Off to Wegman's... the cottage, not the store...
One of the Wegman's cottages on Canandiagua Lake.
Last weekend we were taking a walk along Seneca Point Road on the west side of Canandaigua Lake as we often do when we're visiting my wife's parents. This time I had my camera.
I've always admired these "pot holders" they set out each year. But in my neighborhood, I'd have to set them in concrete and find a way to lock the pot in the stand and still hope no none steals them. They, repeated, like in the photo below, are quite impressive.
Here are some shots of the Wegman's place on the Lake. This is the cottage of Mr. Wegman, the founder of the Wegmans grocery store chain. He passed away a few years ago. His widow currently spends her summers here. Each spring you can find an army of gardeners out working on the property getting it in tip-top shape for the season. Many others in the Wegman family own other places on Canandaigua Lake as well. This home is large, but understated, with many Frank Lloyd Wright qualities about it -- low to the ground, in natural materials and wide eaves, helping mask its size.
Wegmans is our local powerhouse of a grocery store. It's based in Rochester and has a reach throughout most of New York State, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. It's constantly in the top five of the best places to work, according to J.D. Power and Associates.
Sorry, no shots from the front of the house -- could only take photos from the road.
Along the roadside, the "pot holders" serve double-duty as they stop cars from pulling over onto the grass.
Masses of Fall colors -- plantings are changed throughout the year. I always thought these lightposts look like the same ones you'd find in a Wegmans parking lot, just shorter.
It's a downright park-like setting.
Even the mailbox has a hanging basket.
Coleus are the main source of color in these gardens.