Warm weather brings out roses

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Normally I’d expect to see snow on the ground with a trip to the Post Office on Dec. 10, but today it was roses.

An Orleans Hub reader told me I had to see the flowers in bloom on the south side of the Post Office on Main Street in Albion. I stopped by today and there they were, looking like it was spring.

I also saw bins full of apples in an orchard today and Mennonites working on a barn-raising in Knowlesville. (They asked that I not take their picture.)

The Erie Canal also is nearly empty of water. This picture shows a dock on the Albion-Eagle Harbor Road, just west of the Village of Albion.

The Orleans County Tourism Department reports that the drained canal has given the local fishery a boost, raising water levels and increasing flows in the local tributaries.

The temperatures will continue to be unseasonably warm with highs of 57 on Friday, 60 on Saturday, 63 on Sunday and 67 on Monday.