Summer Sunday

I wasn’t going to post this week, but then we decided to take a nice Sunday drive.

Having never been to Buckhorn State Park on Grand Island, we decided to see what it had to offer.  Admittedly, we were a bit disappointed that it was so small – just a long strip of land at the end of the island, with several very small parking areas.

But for those interested in kayaking, it’s the perfect spot.  Woods Creek runs through the middle and there are a number of areas from which to launch canoes and/or kayaks:

 

I loved the little wooden deck at one of the launch sites:

What trails exist in the park are not paved and are clearly meant for serious hikers.  We only went partway down one of the wider trails, with hope that we might spot an eagle or hawk.  But we saw no birds, flowers were few and far between, there were no deer, and I didn’t feel like photographing trees and more trees.

So we went on to the next parking area.

The western most part of the park runs along the Niagara River, and we stopped for a few minutes to watch some boaters enjoying the lovely summer day:

Just for the heck of it, I decided to photograph a bridge on East River Road running over Woods Creek (see photo at top of post).  Once home, I edited a second photo of the bridge – I wasn’t thrilled with that second shot, so I decided to try it in black-and-white, and that bridge popped right out:

Sometimes all you need is a slightly different viewpoint.

May the coming week find you all safe and healthy.  Wear a mask and keep your distance!

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Images by Cordelia’s Mom/TeddyRosalieStudio

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19 Responses to Summer Sunday

  1. Trent Lewin says:

    I’m all over the mask. I biked to Costco today with a bike trailer meant for a kid, huffed and puffed through the mask at the shop, bought a couple of hundred dollars worth of food, and biked that massive haul back home. All as safely as humanly possible.

    I love the photo the bridge, in black and white. That’s gorgeous. Maybe you guys should grab some kayaks yourself, being so close to the water. We have paddle boards, they’re fantastic, and the inflatable ones are very portable (they fit into a backpack).

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    Looks like nice kayaking, but I would think once you hit the main river, you’d want to head towards Buffalo, and not the other way…

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    It’s good to get outside and find something normal. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.

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  4. Great shots as always, CM. The black and white photo is outstanding. (●’ᴗ’σ)σணღ*

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  5. markbialczak says:

    We’re keeping the masks on, CM. Thanks for sharing your lovely excursion!

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  6. Thank you! Mother Nature cooperated for once.

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