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.

This year flew by

As we end 2021, I wish you all the opportunity to wrap up this year in a manner that’s as satisfying as possible. Happy New Year’s Eve to all.

Front rose wants to turn, too

Walking the property during a holiday break from work, I noticed the big front yard rose trying mightily to defy the winter calender and the snow on the lawn. It may go green yet. Hey, this is Central New York, if you get my drift.

Solar shine will light the garden come spring

Terrific daughter Elisabeth and son-in-law-to-be George know how my dear wife Karen works hard to make the backyard gardens so special. This gift of solar-powered flower lights will look delightful among the blooms of spring and summer, we are certain after Karen hung them for the rest of winter at the flanks of our kitchen…

I happily growled

Terrific daughter Elisabeth and son-in-law-to-be George heard us when we said how much we liked the Blonde Ale from Hamilton Brewery Good Nature. Our Christmas gifts included a growler of that draft ale, cold from their fridge and short trip in their car. Does not that pour look lovely? Karen, George and myself shared a…