Mary Shelsby

Mary Shelsby is an award winning residential Realtor® with RE/MAX Realty Group of Rochester, NY. She lives with her husband, Jim Ryan, on Highland Avenue, just a few doors down from Highland Park. When she’s not listing and showing property, she is busy photographing the sights around Rochester and the Finger Lakes.

I hope you enjoy the photos and invite you leave comments and let me know what your favorites are.

Spring! Spring! Wherefore art thou Spring? Rochester and Western NY just endured a long and cold winter and I hope these photos will usher in some warm spring weather.

  • I wish I new my trees better. I only know that this tree looks old and grumpy. It's located at a rest stop in Pennsylvania and my husband looked old and grumpy when he came out of the men's room to find that I had wandered off with my camera. Isn't it amazing how finding an image will bring back so many memories.

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  • The inscription on the park bench reads "If I had but two loaves of bread, I would sell one of them and buy white hyacinths to feed my soul," a quote from Elbert Hubbard. I personally would change hyacinths to narcissus. Taken early in the morning at Highland Park.

  • Kershaw Park

    The sundial at Kershaw Park on the shore of Lake Ontario.

  • Perhaps the prettiest seat in America. This swing sits on the bank of Canandaigua Lake and in the summer, you must wait in line to have a opportunity to sit here.

  • The Canandaigua City Pier was built in 1848, and the first boathouses were built there during the 1850's.

  • The Canandaigua City Pier was built in 1848, and the first boathouses were built there during the 1850's.

  • The falls at Honeoye Falls.

  • Veil of Trees

    Lake Ontario provides a beautiful backdrop for the setting sun and silhouetted trees.

  • Train Trestle

    An old train trestle crosses the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY.

  • Beautiful spring day for biking along the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY

  • Frosty spring morning at the Genesee Valley Park Golf Course.

  • Stunning spring views at Genesee Valley Park.

  • Early Morning Comute

    Early morning commuters head north on East River Road towards the U of R and downtown Rochester. Rochester is known for its easy commutes.

  • The Rochester skyline with a perfect reflection in the Genesee River.

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  • What do I love about the month of May? Sunshine and warmth, of course, but especially the rows of beautiful tulips at Rochester's Highland Park.

  • Evening Pinks and Blues

    There is no more popular spot to gather for sunset that Webster Park, located on the shore of Lake Ontario just east of Rochester and Irondequoit.