Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Natural pyramid

Very near my home is an undeveloped county park that borders Irondequoit Bay. According to official description it is only accessible from the water. I have found a way in over what must be private but also undeveloped and unposted land. It's not easy to get there... it is well hidden.

What is striking about the property is the wild gyrations of elevation as the shoulder of the land tumbles irregularly 175 feet to the bay shoreline. It almost appears the landscape must be the result of something other than nature... but it is nature's work only. I am no geographer so I can only guess what forces formed this land; perhaps it was the last ice age and action of glaciers, but who knows?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Honest Abe

I missed Presidents Day earlier this week, but this image of Lincoln popped-up in front of me one my walk, so here it is. It is very small in the frame (click to enlarge) and still you will need to take my word for it.

Not sure what it is doing there. Also, I did not remember that Lincoln had a pink beard.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Craft brewer

It seems that craft brewers are showing up everywhere you look these days... this one is practically on my corner. New York state now has about 250 brewers, up from 95 just three years ago. It seems people lover their beer.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cemetery > one-way

The final trip to the cemetery does seem to be a one-way trip, but this sign points out, not in.

Makes you stop and think.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Route 104 trail

The inclusion of bicycle and walking trails along busy highways is a great way to encourage people to get active. The cost of adding the trail is minimal in proportion to the roadway and is dollars well spent in my opinion. I am fortunate to have this walkway close to my home... it is only a challenge to get to it as Webster does not have sidewalks like our neighbors in Penfield.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Damascus Shrine

The Shrine Masons with their fezes, strange symbols, Arabic architecture, and member titles like Potentate seem pretty peculiar and mysterious, but they apparently do good work to help sick children while they are not just "having fun" according to their website. This particular temple center is just down the street from my home so I see many cars parked here sometimes in the summer, but most often the the lot is vacant. They seem to have a thing for fish frys and parades.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Cold morning

Had to walk a bit faster this morning as it was only 16F with a good breeze making it feel much colder.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


No, not that kind of stripper.