Benches on Monday,

I’ve been collecting benches for about 10 years. And last week our temps were close to 70 degrees. A big difference from today’s weather (24 degrees)

Anyway, on my walks last week I found a few new benches on the. Erie Canal, in my Village . And yesterday I went back to the conservatory

I just got such an urge to smell a few flowers😊, every one here has the spring itch.

But it will b at least 2 more months b4 we see flowers outside.

Have a wonderful Monday

Autumn prevails

We have been so fortunate this year with our weather, here in New York. a fab summer, and so far Fall has been exceptional. so i took advantage the other day ..we were in the mid 70’s and sunny, so come along with me as i stroll through my village and see whats going on.

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 as soon as parked my car (10 min drive)  this is what a saw. in a few more weeks they will drain this part of the canal
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this is on Main Street

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a few people jogging, the path is in excellent condition, most of it paved, you can go for miles, so people also ride their bikes here.
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living on the Erie Canal, is great 3/4 of the year:) its winter thats  nasty.
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 we just had the big scarecrow festival, that will Blog up next time.
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lol..i got caught.   anyway… thats the building you can rent kayaks and bikes, and as you can see people still have their boats out.

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all this walking around made me hungry, so i stopped and had ..what else a pumpkin muffin and a cuppa 🙂
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and i must have started a trend, soon after i got in there.. people started showing up:)
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the owner sells all kinds of things,

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well we better head now..

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we’ll take the tunnel, so i dont have to cross the busy main street.
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yep, this is my town, i do love it…most of the year:)
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before i leave you i thought id share a shot of my Grand daughter. she just turned 6 months old. and its true what they say…”i use to think i was too old to fall in love again..but then i became a Gramma.

if you stopped by, i hope you enjoyed walking with me, sorry i didnt share my muffin with you:). have a wonderful week end.

Back to my Home Town…

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this is what i saw most days growing up, the lake is around those silos. of course that park like feature wasn’t there then
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you know the breakfast cereals? well they are made here, and on any given day you can smell the fragrance of oats any what ever else gets toasted and roasted all along the lower south side of Buffalo
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taking full advantage not too long ago, i took an Historic boat ride through the old grain mills that thing over head is the sky way.. that connected south Buffalo with Downtown and the west side of Buffalo. being so close to the lake this bridge was shut down on many winter days,due to high winds
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now the water is clean, all kinds of water activities take place. and some of the silos have been converted into all sorts of recreational things and a few restaurants
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work is still being done. but the restoration of Buffalo, and its waterways is unbelievable
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Buffalo, still receives many cargo ships , before the ships go onto the Welland canal. before summer is over i hope to be able to be in town when one is there

About My Hometown,   i grew up on the south side of Buffalo, just foot steps away from the lake. but when i was growing up, the waters were so contaminated.. well, it was just something to look at. So for this part of my Blog, Im going to navigate through  some of the old grain mills and some that are still in use…Like…General Mills.   when i come back ill share some of the things that anyone can see , when they come to town these days. thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful rest of the week . and Heres a little History i was able to dig up

South Buffalo has one of the highest concentrations of Irish Americans [1] west of the Hudson River outside of Chicago, many of whom settled in Buffalo after the completion of the Erie Canal, as well as the coming of the railroads and the industrial revolution later in the nineteenth century. Nevertheless, unlike many other American cities with large Irish-American populations, Buffalo, New York‘s southside Irish came to the USA relatively late when comparatively speaking. By far the largest concentrations came from the Irish Counties of Clare, Cork, Mayo and Wexford. A large percentage of South Buffalonians can trace their Irish ancestry to the area in and around the town of Kilrush in County Clare. Indeed, most were post-famine arrivals who were recruited to work the burgeoning steel mills, petroleum refineries, foundries, flour mills, automobile factories, and machine shops sprouting up in this highly industrialized city. Many more of South Buffalo’s Irish would wind up working in the ranks of the protective services for the Buffalo Police Department and Buffalo Fire Department. Others found jobs in the various unionized Building Trades, such as in the labor unions representing the Carpenters, Bricklayers, Iron Workers, and Operating Engineers.

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