Orleans sure can boast about a change in the seasons

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 January 2014 at 12:00 am

GAINES – The plunging temperatures and snow-covered landscape may be a harsh reality of winter. The past month has been particularly brutal, with an ice storm followed by many very cold days.

The photo on the top shows the Erie Canal with a barn just north of the historic waterway. He picture was taken from canal bridge.

I took this picture about two months ago on Nov. 16. It was a warm fall day back then.

Those of us in Orleans County have the pleasure of experiencing a variety of weather, from sub-zero temperatures to 90-degree summer days.

I think the changing seasons is one of the appeals of this area. I wouldn’t want to live in Florida with all of their insects and alligators. Their constant warm days would get a little boring after a while.