Well we splurged this year for July 4th , as soon as I knew it wasn’t going to rain, because we have seen our share this summer, nothing but rain and colder than usual summer. Anyway, the reason we took this kind of expensive dinner cruise, was to see the fire works in downtown Rochester,NY. The tickets were 100.00 dollars apiece. The cruise itself, was about 5 hours , we Are Not nite people , and we felt it the next few days. The Cruise started at 7pm and we didn’t return till 12:30 am. A very long trip.
we had to go through 2 locks before leaving the canal, and entering the Genesee River, to head Downtown.
some views of the locks at work, and a few of the bridges we had to go under
well the ride home was cold and uneventful, except for some crazy people who were out in their little motor boats, trying to pass the big boat, so they could all get in the locks b4 us.
While some of you know I despise winter, I always have! Even as a child. being cold and wet.. Not my cuppa!!!! now I know and I have heard it most of my life..well if you don’t like it move.. if only life were that simple. one day I will move, and enjoy every day out side, but until then.. it is what it is 🙂 March has been especially bad at least for Western New York. in the middle of the month we had a wind storm.. upwards of 85 mi. an hour winds.. that knocked out power. some were without a power source for longer than a week. we were fortunate.. only 2 days. we spent our days in the local grocery store ,powering up, and we are lucky to have such a fine store,(WEGMANS) that accomodated everyone who came in to get warm or have a cuppa.,came home and slept with the 2 felines. the temp in the house got down to 42. and then the following week we had a bad snow storm, again everything was shut down..no work ,no school!!!! so as you can imagine..im glad to say good riddens’ to March!!! and i owe a big Thank you to my good friend Fraggy, for waking me:)) we do a diptych at the end of the month and this time it was about spring and new beginnings.
. yester day the sun was out, and you could almost feel spring.. so I went to the local conservatory, to feel spring even more. and this is what I saw
if you have taken time to look at these flowers I thank you in advance. for the peeps I try to follow, I am currently trying to catch up to you all. and I thank you kindly for stopping by.
HAPPY SPRING.. to new beginnings
well its been a few weeks since ive been here. alot has happened,some good some bad, im sure you all have a similar story:)Happy New Year, lets hope and pray this is a better year
its been a while since i shared my BENCHES so ..i thought, this would be a good time since the weather doesn’t know what it wants to do.and in a few short weeks ill be in sunny Florida, with lots of things to do and shoot:)
so that will do it for now….. I hope you all had good holidays, I’ve tried to catch up with a few of you. my next post will most likely be from sunny Florida… take care
and if you stopped by thank you
We have had an exceptional Autumn. i cant complain at all, of course that has all changed , this past week Father Winter has been tapping at our door. the wind and the rain,and the cold temps are here to stay…at least for the next well 6 months. So i took advantage,when i could and got out there. so here we go….
well my feet were getting cold…and wet. so i decided to call it a day
its funny how when things are in your own backyard you kind of forget about them, and their importance,and that so many other people would love to have a chance to visit this place,but live to far away. ive been in this mansion hundreds of times, with my different photog. groups. so i just couldnt bring myself to go in but ..walking the grounds, and an amazing experience all on its own..so lets get started….
and all of a sudden i felt eyes on me, at first i thought i was going to be asked to leave…
So that about does it for this tour. i hope if you stopped by, you enjoyed yourself. i know i always do. its a big holiday here..Labor Day week end. … the amusement parks change their hours,(and soon will close,till next summer) what ever schools haven’t opened will be opened by Wednesday. im going to miss Summer in Western New York, at least this summer ,we had 25 days in in the 90’s, and twice and many in the 80’s. so what ever you do this week end, enjoy, and remember …SCHOOL BUSES are out, dont forget to stop when the reds are on, and slow down when the yellows are lit.
George Eastman built his residence at 900 East Avenue between 1902 and 1905. He created a unique urban estate complete with 10.5 acres (42,000 m2) of working farm land, formal gardens, greenhouses, stables, barns, pastures, and a 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2), 50-room Colonial Revival mansion with a fireproof structure made of reinforced concrete.
Eastman’s house presented a neoclassical Georgian Revival facade of decorative craftsmanship. Beneath this exterior were such modern conveniences as an electrical generator, an internal telephone system with 21 stations, a built-in vacuum cleaning system, a central clock network, an elevator, and a great Aeolian pipe organ. Eastman used the house as a center of the city’s rich musical life from 1905 until his death in 1932.
well its been great going through my vacation to Savannah Georgia, i’d go back in a heartbeat.
so when ever we go on vacation we always try to take trolley’s and boat rides, to learn about the history and other facts you just wont find in a book.and in the last part of our trip we took the boat ride at sunset. we normally dont see sunsets because of the hours my Husband works.. many sunrises though:)
ok, on with the show
The Savannah River has the fourth-highest toxic discharge in the country, according to a 2009 report by Environment America
The river supports a large variety of native and introduced aquatic species:
- Upper section – yellow perch, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, white bass, bluegill, North American river otter, American mink, North American beaver, catfish
- Middle section – largemouth bass, crappie, striped bass, spotted bass, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, catfish, American eel, North American river otter, American mink, North American beaver, shortnose sturgeon, chain pickerel, bowfin, longnose gar, snapping turtles, American alligator, water moccasin
- Lower section, estuary – largemouth bass, crappie, striped bass, spotted bass, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, catfish, American eel, North American river otter, American mink, North American beaver, shortnose sturgeon, Atlantic sturgeon, chain pickerel, bowfin, longnose gar, snapping turtles, American alligator, snakes, red drum, flounder, spotted seatrout, bull shark, tarpon, common bottlenose dolphin, West Indian manatee, diamondback terrapin
i had such an awesome time in Savannah, id go back again tomorrow if i could. i cant explain the feeling i get when im there.
if you stopped by thank you . this is the last segment of my vacation in Savannah Georgia 2016.
The Charm of the South has always won me over. i think in another life i must have lived there.
i thought id share some historic houses today, i wont go into the history, as i did in my other Savannah blogs. mostly because im too lazy. and it is the charm of these places that really captivates me and without SCAD….Savannah College of Architecture and Design..this would certainly not be possible!
and if you look carefully at the brick (same in the other photos) see the smudge marks? well these bricks were hand made by slaves, and those are finger prints.
No i didnt go to a GP. but isnt it pretty?!
not really too keen on English food.. but the liqueur is the same 🙂 and yes it was time for refreshments.. after all my poor hubby was kind enough not to complain all day .
if you stopped by, i hope you enjoyed the tour. i love Savannah. that was my 4th visit, and even though i know i saw the same things, it never bores me. and theres always good fresh seafood:)
so.. have an awesome rest of the week, and thanks again for stopping by.