So plentiful, so powerful, so Rhododendron

They are everywhere I look, mid-June in Cape Cod. You cannot escape the Rhododendron. Left to their own accord, quite obviously, they grow large. Walking with my dear wife Karen and Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle, I snapped away with my iPhone 6s. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an image…

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Ellie B enjoys the vacation life of Cape Cod

Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle appreciates the Cape Cod lifestyle, too. It’s not all lounging around. We take her on a daily walk away from the Happy Cottage. One of our regular routes takes us through the village of Dennis Port. The surrounding blocks this year pass an interesting construction project. Hover over a gallery…

Cape Cod relaxes me to the max

Cape Cod. Ahhhhhhhhhh. That’s me, at ease. My dear wife Karen and I went to Cape Cod last week, our yearly trip renting out the Happy Cottage for a relaxing stay. We packed Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle into the Mazda and left A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville shortly after 6…

Year By the Sea fills us one day by the sea

Something wasn’t sitting right in Joan’s life for some time. So when her realtor friend let slip at their son’s wedding reception that husband Robin had put their suburban New York home on the market, she reaches her tipping point. No, she decided, she was not moving with him to Kansas. Much to his dismay,…

Do your work, sun

The pool guy took a long look at the heater that’s attached to our inground pool at A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville and gave us his opinion about why it is not working in this first season of our ownership. It could be the heating coil. It could be that the…

A different route, a cool new sight

I overcame a main-street fear on a recent stroll through our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville with Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle. I decided to shorten my grip on the leash and take our beloved rescue mutt for a short stretch along Old Liverpool Road. Just between the next-block-over and our street. There’s a cool and…

Opening up a new canopy

The first time we looked at this house, there was a fabric canopy over the structure covering the back patio. We thought it would be left for us with the rest of the furniture, per agreement. Not to be found. So my dear wife Karen ordered one online, opting for a pretty beige. We put…