Monday, December 2, 2013

Waiting for Lunch and an Aquamarine Necklace

Aquamarine Necklace
I was in a pastel state of mind when I created this necklace.
The sticks are aquamarine and the purple beads are natural lilac stone. They are so pretty and girly together! This is available at Etsy.

Clipper City Rail Trail
While Jim and I were waiting for a restaurant to open to grab some lunch, we took a little stroll in a part of Newburyport, MA that we have not walked through before. This was back on a gorgeous September day!
We walked under a bridge that leads to the beginning of the Clipper City Rail Trail. This area features various artwork. Here is a mural titled Newburyport Collage of prominent buildings in Newburyport painted by Robert Leanna.
This area is a harbor for fishing and recreational boating.
This red piece is titled Brushstrokes by Robert Lorenson. It is powdercoated aluminum.
My favorite is Peace Offering by Michael Alfano. This bronze sculpture has an eagle on 1 side.
There is a dove on the other side.
Set atop the steps leading to the rail trail is another sculpture titled Eclipse by Robert Lorenson which is composed of stainless steel.
There is just 1.1 miles of this trail so far, soon to be expanded. After viewing photos online, Jim and I will have to check out this walk which is full of interesting sculptures!
Was lunch worth the wait? Oh yes! Plus we wouldn't have discovered this trail!
The day was beautiful and we sat out on the deck at Michael's Harborside. This was a first for both of us...a watermelon feta salad! On the bottom is cucumber. Balsamic reduction, feta cheese and crushed cashews were sprinkled on top of huge chunks of watermelon. Delicious!
Thank you for stopping by! I wish you all a wonderful week! ~Val


  1. I just love Newburypot!! Thank you for taking us along with you.

    What a pretty necklace this is, Val. I love the purple.

    I hope you had a great Thanksgivmg, and I wish you a wonderful week,ahead a!

  2. Watermelon feta salad! YUM!!
    I love your pastel necklace and the red sculpture looks amazing!
    Looks like you had a wonderful day out :)

  3. Sounds like a perfect lunch to me. The wait was as enjoyable as the lunch! Thanks for sharing the fun pictures!

  4. pretty stones in the necklace. lovely blues in the water!

  5. OMG this salad seems so good!!!

  6. I am a land lover you know that, but I could certainly spend the day strolling the place. I pinned that watermelon salad looks delish for a summer evening :)

  7. Beautiful post!!! very creative and delicate necklace!!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  8. Oh Val, I am loving your pastel necklace! The colors caught my attention the second I saw it :) And what a delicious-looking salad! Yum :) Hugs

  9. the stick and beads are so beautiful :)

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  10. Wow, it looks like it was an amazing place to visit. I love that sculpture Brushstokes. What a wonderful way to spend a day, and your lunch looked fabulous. Beautiful necklace, the pastel colored stones look great together.
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  11. Beautiful photos!

  12. That is one gorgeous necklace. It reminds me of the picture I created in my head when I read "Island of the Blue Dolphins" so many years ago. That salad looks great too. At first glance, the watermelon looked like tuna steaks. I thought, No Way! Not, Val. lol Then I read more closely. Yummy. :-)


Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val