Spring has sprung!


The Myrtle patch is looking pretty this time of year.


I’m not sure what this flower is, perhaps a winter geranium?


And among a patch of Pachysandra terminalis, this lone Trillium Grandiflorum stands out.

The giant ferns are now about a foot tall, and the several patches of Lily of the Valley are about to flower. The air will shortly be heavy with their perfume, so take a walk down the Oxbow in the next few days to savor that treat.

One troubling problem is the Japanese Knotweed is spreading. The source seems to be the property boundary (the old pub) along the Erie Crescent end of the trail. This weed is spreading everywhere and is mostly on State land.  Several residents have told me they are having problems with the stuff!



Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see www.mud-skipper.com). I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

2 thoughts on “Spring has sprung!”

  1. Mike, I see that the old pub house is about to go on the market! Perhaps the new owners will clean up the place and get rid of some of that horrible knotweed!😫
    I’d love to see the inside of that place. In the tax record it is described as as “duplex” which is interesting. As far as I know only one family was living there for many, many years. Once it is officially listed Jay and I may go over to take a look at it; want to join us?


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