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Recent Photos from around the Finger Lakes

Icy picnic at Sampson State Park (photo)

Icy picnic at Sampson State Park (photo)

This table at Sampson State Park looked like a cool spot for a picnic!

Photo by Rachel Burkholder

Ending 2017 with a frigid look at Cayuga Lake (photo)

Ending 2017 with a frigid look at Cayuga Lake (photo)

Winter has a tight grasp on the Finger Lakes, as evident by this shot of Cayuga Lake from State Route 89.

Photo by Ann Kaminski.

Frigid sky on an equally cold December morning (photo)

Frigid sky on an equally cold December morning (photo)

Ice crystals in the atmosphere create colorful rainbow-like spots beside the sun called sundogs. Captured near Fayette on Thursday morning when temperatures were barely above zero.

Photo by Rochelle Burkholder.

Female cardinal soaking up the icy cold rays (photo)

Female cardinal soaking up the icy cold rays (photo)

On a cold Tuesday morning in our Farmington backyard, this female cardinal was bathed in sun and blown by the wind.

Photo by Mike Sargent.

Looking over the lake on a sunny, cold day (photo)

Looking over the lake on a sunny, cold day (photo)

It was a balmy 12° as the sun shown on Cayuga Lake on Tuesday as seen from Fayette!

Photo by Jerry Bergley.

Unexpected guest on Christmas Day (photo)

Unexpected guest on Christmas Day (photo)

Christmas morning in our Farmington backyard. This hawk made one of its’ periodic appearances. Good for a photo, but clears the rest of the birds out for awhile.

Photo by Mike Sargent.

Dramatic scene at Seneca Lake State Park (photo)

Dramatic scene at Seneca Lake State Park (photo)

The sun and the clouds Wednesday morning made for some dramatic scenes at Seneca Lake State Park.

Photo by Shelly Lannon.

Winter stuns in Phelps overlooking creek (photo)

Winter stuns in Phelps overlooking creek (photo)

This stunning shot was the result of a little winter weather, before the extreme cold set in throughout the region. Captured in Phelps – it looks particularly festive around Christmas time.

Photo by Shelly Lannon.

Stunning, frigid scene over Seneca Lake (photo)

Stunning, frigid scene over Seneca Lake (photo)

Although it was a frigid evening at Sampson State Park the scene was amazing! The steam was rising over the water, a pastel sunset colored the sky, and the rocks and grass were covered in ice.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

Shining the sun over history in Seneca Falls (photo)

Shining the sun over history in Seneca Falls (photo)

The Wednesday morning sun shines over the shoulders of Women’s Rights Advocates in Generations Bank parking lot as they gaze upon the back side of downtown Seneca Falls.

Photo by Kitty Peterson.

Stalks and Shadows (photo)

Stalks and Shadows (photo)

Sunday morning’s sun casting a hillside full of shadows across a fresh blanket of snow in Rose Township.

Photo by Chris Trine.

Winter Goldfinch (photo)

Winter Goldfinch (photo)

Saturday morning in our Farmington backyard, this American Goldfinch (winter version) dropped in for a visit.

Photo by Mike Sargent.

Saluting history in the FLX (photo)

Saluting history in the FLX (photo)

Captain Linda Ratsep (USN) Retired Salutes Major Walter King at Wreaths Across America in Sampson Veteran’s Cemetery on December 16th.

Photo by Kenny Fellers.

Cold December morning in the Finger Lakes (photo)

Cold December morning in the Finger Lakes (photo)

Friday brings a bitter cold December sunrise, across a farm in the Town of Benton.

Photo by Nancy L. Wright.

Ice Harvest at Buttonwood Grove (photo)

Ice Harvest at Buttonwood Grove (photo)

Lights from the equipment are a source of illumination during ice wine harvest, which usually takes place at night due to the colder temperatures in Romulus.

Photo by Marcia Klue.

Harvesting the ice wine at Buttonwood (photo)

Harvesting the ice wine at Buttonwood (photo)

With temperatures hovering around 15 degrees, the conditions were perfect for harvesting Riesling for Ice Wine on Thursday night.

Photo by Marcia Klue.