Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Tiny Home for Good Project: Three New Homes

Three small homes going up. Here the city installs water connections to the street.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Letchworth State Park: The Stone Bridge Over the Genesee River

The stone footbridge just comes into view.

It is an astonishing accomplishment, built by hand with simple equipment 
and inexperienced men during the Great Depression.

View of the Lower Falls of the Genesee River and the stone stairs to the footbridge.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Tug Hill: The Lamb of Cyntha A. in Highmarket

Cyntha Baringer died in the middle of January 1854, at the age of 6 months.

Cyntha or Cynthia? Did the stonemason drop the "I"? or did a Highmarket Cemetery researcher add one?

Highmarket is a high and open town at the eastern edge of the Tug Hill, an uplifted mass that extends from above Rome, west to within view of Lake Ontario, north to the edge of Watertown, and up the Black River valley to the north and east.  A few people lived and farmed here although it was a hard go. It receives massive snows in the winter. There aren't even very many cemeteries in the neighborhood. This one near Highmarket is also sparsely settled. Someone mows the grass.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Just a Rose ... but So Beautiful

Roses in our town continue to bud and bloom, seeming to like this long and mild fall.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Love Lost: RIP John White of Syracuse NY 1995-2007

Syracuse newspaper article about this homicide:

Obituary: HomeObituariesJohn White Obituary

John White 

Syracuse, New York
Jun 20, 1995 - Oct 8, 2017 (Age 22)

John White, 22, of Syracuse, passed away Saturday. A life resident of Syracuse, he was employed by The Roofing Guys. 
He is survived by his parents, Walta and James Williams of Syracuse; two daughters, Amariyanna Capers-White and Kadence White; one son, J'Narie Capers-White; one sister, Samone White of Syracuse; three brothers, Quintrell Pope, Jakir White and Randy Pope, all of Syracuse; best friend, Ma'Lenna Capers and friend Dulasia Ballard; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Homegoing Service will be held Saturday, October 14, 11:00am at FARONE AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Park Street, Syracuse. A calling hour will be prior to the service, 10:00am-11:00am at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Adirondacks: Spring Pond Bog

Spring Pond Bog is the second largest bog in NYS. As the crow flies it it quite near Massawepie Bog, the largest bog in NYS. Another of my favorite walks is into this place, owned by The Nature Conservancy.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Adirondacks: Top of Whiteface

...from Route 86 north of Saranac Lake, taken with my new Nikon P900!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Adirondacks: Horse Nails Factory Building in Keeseville

Adirondack Architectural Heritage - AARCH - is housed in this especially appropriate and beautiful architectural gem.  (Read more about AARCH in the link above.)