A gift from Daryl to his mom.

Blooms and buds to celebrate Earth Day

It’s gray. It’s cool, standing at 47º F at 9 a.m. Still, Mother Nature stirs me. Happy 45th Earth Day, from the front yard of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Click on each photo for a description. Click on the right photo for an enlarged slide show. Is your yard…

OK, I'll dig to it.

A walk in the Lake park

Everybody, their cousin and whatever kid they could find was taking advantage of the sunny Sunday at Onondaga Lake Park. The Wegmans area set up with all the play equipment to keep children happy and their parents and grandparents busy watching them was chock full on the breezy, 60º F early afternoon. My dear wife…

The dental chair stare.

Coming clean at my dentist’s office

I learned something new at the dentist today. Well, two things, actually. As my kind and gentle hygienist Joanne did her usual great twice-yearly job of picking my teeth clean of that bothersome plaque and tartar build-up, she casually mentioned to me that she also was removing gravel from the site — my mouth, that…

Looking good to the right side.

Green backyard grass, except for that one patch

The mower will be out of the shed soon in the yard of my dear wife Karen and I’s Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. A good portion of our backyard is looking lush, considering it’s the year-round playground for Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle. Playground-plus, actually, if you know what I’m…