Went to visit the turtles

I’ve been laid up for just about a week now. Saw the acupuncturist today and she fixed me up pretty good, I’ll know better tomorrow. But.. anyway, before I landed myself in this predicament , I went to our little conservatory, Forgetting not only was it Sunday but also the beginning of feb. recess :(!!! It was very crowded but I managed to get a few shots off .

It was nice to see a mom taking Her son out shooting

And then there r the Quails under foot , nervous little things , they are. With signs every where to b careful where u step..

And a mascot to end all mascots:). Yeah she lives there too.

But u cant help but stop by and see these crazy turtles , I’m told they are always “doing it”

A different type of turtle. He’s generally on land .

Well I found one room with no one in it . But it was time for me to go.

As it was getting way to crowded for me.

So off I went following the brick road.:)

Have a wonderful week end everyone

must be…. Vacation Time

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia.[3] A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War,[4] Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia’s fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area.

Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA), the Georgia Historical Society (the oldest continually operating historical society in the South), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South’s first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America).[3][5]

Savannah’s downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated by the U.S. government in 1966).[3][a] Downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe (a design now known as the Oglethorpe Plan). Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.

ok so thats wicki for ya :0 now here’s my  take… in photos:)

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Vinnie van go go.. the best pizza ive ever tasted!!  each time we went by the line was longer and longer. we did end up getting 2 slices to go, sorry to say i was so hungry.. there is no pic.

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City Market this area is made up of a few blocks. closed to traffic,you can almost  always hear live music. awesome restaurants , and store…  there is a  presence  of police always . this will make my 3rd visit to this area over  5 years, and ive never seen any trouble.at any hour.

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these girls were fabulous.

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dancing the night away

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and so was this little one:)

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and this one too 🙂

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and she had to have a few puffs of his cigar…. to each his /her own i guess   lol

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watching and waiting

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the golden hour has started, everyone is grabbing a seat, for the fireworks.

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well they should be starting any min….

these were all taken at the CITY MARKET in Savannah Ga. i have so many photos i just didnt know where to begin… so i decided to work backwards…

you wont see any fireworks… im not a fan.. and.. this city does not have the best display. my husband was a bit disappointed, but im fine:)!

if you stopped by ,i thank you. Savannah is such an awesome place i cant wait to show you the rest of her.

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:)!!

Cemetaries

As i have been haunting old sometimes historic cemeteries ,my Husband suggested i check out another Historic Cemetery across town, this one being a Catholic,  well i was a bit concerned i might turn into ashes walking through there (lol)   many notable Catholics were /are buried there. but it wasnt as pretty as Mt.Hope. too flat for my taste. im hoping this link will take you there.

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http://www.libraryweb.org/~rochhist/v67_2005/v67i2.pdf

and then i went across the street to Riverside Cemetery

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hopefully this link will take you  there. that was prettier, i thought, well as cemeteries go anyway.

and then i found where the children are buried…

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that will pretty much do it for my cemeteries.. looking at these last few did me in.Seeing how well the grave sights are cared for made me feel good, but it was rather upsetting to see so many . so i will end here. please have a wonderful rest of the week and all you Moms, out there have a wonderful Mothers day. thanks for stopping by.

As i muddle through the rest of April

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so here it is the middle of April, I’ve been in a muck of sorts.. not the best time of year for me.

so ive gone through the archives and dug out some of my favorite flowers,since it will be planting season….in another month. I’m  NO gardener by any stretch of the imagination,but i know what i like, and i love to see pretty gardens,i just dont have the patience  to do it myself.so lets begin the journey…..

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come on follow me, there’s only a few hills

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peek a boo

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come on follow me

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ok, we’ll take a break

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so ill be spending most days in the park soon enough. if you stopped by i hope you enjoyed my virtual garden.  have a wonderful rest of the week.

olde world Rochester,ny

well this is a terrible time of year, you never know if its going to snow..or turn into a warm spring. the sky around here is usually  a dull grey ..so ive enhanced that part of my tour today. a little history.. about High Falls, and Browns Race

The High Falls are one of three voluminous waterfalls on the Genesee River, that flow through the city of Rochester in New York. The High Falls are located about 2 miles upstream from the lower falls and act as their source. The High Falls area was the site of much of Rochester’s early industrial development, where industry was powered by falling water. Browns race diverts water from above the falls and was used to feed various flour mills and industries, today the water is used to produce hydroelectric power.[1]

The High Falls may be viewed from the Pont De Rennes bridge, a pedestrian bridge that spans the Genesee River a few hundred feet from the base of the falls.[2]

The High Falls was the site of the final jump of “The Yankee Leaper” Sam Patch who died after jumping off of the High Falls in 1829

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there have been many attempts to start restaurants and coffee bars, bowling alleys even, but for some reason.. Rochester,NY being so stuffy and conservative..nothing has ever work, thanks to the preservation committee   for saving all these old buildings, and restoring them to their natural beauty. this building now houses most of the radio stations in this city.  Seems that’s all that is sustainable in this Historic area. I’m glad its all being used, but it seems like such a waste.

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this funny shaped building used to house a quaint little bar., it over looks the river. and if you continue walking…

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you’ll walk  this bridge… its a bit of a hike on a windy day, but ….way over to the left you can see Genesee Brew House,  have a craft beer and something unique to eat.

Genesee Brewing Company is an American brewery located along the Genesee River in Rochester, New York. In 1878 Genesee Brewing Company moved up into Rochester. From 2000 to 2009 the company was known as the High Falls Brewing Company. In 2009 High Falls was acquired by the capital investment firm KPS Capital. Together with also newly acquired Labatt USA, KPS merged the two companies as North American Breweries. Along with this change, High Falls Brewery changed its name back to the original “Genesee Brewing Company” operating under the North American Breweries name. In October 2012, North American Breweries was purchased by Cerveceria Costa Rica S.A.

According to 2012 figures, North American Breweries was the sixth-largest brewing company in America by sales volume.

well thats my little tour for today:),  if you stopped by i hope you enjoyed it, Its one of the Highlights in Rochester,NY..at least where i take my out of town guests:)

and if you did stop by, thank you, and have an awesome day.

Benches…benches….and more benches

Well about a week ago i posted a collection of Fences, today..i thought id share some Benches:),Yes another collection, and i might add a growing group in Flickr, as well as Face book. so let me get started by saying ive been collection these probably as long as fences, now most people who are not into photography will think this is strange, but just like my Fences.. ya just never know what your going to see…… through the eyes of a photographer… so  here we go…

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some time ago, the city did a bench theme, there were the koolest benches placed in different areas, i really loved this one

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this one is in my hometown

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i think someones shoulders must have been hurting, saw this laying on a bench.

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this is in Buffalo ,Ny  at a place called Larkinville.  awesome summertime concerts, and fab food

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always looking for those quirky benches..i am:)

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at the George Eastman House, which is located in Rochester,NY

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saw this in a filed of lavender

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we were taking a hike,  its so nice that benches are scattered about

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in the Adirondacks (NY)  at one of the local “resorts”

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sitting on the Erie Canal, love seeing moms esp. taking photos of their babies

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this was last summer, can you tell I’m itchy for summer

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saw this lady on one of the coldest days we had, shes got a huge camera lens, the body of water shes looking over is lake Ontario, on the other side is Canada…i wonder is she was trying to see if they started to build a wall yet……
well that should do it.. for now:)  think of me the next time your out side and go to sit on something:)

If you stopped by thank you in advance. and i dont mean to get political.. its getting just down right scary  in the USA though!!!!  have a wonderful rest of the week.

The Boss and the E street Band

so the other day i got a phone call , and the person asked if we (hubby and Me) wanted to go to a concert, she had extra tickets… i hemmed and hawed as i always do.. because i really dont like to be in crowds. well we agreed to go , and then found out this person wanted 300 bucks from us. well ok.. i was a bit disturbed at the beginning… but i got over it. even more so after the show.

of course we  grew up with Bruce. i remember when the E street band played at all the local colleges.. for 5 bucks , and usually all the tap beer you could drink.

things change 🙂 but He is still the MAN to see, what a concert!! he seems to truly love the audience. so this is what i got. if i would have known they weren’t going to check purses i certainly would have brought my camera.

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this 66 year old rocker still has what it takes

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and Mark Clemons (Clarences’ Nephew) wow, he was darn good

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yep.. you guessed it.. he body surfed through the audience .

 

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after 3 hours of playing he walked into the audience and grabbed signs, they were all songs people wanted to hear. sure enough they played them

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getting help back onto the stage after the body wave.

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so the body next to Bruce… she was holding a sign that it was her65th birthday, Bruce pulled Her up on stage and , still not sure if she knew how to play or not, but they strapped a guitar on her and she did what she did:0 it was pretty awesome

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this was towards the end, they all got really close to the mass of people.

The E street Band Played to a sold out crowd, Rochester,NY has a small venue by big city standards.. the Blue cross arena holds 13,000 people.  In my years…I’ve sen my share of concerts, and i know everyone usually says the last concert they saw was the best..but this one… this one will stand out in my mind for years to come.

they played from 8:20 till 11:20.  most oft he songs were from the River Album  but there was not one song they didnt play, ever a few covers.

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