Dang, they easily make the hard cider look tasty

I’ve tried hard cider during a trip with my dear wife Karen, my sister-in-law Lynne and brother-in-law Chuck to the big orchard Beak & Skiff. They make it right there from their own apples and serve it in their own saloon. Everything about the tasting on a crisp October afternoon pointed toward a pleasant experience.…

Color hits me right outside my door

I’ve been on the hunt for some nice fall color the past few weeks. The other day I opened the front door of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville and there she was. The big tree guarding the front of the Salina Town Hall had dark and striking. And the pretty little…

Everything being equal, our fall sunset is beautiful

I’ve chronicled the position of rising and setting sun for the winter and summer solstice since my dear wife Karen have moved to A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. Yes, I did so from the Little Bitty in the Syracuse neighborhood of Eastwood before the move, too. I did these landmark times…

Straight to yellow this fall

I’ve been looking for that big splash of fall color. Usually I spy slightly changing leaves by the end of August here in Central New York. This year has been different. Finally, this week outside my workplace at the Liverpool Public Library I spotted a full-blown transformation. This tree on Second Street decided to go…

It’s looking like autumn outside Nichols

Yes, the temperatures are falling when the sun goes down here in Central New York. There hasn’t been frost on the pumpkin yet, as the saying goes, but as the calendar flips to the month of that orange gourd today, the folks at Liverpool grocery Nichols are ready for the season. Fall, that is. Autumn.…

The odd feeling in the air continues

Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I stretched out our legs and our lungs on the sunniest day of the week with the longest walk we’ve taken in months. Over the river and through the woods we went to … No, that’s not it. Through Norwood Park and around the blocks that surround the Little…