Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How Pinteresting

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Here's Athena, my newest office mate.  This is the look she gives me when she wants me to stop running queries on the computer.

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Okay, I'll give you a few minutes...

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Now for the arts and craft section of the blog.  He's a centerpiece for our gala: A Night of Purrr Imagination.

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The things you can do with cupcake wrappers and candy...

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A giraffe in a fez.  Of course that would be on a cupcake wrapper.  

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And now for the home decorating portion of arts and crafts, Here's our new swag lamp Megan made over the weekend.  

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Another piece of evidence that Spring is here.  

Well, pretty glad to see the Red Wings (hockey version for the Rochester folk) were able to pull off their 22nd consecutive trip to the playoffs.  But, won't be watching the game tonight since it doesn't kick off until 10:30pm...  That is all.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


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Elmer would like to welcome you to Spring-ish and the Lollypop Farm walk
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A few of the horses
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Don't play coy Emu...

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Sleepy pig

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Piggy pig

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This is how I thought all of Upstate New York looked before I moved here.

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Someday this llama will come closer

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And now all the Daffodils are out.

Enough blogging for now.  It's going to be nice for only a few more minutes.  So, I'm going outside to enjoy it...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


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Speaking of messes, this is not clutter; it's art.

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70 degrees and sunny!  Break out the shorts and sandals, honey.  We're a goin' walkin'!  Here's East Chestnut Street in East Rochester.

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A sure sign of spring were all the softball and baseball games taking place as East Rochester School.

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The entrance to Edmund Lyon Park

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More baseball, this time at Lyon Park.  

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There's a pretty interesting neighborhood and the southeastern portion of the village.  It seems the developer was trying to create a modern elf village, which these houses don't appropriately show...  Sorry...

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Our first flower at the new house.  Not bad little Daffodil.  When I came home today there were a whole row of these guys ready to pop.  I wonder what else will pop up in our yard?

That's all from Rochester.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


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"OH NO!  SPRING IS HERE" said the surprised snowman in the garbage...

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Sunday breakfast with my wife at Riki's Family Restaurant (http://www.rikisfamilyrestaurant.com/) on Main St in Fairport.  A "Riki Omelet" with Italian sausage, cream and cheddar cheese.  Don't mind if I do!

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Megan's Frittata.  We've been fortunate at finding some good diners around our new home lately.

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After a hearty breakfast, thought we'd walk it off checking out the Village of Fairport.

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The Erie Canal

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The one-lane Parker Street Bridge

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First Congressional United Church of Fairport (http://www.fairportucc.org/).  Unfortunate that they couldn't put the power lines underground...

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Another beautiful church with power lines on, appropriately enough, Church Street.  This is Fairport Community Baptist Church (http://www.fairportcommunity.org/)
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The Green Lantern Inn (http://www.thegreenlanterninn.com/) in the Henry DeLand House (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_DeLand_House)

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Old gas station at Church and Main Streets

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First Baptist Church of Fairport (http://www.fairportbaptistchurch.org/)

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Town Hall

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The true Stairway To Heaven.  To know more than you even wanted to know about the Fairport Life Bridge go to: http://www.eriecanal.org/Fairport.html

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Not bad looking for an 188 year old...

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I didn't know they had a charging station at the Penfield Library.  What a happy little Nissan Leaf.

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Even in death, John Nichols wants to remind everyone that he's #1. 

Since it was old and close, Megan and I decided to check out the Oakwood Cemetery at Baird Road and Whalen Road next to the library in Penfield.

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Being from the Midwest, it still amazes me that people were doing anything around here in 1829.  My home state of Michigan didn't join the Union until 1837.

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"I'd like to introduce you to my daughter; the lovely Delight Goats..."

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Irondequoit Creek in Spring Lake Park.  Why is it called Spring Lake Park when there's no lake?  Well, there use to be a dam on Irondequoit Creek near about where East Linden Avenue crosses and created a lake.  The dam broke, I believe, sometime in the 1940s and most of the area that use to be underwater is now a park.

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A couple of kittens in the new clinic at Lollypop Farm

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Our new holding area for cats receiving medical treatment.  And that light coming from the back of the cages is the windows so they can look at all the birds and goats outside.  Pretty swanky.

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Prep area

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This explains some of the phone calls I've been getting...

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I believe this cat was pondering the meaning of life when I took this picture.  He seemed very deep in thought.

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The construction continues, as this guy dragracing his Skyjack in parking lot shows.

Enjoy the nice weather and I'll see you next time!

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