Friday, May 25, 2012

This Year's Pansies.

A basket of pansies that I have been enjoying this year.

And this year's other basket of pansies.  Pansies are one of my favorite flowers.

Mud turtle visited our yard

This is the scene we found in our yard yesterday.  The cat found this huge mud turtle most interesting.
When we returned from a trip downtown, it was crossing the road.  As I got nearer, it just stopped and flattened right out on the road, head and all.  Being an animal lover, I rescued it by picking it up and taking it to the other side where it could go down into the swamp.  Let me tell you, mud turtles are not docile.  It showed it's annoyance by thrashing it's head back and forth forcefully all the time I was carrying it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

7 Tree scenes

Oneida Lake with a favorite scenic tree which is now gone.
Lake Ontario scene. 
A clump of willows that makes for an interesting tree trunk scene.
 A wooded tree lined country road.
A once proud tree now a scenic part of a huge swamp.  Cowslips aka swamp marigold flowers.
Even dead trees make interesting scenery.
B&W--Winter scene of pines and snow by Rexford Falls near Sherburne.

This is Dairy Cow Country. 5 photos

Dad's helper in putting the cows across a country road to pasture.
Contented cows resting in a farm pasture.
Curious cows wondering what the lady with the camera is up to.
More curious holstein heifers.
These cows belong to the farm way in the distance near South Otselic. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Meet Chatty--one of our kittens

OK, I enjoy my cats and kittens.  This is Chatty from a batch this spring.  Hey, she is NY country scenery too! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

More Views at Canandaigua Lake

There are 6 rows of boathouses accessed from the pier or by water.
View of a row of boathouses as seen from the end of the pier.
Another view.

Another colorful row of boathouses

A large building project moving right along.  Lakeside condos and the first floor is is be stores.

Another large building on hold for lack of finances

Looking toward the marina from the pier.  Taken before the boats were brought in. 

A calm view of the lake

Fishing from small boats.  View from the pier looking west.

Views at Canandaigua Lake--A NY Finger Lake

Summertime at Canandaigua Lake with summer storm clouds over boats in a dock area.
Calm time on the pier

There are 6 rows of boat houses at the end of the Canandaigua Lake Pier

Another view of colorful boathouses

Big development in progress by the lake.  Condos with stores planned at street level (Summer 2016)

Another building project by the lake that is in a  holding pattern (2016)

Winter boat dock area with lots of geese in the background.
Another view with gulls and geese in the background.

Gulls standing about in snowy area. 

The Canandaigua Queen in winter dock.

A collage of a memorable summertime visit to Canandaigua Lake.

Verona Beach State Park Family collage

I love collages of family get togethers.  This one was done from my birthday gathering at Verona Beach State Park, Oneida Lake in 2007.    It shows my daughter, Susan, with her husband, Dave and me together (lower left).  My son, Paul was reading in the glorious lake breeze (upper left) 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bridge over the Chenango River in Binghamton, NY

The Chenango River joins the Susquehanna River on the other side of this Riverside Drive bridge in Binghamton.

Hoboken Dam at Pittsfield in 1929 and 2009

Hoboken Dam as seen in 1929.  Photo taken by Milton Moore.

View of Hoboken Dam from under the bridge.  Photo taken by Milton Moore in 1929.
Hoboken Dam as of 2009.  Ninety years of water power.

The new road goes right over the dam site.

Fall colors in foreground.

Roger's Envrionmental Center at Sherburne, NY

The Roger's Environmental Center at Sherburne, NY has beautiful scenery all year around.
Walking on thin ice!
Pond reflection scene.

Same pond, different angle, different day.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

3 Oneida Lake winter scenes

No problem,  I didn't plan to anyway!  Look closely way out on the ice at Oneida Lake to see several ice fishermen.

A very popular swimming area in summer, this is Sylvan Beach ice and snow covered.

The ice was thinning and melting.  A group of Canada geese are hanging out on the ice.