Sunday, August 31, 2014

Star Links and Independence Greenway

Star Links
A cute new edition to my findings shop are these sterling silver star links! They are 22mm round which makes them a great size for necklace and bracelet designs as well as earrings. Available here.

Independence Greenway 
Independence Greenway is an old rail trail in my new town that has been converted into a paved trail for walking, running and biking.
 Parts of it show views of the Ipswich River.
I love the dotted line that is on the entire trail. Its total length is 8 miles (no we did not walk that far)!
 Wildflowers were everywhere, particularly the purple pretties.
 I love these little fuzzy things.

 More meandering water.

 The sunlight was perfect for seeing reflections on the water.
 A heavenly habitat to make the frog population very happy. 
This photo does not do the walk justice, but there are huge open areas that go on very far! There are a lot of power lines through here so it needs to stay open and maintained.
 Some areas have pops of multi color!

 I'm not sure what is going on here, but there was an outhouse in the woods with what appears to be a solar panel for energy. Maybe it is used by the maintenance workers?!
Thank you for stopping by! If you are in the U.S., enjoy your holiday Monday! Have a great week too. :) ~Val


  1. Hi Val,
    Now that is a beautiful nature trail. It was a good idea to turn an old train track into a nature trail.

  2. Beautiful trail! Lovely pictures!

  3. looks like a great natural area. i love when they repurpose the old rail lines for trails!

  4. I bet walkers, joggers and bike riders might be glad of that outhouse too!

  5. I'd love to take a bike ride on that trail! I am not sure what do I appreciate more the long weekend or the short week ahead :/ Anyways let's enjoy both!

  6. I would love to walk or run on this Greenway, Val. It looks so peaceful, and there are so many pretty flowers.

    The star links are wonderful. I love their simplicity.

    I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend!

  7. Those stars are so cute! I love star shapes :)
    That trail and the flowers are so many photo opportunities!
    Have a fantastic week!

  8. I love star-shaped things too! And the trial looks great, I'm seeing all sorts of plants and flowers I've never seen before. I love how green it looks, fall already started kicking in over here.

  9. The stars are gorgeous and I love all the nature shots, very beautiful xx

  10. what a beautiful walk! thanks for sharing and love the new findings - hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

  11. great trail.beautiful pictures

  12. Love the star cut outs! There are so many possibilities. Beautiful pictures. In the house I lived in while my kids were young, we had the rails to trails two blocks away. It was always a nice and safe place to walk. I miss them.

  13. Cute stars!!! and lovely place!!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  14. Beautiful photos, it looks a lovely place to spend a few hours.

  15. Hey Val ;o) I hope you had a good holiday ;o) We had one in Canada too ;o)
    Those star links are cool!
    That old rail trail is stunning, wow! For sure a place I would love to go to!
    Cute out house! LOL!
    Hugs ;o)

  16. Independence Greenway looks delightful! C'mon! You could do 8 miles ;-)

  17. Love those star fun!
    And all those pretty flowers! Those little blue/purple ones dot out road ditches and make everything so pretty :)

  18. The star links are great. I cannot wait to see what you come up with.

  19. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet words.

  20. The photographs are beautiful!

    Happy weekend!

  21. That trail is so beautiful
    with all those wild and lovely flowers
    hey... I could start making running a daily routine
    with that kind of trail.

  22. I love nature! Always a great way to relax and meditate, at least for me it is :) great pictures :) thanks for sharing! if you ever get a chance would love for you to come and take a peek :) XO-M


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