Cut up that Syracuse pineapple

We thought the pineapple tree gifted to my dear wife Karen by George Three for Mother’s Day would be a two-year affair. Then she took it inside here in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville as the Central New York temperatures started to chill for October. You know, Hawaii fruit and all. The pineapple started to…

A Star Is Born lights up already shining Gaga, Cooper

The basic building blocks that make A Star Is Born a story forever strong shine oh-so-brightly in this fourth version, directed by Bradley Cooper from the screenplay he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Will Fetters. Famous boy stumbles upon talented regular girl. Newcomer’s talent (and natural beauty) quickly win over flawed but still charming legend.…

Late bloomers

The Gerbera daisies are still kicking up a storm in mid October in the backyard here in our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. I’m so glad my dear wife Karen put them in the earth months ago. She has mentioned how she wondered if this was a batch that would go bloodless all year long. Nope.

Lights and boats

The boats were not quite all gone from the past busy season at Onondaga Lake Yacht Club marina. The lights were not quite all put up for the upcoming Lights on the Lake extravaganza. But this juxtaposition this week made for one heck of an October comparison.

Here’s the orange

My work colleagues and I saw for the first time during our Thursday afternoon break walk from the library, a tree around the path at Onondaga Lake Park that I would qualify as truly orange. Yes, I consider this a late arriving splash.