
The family used to bury their pets on the property. Each headstone is named and dated!
This sweet weed was recurring along the paths. I find its petals really unique with those cutouts.
I hope you also enjoyed our walk through the park! My posts have been getting longer lately since Jim and I are going places with the beautiful weather. The blog is a wonderful way to document our memories!
Have a perfect week! ~Val