|On Monday, November 2nd, I went to see the Niagara River. I took a short walk, maybe about three miles.
|My telephoto lens never ceases to delight me. Images seem so much closer.
|I call this place my river world.
|Some of the trees still have their leaves. Their colors are not as vivid as they were during the summer.
|Some trees have lost their leaves. The shapes of the bare branches are attractive.
|Bear on the rocks.
|Some of the trees have grown very tall.
|Wednesday was a beautiful warm day, and I had some work to do at a house on the river.
|Grand Island bridges, leading to Tonawanda, New York.
|After I finished working at two separate houses (and gardens), I went home and saw this vehicle, nearly in front of my house. I wondered what it was.
|On Thursday, I went to Lewiston for a painting class.
|It’s such a pleasure to see the flowers that have survived frost, rain, and wind.
|Autumn on the gorge.
|This is Stella Niagara.
|This is my painting for the day!
|On Thursday evening, I went to the Grand Island Historical Society’s program, which was held at Historic Trinity. The program featured actor Albert McFadyen as Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
|President Roosevelt told the story of the United States from 1933 to 1945, from his perspective. I will share more of his story tomorrow.
|Mmmm, colorful cupcakes were sold at the bake sale.
|There is a lot of activity in the gym.
|What to do now…
|Principal Kerri Nowak and friends.
|This is Dana. She is a teacher’s aide and she is an artist. She is raffling off a painting that she made of the school’s therapy dog. She is also raffling off a bunch of prints.
|This is the painting!
|Human sized game.
|A big basketball can be hard to catch for a little person.
|Take a look at these moves!
|Not all fun is at ground level.
|My mother concentrates on writing something.
|This is a very well-dressed bear.
|On Sunday morning, as I was walking to church, I saw that there was all sorts of stuff attached to the fire hydrant.
|In the evening, I went to Riverside-Salem Environmental Chapel. Co-pastors Jon and Cathy Rieley-Goddard have returned from their pilgrimage. They went to do the Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James) in France and Spain.
|Jon and Cathy walked 400 miles.
|For them, and for most people who walk the Camino, it was a spiritual journey.
|It was also a hilly journey. Jon and Cathy will share their story in more detail in December.
|Today, I decided to do a mini-camino, here in Grand Island, by walking to the cemetery and back, a distance of almost twelve miles. This is me… um me shadow.
|There are many docks along the river. It is a pretty sight but, on Grand Island’s eastern shore, most of the land is privately owned, which means very little public access.
|Here are some kayakers in Spicer Creek.
|Here is another river scene. This is a piece of a ship that sank in the river. This is the only part of the ship that’s visible.
|The naked trees have a charm all their own.
More about River World in the next few days.