Archive of Winter Dreams log entries

    06 February 04: Winter is the time for dreaming, and for bracing outings in the deep snow and biting wind. Winter is the time of dreaming, in particular, of the boat that I plan to build when the weather warms -- and there is always another boat waiting to be built.

    Winter Dreams takes its inspiration from the Symphony No. 1 of the same name, by Tchaikovsky

 

  • 05 March 05:
    Winter winks, blinks, and blues --Two Saturdays in a row we have enjoyed blues skies and crisp winter vistas. A wink in winter; blink and it will be gone. ...

 

 

 

  • 16 February 05:
    Wake up and post some pix--After dreaming away most of this winter, and chasing after other rainbows, I'm trying to catch up on some posting ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10 April 04:
    Boomtown on ice --The Reverend and I, hoping to finally say good-bye to winter and its imitators, when down to Niawanda Park in Tonawanda, on the Niagara River. The crews had removed the ice boom from Lake Erie just above the Peace Bridge the other day. The ice was defining the channel in the river ...

  • 15 February 04:
    The dog days of winter -- The Reverend and I stopped at the Buffalo WinterFest at Hoyt Lake, across from the Buffalo State campus ...

  

  • 14 February 04:
    Me and my shadow -- The interplay of light and shadow, mirrored in the snow and trees, set the tone for a visit we made to Goat Island ...

  

  • 19 January 04:
    Back to the abandoned locks -- Hoping for snow and the contrast of cut stone and snow, the Reverend and I returned to the abandoned locks near Nunda on the Genesee Valley Greenway near Letchworth ...
  • 03 January 04:
    Bleak midwinter turns a toasty 56 -- Bleak, yes, but also balmy. That was the story today on Goat Island overlooking the falls of Niagara -- ours and theirs, U.S. and Canadian ...

 

  • 27 December 03:
    Sometimes the fun just snowballs-- Throwing the snowshoes into the back of the truck, the Reverend and I took a ride down to the Southern Tier ...

 

 

 

  • 06 April 03:
    Riding in God's top pocket -- I used to have a friend who was fond of the phrase "riding in God's top pocket", by which he meant that things were going well ...

 

  • 29 March 03:
    How do ya say 'go back' in Garlic? -- As soon as the snow finally melted for the last time, the garlic shoots in my yard made their initial appearance. Since then, the weather has been so nasty and cold ...

 

  • 16 March 03:
    Ice is nice, but enough is enough -- We decided to see if a few months had made much difference in the Ice Bridge below Niagara Falls and to the situation on Goat Island...

 

 

  • 13 March 03:
    Erie feeling -- all wet in winter -- We're back from a visit to Erie, Pennslyvania, to see Presque Isle State Park (amazing) and the new Splash Lagoon (weird but wonderful), an indoor water park ...

 

 

  • 07 March 03:
    We sweat in the sun and snow -- We've had it on our list to go back to the Deep Cut section of the old Genessee Valley Canal while the snow was on the ground. Today was perfect, with sun and temps of 30 degrees F. ...

 

 

  • 25 January 03:
    Cold front and back -- I used to work with a funny guy named Jim, a copy editor disguised as a walking encyclopedia -- and as I said, funny, too ...

  • 20 January 03:
    Ice Bridge spans time, space -- We went up to the falls at Niagara Falls to see the Ice Bridge, which finished forming last week with the extremely cold weather we've been having ...

  • 18 January 03:
    Red, white, and blue two -- Red faces, white water (AKA snow), and blue-to-die-for sky -- the Reverend and I went for a ride down to the Southern Tier ...

  • 11 January 03:
    Just chillin' in the wind -- We took a ride up to Lockport and Middleport for our monthly check on the Erie Canal. The day was partly sunny and terribly cold because of the wind chill ...

 

 

  • 04 January 03:
    We walk on water again -- Once you know where the rocks are, the old joke goes, it's easy to walk on water. Snowshoes help, too ...

 

  • 25 December 02:
    Ho, ho, ho, it's off to Pgh we go --The Reverend and I went to Pittsburgh for Christmas and took the Moby Dink down as well. I decided to give it to my brother-in-law ...

  • 29 December 02:
    We walk on water -- Even when you can't get on the water in a little boat of your own making, you still can get on top of the (frozen, fallen) water-as-snow in your snowshoes ...

 

 

  • 15 December 02:
    Rev Rev reverie --
    To get off to a good start on a new feature I'm calling Winter Dreams, the Reverend and I (which makes two Revs) went up to the Erie Canal at Middleport to takes some pix and to check on the status of the canal draining and to take advantage of a wet 5-inch snowfall ...

 

 

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