About in Boats, Boots, and Byways:
of PorchPix log entry of
the original tone-setting post to this log]
days in March
Saturday, 9 March 02: Highs in the 60s, some clouds. We went
to Medina, NY, to take pictures of the empty Erie Canal. We
don't get days like this in March, usually.
Frost on our window creates a new way of seeing the familiar.
A day later, the sun was out and the view was more familiar
but still altered by the window screen.
promise of afternoon temperatures of mid-60s F. in advance
of strong winds and thunderstorms in the evening lured
us to Medina, NY, to take some photographs of the Erie
Canal in its winter state.The canal is refilled in May
each year. I estimate the depth of the canal at 16 feet
here. Photo shows the Medina Lift Bridge.
A day later, after severe winds overnight, which caused
a lot of damage and power failures, the winds settled into
the 30 mph range. This photo shows ice on the guardrail,
whitecaps on the Niagara River, seagulls in the middle distance,
and Strawberry Island in the background. We're looking west,
toward Canada. The spot is at the foot of Ontario Street
in the Black Rock section of Buffalo, about five minutes
from the house.