ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Later Thursday we will officially say goodbye to winter and hello to spring; a perfect time for my annual winter recap.
The fun began in early November with a heavy snow burst at Stony Brook State Park.
Wouldn’t be a winter without my beloved Polar Express shots, like the Ontario Midland here in Wayne County.
How about Taughannock Falls in early December after a fresh foot of snow?
And how about the snow wall that sent our cell phones into a frenzy with an alert, as seen here overlooking the Erie Canal in Fairport.
I love some icy waterfalls, and I saw a few this winter, like this at Oatka Creek in LeRoy.
I saw a winter wonderland when I visited Cooperstown near the headwaters of the Susquehanna River — as peaceful as it gets.
How about some diamond dust on a bone-chilling morning at Salmon River Falls in Oswego County; it was 0 degrees that day.
Ice plates on Lake Ontario at Webster Park were quite the sight.
Frolicking birds in a winter snow, when a cardinal showed up.
A scene in the Adirondacks as if it were out of the movie Frozen.
Another Polar Express shot for good measure, this one north of Newark.
Wind-whipped snow at Sodus Point:
One of my favorite barns for snowy offerings:
And all of that culminating with the ice houses along Lake Erie south of Buffalo.
It was a fun winter!