Between keeping up with homeowning jobs and visiting with friends, Dave and Lewis do a bit of fishing.
|Lew is fascinated by the fish before it goes back into the lake|
Last Thursday was Dave's birthday so we celebrated by having dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Honeoye Falls, The Rabbit Room. We were scheduled to share our celebration with friends, but they had a calendar mishap and thought the date was this week.....We'll try again this Thursday (the Rabbit Room is only open on Thursday evenings).
|the falls at Honeoye Falls|
This week we have a raft of Dr. and Dentist appointments to take care of....not much fun there.
Last week we took a little excursion up to a small town near the big lake (Lake Ontario). We were looking for a Baldwin apple ladder, a hand made wooden orchard ladder, wider at the bottom than at the top. We heard that Williamson Building Supply carried lots of orchard supplies (it is in the middle of a huge fruit producing area) so that is where we decided to start our search. Our little cottage has five clerestory windows designed to capture the evening's west wind and give them to us on those hot summer nights. However, we can't reach them from the floor, so this ladder will be a piece of furniture with a purpose.....
|Dave selecting our new Aspen and Ash ladder|
Happily, they had a good supply, having just received a trailer load driven over from the Maine workshop by Mr. Baldwin himself. We selected a 10 foot one and loaded it into the Jeep. It was a nice day so we didn't mind driving with the rear window open to accommodate it.
Since we were in the area we stopped at an old favorite burger joint, Orbachers.
Lewis was born only a few miles from there and, when he was still just a baby, Cindy P and I took him there for lunch at one of their outdoor picnic tables.
After lunch we crossed over the Irondequoit Bay Bridge and braved Rochester's rush hour traffic to visit friends Cindy and Norm.
|Irondequoit Bay in the foreground, Lake Ontario in the background|
There is a moveable bridge to allow boats access to the lake.
|ah......rush hour in a small city!|
The rain has lessened some and the results are showing in the bumper crop of phlox and other wildflowers. We are surrounded by Black Locust trees and their profuse blossoms perfume the air. Even the Tulip Poplar at the end of the driveway is blooming.
|Black Locust blossoms up close|
I wish you could smell them....
|Tulip tree blossom|
I spoke too soon, the rain has returned.....today was very wet. The intrepid fishermen still get out on the lake however. They ride around all closed up with just their poles sticking out......wimps.
It was also quite chilly this morning. Dave is a heat seeking being so when I got up this morning, this is where I found him....
|sitting in front of the heat vent....Oh Dave|
We spent the day downstairs washing, drying and mowing the wooly yak that was Lewis. He's so patient.
|Lew's own personal bathtub|
This was the beautiful sunrise outside our bedroom window this morning. I see very few sunrises, this one only because my window was open and the shade up.
I turned over, saw the stunning color over the lake, snapped the picture with my phone and went right back to sleep until a more decent hour.
That's all for now.