Friday, April 29, 2011

Tornadoes and Flooding...April goes out like a lion that "Baa's"

Although there was widespread flooding in our area and 2 official tornando touchdowns, the winds and rain have finally subsided. Hopefully now we can settle in to a gentler May, to enjoy the beautiful spring here in the Mohawk Valley!

took above photo last night at Whitestown Town Park preceding photo on Wednesday in Whitesboro

Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Moonstruck" by Patrick Huther

Clouds come from time to time -
and bring to men a chance to rest
from looking at the moon.

Beautiful moon and clouds in April over the valley!

Spring has sprung in the Mohawk Valley!

The run of warm weather and plenty of rain has catapulted the MV from the last remnants of winter, and right into late spring and summer like conditions in the last few days....even need to mow the grass already :(. Anyway, enjoy if you're a local, and for those who don't live here, I'll post spring photos from around the area.

Monday, April 18, 2011

I Love NY Barns

In the pastoral rolling hills of many Upstate New York
communties, barns have been fixtures and landmarks for as long as most can remember. Tragically, every year so many of these wonderful structures fall in or are taken down as these family farms become neglected or close, forever changing the landscape and the face of these communities. The book should be printed sometime in late summer. The book will be available for $28.95 plus shipping, and include pictures and paintings of over 60 barns plus some interesting stories, poems and writing.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Boilermaker Filling Up Fast!

If you're planning on running this years Boilermaker Road Race in Utica, you should sign up soon. It was reported that there are now over 7100 registrants with a cap of 13,000. This is well ahead of last years registrations at this point.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Amsterdam, NY

Like many upstate NY cities, Amsterdam has struggled to "find itself" in the post Erie Canal/Manufacturing era that defined much of the upstate NY area. As factories shut down, and the Erie Canal's usefulness as a commercial transportation link to the western part of ths state eroded, so has a great percentage of the states population.
Amsterdam still has a strong foundation of it's historical architecture in place, hopefully to be the cornerstone of the resurgence of this once prosperous city.