Recent Photos from around the Finger Lakes

Wayne Eagles, Lyons Lions win league fall cheerleading titles

The Wayne Central Eagles and Lyons Lions cheerleading squads won league titles in the Finger Lakes East and West, respectively, for fall cheerleading on Wednesday at East Rochester High School. The 2016 Section V Sectional competition is set for Saturday, October 29 at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Photo by Brenda Smith.

Restored schoolhouse at Punky Hollow

Out for a leaf peeping drive on Saturday morning, we came across the restored School House #17 on Pardee Hollow Road in Springwater in Livingston County.  Erected in 1875 the building replaced an older school which had burned.  It has been known by the romantic and colorful name of Punky Hollow School House.  The Richardsons were early settlers in the area. The male head of the house was, for some unknown reason, saddled with the title of Punky, hence Punky Hollow.

Photo by Nancy Jacobs.

Foliage on the farm in Springwater

A farmer raking hay amid the fall foliage reds and golds in Springwater in Livingston County on Friday afternoon.

Photo by Nancy Jacobs.

Also from Nancy, some foliage in North Cohocton…

Autumn at Powers Market in Pittsford

Pumpkins and tee-pees at Powers Market in Pittsford on Wednesday afternoon.

Photo by Nancy Jacobs.

Hunter’s moon over Waddell Hill

An almost full Hunter’s Moon seen coming up over Waddell Hill in Clifton Springs Saturday evening.

Photo by Shelly Lannon.

Concord Grapes ripe on the vine

Concord grapes, the rite of autumn passage as seen on Sunday in Schuyler County.

Photo by Laurie Dirkx, lauriedirkx.com.

Autumn sets in on Irondequoit Bay

Autumn wraps up this season’s closing of Southpoint Marina, on Irondequoit Bay on Sunday.

Photo by Laurie Dirkx, lauriedirkx.com.

New Erie Canal Mural in Lyons

On Saturday afternoon, a new Lyons Erie Canal Mural was dedicated at the intersection of Montezuma and Geneva Streets. The mural, mounted on a former blacksmith shop, shows the route of the canal under the Montezuma Street Bridge and a northwestern direction through the village.
Photo by Robert Stopper.

Wildflowers on the hillside in Yates County

Wildflowers glisten in the warm sun near an old shack in Yates County on Saturday afternoon.

Photo by Nancy L. Wright.

Pine Lake turns to Autumn scene in Yates County

Peaceful Pine Lake sits serene on a Saturday afternoon as the Autumn colors take hold in Yates County.

Photo by Nancy L. Wright.

Canal Path walk in Lock Berlin

It was a great day for a walk yesterday on the Canal Path in Lock Berlin in the Town of Galen. The colors popped out everywhere along the path.

Photo by Michele DiSanto.

New eagle statue installed at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

This impressive eagle statue was created by James Seaman and can been seen on the north end of Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near the New York State Thruway. The eagle has a 21 foot wingspan and was installed to commemorate 40 years of the bald eagle program at Montezuma.

Photo by William O’Hora.

Doe duo on Route 14

These doe were seen grazing near Route 14 South on Wednesday evening.

Photo by Shelly Lannon.

Colors starting to change in Seneca Castle

This tree in Seneca Castle was almost ready to show her full fall color on Tuesday afternoon in Ontario County.

Photo by Shelly Lannon.

Visitor in the vines at Keuka Lake Bluff

We surprised a deer inspecting the grapes in a vineyard along Skyline Drive on Keuka Lake Bluff on Tuesday afternoon.

Photo by Nancy Jacobs.