1 Nov 2015 – Buffalo Botanical Gardens

One of my favorite places to go is the Botanical Gardens in Buffalo, NY.  I know this sounds crazy, but the place is really popping with exotic plants, waterfalls, and some of the best scenery around town!  My Sister in Law takes us for a visit every time we go to Buffalo, and I look forward to it!  Generally, the gardens feature selected displays, contests and seasonal plants and activities.

In this post, I am sharing some of my favorites photos from my visits.  Let me know what you think.  I know there are some nature lovers out there!  Enjoy!












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11 Aug 2015 – Family Reunion (Buffalo, NY) – July 2015

We attend my husband’s family reunion each year – My Mom, daughter, granddaughter and I. There are generally about 120 family members at the reunion.  It’s a great turnout.  Each family brings a side dish, and the main meat dishes are catered.  We not only enjoy the family, but the food is fantastic!  I will be adding some Italian recipes  to this site from my husband’s family in the near future.

While in New York, we also use this time as a opportunity to take advantage of the local sites.  One year, we visited Niagara Falls!  It was awesome!

According to the History Channel:

Niagara Falls functions as one of the major power providers to New York state. Comprised of three waterfalls — American Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls — Niagara Falls water stems from the upper Great Lakes and the river is estimated to be 12,000 years old.  Ninety percent of the water goes over the Horseshoe Falls. Originally, as much as 5.5. billion gallons of water per hour flowed over the falls. Today the amount is controlled by the Canadian and American governments to slow erosion. In addition, some of the water is diverted to provide power for the United States and Canada, making Niagara Falls the largest source of electric power in the world.

While at Niagara Falls, we traveled on the Maid of the Mist (boat is visible in pictures 4 and 5 below) which takes you by all the falls.

Mom, Granddaughter Taylor and Me - Niagara Falls, NY

Picture 1 – Mom Alice, Granddaughter Taylor and Me – Niagara Falls, NY


Picture of Niagara Falls, NY

Picture 2 – Niagara Falls, NY


Picture of Niagara Falls, NY

Picture 3 – Niagara Falls, NY


Here is a photo though that shows the boats out between the American and Canadian (Horseshoe) falls

Picture 4 – Here is a photo that shows the Maid of the Mist boats out between the American and Canadian (Horseshoe) falls


Photo Taken From http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/

Picture 5 – Photo Taken From http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/

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