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Recent Photos from around the Finger Lakes

Crashing waves at Seneca Lake (photo)

Crashing waves at Seneca Lake (photo)

The waves were crashing against the wall Thursday at Seneca Lake. The spray was coming across the road as you walked.

Photo by Diane W. Dersch

Brooke smelling tulips (photo)

Brooke smelling tulips (photo)

Brooke smelling the tulips as sun sets, photo taken 4/26, in Waterloo

Photo by Deborah Robinette

Apple Blossom Time (photo)

Apple Blossom Time (photo)

Warm day bringing out the apple blossoms in our Farmington backyard on Thursday morning.

Photo by Mike Sargent

Someone has to go first (photo)

Someone has to go first (photo)

These tulips seemed but be waiting for sunshine to open , all except one who decided someone has to be first.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder

St. Peter's Community Arts Academy (photo)

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy (photo)

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy’s Dance Instructor, Alaina Olivieri says: “I am so proud of the girls who took part in the Master Class with Diane Lewis this week at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy. Brava!!!”

See the success of the students at St. Peter’s Community Arts academy at an upcoming Dance Studio Recital in the Geneva Community Center on Carter Road! Dance performances by students of the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy will take place Sunday, June 11 at 2 pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 6 pm. Admission is free!

Photo by Jim and Sue Adams

St. Peter's Community Arts Academy (photo)

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy (photo)

Join the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy for our Strings Studio Spring Recital with performances by students from Julianna Gray’s and Loraine Schoenfield’s studios on Sunday, April 20th at 3 pm at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy at 149 Genesee Street in Geneva, NY 14456.

Photo by Jim and Sue Adams

Piano Lessons at St. Peter's Community Arts Academy (photo)

Piano Lessons at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy (photo)

Troy Slocum, Program Coordinator and member of the piano faculty at the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy is giving a piano lesson to a young student on April 25 at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy. Troy Slocum has been teaching privately in the Rochester area for the past twelve years and has had several award winning students in various piano competitions.

As an active recitalist and accompanist in the Rochester/Geneva area, Troy has performed solo and chamber works in various venues throughout the region and isa versatile pianist, comfortable in several styles of music from cocktail piano to classical. He is very active in local and national music organizations and is currently the President of the New York State Federation of Music Clubs, a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and the Music Teachers National Association.

Photo by Jim and Sue Adams

Making a splash (photo)

Making a splash (photo)

This trumpeter swan didn’t like me getting too close so it took a dive into the water. Didn’t scare the Canada geese at all.

Photo by Diane W. Dersch

Hector Falls roars after heavy rains (photo)

Hector Falls roars after heavy rains (photo)

It’s been a wet spring so far. After another round of heavy rain late-last week, Hector Falls was moving faster than usual.

Photo by Josh Durso

Spring in Bloom (photo)

Spring in Bloom (photo)

A pretty spring site in Fayette

Photo by Karen Barto

Taughannock Falls running over the weekend (photo)

Taughannock Falls running over the weekend (photo)

The falls was beautiful with lots of water and the trees were alive with Spring colors on Sunday afternoon.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder

Rim Trail at Taughannock Falls (photo)

Rim Trail at Taughannock Falls (photo)

While not the main attraction, I have always enjoyed the spiral falls near the old railroad bridge above Taughannock Falls as seen from the Rim Trail. It was roaring on Sunday with all the recent rains we had.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder

Lyons Erie Canal Cleansweep Volunteers (photo)

Lyons Erie Canal Cleansweep Volunteers (photo)

On Saturday morning, many of the 57 Lyons Erie Canal Cleansweep volunteers took a break while resting in the exact location of the original Clinton’s Ditch and Towpath. Volunteers “Cleansweeped” the canalbank and dock area between the Geneva Street Bridge and Lock 27.

Photo by Robert Stopper

Perfect Reflection (photo)

Perfect Reflection (photo)

A perfect reflection in King Ferry on Cayuga Lake.

Photo by Ronda Fessenden

Springs flowers in the Finger Lakes (photo)

Springs flowers in the Finger Lakes (photo)

Spring has arrived as all of the local flowers begin to bloom.

Photo by Jim Bromka

Geometric Reflections (photo)

Geometric Reflections (photo)

Sunday in Mendon Ponds Park, I noticed these geometric shapes created by the vegetation and reflections.

Photo by Mike Sargent