I love where I live. It is so beautiful, especially in Autumn. (And winter, of course.) I recently had several days off in a row to enjoy it with friends – some who live here, and one who came all the way from Memphis, TN.

Day 1:
We picked her up at the Buffalo Airport on a Tuesday and took Route 219 south so we could stop at the Griffis Sculpture Park in Ashford Hollow, East Otto, NY.  It was an overcast, sirimiri day.  (I just learned that wonderful word.)

IMG_6244 Leaves on Sculpture

IMG_6267 Sculpture

IMG_6298 Leaves on Pond

IMG_6225 Sculptures on Rohr Hill

IMG_6293 Griffis Pond w Sedge

IMG_6332 Woman and Geese

IMG_6340 May I have this dance

IMG_6368 Rotten Apples

IMG_6407 Two Maple Leaves on Bridge Railing

IMG_6409 Sculpture Detail

IMG_6411 Sculpture Detail

After exploring until exhaustion, we set off for home and dinner out at Andriaccio’s – one of the area restaurants participating in the Dine out for Life fundraiser.

I don’t know about the others.  But I know I fell into bed and slept like a baby after that!

3 thoughts on “Stay-cation

  1. Love the photos.. Loved the sculpture park. Images 2 and 4 remind me of ikebana. You made two lovely photo ikebana arrangements. This quote from the ikebana website sums up your two photographs beautifully: “It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature”. I hope you’ll be posting more about your stay-cation!

  2. Pingback: an upstate vacation with new friends and life lessons from a former gang member | The artful abuela

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