Springtime in Rochester

Well it’s April 27th and it snowed today. Yep snow. Where the hell is spring?! This weekend it’ll be 80 degrees. So I guess we skip spring and go right to summer. Ugh. I love Rochester, but jees, enough with the friggin’ snow! I put up some photos that I took in 1996 at the Lilac Festival. Oddly, it was so hot there were no lilacs that year! I took pictures of the other things there: tulips, dogwoods, other blooming things. My photog friend, Jill Santi, insisted we take pictures at the Festival. I had this cool Kodak Pony camera that was my boyfriend’s. It was still when people shot FILM. I used to enjoy experimenting with old cameras to see what can turn out from them. That was a throw back to my RIT days. Before digital and the web.

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Fall is Here in Rochester, NY

Although today is 80 degrees. Seems like a cruel trick from Mother Nature. Our summer was cold and now Fall is hot! Thanks! I’ve posted my best Autumn photos. They were all taken with an SLR FILM camera, a few years back. I haven’t actually explored photographing fall with a digital camera yet. Too busy with work and kids these days. The trees are just starting to change here. Every time in the fall, I pass my 2 favorite spots on my commute, I wish I’d just gotten out and taken the damn picture already! Always in a hurry, never have time to get out and snap that shot. One spot is by an old red barn that has a huge tree that turns a gorgeous orange. I’d love to do a seasonal shot of that barn with the tree. The other shot is my look down the Erie Canal from the Ayrault Road bridge. I always make sure I look over there on my way to work every day. It’s my own “simple joy” that I treat myself to on an almost daily basis. My own little meditation on the run.