Thursday, January 18, 2018

Icy, Blue Water

Lake Ontario
Fair Haven State Park

Around the icy waters.
- Pink Floyd

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

B is for Brunch

Brunch Frittata

Brunch is not a trend, it's a profit center.
- Anthony Bourdain

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Downy Woodpecker

Lunching at the backyard suet cake.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.
- "I Have A Dream" speech (August 28, 1963)

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lake Drive

Lake Ontario - Fair Haven State Park

Downy Woodpecker

A downy woodpecker was lunching at the backyard suet cake as Michael and I got into the car for a leisurely Sunday drive.

Our first stop was Fair Haven State Park. Getting out of the car we walked down the road towards the pond. The only open water was 100 yards to the east of the bridge.

Several Canada geese, Mute Swans and a variety of ducks were on the fringe of the open water.

One Mute Swan appeared to be taking a snooze.

As we looked up a snowmobiling family approached and pulled up for a rest stop. This friendly bunch chatted with us as they observed the birds and the beauty of the shoreline.

Then with a hoot and a shout the snowmobiling family took off.

Observing the sign Michael and I ventured only as far as the beach.

There we took photos of the pier.

Back in the car we made our way over to Little Sodus Bay. About 300 yards out on the ice a group of ice sled racers were gathered. After J.J. plowed the frozen bay surface, racers gave it their best shot.

Michael and I went into the Little Sodus Inn. By the barmaid's suggestion we had a plate of barbecue chicken wings.

With a satisfied stomach we headed to the Montezuma Audubon Center. No one was at the MAC except a lone White-breasted Nuthatch at the bird feeders and three American Goldfinch clinging to the blue marten house.

Heading for home we went by way of Rt. 89. Near Tschache Pool we observed a Bald Eagle soaring. As we drove further south there were five Great Blue Heron roosting in a tree. We also saw three Red-tailed Hawks before reaching Rts. 5 & 20.

Great Blue Heron

Red-tailed Hawk

We drove to Mud Lock but there were no eagles. Stopping at the Cayuga train trestle we saw several ducks. However they were too far out to identify.

All in all an enjoyable trip.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.

Birthdays are good for you; the more you have, the longer you live.

Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.

Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them?

Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.

If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?

You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened.

We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....but they all exist very nicely in the same box.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Have a great day. 

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Wheel Alignment (A is for Alignment)

Get your kicks on Route 66
- Asleep At The Wheel

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