Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Under the bridge and through the woods....

I realized I never blogged about this fabulous place I love. A long long time ago there was a factory here and a houses and it must have been amazing.  Not much remains, but it is still beautiful.  To get to the factory remains, we have to pass under this bridge.  I didn't think it would be quite this pretty under a bridge.

I love that there is a no trespassing sign next to an open gate.  There wasn't anything to see on the other side of the gate.

There is very little left of the factory, and nature has taken over; however, it is a beautiful place to visit.

We enjoyed walking the trails around the property. It was so peaceful. 

There was a house here that burned down years ago.  All that remains is a giant chimney and a round structure nearby. I couldn't figure out what it was.  It had a doorway and metal wrapped around it.  It sat on a hill above the house.
The mystery round structure.
All that remains on another house.
There was also a fabulous guard tower high on a hill nearby.  I previously blogged about it -- Guard Tower

Friday, January 11, 2013

Be Kind....

Be Kind....Two little words but a meaning that is so much bigger.  I've followed the Ben's Bells website for a few years.  A family, after losing their little boy, began making bells which they would leave for people to find with the message to spread kindness.  I love visiting their website and reading the stories of those who have found Ben's bells, their letters of how much it meant to them to find this message of kindness and what they plan to do to spread kindness.

I heard that Ben's Bells were coming to Connecticut to bring kindness after the tragedy.  Yesterday, I heard bells had been found.  I was so happy to hear they arrived, but didn't expect to see them myself.  Today, I was out in town, and I saw these.

It was a gloomy overcast day. This bit of color caught my eye and I knew was Ben's Bells. They were really here, in Connecticut, to spread kindness.

To learn more about Ben's bells or to read the stories of those who found them, be sure to check out their website

Please join me today in spreading kindness.