Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sunshine or the lack thereof!

If someone asked me what the worst part of living in Buffalo was I would tell them that sun goes down in November and does not come back around until March. Cold does not bother, snow does not bother me, heck I don't even mind the rain. But when you have cold, snow, and rain with no sun mixed in for 4-5 months it does become a little depressing!

I was getting ready to leave work yesterday and I looked out my window and saw pink on the building across the street. Could it be the sun setting and a photo opportunity? I doubted that it would last until I got out of work but held onto that little bit of pink hope.

So I got out of work at 5:30 and walked to my car with anticipation. I looked out towards Lake Erie and realized that it was pretty cloudy on the horizon. I don't know much about a lot of stuff but I know too many clouds do not make for a cool sunset. The marina is close by so my camera and myself headed down there in the car with hopes of finding something good to photograph.

Lake Erie through the small boat harbor at sunset. I wonder how long that piece of wood has
been sitting there pointing south?

The Lake Erie Buffalo Lighthouse. That is sitting on the Coast Guard base on the south side of the marina. I honestly don't know if they run it or not. I doubt they do in the winter because it is all frozen so no need for a light unless the birds are lost!

That is Canada off in the distance (over the break wall). This is probably the widest distance to Canada once you get to the Niagara River border area. It would be a good swim but more likely you would end up by Niagara Falls by the end because of the current the flows in once you get outside of the break wall!

A glamor shot of Downtown Buffalo since the other ones were pretty bleak and dreary looking since it was cloudy that morning (and pretty much every other morning around here!)

For some reason though I believe Spring is in the air and I am looking forward to it with great anticipation this year!


Big Daddy Diesel said...

UGH, when is spring coming!!!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for those images, they are beautiful but also have a sense of danger to them, I suppose it's the numbing I feeling get when looking at such complete cold. Hope it warms up for you soon!