A sunny, warm day brings out the best at Onondaga Lake Park

A pretty spot for a walk.

A pretty spot for a walk.

Saturday begged for a big walk with Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle.

My dear wife Karen and I told our cherished rescue mutt that 55 degrees and sunny in the middle of February deserved more than a loop around the blocks surrounding a Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville.

So we loaded her into my Chevy Cruze and drove the two miles to Onondaga Lake Park. She was surprised how close her new house was to this piece of paradise.

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And all three of us were thrilled to soak up sun and join the parade of people who had the same idea to appreciate this pretty park.

Ellie B in finest form.

Ellie B in finest form.

Ellie B poked her head in snow banks every now and again, for sure. Mostly, though, she walked proudly, ears back, enjoying the surroundings, spotting other dogs and people, but not straining to cause any turmoil.

Proud neighbor.

Proud neighbor.

That allowed me to pull my iPhone 6s out of my pocket every now and again to take a shot of what I thought might make a good photo, like this house higher on the hill flanking the trail.

We walked a mile out and a mile back. Ellie B looked as if she’d had enough for this time of the year.

In coming months, we’ll work our way to longer journeys.

What’s your weather been lately? Have you been able to spend time outdoors? Where is your favorite spot for a winter bonus walk, and why?

14 thoughts on “A sunny, warm day brings out the best at Onondaga Lake Park

  1. Hi Mark, no snow and cold weather in Jakarta: it is currently 30 degrees, and still warming up, but we are getting so much rain, as it is the monsoon season for us. I am making the most of it by going cycling and running loads. I love the photos, Mark! Super beautiful! My favourite is the “Don’t Go Out There” picture. Thanks for sharing!


  2. what a beautiful spot, i glad that the three of you enjoyed it so much. it has been an early spring here, and it’s made me ready for winter to pass, though i know it may be just a tease –


  3. The weather here is very changeable yesterday the temperature at Heathrow Airport , about 20 miles up the road from us was 17c yesterday which is very warm for this time of year. Today is 12c probably artic conditions by the weekend☺ Best place for bonus walk, Windsor Great Park or Virginia Waters. 😊💜


  4. The weather in Boston has been unseasonably warm, Mark. My favorite spots for a winter bonus walk include water — a reservoir, a river, a lake, the seashore. Thanks for the delightful stroll!


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