Wednesday, May 31, 2017

U is for Urban Blight

Abandoned Property

An urban novelist never minds a little decay.
- Jane Smiley

More interpretations at ABC Wednesday.

South Spring Pool

No water, no life.
- Sylvia Earle

More interpretations at Watery Songlines.


More interpretations at Outdoor Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wadhams Falls

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Everything rises and falls on leadership.
- John C. Maxwell

More interpretations at Our World Tuesday.

Red Stripes


I never met a stripe I didn't like.
- Edgardo Osorio

More interpretations at Ruby Tuesday Too.

Jethro Wood Home


Elly May: I reckon why they got two sets of steps. 
Jethro Bodine: That's easy! One's for going up, and the other's for going down!
Elly May: Oh.

More interpretations at Tuesday Treasures.

Syracuse Kilte Pipe Band

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Memorial Day Parade 2017
Syracuse Kilte Pipe Band

Monday, May 29, 2017

Urban Mural

Boyle Center Mosaic

... and the art was in every corner and wall… 
- Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt

More interpretations at Monday Mural.




Memorial Day 2017

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
- Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae


More interpretations at Foto Tunes.

Tree Swallows

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Wildlife Auto-Drive

Swallow your pride and admit that we all need help at times.
- Huston Smith

More interpretations at Marco Monday 2.

Red, White & Blue

Memorial Day Bouquet

I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is.
Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded
that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.
– President Ronald Reagan

More interpretations at Blue Monday.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Genesee Beer Tanks

Barges carrying 12 huge Genesee beer tanks are destined for the Genesee Brewery, New York State's oldest brewery, in Rochester NY. They are using the Erie Canal, New York State's oldest transportation system.

The tanks have been completing a long journey starting roughly 7,000 miles away in China, where they were built, then passing through the Panama Canal before heading to the  Genesee Brewery.

This journey began Friday (5/19/17) when barges carrying the 20-foot by 60-foot tanks made their way from the Hudson River at Waterford, north of Albany, through a lock and into the canal system. The trip to Rochester is 225 miles.

The tanks are a key piece of a $49 million renovation and modernization project for the Genesee brewery, which overlooks Rochester's High Falls on St. Paul street.

The 2,000-barrel tanks have helped mark the 200th anniversary of the start of the canal's construction.

Immigrants helped finish the project pushed heavily by former Gov. DeWitt Clinton. The aterway was nicknamed "Clinton's Ditch" and decried by some as "Clinton's Folley". But it came to support 50,000 jobs, according to the New York State Canal Corp.

The tanks, too large to be taken by truck on the New York State Thruway will make the brewery more efficient according to Genesee officials.

The tanks' journey to Gensee began in China, where they were manufactured. The fermentation tanks are capable of holding 2,000 barrels - the equivalent of 27,500 cases of beer, or approximately 661,440 12 ounce servings.
Genesee Beer Tanks approaching the lock at Mays Point.
Genesee Beer Tanks entering the lock at Mays Point.
Deck Hands
Genesee Beer Tanks in the lock.
Signs
Wenching through the lock.
Leaving the lock.

These tanks were making their way down the Erie Canal to Rochester where they will be a key part of Genesee Brewery's $49 million renovation. These formation tanks were literally on "a slow boat from China." Many of today's spectators toasted the tanks with Genesee beer and Cream Ale as they made their way through the lock at Mays Point.

Great Blue Heron Rookery

 
Edgar Wadhams Homestead and Pond
Elizabethtown NY

There is a subtle magnetism in Nature.
Thoreau

Previous Visit

More interpretations at Wild Bird Wednesday

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Pathway

Whetstone Gulf State Park

The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.
- Terence McKenn

More interpretations of Pathway at Photo Sunday.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

American Horse Chestnut

Perrine Street

Previous posts:
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The blossom is from what we as kids called a horse-chestnut tree. For reasons only known to pre-adolescent boys we would collect bags full of these nuts. The proper name for this large deciduous tree is Aesculus hippocastanum. But in Ukranie, where the flower is the symbol of the city of Kiev, capital of Ukraine, it is the horse chestnut blossom.

Golden Chain Tree

Laburnum
 

Previous Photos:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Friday, May 26, 2017

Coral Bell Flower

Elizabethtown NY
Gardening is not a rational act.
- Margaret Atwood

More interpretations at Marco Monday 2.

More interpretations at Ruby Tuesday Too.

More interpretations at Floral Friday Foto.

Lake Champlain

Westport NY - Boat Launch

I just love to be out on the lake, ...
- Donald Cerrone

More interpretations at Skywatch Friday.

Lake Ontario Watershed Sign

Flooding - West Barrier Park

Flooding damage is not customary for New York, ...
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo

More interpretations at signs, signs.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wadhams Falls

Essex County

I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, ...
- Mike May

More interpretations at Our World Tuesday.

More interpretations at Watery Songlines.

More interpretations at Outdoor Wednesday.

T is for Harriet Tubman

(Artist Interpretation of Historic Figure)

I freed a thousand slaves
I could have freed a thousand more
if only they knew they were slaves.
- Harriet Tubman

More interpretations at ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Octagonal Schoolhouse

 
Schoolhouse
Essex, New York

Up in the mornin' and out to school
The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule
- Chuck Berry

More interpretations at Tuesday Treasures.

City Mural

Geneva NY

The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums.
- Peter De Vries

More interpretations at Monday Mural.
The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums. Peter De Vries
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The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums. Peter De Vries
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Shades of Grey

Shades of grey wherever I go
The more I find out the less that I know
- Billy Joel


More interpretations at Foto Tunes.


Blue Iris

Elizabethtown NY

In the Spring a livelier iris changes
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

More interpretations at Blue Monday.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Song Sparrow



Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
- Ronald Reagan

More interpretations at Marco Monday 2.

More interpretations at Wild Bird Wednesday.

More interpretations at Camera-Critters.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Bear's Breech

Seymour Library Garden

Till all the people cried,
    "Splendid is the flower!"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

More interpretations at Floral Friday Fotos.

Blue Skies

Lake Champlain

Nothing but blue skies
Do I see
- Irving Berlin

More interpretations at Blue Monday.

More interpretations at Our World Tuesday.

More interpretations at Watery Songlines.

More interpretations at Outdoor Wednesday.

More interpretations at Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

S is for Skaneatesles Lake

View from Back of Genesee Street

The most beautiful body of water in the world.
- William H. Seward

More interpretations at ABC Wednesday.

Vertical

Phoenix Building

Horizontal and vertical sprawl... 
are the dinosaurs of an ending fossil-fuel age of synthetic culture.
- Leon Krier

More interpretations of Vertical at Photo Sunday
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