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All aboard!

Today we took a fall train ride. There’s a train that does scenic rides out of the depot in Hamburg, NY. We did this a year ago and greatly enjoyed it, so we did it again today. It’s an out-and-back … Continue reading

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“Then you may take me to the Fair–” “We did that.” “No, it’s a DIFFERENT Fair this time!”

Our summers often pivot on two fairs: the Sterling Renaissance Festival, and the Erie County Fair, which we attended on Friday the 12th. (I would have posted about it sooner, but then that dumbassed virus showed up and put its … Continue reading

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The Rainbows of the 716

One of the things that sticks in my memory most strongly from our trip last December to Oahu is the rainbows. Every day, at least one rainbow. It just became this thing I did every morning: Get up, make the coffee, … Continue reading

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The Hills of Home…

…or home-that-was. This photo was shared on a Facebook group I follow, called “Olean NY: Memories in Time”, which is just that: memories of the Olean, NY region through the years. This is a photo taken by drone from the … Continue reading

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Autumnal Images

A lovely post about autumn, over at Nerdishly: Punctuated by long nights and scented by benign smoke and wet leaves, the period between first frost and December is my favorite part of the year. The furnace is pressed into service … Continue reading

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Strange towers and diverted disasters

 This weekend The Wife and I spent a bit of time driving on US 20A, from Orchard Park to Perry Center, where we hung a right for a day trip to Letchworth State Park. After Letchworth we went to Avon, … Continue reading

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WNY Love Letter: The Dumas Bridge

 First things first: it’s not a bridge. Also, I am quite literally the only person who calls it the Dumas Bridge. Let’s back up. One of my favorite locations for nature walks in my neck o’ the woods is Knox … Continue reading

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Images from the Ridge

 From Chestnut Ridge Park yesterday. It was a beautiful day. The stream was rather low for this point in the season; the deep pools should be about six inches deeper than they are and there should be more water flowing … Continue reading

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Scenes from Recent Adventures….

 From our recent trip to the Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY: And these, from a recent mini-trek down to Buffalo’s Outer Harbor and Wilkeson Pointe: I live in a wonderful area. Share This Post

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Images from an April

 April is a strange month around these parts. I’ve maintained for years that of Buffalo-Niagara’s four seasons, spring is the worst. Summers can be too hot and humid, but are mild compared to the South or the Eastern Seaboard; our … Continue reading

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