Category Archives: Sodus Bay

Our Nautical Wedding

This past September Bob and I got married. Yes, we had a nautical wedding. Are you surprised? Hopefully you are not! Lisa was the maid of honor she did a fabulous job! For example at my bachelorette party I had wedding board shorts. I don’t think there is anything cooler than that. There were white of course, short and there were almost like a doily. Super cute and girly. I don’t think I will wear them racing any boats but they are great for looking sheek near the water.

Back to the wedding details…. We got married at the Mission of St. Rose Church in Sodus Point, NY. It was a rainy, yucky, very windy day but it subsided and we has some spectacular photos with the ever-changing sky all day long. We were yacht club tent sheek if you will. We had 2 large tents outside the club. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour at the bar in the club and at a bar in the tent. We made table cards that matched the theme of the wedding. We made a location on the bay in a water-color. For example… some guests sat at SBYC, others at Crescent Beach, and some at the lighthouse. You get the idea.

After the ceremony we went to one of our Sodus Point favorites the Coop Deck and the old lighthouse to get some great photos. The groom and groomsmen were in Tuxes and bridesmaids in Peacock long dresses. Everyone looked very sharp and our attire was a great contrast to the gray-blue sky we have for most of the day. The bridesmaids all wore a little anchor necklace that I gave them at the rehearsal dinner. They were a great find. Lisa helped me pick them out. We got them at the Platinum House in Newport, Rhode Island.

Our band was great and comes highly recommended. Ben Torres! Look him up.

And we cannot thank our photographer enough. Jay Palmer and his wife Karen were great, they own a photo studio near the village of Webster. A picture says a thousand words. Enjoy these photos from our big day.

Cheers! – Sarah

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” A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye;  looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

The Southern Shore of Lake Ontario

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Sunset Series

This series of sunset photos were taken on July 3rd 2012. The annual Sodus Point fireworks display is this evening, and we have the luxury of viewing them from Crescent Beach on Sodus Bay. I have been failing all of you on this sunset series that I originally wrote about.

This weekend I am off to Rhode Island – sisters reunited.  I will certainly have a post of 2 from the trip!

 

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Knotty Design goes Motor Boating

For those of you who do not know, my father and his partner have purchased a new boat. It is not new to them but it is a CLASSIC if you will. Jazz is the new boat. My brother and I went out to try to take some photos. Bumpy lake and rain clouds on the horizon, this was the result.

Lesson learned… its hard to take phone photos on the water at high speeds and rocking about. There are a few good ones. Our dad was able to return the favor and shoot some photos of us as well.

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Cottage Containers 2012

To get this season’s cottage container gardening kicked off – this saturday my mother and I visited local nurseries around Sodus Bay. I discovered that Grandpa’s on Route 104 in Sodus has a much larger plant selection than I anticipated. It was a prefect spring day – 78 and sunny on the bay. Not too shabby considering the Lake is still fairly cold.

Last year with the help of Lisa we were introduced to the Elephant Ear. A unique annual with a large leaf – similar to the look of an elephant ear if you will. They are not your typical geranium.

My favorite annual has to be fiber optic grass. I was thrilled to come across it again and actually yelled out in the nursery upon spotting it. I drew some attention to myself at that point but I didn’t care.

As I usually post during lunch (1/2 hour), I will have to keep this short and I want to get the photos uploaded for your viewing pleasure. We are only about 1/2 done with the containers for this year. More planting to be done next weekend.  I encourage you to leave questions or comments on the plants if you have any, thanks!! -SC

PS- Garden in whatever makes your comfortable… I included my fancy pink attire. It was sunny, why not get a tan while work on the yard!

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Cottage Season is Upon Us!!

Yesterday, marked the first official cottage day of the summer. Ok it’s still spring but I have the itch for summer fun like no other. It was a bit chilly but sunny sunny sunny yesterday on the Bay. The Fighting Yellow Lady (Crewless) is  on the water and ready for the adventures of Summer 2012. The “Shack” has a new red roof which looks glorious. We has a nice little bay tour and dinner at Skippers Landing. The prime rib is a must order. Our friends drove their gorgeous brand new boat and joined us.

I also determined that I will be spending as much of my free time as possible in sodus. The dreaded monday after Sunday Funday in Sodus can have quite the bite- especially when it was the first trip out to the Bay Street. Deenie Martini was in full effect serving us last night. It was fun, and I will make it through the day. If you’re gonna play you’re gonna pay? Or so the saying goes…

Turns out we love Sodus so much we are getting married there this fall. SO EXCITED! Going tonight to have my measurements taken for my dress. The container gardening and landscape will have to be in FULL EFFECT this summer so look out Sodus Bay Garden Club we will be giving you a run for your money this year. Enjoy the photos! -SC

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A taste of winter in NY and a day at the Beach in RI.

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Do you find it strange that the last post I was discussing really really needing a sunset? Well I guess I got the ladder in the past two weekends the weather madness has continued. There was a brief one day blizzard, a day skiing, and a february sunny day at the beach…. I am curious as to what this weekend has in store.

Either way we both got out to enjoy it and hope that you did too.

At holimont (Ellicottville, NY for those of you that do not know), while skiing, I was able to take a few photos. Specifically take a look at the bench shot I took. There is something to be said about integrating design elements into ski hill. Several of these benches were located at various trail segments around the mountain. I was immediately drawn to them, they certainly providing a resting spot for skiers and the style of them fits in perfectly with the surrounding context. I did not however see anyone using them, they seem to be a good photo opportunity but not a space where anyone is going to park themselves to take a break from skiing. The photo of the Adirondack chair although unoccupied in the photo I have posted, proved to be quite the hot commodity at the Apres Ski event at the end of the day.

As for Lisa on the beach in February, well there is not much to say about that other than lucky dog!

 

Having a “I could really go for a cold beer and great sunset” kind of Day.

Have you noticed something unusual? Well if you haven’t its time to get outside. Today was a sunny day in Rochester. Being inside working away I caught glimpses throughout the day as I moved around the office . The days are getting longer which makes life a bit more enjoyable and I can’t help but think about  summer and spending time on the water. As it is FEBRUARY in Rochester, I would like to say that I am an avid skier. But as of late, these gray, mid 30’s temps haven’t gotten me out to the hill. Still waiting on that perfect snow day…. but then again the sun shinning and mild temperatures I can’t help but feel that summer is right around the corner.

I hope to share with you the Sunday Sunset series… as the spring and summer months begin. There is a distinct path the sun follows every summer. This is no new development, but the progression of the sunsets over the lake from crescent beach (on

bay) is something to be seen. People forget that Rochester is a beautiful place to live. Yes, I said it I think Rochester is a beautiful place to live.

I would love to claim credit for the photos in today’s post…. but I can’t. These were taken by our dad. So at this point I think it is a good time to say thank you from both Lisa and I. Thanks Mom and Dad, you introduced us to the water.

Irene hits the Point.

I remember talking with Lisa who had been evacuated from their Beach House on Matunuck Beach before taking these photos. The hurricane somewhat fizzled by the time it reached Sodus. However, riding my beach cruiser to the beach proved to be a challenge. As ‘ Waterfront Enthusiasts’ I think we are often excited any time we are presented with weather conditions that show nautre’s true strength. On this day their were record breaking 9′ waves recorded off the shore of Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario. Enjoy the photos. -Sarah

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