Autumn Splender

As far as weather goes, well im pretty lucky to be living in Western New York, at least this fall.The weather has been outstanding. Here it is the middle of October and the  temp is 77 degrees. and sunny. so ive been trying to take full advantage.  Not only is this  a colorful time of year, but if you love pig roasts and clam bakes..tis the season, and that why i say autumn splendor:)

because we all know whats to follow….. all that white stuff, which i am not a fan of. so  here we go. oh and PS if you thought you were going to see colorful leaves…. im sorry 🙂

one of the best things about this time of year……  people tend to do pig roasts and clam bakes..2 of my most favorite things……

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people put hot sauce and butter on theirs.. not me just let me at ’em.
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this is our friend who invited us.. hes friends with the people who put this event on every year, no charge!!!
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there were people from all walks of life there, but they all had one thing in common….

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this woman…  actually made all that sausage, and smoked them. and yes they were deeeelish.
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this is the hubby of the woman above, its not their part either, but he was help with the clams. nothing like good friends.

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there was even live entertainment. and they were awesome.

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i made a friend. 6 week  rescue.
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and of course there was plenty of cheer to go around

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its almost time.
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 these were all shot with my iPhone. .people tend to get a little crazy when they dont know you and your flashing a camera around 🙂
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what we were all waiting for … omg… it was deelish !!!
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i tried so hard to get a shot of the husband and wife that put this shindig on..it was near impossible, this is the best i could do and they aren’t even standing together, hubby is was over with his hand to his face. almost like he knew i was aiming for him….
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they had all kinds of activities for kids. they even had an art table.
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and i got  Steves back too… Him and His Wife Amy. If there was ever a prize for being the most gracious Host and Hostess , they would certainly win!!!

if you stopped by, thank you.

let the festivals begin

Well its that time of year again, festivals every week end, sometimes over lapping, so one needs to pay attention, as to which one to go to… im not a fan of crowds at all, so where ever i go..i go early and leave in the middle.this last weekend,the fest.was in my little town,on the Erie Canal.

i had to park a good mile or more away, because im to cheap to pay ..upwards of 10 dollars. if i had a car full of people that would have been a different story, but i was alone…so here we go

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no bikes or pets allowed.
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you never know what you’ll see walking the banks of the canal:)
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ive been on this boat so many times, lots of history. i waved and got a few waves back
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we have a few row clubs
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i have never seen a boat like this, and it looked like the dog was going after a fish ?:)

and if you notice that snowy stuff..its dogwood..it makes a mess, its everywhere, for a few weeks.

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how cute..picking flowers for…. i dont know who, but my kids would not be standing past that fence!!!!!
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whew.. i made it, good thing the weather was tolerable  in the 70’s nice shade, perfect for my walk into town…. now where the ladies room!!!!
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 i thought of Fragglerocks ‘ hubby when i saw this guy… because of His shirt. Phil love going to this record place when they visited us
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 also thought about fraggy here too..im not a wine drinker at all, but i loved that guys shirt. and if you look closer you can see my reflection on some of the bottles.

well for what ever reason im having a terrible time on wordpress today…  so..im going to leave now, and return in a few days with more?:)  anyone else out there having problems?    anyway, if you stopped by, thank you!! and have an awesome day… and a better week end:)!!

November… the awkward month

Ive never been a fan of this month, and i don’t think old man winter cares for me either, the cold winds of Canada and the warm breezes of the South fighting with each other, around the Great Lakes, leaves me in such misery,  seems im always living on some kind of Pain meds. for my head.. I’m not complaining.. really I’m not ,i know it could be much worse, its just a fact of life for me.

so .. we have had our share of good weather, no snow this year, last year most places had well over a foot, in some cases..closer to the lakes. (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario)  5 ft!!!!!!!

so on the few days i was in town, and not running around, i took a self guided tour.. and this is what i found.

a city deck.. i love it
a city deck.. i love it

 

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awesome windows, to see the world
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from the outside looking in
get ready for those holidays
get ready for those holidays

 

always take time to smell the flowers
always take time to smell the flowers

 

gotta put everything away.. no more grilling outside
gotta put everything away.. no more grilling outside

 

time for a cupa.. in a very unique city neighborhood coffee shoppe
time for a cuppa.. in a very unique city neighborhood coffee shoppe

 

always watch the trains
always watch the trains

 

and look for uniqueness
and look for uniqueness

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then go inside and watch.....
then go inside and watch…..
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i love people watching
 i was lucky enough to find a show.. of "readers"
i was lucky enough to find a show.. of “readers”
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it was a mystical wonderland…………….

 

had to buy a birthday gift.. what better present... than a bottle....
had to buy a birthday gift.. what better present… than a bottle….
a great liqueur store
a great liquor store
then it was time for dinner.. how 'bout a pizza pie... it was yummy. well that was my day to do as i please. i was lucky enough to have my hubby with me for 1/2 of it:) well ,thats it for now, have a pleasant day, and..thanks for stopping by. XX
then it was time for dinner.. how ’bout a pizza pie… it was yummy.not the greatest shot, it was hard to snap Him.
Well that was my day to do as i please. i was lucky enough to have my hubby with me for 1/2 of it:)
well ,thats it for now, have a pleasant day, and..thanks for stopping by. XX

 

its Goblin and Ghoul time

Well Autumn has arrived here ,with temps dipping into the 40’s at nite, and some days getting to 60’s, and with any luck we see the sun.Most people enjoy this time of year, i am not one of them. but i do my best to take advantage of the things i see..so..this is what has been happening in town, Fairport,NY sit on the Erie Canal, and The community is very involved. we are also known as the” Crown Jewel of the Erie Canal”. in 2005 Money Mag. named our Town one of”The Best Places to Live”.

we have a great little History here too. i haven’t really said to much about that , I will today.

Town Hall
Town Hall, this is Our Government Building, and right along side where those windows are is the Police dept. The Village was originally a swampy area until it was drained by the New Erie Canal in the 1820’s. and quickly became a very busy canal port with a reputation as being a Fair Port,
the old tain station
the old train station, was converted into many thing, but as long as Ive lived here its always been a place to learn about sewing
do you like Gelato
do you like Gelato

another very old structure  that was revamped, so glad it was never torn down, I’m not sure what it was back in the day

the Town Square
the Town Square, plenty of music gets played here during the warmer months
feel like eating you lunch out side, or sipping on your coffee... this is the best place for that
feel like eating you lunch out side, or sipping on your coffee… this is the best place for that
the other side of the Canal, tons of foot traffic. park your car and walk into town..if your up for a hike.
the other side of the Canal, tons of foot traffic. park your car and walk into town..if your up for a hike.
Happy October Fest
Happy October Fest
we also have a great music fest
we also have a great music fest.. i don’t know where i was,.. becuz i love the Bodeans… and i knew nothing about this:(
so this past week end was a the Scarecrow Fest. Friday and Saturady the weather was just terrible, but it was crowded, so.. i came back on Sunday when the weather was beautiful and ...NO PEOPLE
so this past week end was a the Scarecrow Fest. Friday and Saturday the weather was just terrible, but it was crowded, so.. i came back on Sunday when the weather was beautiful and …NO PEOPLE
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i was going to sit with him, but i couldn’t get US all in..so .. just a shot of Maurice:)

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the only problem i had with the festival, is all the scarecrows.. are facing toward the(MAIN) street… so in order to see the front of them you had to pretty much go into the street… , even though the sped limit is only 30… still very dangerous..i think!!
gotta stop and smell the flowers, once in a while too:)
gotta stop and smell the flowers, once in a while too:)
how 'bout a pony ride? there were 2 ponies and a ton of kids.. i felt so bad for these poor animals
how ’bout a pony ride?
there were 2 ponies and a ton of kids.. i felt so bad for these poor animals, this took place on the foot path, away from traffic on Main street.
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behind this guy is where the Hugh tent was, for 5 bucks you could get in, buy some food, and a beer and listen to some local music
i think this is my favorite
i think this is my favorite
there are 2 drawbacks living in(or around) the village... one are the train tracks, and the trains that pass through our town.. about every 20 mins. right on Main Street.
there are 2 drawbacks living in(or around) the village… one are the train tracks, and the trains that pass through our town.. about every 20 mins. right on Main Street.
this is a long cargo train..glad I'm not sitting in a car
this is a long cargo train..glad I’m not sitting in a car
traffic is gonna be tied up for a while
traffic is gonna be tied up for a while
so.. i went over to the other side of the street:)
so.. i went over to the other side of the street:) this is in front of the local rental shop..where you can rent bikes, and skates .if you dont want to walk the canal:)
so neat to see people dinning out side of the restaurant in October
so neat to see people dinning out side of the restaurant in October
this boat always comes for the fest, to give people tours, so we know what they actually do, and how they clean the canal.. and once again i missed the the tour
this boat always comes for the fest, to give people tours, so we know what they actually do, and how they clean the canal.. and once again i missed the the tour
wow, still a ton of boats here, .the canal gets drained every year.. less erosion that way. must happen in November?!
wow, still a ton of boats here, .the canal gets drained every year.. less erosion that way. must happen in November?!
and just a few yards away from the train tracks..is the lift bridge that goes up at least once an hour... Main street is NOT a good road to be traveling in the summer months:)
and just a few yards away from the train tracks..is the lift bridge that goes up at least once an hour… Main street is NOT a good road to be traveling in the summer months:)
well that does it for the scarecrow fest, hope you liked visiting my little town there are many family oriented activities to do here, all year long..And.. Fairport is one of the most popular walking/hiking sections of the 340 miles of the Erie canal
well that does it for the scarecrow fest, hope you liked visiting my little town there are many family oriented activities to do here, all year long..And.. Fairport is one of the most popular walking/hiking sections of the 340 miles of the Erie canal

It is a great community. so much to do and see, we moved here 30 years ago. and have owned 2 houses in that 30 years, thats how much we like it :)….Thanks for stopping by, and have a great rest of the week.

People at the Truck Rodeo

Its always fun and it has always captivated me, just to watch people, something i learned along time ago from a cousin of mine. so when i get bored of what ever it is that I’ve attended. i people watch..who hasn’t..right?:)

she saw me, and couldn't get away fast enough
she saw me, and couldn’t get away fast enough
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yep she saw me and my lens alright
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then ya have your folks who have never tried food truck food, ad they are all kinds of confused
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Hes really diggin the grub
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i couldn’t believe how big this cigar was, so u know i had to try and get the smoke….
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…And..i did 🙂
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you can always pick out the foreigners , they just dress differently. certainly not that there is anything at all wrong with that..i look for it:)!
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then there was this guy, it was just noon, ,beer in hand. with his Fidal Castro look
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Mr.Godly Locks just strutted around all while we were there, with the 2 girls behind him:) must have been an extra good hair day…..
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its always a riot to watch how some people will try to eat their food in a park…. me i would have held the plate to my chin.. or better yet sat at a table:)
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i would have liked to fix this one up with Mr. godly locks :)) she had high heels on as well:))
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then there’s the local celebs…. the guy in the black shirt…Moe… has a forever tan, Hes known around these part for all the bars hes opened around town
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she famous here in Rochester ,NY. awesome voice, and sings rock and roll and the blues
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and this girl sings fairy tale songs, and thats why she has a cape on. that was her opening line. not my kind of music.. but it was a good opener for me to take people pics:)))
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yep that’s my Husband, he thinks no one can tell Hes people watching:) and that is it for the Rodeo shots. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and thanks for stopping by

Rolling Thunder…….

well this week end, we went to the park for a food truck rodeo and live music. and Rolling Thunder is what they call it because of all the noise you hear when the trucks are “rolling”‘:).

ROLLING THUNDER
ROLLING THUNDER
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organic ice cream
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the taco truck
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the ‘JUNK’ truck
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whos up for sushi
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we love our Almonds..roasted
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can always count on at least one beer tent
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first thing i do , is see where the facilities are:)…yes ..NO “outhouses”
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are ya up for some Greek food?
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and this was our choice.. if you are into or trying a Palio Diet, this would have been for you also
healthy garbage  plate. coleslaw on the bottom, mixed with roasted sweet potats,roasted red peppers, grilled chicken it was deelish, and very filling
healthy garbage plate.
coleslaw on the bottom, mixed with roasted sweet potats,roasted red peppers, grilled chicken it was deelish, and very filling
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how’bout macaroni and cheese with just about any thing you want in it..ill pass
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my Hubby loves chocolate covered strawberries, but we were so full we didnt have any
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this is what i saw to the entrance at the park

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