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January 30, 2018 - 6:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, news, batavia, weather.

I drove around a bit this afternoon with the explicit goal to take some landscape pictures of Genesee County in black and white. It turned out there really wasn't enough snow on the ground to get the look I was after, but I like this shot from East Road in Batavia.

June 15, 2017 - 10:34am
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, batavia, news.


Today is stormy, but yesterday was a beautiful day and it came with a pretty gorgeous sunset. I stopped on South Main Street Road next to the Tonawanda Creek for this picture.

February 24, 2017 - 11:27pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, Le Roy, news.


Returning from an appointment in Le Roy today, I stopped to snap a few scenic shots on a beautiful afternoon.

Top, along Hebbard Road.


Along North Road.

And the two shots below, along Route 19.



September 21, 2016 - 12:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, news, Stafford, trees.


Driving back from Bergen this morning, I saw a beautiful clear blue sky and one of my favorite trees on Route 33, Stafford.

May 18, 2016 - 1:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, photos.


A tree and gravel road behind County Building #2, off West Main Street Road, Batavia.

April 15, 2016 - 4:51pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Pavilion, photos, news.


Doug Yeomans has once again produced a masterpiece, and once again of the dragon on the Emerald Models property on Transit Road in Pavilion.

This was taken at 5:30, a morning or two ago.

January 1, 2016 - 9:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, 2015.

News and feature photos from 2015. To purchase prints, click here.

Sports photos from 2015. To purchase prints, click here.

Arts and Entertainment photos from 2015. To purchase prints, click here.

November 9, 2015 - 10:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, weather.


I got back to Genesee County from Batavia's game in Rochester yesterday shortly after sunset.  


September 17, 2015 - 10:00am



Batavia Girls Varsity Swim Team had its second meet on the road versus Letchworth Wednesday night and captured first place in eight of 11 events. Batavia came up 11 points short at the end the night 92-81.

Eighth-graders Maiya Reinhart and her teammate Norah Janes are pictured above. Maiya came in first place in the 100-meter fly at 1:05:75; Janes came in second with a time of 1:14:17. Norah also came in second in the 200 IM, time 2:45:70

Photo below is of Batavia sophmore Elle Fulton in the 500 freestyle. She came in first, time 6:26:09. Elle also came in second in the 50 freestyle, time 27:88.


Junior Natalie Amico took first place in the 100-meter freestyle 1:01:19 and also the 100-meter backstroke, pictured below, with a time of 1:12:03.


In other events, eighth-grader Anna Amico took first place in the 200 IM and third place in the 100-meter breaststroke. Batavia captured first place the 200 meter free relay with teammates Maiya Reinhart, Norah Janes, Alea Delong and Natalie Amico.  

The team won the 400-meter freestyle relay led by Elle Fulton, Alea Delong, and sisters Natalie and Anna Amico. In the same event, Batavia took fourth place led by Laura Guiste, Lexi Hoerner, Julie Caceres and exchange student Lucila Zane.

Batavia's next match is home today at Genesee Community College versus Wilson Magnet at 4:30 p.m.

For more stats and team schedule go to: www.section5swim.com

December 8, 2014 - 10:27am
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos.

A reader named Jake sent in this picture of this morning's sunrise.

October 7, 2014 - 10:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, outdoors.

Inspired by Jim Nigro's post, Jody Robbins submitted this photo of a spider from her garden.

October 4, 2014 - 11:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, photos, trees.

Whenever I drive by it, I like the look of this tree out in a cornfield, east of Route 98, just before you get to Batavia Elba Townline Road. This evening, I stopped for a picture.

September 18, 2014 - 3:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos.

Reader Laura Pedro submitted this photo of yesterday's sunset.

September 8, 2014 - 10:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, Pavilion, Stafford.

This afternoon, I headed out to Le Roy by way of Pavilion and came back to Batavia through Stafford.

Above, a barn at Linwood and Black Street Road.

Below, two shots of a tree on Linwood, and finally, the hedgerow along Route 5 at the Hanson property.

August 27, 2014 - 6:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, genesee county, photos, Le Roy, Stafford.

The morning in Batavia started out kind of gloomy, but by the afternoon, the skies had cleared a bit and it was another beautiful day in Genesee County.

Above, a tree and barn off Selden Road, Le Roy.

A barn on Thwing Road, Stafford.

The view from Clinton Street Road, Stafford.

And below, three shots of Richard Oderkirk's sunflowers in Stafford.

October 8, 2013 - 9:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, Bethany.

Slow news day. I had some business to conduct in Le Roy this morning, so naturally I took just about the longest route I could without leaving Genesee County. That took me through Bethany. In the afternoon, I was going to cover a story in Pavilion, but that didn't pan out, and as the late afternoon sun bent toward the West, I found myself again in Bethany.

Above, telephone poles on Brown Road.

Again, on Brown Road.

From Brown Road.

Jerico Road and East Road.

East Bethany Le Roy Road.

The Little Tonawanda off Mill Road, Linden.

I was fascinated by this large leaf I found on the ground next to the Little Tonawanda. I brought it home to Billie.

A little flower by the roadside of Mill Road.

July 25, 2013 - 7:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, byron, weather, Stafford.

It was a beautiful day. I didn't have much time to just drive around and take pictures, but as long as I was out and about, I did grab a few.

Above, a barn at Gillette and Ivison roads, Byron.

Below, three sunflower pictures from the Oderkirk Farm on Route 33, Stafford.


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