Usually during the school spring break we go to Kiawah Island. This year we stayed home to save money for our cross-country trip this summer. But to celebrate the week off (and make the most of fairly decent Rochester weather) we took two road trips last week. One day we went to Buffalo. We had a lovely visit at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens, ate lunch at Pano's on Elmwood Ave, spent some funds at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff, and went to East Aurora to visit Vidlers. The botanical garden in Buffalo is considerably larger than ours in Rochester.
They were having their Spring Flower Show.
They had a fabulous orchid display.
Overall, just a beautiful spot. We took LOTS of photos.
On Friday, we headed to Corning. We had visited the Corning Glass Museum last year, so we headed to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
They have restored the old Town Hall, and the building itself is a work of art.
But there are many lovely sculptures. I like the reflections of this one in the display case.
From Corning we drove to Watkins Glen for lunch and then to Ithaca to see Matt. Tracy and I have made several trips to the Cornell Ornithology Lab, but Matt had never been there so we headed out to Sapsucker Woods. It was a beautiful day, but there's still more brown than green.
We heard more birds that we saw, and it's hard to get a photo of them. These geese, however, put on a real display. They were NOT happy. I'm not sure what the problem was but they were both aggressive and noisy.
And my favorite photo of the day: