Messing About in Boats, Boots, and Byways:

Archive of PorchPix log entries

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    06 February 04: The log that we call PorchPix: The Weather Outside Our Window gives a couch potato-like version of the more active messing about that we like to do in boats or boots.

    I literally take pix for this log -- mostly in winter -- while standing on the porch ... or sitting, warm and dry, or at least slightly warmer and less wet, in the truck.

    It's surprising how interesting this can be, until you muse on the western New York reputation for crippling snows.

    And I have extended the Porch to the region, to find a home for pix of trips that we take, especially with our paddle boats in tow.

 

  • 31January08:Ice but not nice -- The wind blew all day yesterday, at sustained speeds of 45 mph with gusts to 70 mph ... .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 17January07: Silver freeze, yet to thaw -- A few days ago, we had what I would call a silver thaw -- water freezing on trees, shrubs, and power lines ... .

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 12 October 06: October snow ... leaves fall behind -- When the snow comes early in fall, the leaves fall behind ... .

 

 

 

 

 

  • 14 July 06: Howya been? We've been good -- The Reverend and I have a lot of catching up to done here on the old web site ... .

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

  • 05 September 05: Labor Day play at Sodus Bay -- The Reverend and I spent two days of Labor Day weekend with friends at Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario. We took the two Flats Rats and had a ball ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 07 August 04: High-speed this and that -- We took a ride to Rochester to see the new high-speed ferry. We saw the ferry, and a lot of other high-speed stuff as well ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 19 June 04: Niagara Gorge ... just gorgeous!!! -- It's one thing to drive along the Niagara Gorge below the Falls; it's another thing to walk from top to bottom on a warm, sunny day ...

 

 

  • 07 January 04: Lake-effect draws line in the sky -- In Buffalo, in winter, the line between sun and snow is sometimes drawn in the sky, written large for all to see ...

 

 

  • 15 December 03Snow flies; river work continues -- There's a saying in these snowy parts that ends with the words "... before the snow flies."  As in, "I want to move to Florida before the snow flies."...

 

 

  • 15 October 03Wind whips water with gusto --Buffalo and region had wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour today. I took some pix at the big curve in the river at Strawberry Island, at the foot of Ontario Street ...

 

 

  • 23 February 03Sunday-go-to-meetin' snows -- I had on my Sunday-go-to-meetin' clothes and the landscape was wearing its Sunday-go-to-meetin' snows, and some ice, too ...

 

 

  • 13 February 03Ice floes get with the flow -- While I was driving by the Niagara River at the foot of Ontario Street, I stopped to take pictures of the ice floes flowing down the river with the sun causing dazzling sparkles ...

 

 

  • 06 February 03Big Red breaks the ice -- On the way to church today I noticed that there was still a lot of ice floes from the break in the Ice Boom on Lake Erie a few days ago. I stopped on the way back home and was lucky to time my stop with the passage of a big, red ...

 

  • 26 January 03Super Bowl snow -- We got a good snow today in Buffalo, where we live, and in Niagara Falls, where I serve a Presbyterian church called Pierce Avenue ...

 

 

  • 15 March 02The Ides of March -- Shakespeare's Macbeth was told to beware the Ides of March. For us, the lookout was for spring, and March 15 was a giant step closer ...

 

 

  • 10 March 02Three days in March -- Tuesday, 5 March 02: High in the 20s. Two inches of snow. Saturday, 9 March 02: Highs in the 60s. Sunday, 10 March 02. Winds from the west, gusting to 33 mph. Wind chill of 2 degrees F. ...

 

  • 28 February 02Buffalo seasons with snow -- Buffalo, New York, has the national (international?) reputation for deep snow in an urban setting. Well-publicized blizzards and 7-foot Lake Effect snow storms ...
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