Here’s my first post about the interesting ice formations on the rims of Seneca Lake, on the banks of Geneva, NY. This photo shows a wider view of the ice. Isn’t the blue color of the lake simply amazing?!
Seneca Lake does not freeze over, but the edges do. There were yards and yards of shattered ice, all melting under the unseasonably warm February temperatures.
Geneva is a quiet little city. Rather cosmopolitan. It was once a very affluent location, a common tourist stop along the vineyard trails between Niagara Falls and Rochester. It’s now filled with old hippies and old yuppies (remember them?) more concerned with social security disability insurance, lol.
Of course, I’m exaggerating. I’m SURE there were younger people there. I just didn’t see too many. Except me, of course.
Wow. Isn’t that column incredible? The photo is a tiny bit fuzzy because I took it from about 30 feet down. The column is enormous, holding up a beautiful Southern-style porch on an old historic home. The Rosemont Hill Mansion, is it? I forgot the name. It was closed for the winter, forlornly looking across the road to Seneca Lake. It is testimony to a romantic age, an era of architectural splendor and formality. Quite different from the modern culture we have today, indeed. As important as colon cleanser is, I’d rather not hear about your experience, thank you very much. lol
I love old houses like this. I am going to try to make it out to Geneva again during the tourist season, so I can look inside.
Photo taken in mid February.
Seneca Lake doesn’t freeze over, but the water rimming the beaches does. When we visited Seneca Lake in February, the temperatures climbed up into the 50′s for several days, and it was GORGEOUS. The ice had broken up into large chunks that glistened in the bright winter sun.
While we were there, I was hoping to hear the Seneca Drums. I didn’t hear them. I know the phenomenon is very rare, but it would have been SO COOL to blog about hearing them! I have no idea when the last time they were heard. You’d think that somebody, a real history buff or eccentric, would install marine speakers to pick up and broadcast the sound, lol. In case you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, see my verrrry informative post about Seneca Drums. I believe!
Isn’t this a pretty room? It’s from a lovely bed and breakfast we visited in Geneva, NY. The decor was stunning there. It inspired me to take a good hard look around my house and see how my house needs attention. After we hurriedly moved back into the house after gutting the downstairs, I never got back on my feet. The house has been one continuous pile of clutter and disarray since we moved back in. *sigh* It used to be so orderly. But with my full-time hours and home-schooling the kids, cleaning out the house is an impossible task right now. It’s rather frustrating.
But I am starting to plan on cleaning it all up. That’s a start. I’m also very inspired by the wonderful decor accessories and lovely bedroom furniture at CSN Stores. I purchased several items from them last month, and we have been delighted with the experience. They are my new favorite online store!
CSN Stores has a tremendously large inventory, and many of the their items are free shipping. I have ordered (so far!) a spice shelf, a foot rest, headphones, several stacking shelf units, a hand vacuum cleaner (my favorite appliance!!) and more. The inventory is VERY impressive. Definitely check them out if you need anything.
They also have scads of decor stuff for the home. I think CSN Stores will be getting a LOT of my business this year….