Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Genesee Junction

Just south of Rochester, near Jefferson Road, the Conrail line crosses the Genesee River. This day ice is slowly flowing downstream heading for the city, then north to Charlotte and into Lake Ontario.

Meanwhile the apparently empty rail line provides movement east and west, so this junction is the only time these lines cross.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cold clear morning

A cold single digit morning. Frost covered trees. Bright sun. Blue sky.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Melting snow

Freshly fallen show is quite pretty. Fluffily and white and quite magical.

Eventually warm weather arrives for that mid-winter thaw.

And the results are not so pretty.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fried chicken

It is not the most healthy thing to eat, but if you have a urge for really good down-home fired chicken and you find yourself in Saratoga Springs, you can't do better than Hattie's. An institution since the 30's, it's know for it's Southern style cooking. And don't forget the sweet potatoes and collard greens.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Classy gas station

The major gasoline retailers should take a hint from this savvy establishment. After all we know that sex sells.

Look closely at the sign to fully appreciate the 3D quality of certain anatomical details. I am not sure if it is the sign maker or the business owner that can take credit for the tackiness, but then again maybe I am no better for showcasing the image on my blog.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Still standing

Back in May of last year I posted a photo of this building and pointed out that the walls were separating and in eminent danger of collapse. Now nine months later the stability of the structure is even more precarious, yet it is still standing. Even though you can see straight though the building it continues to defy gravity, even with the weight of snow on the roof.

Monday, February 7, 2011


There is a disadvantage to living on the curve in the road.

It is now 2 years in a row that our mailbox got slammed in the middle of the winter. In this case our neighbor saw the school bus back into it. Last year I found a bit of a broken bumper cover and tail light, but no one claimed responsibility.

To put up a new post means first shoveling the snow, than digging a hole in the frozen ground. All done in the cold. Not much fun.

Since we have lived in this house this has happened about 4 or 5 times. Maybe we need to move.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tough time for cars

Snow, ice, salt, slippery roads that lead to crushes and scrapes... it is a tough time for our cars. Trips to the car wash bring fleeting relief. The collision shops, however, reap the benefits.

It's not much fun for our poor cars.

If we really cared about our automobiles we would send them to Florida for the winter.

Friday, February 4, 2011

New York Diner?

The diner name is meant to invoke New York City I am sure. But, although this is New York state, this establishment is in the middle of a suburban Rochester shopping center parking lot. And there is plenty of free parking.

They must have spent a lot of money on all that stainless steel.