Monday, May 17, 2010

Rochester and Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

I really enjoyed the project 365, but in some ways the format was rigid.  Now that it's behind me, I can do other things.  I don't have to post photos everyday, but I can also post more photos on one day.  I choose to do that for today's post.

We had a wonderful, and busy day.  It began with breakfast with my parents, my sister, and her family.  My sister and her family were here for a couple of days from South Carolina.

Rochester Lilac Festival

No, this isn't my sister.  Although I do call her "ugly", and she calls me "uglier than me".  (Reminiscent of fights that we had as children.) Don't tell her that I don't think she's ugly. She might think I'm getting soft in my old age.

This iguana was at the Lilac Festival that we attended in Rochester NY.  My son and his fiancée invited us out for the event.  This years spring came very early, so most of the lilacs were near the end of their blooming.  You can see a few blooming in the background of the photo above.  The Lilac Festival takes place in lovely Highland Park.  There are great walkways with beautiful trees and flowers.  The Festival is heavily attended so be prepared for the crowds. 

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

We headed back from Rochester early, because my son and his fiancée had other plans for yesterday evening.  This gave us an opportunity to visit a place that we have driven by several times, the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.  This place is incredible, and I highly recommend it.  We spent a few hours walking around, looking at birds, and ....

CARP!  The Seneca River flows next to the refuge.  According to the sign below, they are all trying to get into the Refuge like fans entering a Rolling Stones Concert.

All in all a good day was had by all, except possible a few Carp.


Reverend Awesome said...

That carp picture is INSANE! It makes me feel slimy just looking at it. Kidding. I felt slimy already.

toledonative said...

That iguana is not ugly! It's adorable! The carp shot is totally insane! Kind of reminds me of the school hallway at dismissal time!

Great shots today!

Sandra said...

Very nice and interesting shots.

Mike Simmons said...

Nice set of shots Steve. You have big iguanas in NY. I recently posted one from Puerto Rico. That carp shot is great too!

Béa said...

de très belles photos !