Now let’s dry it up

I could take a stroll and dodge the wet, yes. But I sure have had enough of the April showers, snow and rain. Walking socially distanced will be more pleasant when it’s dryer and warmer, I imagine.

Boats were out on the lake

A quick stroll from the Village of Liverpool to the Onondaga Lake Park marina area this past week yielded no boats docked. Yet. I did, however, spot the obvious signs of two boat owners who’d gone out for some time on the lake. I looked on the water but did not see them. We are…

So who left this gift?

A look at our front yard circle this weekend discovered an interesting deposit under the lilac tree. There in the morning sat a loaf of bread. I do not think it was a gift from a neighbor in this socially distanced times. I do wonder which species dragged it or dropped it, and why another…

Falling Inn Love shows off the charms of New Zealand

Picture if you will a hard-working woman totally unsatisfied with her job. Her boyfriend. Her life, really. Online she stumbles upon a contest where the top prize is an inn tucked into the hills of New Zealand. (I’d think it was some sort of a scam, but, you know, the movies …) Anyway, she wins,…

More cheer from our yellow flowers

We were able to appreciate a warm late-April-like day Saturday, with our Central New York temperatures at last reaching into the 60s. It surely has been an up-and-down spring, with several runs of snow, including just this mid-week. A check around our yard yields yellow as the primary color. The front is vibrant with it.…

Holding pattern

When we received news from the director that we’d be working from home, I made sure to check out a big supply of library books. I envisioned a stay-at-home portion of my life that would include something akin to A Big Read. Here we are, a month-plus-in and counting for the can’t-go-anywhere portion of our…

A wonderful find on the shelf

My dear wife Karen came across hand sanitizer during a recent necessary grocery store stop. And not just any hand sanitizer. She was able to bring home two large bottles of the elixir produced at the local plant switched over from a distillery by the good folks at apple orchard complex Beak and Skiff. We…