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Recent Photos from around the Finger Lakes

Snow Sparrows sharing their breakfast in Farmington

Snow Sparrows sharing their breakfast in Farmington

Friday morning in our Farmington backyard. The sparrows often bicker over who will get this feeder, but on the this cold morning they were willing to share.

Photo by Mike Sargent.

Blooming in the snow in Fayette

Blooming in the snow in Fayette


Friday morning these roses were still blooming near Fayette and I had to stop and pay my last respects to those brave little flowers before the bitter cold gets the best of them.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

Squalls develop over Sodus Point Beach

Squalls develop over Sodus Point Beach

Sodus Point Beach at sunset on Thursday afternoon as snow squalls develop around the area.

Photo by Chris Trine, Chris Trine Photography.

Bald Eagle pair spotted in Waterloo Sunday

Bald Eagle pair spotted in Waterloo Sunday

A pair of Bald Eagles were spotted sunning themselves in Waterloo on Sunday Morning.

Photo by Shelly Lannon.

He had this Tufted Titmouse eating out of his hand

He had this Tufted Titmouse eating out of his hand

On Monday morning at Mendon Ponds Park in Mendon, this Tufted Titmouse looking for a snack in my hand.

Photo by Mike Sargent.

Departing Shortsville on the Finger Lakes Railway

Departing Shortsville on the Finger Lakes Railway

The Finger Lakes Railway pulls out of the depot in Shortsville on Saturday afternoon for the annual Rotary Club’s “Ride with Santa”.

Photo by Shelly Lannon.

Morning fog over the farm near Geneva

Morning fog over the farm near Geneva

The countryside was covered with a layer of fog on Friday morning making everything look beautiful. This farm scene near Geneva was no exception.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

Digging out from under 27 inches of lake effect snow in Seneca Falls

Digging out from under 27 inches of lake effect snow in Seneca Falls

Scott Anderson clears his family’s driveway out from under 27 inches of snow in an effort to help bring the spirit of Christmas closer on Tuesday Monday on Lake Road in Seneca Falls.

Photo by Flynn Anderson.

Holding on during the first winter storm

Holding on during the first winter storm

This tree was still hanging on to it’s leaves and adding some color to an otherwise bleak landscape at Sampson State Park during the lake effect snowstorm on Monday afternoon.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

Snow Day in Seneca Falls

Snow Day in Seneca Falls

When you open the front door and can’t get out… it’s a snow day! This is what Seneca Falls residents woke up to on Monday morning during the first snow event of the season.

Photo by Shawn Hall.

Moonrise over Seneca Lake on Thursday evening

Moonrise over Seneca Lake on Thursday evening

That elusive not-so full “super moon” as seen on Thursday evening from Belhurst Castle. After trying to get a shot of it rising or setting for the last couple of days and the clouds foiling my attempts , it was finally a clear night to watch the moonrise.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

Barge Sojourn departs from Lyons Drydock

Barge Sojourn departs from Lyons Drydock

The barge “Sojourn” departed from the Lyons Drydock on Thursday afternoon, entered the Erie Canal, and  headed for its new home in the NYC Harbor. The barge, 126 x 18, was built in 1963 and used as a coal barge in France. later converted to a Hotel Barge for fine dining, and eventually made its way to the USA. The recently retrofitted barge will be used as headquarters for its new owner, a young hi-tech entrepreneur from the State of Washington.
Photo by Robert Stopper.
Super Moon rise over Cayuga obscured by clouds

Super Moon rise over Cayuga obscured by clouds

Stopped by Cayuga Lake State Park to watch the Super Moon rise on Monday evening. There was no moon rise, due to the cloud cover, just a bit of color. Still a beautiful November evening at the lake.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

Finger Lakes Railway train rolls through Waterloo

Finger Lakes Railway train rolls through Waterloo

This Finger Lakes Railway train had three engines as it rolled through Waterloo on Monday afternoon.

Photo by Shelly Lannon.

New windows installed at the future home of the National Women's Hall of Fame

New windows installed at the future home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame

The new windows for the future location of the Women’s Hall of Fame have been installed and they looked great on Monday morning in Seneca Falls.

Photo by Ted Novak.

November reflections on Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls

November reflections on Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls

The calm waters created beautiful reflections on Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls on Monday afternoon.

Photos by Rachel Burkholder.