Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Parade 2016

Running late. At 11:22 AM left 88 to make my annual trek to 63 formerly 77 to photograph the parade. Parked in the St. Alphonsus school parking lot. Walked and stood across from 63 formerly 77 at the corner of Hoffman and East Genesee Streets.

63 formerly 77 before the parade started. 

Swietonowski Kopeczek American Legion was staging directly in front of 77.

Syracuse Kiltie Pipe Band - Serenaded Father

Boy Scouts Displayed The Colors
Korean War Veterans - Cayuga County Chapter
Knights of Columbus - 4th Degree Color Guard

Camera Shy Abner
Crane Irish Dancers

Assorted Cars
Kids Gathering Candy
 Well 63 formerly 77 made it through another Memorial Day Parade.

Links to the past:

Memorial Day Parade 2010 

Sunday 5/30/10

Memorial Day 2010

Memorial Day Parade 2013

5/27/13 - Day One Hundred and Forty-Seven

Monday - 5/27/13

Memorial Day Parade 2014

Memorial Day Parade 2015

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Week Twenty-Two - 30 To Go

Stone Barrington with his unlimited money and his personal jet provides Stuart Woods with a character that can do the same thing over and over again with aplomb.

Week Twenty-One - 31 To Go

Not the best of the Lincoln Rhyme series, but the primary characters are familiar and the reference to remotely controlled processors is topical.

The Essex Community Church

Essex NY

More interpretations at InSPIREd Sunday.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Birding - Huckleberry Swamp

Rose early this morning to go birding with the Eaton Birding Society at Huckleberry Swamp.

List of the birds we saw or heard:
Canada Geese
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Red-shouldered Hawk
Virginia Rail
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Doweny Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher - seen by Leona L.
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Sacrler Tanger
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-wing Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
American Gooldfinch
Yellow-throated Vireo - seen by Steve B.

Nest of  Great Crested Flycatcher:

On the way home came upon an Osprey.

Another great for birding.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Week Twenty - 32 To Go

A slowwww going. Where have Patterson and Paetro hid Lindsay Boxer’s other Women’s Murder Club members? What’s with the ending?

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Week Nineteen - 33 To Go

In the “cozy-historical” setting of 12th century England and Wales, Ellis Peters (a pseudonym) introduces her Welsh detective monk, Brother Cadfael. Peters understands the period and renders the setting well, but her lovely writing is obscured by too much verbiage. Thus, creating a story that moves at a snail’s pace. Dedicated mystery readers might find this laborious.

Congregational Church

Savannah NY

More interpretations at InSPIREd Sunday.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Week Eighteen - 34 To Go

The authors present the premise that racial inequality formed a brotherhood bond between Ali aka Cassius Clay and Malcolm Little aka Malcolm X. While the narrative of book comes up short, the photos, especially the cover photo, provide for contemplation.

Methodist Episcopal Congregation

Built in 1836 by the Methodist Episcopal Congregation, this is the oldest known Methodist Church in Wayne County, NY. The church operated continually until the 1960's when declining membership and funds forced its closure. The church, now home to the Butler Center Church Museum, is on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

More interpretations at InSPIREd Sunday.