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, November 28, 2010


L'orange was waiting for us out in the barn this morning....this grey, cold morning.

Gary and Barb helped with chores again...very nice!

The front paddock was dry enough for me to set hay out there.  I want the horses to pound it down before the ground really freezes.

Sidney was modeling for me.

And then along came the big boy.  They actually are doing pretty well together.

Gary and Randy were going for a walk down at the college and I decided it would be a good opportunity to go for a bike ride...

We parked at the Alumni House.  It was in the low 30s and a little wind kicked up.  But! I still had on my barn clothes (including long underwear) and was quite prepared...Hat, warm jacket and gloves.

I love my bike and my butt is finally getting used to being on that seat....

And now for a tour of the State University College at Brockport campus.

There is a mall that runs through the center of the campus.  The whole place was deserted as the students had not come back from the Thanksgiving break.  While the guys were out on the sidewalk, I chose to go this way.  Of course it would look a lot nicer if I took these pictures in the spring or summer.

This is the Seymour Union.  Cafeteria, separate restaurant, radio station, ballroom, lounge and much more.

There is a huge area in the middle of the mall where they hold many interesting events.

Looking to my right, (down some stairs and across the street) is the Tower Fine Arts Building.  They just finished a year of remodeling.  There is a great theatre in there.  2 galleries too....and classrooms...and offices.

Toward the end of the campus there are several high rise dormitories.

There are trees and gardens everywhere.

This is a huge campus with a lot of green areas.  They turned one of them into on campus apartments.

They were beautifully designed.

We should have such places in the village!

There is a huge construction project going on near the Phys. Ed. buildings.  It will include everything from an indoor track to a huge area for holding concerts, graduation etc.  We already have an indoor skating rink, racketball and handball courts, an olympic size pool, basketball courts, a great workout area (open to the public and fully equipped)...and a lot more.

Gary and Randy were walking at a pretty good clip and I was having a gay old time riding in and out of places.

Below is the Administration Building.  Gary worked there for 15 years in Admissions and Student Employment.

Out front is a huge sculpture donated to the college in 1979 by a Russian artist.

They built a cross walk over the road to connect the library and the physical education facilities.  Perfect for our winters.

The library is huge and houses a cafe.

This is the other sculpture donated to the college during the 1979 Special Olympics that were held here.  The place was full of the Kennedy's and many other Ali, Hank Aaron, Christopher Reeves........+++++

This is the plaque presented along with the sculpture.

We looped back around the new student housing and I discovered this pond.  Never knew it was there.

Passed by the information center.

And the Admissions building.

Back to where we started and then home.

Here's where the more part comes in....more turkey.  This time it was in the form of turkey salad.

We had a fire going and all were in a cruise mode.

Jenny and the boys came up for a late lunch and some exercise....

After they ate, Cooper pooped out on the couch.

 Finn watched football.  Every week he writes down all the teams playing and makes his picks.  Today he was right on 6 out of 7!

Jen went for a walk and came back for some hot tea and quiet time.

The sun was going down and it was almost chore time.

The ponies were ready for dinner.

Jen came out to help with chores and Finn joined us.

Look who was still sleeping!

I'm finally finished.  Night all.


  1. L'Orange sure is a handsome fellow. Is he officially part of the household yet? This was a lovely post, full of good pictures and lovely places. Thank you for taking us through your day.

  2. what a full day! love that you blanket your ponies, so many don't which is a bit cruel in my opinion. your white bike is soo cool! i always wanted a vintage one with a basket but they are very pricey. the campus is very attractive and what a great way to get some exercise!

  3. No one I know is as good at picking them as Finn is!!


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