My five-week vacation to visit family in upstate New York is off to a cold, wet start. I’m staying near Lake Ontario, where the water level is high enough to create problems for those who live along the shore. I took a drive yesterday and saw closed roads, sandbags, and basements being pumped out. At one point, the water from a pond close to the lake had reached road level and was running across it.
On the bright side, there were the swans, a whole flock of them, gliding along next to the road like royalty in a parade. I stopped and took some pictures of them but only one was sharp enough to keep. I think I need a bigger lens. This could be an expensive vacation.
Meanwhile, here are some other photos I took around the water-logged neighborhood:
- Playground needing a lifeguard
2. Great blue heron at Braddock Bay State Park
3. Some kind of mushroom or toadstool — can you identify it?
4. My dream house (if I wanted to live right on the lake, which I don’t). I just like the roof line. And the window. And the garden (see next photo).
5. The lakeside garden:
6. Random green things to photograph:
7. And last but not least:
Hoping for a sunny day tomorrow, and more photos!