Grand Island, New York Photo Album
Vol. II

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We are looking for pictures of Grand Island, such as sunsets, sunrises, gardens, trees, mailboxes, or anything of interest; and we need your HELP. E-mail


The goal of this page is to allow Grand Island residents and others to see the essence of Grand Island. We need pictures. If you have photos and would like to share them, please feel free to E-mail or Snail mail them to us at deSignet International, 1869 Whitehaven Road. You may also drop them off, and we will scan them while you wait. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Let's show the world what a beautiful place Grand Island really is. Thank you.






Christmas Sunrise - 2005


The Christmas sunrise was taken Sunday, December 25, 2005 by Reg Schopp.
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Posted December 27, 2005




Beaver Island Park - October/December 2005

 
Lisa J. Boulden Photos - Click for larger view

   Lisa J. Boulden of Fairview Ct. took the photo on the right in Beaver Island State Park
at the end of October 2005. She snapped the left picture in the same spot on December 12, 2005
Posted December 29, 2005




Beaver Island State Park Winter Scenes - December 2005

 
Karen Sorbello Photos - Click for larger view

   These photos were taken by Karen Sorbello on Sunday, December 11, 2005 near the sledding hill in Beaver Island State Park.
Posted December 15, 2005




October Niagara - 2005


Rob Beach Photo - Click photo for larger view

   This October 28, 2005 photo was taken by Rob Beach and is an autumn view of the West Niagara River.




Frosty Morning In Beaver Island - December 2005

           
Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   These Beaver Island State Park photos were taken by Kim Ludwig on Tuesday morning,
December 13, 2005 when the temperature was down around 0 degrees.
Posted December 13, 2005




December West River Images - 2005

   
Rob Beach Photos - Click photos for larger view

   Rob Beach took these photos over the West River on the morning of Tuesday, December 13, 2005
with Island temperatures registering around 0 degrees.
Posted December 13, 2005





South Grand Island Bridge - December 2005

 
Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig captured the vibrant, blue, south Grand Island Bridge
on this beautiful morning, Wednesday, December 7, 2005.
Posted December 8, 2005




Beaver Island Park - October 2005

 
Lisa J. Boulden Photos - Click for larger view

   Lisa J. Boulden of Fairview Ct. took these photos in Beaver Island State Park
at the end of October 2005. The vibrant fall colors and angle of the photo
on the left make this one of the best submitted so far!
Posted November 29, 2005




October Sunrise - 2005

 
 
October 21, 2005. . . Grand Island photos taken on October 21, 2005 by Nathan Cook
are of the Huntley Plant across the east Niagara River during the early morning
sunrise and (right) the pond separating Grand Island from Beaver Island. Below are photos
also taken from Beaver Island State Park. Click them for extra large "wallpaper" sized photos.




November Iris - 2005


November 10, 2005. . . Reg Schopp has Iris blooming - today!
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Morning Sunrise By Emily Dahlstrom - 2005

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Emily Dahlstrom photographed this sunrise looking upstream (east) on East River Road today (Thursday, October 20, 2005).




"October Sunrise" - October 2005

 
Nathan Cook Photos - Click for larger view

   Nathan Cook took these sunrise photos from the Holiday Inn on East River Road, Wednesday morning, October 19, 2005.
Posted October 19, 2005




"Where's Our Breakfast" - June 2005


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig, using her new digital camera, took this picture of these
one-week old baby robins on Meadow Lane, Grand Island in June 2005.




Patty Fike's Flowers - 2005
     

Island Resident Patty Fike photographed these throughout the year.
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Posted Sept. 29, 2005




September Bullfrogs . . . - 2005


September 2005 . . These bullfrogs were photographed by Reg's pond behind his home on West River.
Note the matching circles on the ears of each frog, a great "Target" ad . . . . and great wallpaper.
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An Iris in September . . . - 2005


Reg Schopp photographed this Yellow Iris in his yard on West River Road on Tuesday, September 20, 2005.
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Holiday Inn Grand Island Fireworks - 2005
    

Mary Stewart of LaSalle Avenue took these shots of the July 4, 2005 fireworks display at Holiday Inn Grand Island.
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West River Scene - May 2005


Jennifer Moretti took this shot in May 2005 along West River Road on the south end of the Island.
Jennifer, who grew up on the Island and is now residing in Little Rock, Arkansas,
still considers herself an Islander and enjoys looking at the photos on Isledegrande.com.
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Reg Schopp's Iris - 2005


Reg Schopp photographed this white/purple Dutch Iris in his yard on West River Road over the July 4, 2005 weekend.
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Hot Weather Produces Interesting Sunset - Summer 2005


Paul Leuchner Photo - Click photo for larger view

   Paul Leuchner captured this June 20, 2005 sunset with a digital camera on the west branch
of the Niagara during his recent operational patrol of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.




June Clouds - 2005

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Emily Dahlstrom photographed this cloud formation on Sunday, June 26, 2005 from the corner of Staley and Grand Island Blvd.




Raccoon Visitor - 2005


Amy S. Princess Photo - Click photo for larger view

Amy Princess has sent an additional picture of this raccoon shown in her Fareway Lane yard on the evening of
Wednesday, June 8, 2005. See her first submission of the same "coon" below.




Red-handed Raccoon - 2005


Amy S. Princess Photo - Click photo for larger view

Amy Princess snapped this raccoon at her Fareway Lane bird feeder on the evening of Wednesday, June 8, 2005.




West River Starwars! - May 2005


Nathan Cook Photo - Click photo for larger view

This May 2005 night photo was taken at the turnout south of Whitehaven Road on West River. "The kids were playing the parts from the newest Starwars movie with driftwood for light sabers," Photographer Nathan Cook said.




Nathan Cook Photos - April 17, 2005

 

 
Nathan Cook Photos - Click photos for larger view

   Nathan Cook took the above photos on Sunday, April 17, 2005. From top right: The sun shining between the trees on a trail in Buckhorn; a Gander and below shown helping protect the nest (taken last week); a sunset with a dock in the foreground and the north Grand Island Bridge in the background; sunset with the north Grand Island Bridge in the foreground.




"September 2004 Sunset" - 2005


Catherine "Kit" Glassman Photo - Click photo for larger view

   This interesting sunset was taken on September 17, 2004 by Kit Glassman in her front yard on Beaver Lane.




Early April Weekend - 2005

 
 
Nathan Cook Photos - Click photos for larger view

   Nathan Cook snapped these photos on Friday, April 8, 2005. Top left was photographed in Buckhorn State Park. This garter snake appears to be smelling the coltsfoot that is currently blooming in large patches. Top right shows a large flock of ducks taking flight and skimming over the surface just off the southern shore of Beaver Island. Bottom left is of the Beaver Island Shoreline - just a nice "up-the-shore" shot of Beaver Island. Bottom right shows the driftwood that collects along the southern shore of Beaver Island and builds up at the high water/wave line.




South Grand Island Bridge Reflection - February 2005

 
Harvey & Catherine Long Photos - Click photos for larger view

   Harvey and Catherine Long took these photos of the South Grand Island Bridge in February 2005.




Huntley Plant - March 2005


Nathan Cook Photo - Click photo for larger view

   The coal fired Huntley Plant, across from the Blue Water Marina in Ferry Village,
continues to generate electricity as it has done for over 60 years. Nathan Cook took the picture on Saturday, March 26, 2005.




"Snakes Alive!" - March 2005


Nathan Cook Photo - Click photo for larger view

   Nathan Cook captured these three brave garter snakes sunning themselves
behind the Isledegrande.com office Thursday morning, March 29, 2005.




West River Sunsets - March 25, 2005

   
Rob Beach Photos - Click photos for larger view

   Rob Beach took these photos of the Friday, March 25, 2005 sunset over the West River.




"Still Waiting For Spring!" - March 2005

 
Nathan Cook Photos - Click photos for larger view

   Nathan Cook took these photos this morning, Thursday, March 24, 2005.
Left is the Town Hall Gazebo with a light dusting of snow. (Right) Wood's Creek at Baseline, north of Long Road




First Crocus? - 2005


Reg Schopp photographed this crocus bloom on St. Patrick's Day 2005 in front of deSignet International and the Isledegrande.com office on Whitehaven Road. The crocus and the higher temperatures are a sure sign that the first day of spring is on Sunday, March 20th.
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"Winter Weather & Island Landmarks" - March 2005

 
 
 
Nathan Cook Photos - Click photos for larger view

   All six photos were taken on the Island the morning of Sunday, March 13, 2005.
Photo #1 - Alder Strobiles and Catkins: Alder trees have both little cones (Female flowers) and Catkins (Male Flowers) that are preserved throughout the winter. These trees are located along Woods Creek in Buckhorn.
Photo #2 - The Nature Center at Beaver Island: This structure looks great with the snow all around it.
Photo #3 - Buffalo Launch Club Light House en sepia: With the coal power plant in the background and use of sepia effect this is a striking view of the light house in the winter.
Photo #4 - BLC Light House: A nice winter view of the structure.
Photo #5 - Buckhorn wood duck box. A few years ago a number of wood duck nesting boxes were placed throughout buckhorn's marsh area and along Wood's Creek.
Photo #6 - WBEN: A nice sepia effect photo of this landmark building.




"Waiting For Spring" - March 2005

 
Nathan Cook Photos - Click photos for larger view

   Nathan Cook took these photos of a
Black Capped Chickadee and an Eastern
Grey Squirrel on March 5, 2005 at an
animal feeding site at the north end of the Island.




Mourning Dove - March 2, 2005

Kim Hayes Photo - Click for larger view
Kim Hayes, a three-year resident of the Island, snapped this
photo of a mourning dove from her Town Hall Terrace window on
March 2, 2005. For information on this year-round bird, click
http://birds.cornell.edu/BOW/MOUDOV/




"Beaver Island Images" - February 2005

   
 
   

These photos, including the Tundra Swans, were taken by Nathan Cook on Saturday, February 26, 2005 in Beaver Island State Park except to the bench photo, taken along the north end of West River near the Niagara Wheatfield water intake. Be sure to click photos for a much larger view.




"South Bridge Lights" - Posted Feb. 2005
 
Rich Call Photos - Click photos for larger view
Rich Call took these photos on the evening of February 15, 2005. Born and
raised on Grand Island, NY, he is a graduate of Grand Island High School, Class of 1985, and now living in the Town of Niagara.




Beaver Island Snow Scenes - February 16, 2005

 
 
 

These photo were taken by Nathan Cook on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in Beaver Island State Park and just outside of the park. Be sure to click photos for a much larger view.




"Feb. 2002 Snow Storm" - Posted Feb. 2005
 
Frank Greco Photos - Click photos for larger view
Frank Greco took these photos during the early February 2002 storm that left many Island residents without power
for as long as three days. One photo is of his backyard and the other is the West River in front of his property.




Paul Leuchner - Niagara River - January 2005

 
Paul Leuchner Photos - Click photos for larger view

   Paul Leuchner took these photos of the east channel of the Niagara River as it appeared quite ominous, giving up the last of its warmth to the cold winter air on January 18, 2005. Both pictures show the East Channel of the Niagara River from Grand Island just upstream of the intersection with Love Road.



Nathan Cook - Winter 2005

 
Swans photographed at Beaver Island State Park on Saturday, February 5, 2005.
   
Frost photos were taken in winter 2004
   
The first sunset photo was taken on Friday, February 4 and the other two, on February 5, 2005.
Nathan Cook Photos - Click photos for a much larger view





Nathan Cook - Hoar Frost - Feb. 2, 2005

     
Nathan Cook Photos - Click photos for larger view

   These hoar frost photos were taken by Nathan Cook on Wednesday morning, February 2, 2005
after early morning fog turned into ice crystals which only lasted a matter of an hour or so.
The scenes are behind the deSignet Jewelry building on Whitehaven Road.




Christopher Hamm - Fall 2004

       
Christopher Hamm Photos - Click photos for larger view

   These photos were shot by Christopher Hamm of Ransom Road, a senior at Canisius High School who took them in the fall of 2004 for his photography class. The bridge photo was taken while walking on the bike path along the side of the bridge. "Branches Of Lightning" was taken alongside East River Road. The cross is located on St. Stephen's Church property. Also shown is the River Oaks Marina, and the South Grand Island Bridge.


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