Long-day sunrise, sunset at A Bitty Better

The angles to catch the long-day sunrises and sunsets from A Bitter Better aren’t that great. I got up early and wandered out late to catch the hello and goodbye. The arrival, before 5:30 a.m., comes at an extreme angle to the left from our back door. The departure, after 8:30 p.m., takes it down…

Happy Mother’s Day. Enjoy some tulips

For all the mothers of the world, today I present the pretty tulips I recently discovered popping up at my workplace. The grounds at the Liverpool Public Library always look lovely. The gardens are well-tended daily by our smart and diligent custodial staff, planted on special occasions by Tim Ballantyne and his workers from Ballantyne…

Better off red

I have to hand it to the owners of this yard. As Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I circled A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville after my May workday, this circle of red caught our eyes and caused us to linger. Nice.

Can this really be the path to spring?

The second morning of Storm Stella was as bad as the first here in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. I walked out the side door of A Bitty Better and sighed. My neighbor was snow-blowing his backyard. I grabbed my shovel and got to work. When he stopped for a moment, I mentioned across the…

Pink Flamingos dig the February thaw, too

On a stroll around the blocks surrounding A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville, my cherished rescue mutt Ellie B and I encountered some grounded birds. AKA Dogamous Pyle didn’t quite know what to make of these Pink Flamingos. They made me smile. A February smile and fabulous plastic lawn ornaments put out…