Looks like good advice

The winter sign hanging at the Onondaga Lake Marina makes lots of sense in January. Even without an obviously big ice buildup, I’ll keep my distance.

It can stay right there, I say

As far as I’m concerned, the longer the shovel designated for side alcove and backyard path/deck work remains tucked right next to those steps, I’m happy. You know where I stand in the snowfall category. The less, the better.

No hands on deck

With all the walking to and from the door done by cherished rescue mutt Ellie B, I don’t have to grab a shovel to help her make her way. Yet. Right?

Great backyard pose, Ellie B

Cherished rescue mutt Ellie B doesn’t hesitate going right to the edge as soon as I let her out upon my return home from work. She knows it’s cold but she travel around to find her best spot for the moment she must.

Sun sets in the backyard, too

Wandering around the backyard after a workday I realize that the front of the house isn’t the only place I can spot an interesting winter sunset. I like the way it sits just over our neighbor’s house to the west. Happy January sunset this is.

That’s what cold looks like

All it took was a quick look out the back door to know that the work day’s worth of cold surely had made its mark on the whole darn backyard. Whatever had gathered on the pool cover, frozen. Snow fallen on the grass, frozen. My fingers on the screen of my iPhone 8, frozen. Finally…

Morning did get here fast, dear dog

Our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle seems to be as amazed as I am that we’ve been up for, oh, an hour, and the side alcove light is shining on her because the sun is only now just threatening to rise.

Hoping for a lighted walk next edition

I was not able to walk the path of Onondaga Lake Park’s road for Lights on the Lake while it was dark enough for the displays to truly shine out for my photos this season. It still looks pretty in the light, I think. However … Maybe come the 2022-23 edition I’ll get out there…

Happy holiday for Ava

Grand cat Ava particularly enjoyed this moving Christmas gift, terrific daughter Elisabeth had to share in her text photo. I smiled and chuckled for the happy moment.