Saturday, July 14, 2012

This Week's Blog Post

Green Aventurine Bracelet
 Here is some green aventurine! Available at Miss Val's Creations.
Parker River Wildlife Sanctuary
The Parker River Wildlife Sanctuary is a national refuge for all sorts of birds located in Plum Island, Massachusetts.
It is 4,662 acres in size!!!
This is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the mouth of the Merrimack River.
The result is over 3,000 acres of salt marshes.
It boasts over 350 species of birds. That is a crane above (difficult to see).
Although we only saw birds, this place is also home to deer, coyote, red foxes, beavers, muskrats, weasels and various reptiles.

Here are some duck butts. My bird photos were all take from afar so they are not clear.
We came across a family of Canadian geese. The mom was hissing at everyone who walked by. The babies were hanging out in the walkway and she was in charge of protective duty. You can actually see her in the photo vocalizing her frustration with the humans.
We watched them make their way into the water for a swim.
We came across a path leading to boardwalks through marshy wooded areas.
Much to our surprise, this walk became really amazing when we hiked up these steps to an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean and picturesque dunes.
Even though this is next to the ocean it has a desert like feel!
Our initial intent was to take a morning walk on the beach which required a long boardwalk stroll. It was a cold June morning so we nixed that idea and travelled futher to the refuge.
The beach on Plum Island is a quiet, peaceful beach without the fried dough, cheap t-shirt sales, video games, etc.
I hope you enjoyed our little trip to Plum Island and its refuge! Have a great week!!!  ~Val


  1. Lovely aventurine and beautiful walk with you :)

  2. Plum Island and Rockport are on my list when I visit MA this summer. Have not been to Plum Island in a very long time, and it really is a great place.

    This bracelet is wonderful. Love the spring green color.

    Have a fantastic weekend, Val!

    1. Bring bug spay to Plum Island! I guess the biting flies can be bad in July and August! Rockport is a sweet town to visit. I hope you have a fun visit Lisa!

  3. Hi Val,

    The preserve looks so pretty and I enjoyed your photos. I have never heard of that green stone before that you used in your bracelet but it sure is pretty. It has a soft beautiful quality to it that I really like.

    Have a great week.


  4. The green bracelet is so pretty :)

    Gorgeous pictures Val! I loved seeing the birds and the beautiful views.


  5. Love your scenic trips and hearing about the overprotective mama goose! Sounds like you had lots of fun. Beautiful bracelet. :-)

  6. Nonsense about unclear pictures! They all are wonderfull and full of color. Nice walk! :)

  7. Oh, what a nice trip! Very beautiful place (photos as well! :) ) I am dying for such walks in the nature. Big pleasure visiting you today!

  8. Love the post! I wish I was there, too... Your bracelet is so pretty. Hope all is well!

  9. I love the pictures! I would love to go to Plum Island! Amazing place! Thanks for sharing ;o) Your bracelet is stunning! You really are a great jewelry maker! I seriously mean that ;o) Hugs ;o)

  10. Wow...what gorgeous views! And the hike looks amazing!

  11. That hike looks amazing! What great views and beautiful birds!

  12. waaahaooo really??? that means TOOOO much green!! great pics!

  13. Hi dear :) thank you soooo much for your lovely comment and following me! I´m happy that you like my blog :)
    This bracelet is so wonderfull!! You have a realy great taste ;)
    xoxo Lola

  14. You live in such a beautiful area. Love it!!

  15. You always visit the most beautify and peaceful places. I think it's lovely. Such great photos.

  16. I really enjoyed looking at the wildlife photos! The ducks - hilarious! Isn't it lovely how mom geese protect the little ones? It all looks very peaceful and beautiful!
    Btw, I love the soft green of your new creation :)

    p.s. yes, it's true! I actually work more than I did when I was employed ;-)

  17. WOW it looks amazing! Another place to add in my "I wanna go..." list :)

  18. Looks like a fun trip, with lots to see. You photos are fantastic, the geese family is so cute.
    Everyday Inspired

  19. really love those nature photos!

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