Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Remembering this Memorial Day Weekend

I decided to take this past  holiday weekend off  from the social media arena to enjoy my two Marine sons and their families. Weekends like this are rare as they live on opposite coasts. The brothers enjoyed each others company before one is about to be re-deployed.  I enjoyed taking the grandchildren to the park and
Attempting to rescue the baby robin
spending precious moments. While at the park, our granddaughter spotted a baby robin hopping around looking for it's mommy.  She tried so hard to catch it so that she could return it to it's nest.  We climbed trees, played hide and go seek, stopped for an ice cream where she lost the cherry that was on top and quickly picked it up off the cement patio and popped it into her mouth.  Five second rule... right?  

Gingerbread Pancakes

I was up early each morning to make special breakfasts. Gingerbread Pancakes, English Breakfast Pie, Sweet Potato-Pecan Waffles, homemade English Muffin Bread and homemade breakfast sandwiches to go with chocolate chip cookies.

I haven't been feeding the birds regularly as the Grackles hog the feeder. Yet a variety continue to return. Goldfinch, Redpoles, Blue Jays, Cardinals, and the Bluebirds.  I try to capture them through the kitchen window as often as possible.  But when I run for the camera and return to the window they have left.  Now I try to keep the camera on the kitchen window sill.

The family paused often to remember fallen veterans this Memorial Day weekend. Grandfathers and Uncles who fought in WWII and our sons fallen comrades in recent conflicts. 

And the garden got planted. Roma tomatoes, red bell peppers, some cucumbers, summer squash, and marigolds to keep the bugs and critters out. Our first crop of rhubarb is almost ready to pick. It's a small garden, but if you remember I planted way too much last year and the cherry tomato plants grew into MONSTER plants.  That was due to the good mushroom compost and chicken dung that I used.

Wishing you wonderful memories to last a lifetime!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Apple Blossom Festival and Fly In Pancake Breakfast

Wayne County New York is noted to be the second largest apple producing region in the United State next to Washington State. Numerous varieties are developed and grown. The 54th Annual Apple Blossom Festival begins at 5 PM on Thursday May 16, 2013 and runs through Sunday May 19th.

The festival takes place in Williamson, New York and begins with a Carnival and Kiddie Parade on May 16, 2013 at 5 PM. The Carnival runs through May 19th.

  • Friday night there's a 5K Race and Spaghetti dinner.
  • Dance the Night Away:  Street Dance on Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18th at the Grand Stand at 8 PM and goes until 11 PM.
  • The 54th Annual Apple Blossom Parade begins at 4 PM on May 18th. Be sure to go early to get the best seat.
  • Fireworks will take place at 9 PM.

  • FLY IN PANCAKE BREAKFAST at 7 AM - 1 PM .On Sunday May 19th the Williamson-Sodus Airport.  People really DO fly in for this. 

BOG & GROG:   On Sunday May 19th the Wallington Fire Department will hold their Annual "BOG & GROG".  BIG Trucks and Hi-Jacked souped up cars will try to drive their vehicles through a water soaked and  mud-filled trenches.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunrise on Sodus Bay Pier Light

photo taken and shared by Chris Trine
A beautiful morning!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Animal Lovers

1 year old Yatzee

 Check out "Derby Day" on May 4th - 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. at Cracker Box Palace
Animal Haven near Sodus Point.

Come cheer on your favorite pony all decked out in colors as he or she runs for the roses.

Cracker Box Palace is a haven for rescued animals of all sizes and shapes that have suffered from illness, neglect or abuse. While at Cracker Box Palace the animals learn that not all people are bad and families are assured that their pets will not become someones dinner. Once the animal has recovered from their illness they are available for adoption or foster care.

Cracker Box Palace is located in Alton, NY near Sodus Point. For more information on Cracker Box Palace go to  The organization is a registered non-profit animal haven.

Don't forget..........
The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum is now open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM. $.00 admission fee for adults. School age children free.

The Lake Ontario Wine Trail Cinco de Vino event is Saturday and Sunday May 4 & 5, 10 AM - 5 PM. Sangria and Salsa pairing.

Pines of Peace silent auction May 4 at the Sodus Bay Height Country Club. The auction benefits Pines of Peace Hospice for the terminally ill. Call (315) 524-2388 for more information.

Make it a weekend getaway.