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Canandaigua Decorates for the Holidays

The sun has been playing hide and seek with the thick dark clouds all morning long. We had our first dusting of snow in Canandaigua last night and the temperature was just a degree above freezing this morning. Finally, the sun broke through just long enough for me to take a picture of the morning’s rays reflecting off Canandaigua Lake.

The Christmas tree has already been placed in the gazebo along the lake – secured by sand bags on the floor and heavy ropes at the top to keep it upright in the coming winds of winter.

Finally the sun peeked out behind the clouds just long enough for me to photograph the gazebo as the Canandaigua City workers were installing the lights on the Christmas tree. Soon, these beautiful lights will give some color to the darkness that settles into Kershaw Park now around 5 o’clock in the evening.

Uptown in Canandaigua, the sun cooperated as I looked up Main Street. Some red banners had been attached to the street lights proclaiming “Canandaigua”. Other than the usual traffic on Main Street, the street was almost deserted of people. It’s a malady that has come to stay at all of the Main Street USA’s in upstate NY.

Just across the street from Steamboat landing, a huge flock of geese were resting in a large vacant lot. I can’t help but wonder where they will be for the holidays? They are just one of the many flocks of geese that stop over for a bit of rest along Canandaigua Lake as they make their way south to warmer temperatures. I think that if I could fly, I’d join them!

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