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Recent Photos from around the Finger Lakes

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

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

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

Perfect Reflection (photo)

Perfect Reflection (photo)

A perfect reflection in King Ferry on Cayuga Lake.

Photo by Ronda Fessenden

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

Stump remover returns to the remains (photo)

Stump remover returns to the remains (photo)

This pileated woodpecker returned to the stump where dinner had been found just a few days earlier.

Photo by Robert Shultz

Nest building break (photo)

Nest building break (photo)

This house finch paused from it’s nest building project long enough to pose for a picture then was soon back at work.

Photo taken near Ovid by Rachel Burkholder

Ventosa Thunderstorm (photo)

Ventosa Thunderstorm (photo)

This thunderstorm was seen from Ventosa Vineyard in Geneva on Thursday afternoon.

Photo by Jenna LaVita

Mynderse Baseball travels to Orlando (photo)

Mynderse Baseball travels to Orlando (photo)

Mynderse Academy Baseball Team in Orlando, Fl at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Stadium.

Photo by Missy Jones

Butterfly Orchid (photo)

Butterfly Orchid (photo)

This orchid when open looks almost like a butterfly. Taken Friday afternoon at Sonenberg’s Orchid Weekend.

Photo by Diane W. Dersch

Low Clouds in the Morning (photo)

Low Clouds in the Morning (photo)

Low hanging clouds plagued the Finger Lakes on Friday morning, after Thursday night’s rain.

Photo by Jim Bromka

 

Yellow Orchid in bloom (photo)

Yellow Orchid in bloom (photo)

This yellow orchid was in full bloom at Sonnenberg’s Orchid weekend.

Photo by Diane W. Dersch

Early morning breakfast (photo)

Early morning breakfast (photo)

These birds were grabbing a quick bite to eat one morning at the feeder.

Photo by Tim Donnells

Junce and Redbud (photo)

Junce and Redbud (photo)

After grabbing a rather large piece of a suet cake this Junco sat in my Redbud tree trying to decide how to eat it without losing it.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder

Great Blue Heron at Montezuma (photo)

Great Blue Heron at Montezuma (photo)

The Great Blue Herons were flying all over at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge on Friday. This Blue Heron was taking off from Mays Point.

Photo by Jim Porupski

Geese taking a gander (photo)

Geese taking a gander (photo)

The geese were active as the weather warmed.

Photo by Diane W. Dersch