Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Sunday, August 30, 2009


It all started at 6:15 this morning. Let the dogs out and started taking pictures of the beautiful sky.

Then I went back to bed until 7:15! Did some last minute weeding and left around 11 to do a photo shoot of the garden tour. Stopped at the market to get some assistants were with me. Home in time for a quick lunch, and then people started coming to look around. At 3:30 I went down to the Alumni House for a reception and got home for evening chores.

These two photos are from the inside looking out (of the barn).

Put the horses out, hoping that the weather would not go crazy.

The sky was changing every few minutes.

We were invited out to dinner at Judy and Randy's, so we headed out at 6:30.

We parked in front of this "painted lady" which is owned by a friend of ours. Pretty wild for little old Brockport.

On the other hand, is of my favorite places.

Who would not want to eat on this porch?

We started off with some appetizers and chatter...

The sign below is above the doorway into the main part of the house. Do I love it?

Let's get down to the food part. All of these are organic cheeses and every one was DELICIOUS.
We were also treated to olives, marinated onions, champagne grapes and fresh dates. Dates and blue cheese really go together. Major yum?!

For dinner we had some heirloom tomatoes with basil and homemade dressing.

Along with a vegetable stew topped with dumplings.

Dessert was peach upside down cake. What a meal.

The minor detail? I was so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open. Home before 9, put the horses in and here I am. Please check out the garden tour below.

Night all!


  1. More food to drool over! And the houses on the tour are so cute and homey, kind of what I dream of living in. I especially like the look of the "painted lady". It looks like the garden tour was a lot of fun and a lot of eye candy.

  2. I love flowers as much as the next guy, but the food is much closer to my heart. Your friends' homes and the ones on the tour are terrific and yes very inviting, but that heirloom tomato dish really stopped me. Nice people and good cooks for sure.


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