and Rochester Night

For her birthday, Ben bought Michelle a ticket to see a Christian band called Underoath.  Michelle was beside herself, thrilled with the opportunity to see this band.  (Ben also bought himself a ticket)

After picking Michelle and Ben up at school last night,  we headed right to Rochester to take the kids to the concert.  After dropping them off, Mark shopped for a bit, then we headed back toward Rochester.  There are some really great places to get a few shots of the city lit up at night.  We stopped at one (though I cannot tell you where, exactly) and I took these. Pretty proud of myself. No tripod,  only handheld.

I think Mark said this one was taken on the Ford Bridge?  That is what the railing is in the foreground!

The concert ended rather early…shortly after 10 and the kids had a great time.  I had intended to blog last night, but somehow seemed to pass out before my fingers could hit the keys!

Canandaigua Morn…

Once again, yesterday was a BLUR! Argh! This is becoming a way of life!!!

We rushed out the door yesterday to get Michelle off to school.  What a surprise to see a hefty coating of frost all over the Explorer’s windows.  The good news is that it did come off rather easily, so we darted up the hill, knowing the defroster would hasten the meltdown!  The back windows, where there is no direct warm air, took a little longer, but Michelle snapped a photo of the sun beaming in brightly through the rear window.

It was a very chilly morning, but with the meterologist’s forecast of a fantastic sunshiney and warm day, who cared? As we began the descent down the other side of our hill, the scenery was nothing short of awesome.  The low clouds dangling over Canandaigua Lake looked like snow-covered mountains.

Hastening toward school, I noticed something amiss as we approached Canandaigua!

I dropped Michelle off at school, then headed back to the state park marina. Sure enough, the Canandaigua Lady is dry docked; she is sitting cordoned off in the middle of the parking lot!  From the looks of it, there is quite a crew working on her!

As I turned to leave the park,  I had to take one last photo. The sun’s golden autumn rays lit everything up like it was self-illuminating!  Oh my! The geese sitting on the pond with the willows reflecting off the water…

AND, today’s forcast is a “ditto” with only one variation….WARMER!