My World Tuesday: Silver Sands State Park, Milford, Connecticut

The time to get off the couch, out the door, and into the sunshine came (twice last week, but we were all at work or school) Sunday, when we donned hats, scarves, gloves, and heavy coats and slipped foot warmers into the boots and headed to Silver Sands State Park in Millford, Connecticut, for some geocaching fun.

The grassy dunes cradled tufts of snow



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and the walkways were icy in spots, but the beach was clear.



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Della walked Clyde, Adam navigated us to the caches using the GPS, and Alex made the actual discoveries. Along the way, we encountered one of our prehistoric brothers who had given up the ghost on this beach that was once a landfill that was once the site of many homes before Hurricane Diane handed it all back to its rightful owner in 1955. It's great Connecticut gave up on using this bit of shoreline and has even given up on turning its wetlands into parking lots. Now this land sodden with heavy metals and lets not think about what else is becoming a bird sanctuary, a nature preserve. Nature heals herself. We learn to tread lightly as a boardwalk of recycle lumber and the real stuff is put into place even on a Sunday in these tough economic times.




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Because life must go on.




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(And if Captain Kidd's treasure is out there on Charles Island, we'll walk on out and try to find it another day.)

My World Tuesday

Comments

  1. wow your photos almost look like black and white. very cool or should I say cold!!! Good to get outside anyway.

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  2. Similar to my day with a blogging friend on Saturday! Gorgeous day, but SO cold and WINDY!! Your pics are terrific as always and really capture that! I think mine did, too --well, at least I hope so!! It was still a really fun day! Hope you have wonderful week, Sandy! Stay warm!

    Sylvia

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  3. Beautiful images depicting a wonderful day. And there's a wonderful message in "nature heals itself." Thanks for that.

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  4. Anonymous12:13 PM

    Those last two photos shimmer with magic!

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  5. So glad you got out and about-and took us along. The first pic-looks like you could brush it like hair : )

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  6. "Silver" sounds so picturesque Sandy. What fun to get out and meander around.

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  7. Ah, a great day to go geocaching! Of course I've been doing it for 7 years and I've never had a bad day except a couple times explaining myself to various policemen and security people.

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  8. Nature heals herself...yes, and it must be same thing with us...when we're hurt, we try hard to heal our heartaches by our own... for yes, life is beautiful and it must go on...

    this post reminds me of so many things Sandy...I am up this very early coz I am trying hard to heal a broken heart - broken because of a ward i have sent to school and whose about to graduate this coming march in college...

    I could not sleep, she left my home without a word - what an ungrateful creature. maybe she hates being reprimanded of her ill behavior towards boys and i must correct her because i have treated her as my own...i feel so hurt at the moment but after reading your post, i feel enlightened coz you said, 'because life must go on' and i have three equally wonderful kids of my own and a great hubby...

    she's just my ward, so life must go on! she's no reason for me to sulk and be hurt...i hope so...

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  9. I always look forward to your beautiful posts. They are filled with wonder, peace and beauty, thanks so much!

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  10. I always look forward to your beautiful posts. They are filled with wonder, peace and beauty, thanks so much!

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  11. Beautiful place and I love your narrative and photography. Nature sometimes seems to have to do much self healing due to man's arrogance.

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  12. Looks cold! I've heard that geocaching is a hoot. I'd like to try it sometime.

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  13. Interesting that some beaches changes into bird sanctuaries as soon as people leave them alone so that other people who are real naturelovers can enjoy them.
    BTW I cannot enter my name for That's my World. Sorry.

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  14. The deserted beach shots are wonderful as is the gull and glittery water. Looks like a lonely place to enjoy Nature (and geocaching).

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  15. I'm impressed that the state is converting the area into bird sanctuary!

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  16. I admire when Nature gets another chance; generally it is very strong and like you said it can heal itself even if it takes a long time. I admire the dry grasses cradle a little bit of snow; soon this will be gone too and the grasses turn green to keep the shore healthy.

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  17. Wonderful post with nice images.

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  18. Great write up. We truly cannot take what belongs to nature, time proves it.

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  19. Great post. Nature gets what she want and never ask if we like it or not.

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  20. nature is truly amazing. i love this hopeful write up to match the wonderful photos.

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  21. All so beautiful but I especially like the soaring bird and the angle you captured, taking this shot, very impressive.

    Happy week and hugs, G

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  22. oh Sandy! these captures really tells me that you need to visit the Philippines. i think you'll just love a vacation to the island paradise of Palawan here in the Philippines.

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  23. So nice to take a walk and breath in the fresh air. We went to a marina yesterday, our favorite hang out spot and it was great.
    :)

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  24. Wonderful post, Sandy! Your photos are of this place are gorgeous.

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  25. Wonderful post, Sandy! Your photos are of this place are gorgeous.

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