Saturday, April 28, 2012

Opening Day at Diamond Rise

Opening Day at Diamond Rise

Why Diamond Rise?  It isn't exactly "The Breakers" but we wanted a name for 1/2 acre.  Most of the property is behind (south) and east of the house. We are on a rise overlooking what used to be (and occasionally still is) the flood plain for Irondequoit Creek at the south edge of Monroe County.

This is the day of the year that most clearly demonstrates our choice of a name for our home.  Behind our house is the home of Honeoye Falls - Mendon Youth Baseball, five baseball diamonds where Little League and other youth baseball takes place from April through September.  Most of the activity is in May and June.  Today is the first Saturday with a lot of activity, so we assume it's opening day.

We both love baseball and enjoy the activity in our "backyard." Our dog, Koda, sees these folks as interlopers, but for 6 or 7 months of the year it's all his.  The folks that run the place could not be nicer.  It's a symbiotic relationship. They respect us and we keep an eye out for their property when no one else is there.

Being on this rise and over looking the baseball diamonds we call our place "Diamond Rise."

The irises love the well drained soil that slopes away from the house.

Panoramic view from our second floor deck.

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