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
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.
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”
the smell in this place was indescribable
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.
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..
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
this funny shaped building used to house a quaint little bar., it over looks the river. and if you continue walking…
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.
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.
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.
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……….
i hope you enjoyed the little tour, have a wonderful rest of the week end, and a super week