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Friday Favorites : NYS Parks

March 30, 2012

Don’t get me wrong, I definitely do my fare share of complaining when it comes to my current location. It’s a pretty boring and rural area to live in and hopefully not my perminant resistance. There’s typically not much to do around here, especially for my age group. But now that spring is here and summer is right around the corner, there’s hope! In the winter, there’s really nothing to do around here. (Which is probably half the reason I started Vanilla and Rose in the dead of winter!) But I’ve found in the past few summers that there’s some gorgeous places to visit! Some of my favorite spots are the small state parks in the area. I thought I’d take a quick moment today to share some of my favorite spots. Just last week, I was in the Ithaca area and decided to stop by Stewart park. I took a few minutes, sat on the park bench, almost got attacked by a Canadian goose (no surprise there) and enjoyed the lovely spring afternoon. It’s probably one of my favorite parks and I know I’m not the only one. On that day alone, there were several people on their lunch breaks enjoying the weather, a few people walking and even a couple doing yoga in the grass. Can it get much better than that?

Here’s some photos from last spring/summer I took.

CCC Nature Center
Nature Center

CCC Nature Center
Nature Center

CCC Nature Center
Nature Center

Stewart Park
Stewart Park

Stewart Park
Stewart Park

Lakeside Park
Lakeside Park

TOMS
Lakeside Park

TOMS
She-Qua-Ga Falls

Havana Glenn
Havana Glenn

Havana Glenn
Havana Glenn

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Stewart Park from last week (The water level is extremely low right now!)

For more photos of the state parks and more visit Vanessa Reed Photography.

Events : Reed’s Bow Favorites {7}

March 12, 2012


One of my all time favorite weddings. Between the style and color palette, it’s simply amazing!
If you know me, then you know I love confetti!
Cutest little smash the cake session ever!
One of my photos from a styled shoot I did awhile back!
Balloons! After confetti, they’re my favorite party decor!
A simple, classic, clean floral arrangement! I may LOVE color but this really is amazing!
For all you book lovers out there!
Floral details? Yes, please!

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