Let’s branch out with a name for our baby

So far, so good, the condition of this new arrival into the life of my dear wife Karen and I. Our little cherry tree has been rained upon. Big winds blew through the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Lightning flashed and thunder rumbled. Bumblebees circled and frogs leaped. Squirrels teased Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle,…

Cherry tree picking

A cherry tree will be going into the backyard of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. My dear wife Karen and I took the trip to Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center in North Syracuse this past weekend, walking the aisles under the sun out back and inside the greenhouses, too. We spied…

D.C. in Photos: Finale (Odds and Ends)

The day has come to wrap up this D.C. in Photos series. My gosh, my dear wife Karen and I left for our Easter Weekend getaway to America’s capital two weeks ago today. The passionate picture-taking with my iPhone 6 graced me with 10 daily themes upon our return. I hope you’ve enjoyed the manner…

D.C. in Photos: Old and New

The architecture of Washington, D.C., can take your breath away. Some of America’s capital, of course, has been there for centuries. Museums and government buildings were built to stand forever, it seemed, as my dear wife Karen walked past their grand stature and impressive lines. Some of it, though, has sprung up of more recent…

D.C. in Photos: Our Canadian Friends

Oh, Canada. The Embassy in Washington, D.C. that belongs to America’s friends to the north certainly is beautiful, I thought, admiring its place next to the Newseum as I walked past with my dear wife Karen during the sunny Saturday of our Easter Weekend getaway. On the walk back, I took my time to get…

D.C. in Photos: Peek-a-Boo Views

On our five walks around Washington, D.C. during Easter weekend, my dear wife Karen and I saw glimpses of many things that made my wonder, what else? At any intersection, any of the four choices could take you to many interesting places. This wide crossway above was one of the most intriguing to my eye.…