|Sent on:||Sunday, January 8, 2012 12:37 PM|
We have a rare photo opportunity in Pittsford this afternoon. If you don't know, the Seneca Indians who lived in the Pittsford area referred to it as "Big Springs" (in their native tongue, of course). There were springs that boiled up in the area behind the current location of the library, and in front of the Flour Mill. The Erie Canal now covers the springs and they supply a bit of water to the canal.
Yesterday the canal was unfrozen due to the unusually warm temperatures and the surface lightly froze during the night. This morning we had a dusting of snow. There are oodles of circles of unfrozen water visible all through Schoen Place where the slightly warmer water of the springs rises to the surface of the canal. Since the canal is drained very low right now for the winter and there is no current due to the locks and gates being closed, the warmer water from the springs is able to rise directly to the surface.
If you can you should drop by Schoen Place and photograph it!