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.
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 Revivalfacade 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:
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.
Well let me start by saying it took us 2 tries to figure out what exactly was on this island.. we aren’t quitters 🙂
if you love spending your Holiday in a cottage.. (im sure i could get away with saying million dollar mansions…. if ya get my drift)… and laying on a beach well this is the place for you!!! Myself (and Hubby too) are not that kind of people. neither of us can stay still that long.. or want to spend all of our money on one of those fancy rentals. so we came here for the day, because ive always heard so much about this place. Can anyone tell i wasn’t impressed?:) . Im afraid Florida beaches have me spoiled.. where the sand is beautiful and you can walk for miles. im not sure if it was low tide or not..but the beach was all stone and shell, and you know how they can hurt. the temp this particular day was 90 something, felt like 110.
He obliged..hes the one leaning again the wall with the green shirt on. He got so dizzy he couldn’t even enjoy the scenery .
so we left the lighthouse area and went further down the road.
these were found on the main highway.
i could have stayed there all day taking photos, but there were signs everywhere..KEEP OUT. i was very happy with these 2 shots, and if figured why press my luck:)
ive been told to try a number of restaurants in Tybee. but they were all so hard to find.. we just went back to Savanna and enjoyed a nice lunch and a few cocktails there. this place is only 20 min. from the “mainland” so it wasnt an all day drive… which was good because id still be hearing about it:).
here’s a little history about the lighthouse.
And if you stopped by, thank you, i hope you enjoyed my visit..at least as much as i did:)
The current lighthouse is the fourth tower at this station, though neither of its first two predecessors were lit. The first tower was built at the direction of James Oglethorpe and was constructed of wood; erected in 1736, it was felled by a storm in 1741. The following year a replacement was erected, this time of stone and wood, but still with no illumination; instead, it was topped with a flag pole. This tower succumbed to shoreline erosion.
The third tower was constructed in 1773 by John Mullryne, a brick tower originally 100 ft (30 m) in height. It was first fitted with a system of reflectors and candles, but this was upgraded to oil lamps after it was ceded to the federal government in 1790. A second tower was added to the site in 1822 to form a range. Both towers received Fresnel lenses in 1857, with the lower front tower being equipped with a 4th order lens, while the main tower received a larger 2nd order lens.
Confederate forces burned the light in 1862 during the Civil War and removed the lens as they retreated to Fort Pulaski. Reconstruction of the light was begun in 1866 but was delayed by a cholera outbreak. A new tower was constructed atop the first 60 ft (18 m) of the old tower, raising the height of the whole to 154 ft (47 m). This tower was equipped with a 1st order lens. The front beacon was now a 50 ft (15 m) wooden skeleton tower equipped with a new 4th order lens.
The main tower was severely damaged in a hurricane in 1871, and developed such serious cracking that a $50,000 appropriation was requested for its replacement. Instead a new front tower (which had already been moved twice) was constructed of iron. New keepers dwellings were constructed in 1881 and 1885. The following year the tower was shaken by the 1886 Charleston earthquake, which damaged the lens and caused further cracking of the brickwork; these were both however immediately repaired. In 1933 the tower was electrified and the station reduced to a single keeper. The beacon was automated in 1972.
Throughout its life the daymark of the tower was modified on numerous occasions. Originally all-white, the base and lantern were painted black in 1887; this was altered in 1914 and again in 1916, each time bringing the black at the top further down the tower until the illustrated configuration was reached. In 1967 the entire tower was repainted with a white base and a gray top. The gray faded severely and was painted black in 1970.
In 1999 a major restoration project was begun under the auspices of the Tybee Island Historical Society, who took possession of the light station in 2002 under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act. As part of this project the tower was repainted in the 1916-1966 black-white-black daymark. The beacon is still a functioning navigational aid, still using its original lens. The site is open to the public and retains its keepers houses and auxiliary buildings as well as the lighthouse tower.
What a week end you can tell summer is here, i had a tough decision to make, Did I want to go see the mermaid festival or.. travel a bit further and see Fairies… the Fairies won out,Its a little over 2 hours from where i live. What a setting it was beautiful, the place is called Art Park, in Lewiston ,NY, right at the border of Ontario Canada, heres a little history of the place. One thing i liked most about this event. You could bring a cooler and stay all day, there were tons of grills , and loads of picnic tables. really a wide open space , lots of trees. and it sits on the gorge of the beautiful Niagara River. just a beautiful spot
Artpark, Western New York’s premier music and theater destination, sits atop 150 acres of picturesque land overlooking the Niagara River Gorge. Located in Historic Lewiston, the State Park features a 2,400-seat Mainstage Theater and seating lawn, Outdoor Amphitheater, steel sculptures, picnic areas, hiking trails, historical markers, fishing docks and children’s activities!
so this is what i saw, and with parking you paid $10.00 a piece, cheaper for kids, and kids under 4 were free. they had all kinds of activities, for fee, i was impressed!!!
so we stayed about 2 hours. i never felt crowded, everyone working there was so pleasant. and because my Husband was so nice to take to take me to this, i bought him lunch , at a BBQ joint we’ve heard so much about.
so if you stopped by , thank you, and i hope you enjoyed my little Fairy gathering 🙂
As a good lot of you know im from Buffalo ,New York. any chance i get, i love going home to visit the water front and the down town area. but this particular visit, i brought my neighbor,she lived in the south towns for a few years but never really went down town. it was a great adventure..for me, and i do believe she loved it as well. She like most people (who arent from Bflo.) have no clue how much it has changed ,and now recognized as a tourist destination. and it also has one of the longest bike runs and lake view parks, at least in North America.
i only wish i had original pics of what buffalo’s’ water front looked like when i was growing up. unless you worked on the docks, in one of the gain mills, or at the steel mill..or a vagrant..you really didnt go by the water.. contamination at its highest level.
the boat in this pic. is a history tour. ive taken b4, and would have taken today,but we didnt have much time.
We started at the very beginning, and we r working our way downtown, to the “New Buffalo” water front.
On July 3, 2003, at the climax of a fiscal crisis, the Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority was established to oversee the finances of the city. As a “hard control board,” they have frozen the wages of city employees and must approve or reject all major expenditures. After a period of severe financial stress, Erie County, where Buffalo resides, was assigned a Fiscal Stability Authority on July 12, 2005. As a “soft control board,” however, they act only in an advisory capacity. Both Authorities were established by New York State. In November 2005, Byron Brown was elected Mayor of Buffalo. He is the first African-American to hold this office.
Economic development in the city was marked at $3.5 billion in 2006 compared to the ten year previous average of $50 million. New proposals and renovations were numerous, especially in the downtown area. Buffalo ranked 83rd on the Forbes best cities for jobs list, an increase from the previous year, beating out cities like New York City, Cleveland, and Detroit.
there are lots of places to stop along the bike route for bathroom breaks and food or drink.
well thats it for this trip, i sure hope you liked it as much as my neighbor did :)and if you took the time to stay a while, thank you in advance. i love my home town. i take every opportunity to go and visit. and always find something new and wonderful. if you ever have the chance.. get off the the thru way and visit, you’ll be glad you did.
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
and if you notice that snowy stuff..its dogwood..it makes a mess, its everywhere, for a few weeks.
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:)!!