Another lucky win

So Elisabeth, George, my dear wife Karen and I decided to attend a Polish Fest at the Community Club up in Utica a bit ago. Yes, it was at the place where we love the food. We couldn’t help but notice the big table of raffle prizes as we walked in. My daughter and wife…

More tomatoes for my salad

My friend John’s backyard tomato garden continues to flourish. This time around, he sent me back home with full-sized fruit instead of the pop-in-your-mouth version. My bowl at home would be tastefully topped several times, thank you, my friend.

Ready for college football season

I consider today the start of the college football season. That makes me happy. The hometown team, the Syracuse Orange, starts on the road. No trip up to the Carrier Dome for my dear wife Karen and I. But we do like the spirit show around our home digs. May your team have good fortune.…

Ava can’t resist a nip

My terrific daughter Elisabeth took a trip to experience a sunflower field. She brought some home. Ava liked this one. Notice the tender little bite. Must have been tasty for the cat.

Solid, still

Wind and other forces of nature may have had their way with some of this Onondaga Lake side tree. Still, I think on a library work break walk, it has withstood plenty.

Here’s to September

May September bring us safe travels, here and there. I’ve seen the far less pretty scenes the past few days for too many of our neighbors. May they get to safety and recover.

A building block never noticed

Nosing around the Village of Liverpool because I arrived early for my shift at the library recently, I saw this across the street from the Cobblestone. Who knew that the building that houses Freedom of Espresso was a cornerstone location? My best wishes go out to all those affected by Hurricane Ida this weekend. May…