Monday, December 14, 2009

Western New York in Winter


Chestnut Ridge (5), originally uploaded by Jaquandor.

The other day we took a trek up to Chestnut Ridge Park, a county-run preserve in the hills south of Buffalo. We don't get there all that often, for reasons passing understanding, since the park is about fifteen minutes from Casa Jaquandor, and that's if you hit all the red lights. The place is gorgeous in winter, and was the scene last weekend for an annual Christmas-themed event, with crafts and cookies and hot chocolate and Santa and sledding and "hayrides" (involving a big passenger wagon pulled by a big pickup truck).

After we completed our run through the activities in the big building (called the Casino) at the main gate of the park, we took a quick drive up into the park and back, and as we did so, I rolled down my window and snapped a bunch of photos. This one was taken as we approached a bridge over one of the streams that runs through the park. It was a really beautiful winter day.

(The rest of the photos are on my Flickr stream.)

2 comments:

SK Waller said...

I'm so jealous of your snow. I keep waiting and waiting and... nothing.

Beautiful photo!

Kerry said...

Pretty. Made me homesick.