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Recent Photos from around the Finger Lakes

Sunrise in Benton (photo)

Sunrise in Benton (photo)

Early morning sun awakens Thursday over the farmlands in the Town of Benton.

Photo by Nancy L. Wright.

Fireworks at Peppermint Days (photo)

Fireworks at Peppermint Days (photo)

On July 15th Peppermint Days in Lyons put on a magnificent display of fireworks!

Photo by Patrick J. Costello.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES: Photos of Taughannock show how wet this summer has been compared to a year ago

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES: Photos of Taughannock show how wet this summer has been compared to a year ago

Looking for good photographic evidence that this summer has been a soaker compared to last year?

These shots taken by Rachel Burkholder looking at Taughannock Falls tell the tale. The photo on the left was taken in the last week. While the photo on the right shows the same venue exactly one-year ago showcasing how dry last summer was in contrast.

Full moon over Canal Fest in Seneca Falls (photo)

Full moon over Canal Fest in Seneca Falls (photo)

This photo was captured during Canal Fest 2017 in Seneca Falls as night approached.

Cayuga Lake Weed Harvester near Yawger's Creek (photo)

Cayuga Lake Weed Harvester near Yawger’s Creek (photo)

Cayuga Lake Weed Harvester near Yawger’s Creek at noon on Tuesday.

Photo by William Hecht.

Stars out in the Finger Lakes (photo)

Stars out in the Finger Lakes (photo)

The stars were out in full-force after the rains ended in the Finger Lakes.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

Vote Tilla docks at Lauraville Landing in Clyde (photo)

Vote Tilla docks at Lauraville Landing in Clyde (photo)

Vote Tilla (flotilla) composed of 6 Mid- Lakes Lockmaster boats, docked this evening at Lauraville Landing in Clyde on the Erie Canal. Vote Tilla launched at the Women’s National Historic Park in Seneca Falls and is en route to the Susan B Anthony House in Rochester. The Vote Tilla is stopping at each community along its route to Rochester. On this evening, Clyde provided food and entertainment, and the members of the Vote Tilla provided historical information and character impersonations of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Photo by Robert Stopper.

Feeding time in Seneca Falls (photo)

Feeding time in Seneca Falls (photo)

The nest was active throughout the week in Seneca Falls.

Photo by Karen Barto.

New additions to the nest (photo)

New additions to the nest (photo)

This nest has continued to grow as has been documented over the last several weeks.

Photo by Karen Barto.

Clearing skies in Yates County (photo)

Clearing skies in Yates County (photo)

Clouds fade away opening up the sky for sunny days ahead after a bout of heavy rains over Yates County.

Photo by Nancy L. Wright.

Hill Cumorah 2017 (photo)

Hill Cumorah 2017 (photo)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is once again sponsoring the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra New York. Nearly 50 thousand spectators are expected to see the largest Pageant in North America. There are 740 cast members on hand. This year the pageant is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The show begins on July 15th and will run from July 18th through the 23rd. Show begins at 9:15pm and admission is free. The Rotary Club and Lions Club will have food available as well.

Photo by Jim Miranda.

Moment of Silence (photo)

Moment of Silence (photo)

Former Mynderse Academy lacrosse players take a knee during half-time of the 2017 alumni lacrosse game on Bracht Field, Saturday night in Seneca Falls.

The tradition is in memory of former MA lacrosse players and coaches who are no longer with us.

Photo by Celeste Trickler.

Pageant comes to life in Palmyra (photo)

Pageant comes to life in Palmyra (photo)

The organization of the events taking place at the Hill Cumorah Pageant are a sight to be seen.

Photo by Jim Miranda.

Stormy skies over Sampson State Park (photo)

Stormy skies over Sampson State Park (photo)

Stormy skies were in the offing over the weekend.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

Summer storms pass through the Finger Lakes Friday (photo)

Summer storms pass through the Finger Lakes Friday (photo)

This photo was captured as another heavy storm moved through Tyre this week.

Photo by Shannon K. Lockwood.

Mynderse Academy Alumni Lacrosse 2017 (photo)

Mynderse Academy Alumni Lacrosse 2017 (photo)

Thirty seven former MA lacrosse players from around the country gathered on Bracht Field in Seneca Falls Saturday night for the 2017 alumni lacrosse game.

Many thanks to organizer Joe Barbay, volunteer official Steve Sandroni, and the many spectators for a great evening of lacrosse.

Former Mynderse standout Leroy Halftown was named the game’s MVP.

Photo by Celeste Trickler.