A Distant Memory

Anyone who knows me… knows I really despise the cold and snow, and I hibernate for a few months. The last stretch of our winter just seems to drag, as we continue to get more snow and bitter cold temps…. in the the teens.

I’m grateful for my archives during these months, so here’s a redo, of… what else a bench…. for Bench Monday’s a distant memory., in painterly mode

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

Graffiti and where it lives

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester_Transit_Corporation

 

well its the last day of the month and Fraggy and  have a project we do at the last day, she has my photo, and its Graffiti …so I thought it was only fitting to blog about the very same thing.. even though these photos are from my archives.  I hope the link works so you can read about this “subway”

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an old stairwell leading to the trains… we figured:)
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and I soon found out ..why we needed protecting from the “elements”
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we came acroos a few “homesteads” yes there were people living inside there, or at least that’s where they camped out for the nite.

the smell in this place was indescribable

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one of the “camps”.no one was there.
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thanks God there was an opening….for awhile
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now for some artwork…

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well at some point we had to turn around because the city is filling the whole thing in..and of course we came in at the entrance they had filled in 😦

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back inside
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we’d find different signs around, we wondered if this was a sign for a woman’s bathroom.. it sure smelled like it could have been

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heading over the the river from under the city

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it was an adventurous day, and ive never felt the need to go back..not even sure how much is left opened. And its certainly not a place anyone would go alone.

if you stopped by ,thank you in advance, have a pleasant rest of the week.

Rochesters’ own Public market

Rochester’s City-run Public Market has served the community at its 280 N. Union Street site since 1905. Bargains and local goodness abound Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 52 weeks a year. Vendors–over 300 on busiest Saturdays–offer fresh produce, ethnic delicacies, specialty items, general merchandise, and so much more. In addition, an array of independent local businesses–cafes, food stands, coffee shops, florists, specialty food purveyors, breweries, and more–can be found on Market grounds and in the surrounding Market District.
Learn more about the benefits of public markets; Get tips for shopping for fruits and veggies at the Market; See a chart of what’s in season month-to-month in New York State

I Love going to the Public market, i usually go on Thursdays, when its not so crowded, but ..now the veggies are all out, so i try to go Thursdays and Saturdays. i go early and leave when its starting to get  packed.  i get my shopping gout of the way first, pack up the car, and come back to take candid photos..

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ok.. lets get rolling…

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 well they have their hands full
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takin a break
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anyone who knows me ..knows i cant resist taking a BUS shot 🙂
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has anyone ever cooked with fresh flowers?   i havent i know lots of people do
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its starting to get real busy.. ya know what that means….ill be leaving very soon 🙂
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but b4 i do.. i love to get snaps of this kid.. ya know he just dont wanna b there
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and i believe this is His Dad
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every week i see these kids, ya can tell by the look on their faces..usually.. they’d rather b some where else.
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trying to explain what it is shes looking for
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and last but certainly not least.. the busker….

besides all the fresh foods, i can find, i some times meet up with friends,  for breakfast, as their are many restaurants  here, sometimes a few food trucks too. and there are always buskers …some good some..ok, but its always an adventure.

If you stopped by …Thank You i advance.. and have a fantastic rest of the week.

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

https://search.yahoo.com/local/s;_ylt=AwrBT.GPditXSl0Aj4tXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyMnV0MzNwBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjIwMDVfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=riverside+cemetery&addr=Rochester%2C+NY&loc=woeid%3A2482949&fr=mcafee

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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.

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.

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.

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

 

Out and About…Here and There

so i had to go home again (where i grew up) to take care of Mom. She still needs help with Laundry and grocery shopping, still cant drive yet, or bend. even though im not all that far away, its amazing how 1 night away can  gum up the works. Of course sleeping on a sofa doesnt help. but..i do what a can.so my reward was meeting my Brother in Law  to shoot for a little bit. We met up on the west side of Buffalo, in a neighborhood called Elmwood Village.  and of course had to go to a unique coffee house called SPoT. we walked and walked, and then i headed for my Home, to care for my own family, the felines were angry. what else is new?!!and later in the week , after i caught up on my sleep ,in the comfort of my own bed  captured a few subjects:) so here we go……….

the street corner box
the street corner box
lol, this guysaw the 2 of us with our big cameras, and he started yelling to me, take my picture, i want to be in Gusto. (a local Mag. )
lol, this guy saw the 2 of us with our big cameras, and he started yelling to me, take my picture, i want to be in Gusto. (a local Mag. )

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all the vagrants Knew who my Brother in Law was, they immediatly came up to Him and asked for money, he knew all of them by their first name
all the vagrants Knew who my Brother in Law was, they immediately came up to Him and asked for money, he knew all of them by their first name
it was an awesome day ..Hit 80 degrees by the time i made it back to my house
it was an awesome day ..Hit 80 degrees by the time i made it back to my house
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take time to smell the flowers…. and in November, thats something:)
sweet
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and... does anyone remember their granparents calling the dresser
and… does anyone remember their grandparents calling the dresser “the Bureau…pronounced BURAU.. an upscale clothing store on the strip
i thought this was the koolest bike rack ever
i thought this was the koolest bike rack ever
this guy just goes from coffee place to coffee lace, when hes up to it
this guy just goes from coffee place to coffee place, when hes up to it
another light box..all dresed up
another light box..all dressed up
on His way to the Hospital to visit
on His way to the Hospital to visit, Children Hospital is just down the block
the architecture in this part f town is so unique. I'm glad they are restoring alot of these places
the architecture in this part f town is so unique. I’m glad they are restoring alot of these places
well this was in front of a hair salan
well this was in front of a hair salon
thats Mom, shes got the walker and i had the cart… shed point id grab… and in between take photos ..what else:)
so im back home, enjoying the remainder of good weather , aat the big farmers market down town, and ohh these smelled so good i cave in and had one..Dukes Doughnuts. and got the story of whos who...
so im back home, enjoying the remainder of good weather , at the big farmers market down town, and ohh these smelled so good i caved in and had one..Dukes Doughnuts. and got the story of whos who… they do an awesome business …ps.. this is not Duke:)
i enjoyed my cuuppa so much with my Brother inLaw, that i asked my Hubby to take me to ours ,downtown, use to be the old Chrysler Building.... well any way. the coffeee was not nearly as good:( and neither was the scene...so off we went
i enjoyed my cuppa so much with my Brother in Law, that i asked my Hubby to take me to ours ,downtown, use to be the old Chrysler Building…. well any way. the coffee was not nearly as good:( and neither was the scene…so off we went
some of the local talent here in Rochester NY this is Matthew Corey and Hosea. they are really popular Here, so i sat and chatted with them awhile, since the weather changed.. normal temps for Nov. 50ish
some of the local talent here in Rochester NY this is Matthew Corey and Hosea. they are really popular Here, so i sat and chatted with them awhile, since the weather changed.. normal temps for Nov. 50ish
and we went out for breakfast, somehting we havent done in forever... mostly because my breakfast tastes better
and we went out for breakfast, something we haven’t done in forever… mostly because my breakfast tastes better

i hope you enjoyed the little tour, have a wonderful rest of the week end, and a super week

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