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A ride to Durand Eastman Park...(pics)

Old 04-19-12, 07:08 PM
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A ride to Durand Eastman Park...(pics)

The weather turned nice for a spell and I had the opportunity to get in a nice ride. The flowering trees and early Spring flowers are in bloom along the Lake Ontario shores so I included Durand Eastman Park in the ride. I opted not to write about the history of this venerable old Rochester park and just post some pictures.

I entered the park from the old Wisner Rd. entrance which has been closed to cars for years. This entrance put me very close to the Magnolias and Daffodils that I was hoping to catch in bloom.

I was very fortunate.

Now on to the Daffodil plantings which are scattered over several acres in this fruiticetum.

I failed at capturing an image that portrays the vast expanse of the daffodil plantings. There are acres of them. It appears that deer don't particularly like to eat them either.

A "Picture perfect day".

The ride ended up being just shy of 50 miles but the best part was the park.
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Nice... I enjoyed that.
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Used to play golf there from time to time in my youth, but haven't seen it in 35 years. Beautiful shots!
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Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
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Very Nice pictures Lenny. Those flowering magnolias and daffodils look beautiful. Our Magnolias are really coming out to bloom the last 2 weeks and their perfume is really nice, especially with the ligustrum also flowering.

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