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Recent Photos from around the Finger Lakes

Wrens building a home (photo)

Wrens building a home (photo)

These House Wrens had a busy morning. First, singing songs for homeowners all morning, then building their own inside this birdhouse. Mr. Wren could be seen defending their territory as Mrs. Wren was busy building their nest of twigs along a pond in South Bristol.

Photo by Nancy Jacobs.

Sun fades on a steamy weekend in Waterloo (photo)

Sun fades on a steamy weekend in Waterloo (photo)

The sun was fading on Silver Creek Golf Club this past weekend after consecutive days near 90 degrees.

Photo by Josh Durso.

Boaters get out during humid weekend (photo)

Boaters get out during humid weekend (photo)

Boaters were out in full-force in the Finger Lakes this past weekend. This photo was taken on Keuka Lake on Sunday.

Photo by Brooke Gordon.

Poppies bloom as temperatures rise in Enfield (photo)

Poppies bloom as temperatures rise in Enfield (photo)

The poppies and skullcap were both happy over the weekend, as temperatures soared in Enfield.

Photo by Helene Schmidt.

Murphy Strong (Photo)

Murphy Strong (Photo)

Newark resident David Muphy overcame the impossible by recently completing the 5k Laurel Race. Murphy who survived a severe motorcycle accident has gone through several years of treatment for a broken back and several other leg injuries. Once told that he may never walk again Murphy has overcome all odds. He finished the race in Newark with his hands raised in victory. The 5k Laurel run is in its second year . Laurel house is a hospice that is being built in the village of Newark.

Photo by Jim Miranda.

David Murphy does the impossible (photo)

David Murphy does the impossible (photo)

Newark Resident David Murphy is seen walking the Laurel 5k race held in Newark recently. Murphy who suffered a severe back injury and numerous other fractures participated in the fundraiser for Laurel House a hospice home being built in Newark. Nearly 220 runners and walkers were on hand for the event.

Photo by Jim Miranda.

Laurel 5k race held in Wayne Co. (photo)

Laurel 5k race held in Wayne Co. (photo)

Newarks Trinity Wells and Dillon Vandemortel were the female and male winners of the second annual Laurel House 5k race held in Newark this past weekend. Over 220 runners and walkers were on hand for the fundraiser. Laurel House is a hospice home being built in Newark.

Photo by Jim Miranda.

Barging through Lyons (photo)

Barging through Lyons (photo)

Wayne County: Two empty barges, each 220 feet in length, are pushed by Tugboat CMT Otter into Lock 27 in Lyons earlier today. Just a few days ago, the barges, enroute to Rochester and loaded with six Genesee fermentation vats from China, docked overnight at this same location.

Photo by Robert Stopper.

Great Blue Heron sculpture at Montezuma (photo)

Great Blue Heron sculpture at Montezuma (photo)

New Great Blue heron Sculpture at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo by Janet Akin.

Garrett Memorial Chapel overlooking Keuka Lake (photo)

Garrett Memorial Chapel overlooking Keuka Lake (photo)

The rhododendrons at Garrett Memorial Chapel overlooking Keuka Lake are in full bloom and beautiful even on a cloudy, rainy day.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

Friendly chipmunk at Canandaigua Lake (photo)

Friendly chipmunk at Canandaigua Lake (photo)

This friendly little chipmunk was gathering leaves yesterday evening at Canandaigua Lake.

Photo by Patrick J. Costello.

Sundown in the Finger Lakes (photo)

Sundown in the Finger Lakes (photo)

Sunday evening gives way to one last glimpse of the sun before fading over the pastures.

Photo by Nancy L. Wright.

Bringing dinner home (photo)

Bringing dinner home (photo)

This Osprey was bringing dinner home for the family Friday evening at Montezuma.

Photo by Jim Porupski.

Ruddy Turnstone at Seneca Lake (photo)

Ruddy Turnstone at Seneca Lake (photo)

One lone Ruddy Turnstone on the rocks of the Castle Creek jetty. Uncommon visitor to the Finger Lakes.

Photo by Janet Akin.

Summer beginning to bloom (photo)

Summer beginning to bloom (photo)

Although the weather didn’t feel like summer the blooming peonies had the scent of summer. Taken near Ovid on Friday

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

Green Heron at Sonnenberg Gardens (photo)

Green Heron at Sonnenberg Gardens (photo)

On Friday at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, this Green Heron stood out from the crowd.

Photo by Mike Sargent.

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