As you know if you follow my blog, we live on an Island surrounded by the Niagara River. The river is fed by Lake Erie and eventually goes over Niagara Falls.
This is an aerial view of our Island, Grand Island. The little Island up in the left hand corner is Navy Island which is owned by Canada and is an uninhabited island. The white spot in the left corner is Niagara Falls.
You can see why I love where we live.
This morning I took an early morning walk before heading into work. I walked in the city of Tonawanda, which is across the bridges from our island.
This is the large hotel located on Grand Island. It’s a pretty view if you stay on the side facing the river. The towers in the background are for a local TV station located on the island.
At one point I came across this funny little decorated post. It gave me a morning laugh for sure! Whoever took the time to decorate it did a great job!
There are informative pieces of information scattered about the walkway which share a bit of the history of Grand Island and the Niagara River.
There are little walkways built over the water where you can really appreciate the beauty of the river.
On the way back these seagulls lined the bridge as I walked over. Only one was brave enough to stay and watch me without flying off! Only one pole I saw marked and ironically it had one of my favorite numbers on it! #28 is my son’s hockey number and our favorite player #Zemgus Girgensons from the Buffalo Sabres!!!
This bridge and walking trail is beautiful any season for walking!
It was a very chilly walk along the river today. I love being surrounded by the water and when the weather is warm this is my favorite spot to be, floating on our boat watching the sun set!
Beautiful picture to the end of a perfect day.
This was taken at the end of our street at the Niagara River and Canada across it. Photo credit to my niece, Britt for taking the picture while Chase held up the sun!
Such a peaceful place to watch a sunset
This was the beautiful morning sky and mist over the cabin and back pastures this morning when I headed out to feed the animals.
It was 63 degrees in Buffalo, NY today. Last year at this time, I was trying to blaze trails in the snow to get to the pastures. Not sure I like this warm weather but the skies make up for it!
These were the clouds over the soccer field tonight.
I am amazed at the skies sometimes. It almost appears to be a heart displaying itself.
In the second picture the clouds seem to be sinking, rolling in and enveloping the houses in the distance. You could actually feel the cold air from them.
Take the time every day to look up into the sky. It’s worth every second!
This was the sky tonight between our Island and Canada. It was a perfect “date” night to drift and reflect on our wonderful vacation rather than work on the yard!!
Even Disco was amazed by our sunset last night. It was a true work of art!
Beautiful storm clouds rolling in over the marina tonight. The kids had just enough time to enjoy the surprise of our new boat, “Chasin’ Chances” before the storm hit.
Even Grandma had time to look it over
It was a race against clouds to get back home, close all the windows and tuck the animals in before the rain…and we won 🙂
Beautiful sunset over Navy Island and Canada
Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there! I hope it’s a special, relaxing day for all
Yesterday evening the clouds with the sun behind them were so beautiful it looked like they were painted in a perfect sky. Sitting on our back deck chatting with my mother and watching the kids jump on the trampoline after a very long day of housework, barn chores, and gardening, it was the perfect scene to relax with especially with one of my favorite beautiful trees coming back to life after the winter. I love that weeping willow tree!
We have had our first blast of snow for the 2014 Winter season and it was/is a doozy. It is still going on all around us. It has stayed a little to the south of our little Island so we only have about 3 inches so far. We are supposed to get more later tonight and into tomorrow morning.
It started coming down and picked up speed covering many areas all over Buffalo, NY.
Plow crews from all over are dedicating their time to different towns and areas. This is Lancaster, NY and the photo is courtesy of a Grand Island town employee who traveled the 25 minutes to help dig this area out.
In other areas sadly people are snowed in (the man of the house’s parents are one of them). They can’t get out their doors to even begin the shoveling process. But they are much better off than the people who are dealing with the weight of the snow crashing through their windows and collapsing their roof.
Here is a link to more snow pictures: Buffalo, NY snow
And while this is a huge nuisance, I can’t complain as we are toasty with our woodburner, stocked with animal feed for the farm, have a pantry filled with canned goods and a freezer jam packed with meats, frozen fruits, and homemade pies just in case we get hit like the other areas!