So who left this gift?

A look at our front yard circle this weekend discovered an interesting deposit under the lilac tree. There in the morning sat a loaf of bread. I do not think it was a gift from a neighbor in this socially distanced times. I do wonder which species dragged it or dropped it, and why another…

Diamonds aren’t forever

The diamond is mowed into the front lawn of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. I pushed our red mower through the final diagonal, the fourth and last of the pattern I’ll establish in this first summer since moving from The Little Bitty in the Syracuse neighborhood of Eastwood. Final verdict? It…

Coming up red and yellow

The reds and the yellows look quite nice sharing space in the hourglass garden in the front yard of our beloved Little Bitty in the Syracuse City neighborhood of Syracuse. And the red bush in the corner of the back porch is springing up rather nicely, too, despite the attention that spot gets from Ellie…

Peony gone, roses step in

The peony season indeed went fast in front of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Syracuse. When I got home from the board of trustees meeting at the Liverpool Public Library on Wednesday night, my dear wife Karen had even picked up all the fallen blossoms from our lawn. Two weeks, not…

Peony couplets

When I came home to the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighbor of Eastwood after a good day at the Liverpool Public Library Tuesday, two of our powerful peony flowers had deemed it time to pop into existence. It was a powerful sight to welcome me around 4:30 p.m. When I pulled the Chevy…

A couple of roses as Karen cleans up the front

My dear wife Karen got out front of the Little Bitty and went to work. She loves her gardening. And thus our yard in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood looks better now than it did last week. First off, she chopped away the grass that had overgrown our stone walk that juts off the…

Pow go the peonies

It hit the 80s yesterday here in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Today they weather guy is calling for a high of 88º F, a record high for this May 26. The peony is front of the Little Bitty likes it. A lot. Almost 3D, is this shot taken a few moments ago not?…

Peony power for Memorial Day Weekend

They call Memorial Day Weekend the unofficial start of summer in our part of the world. It got down to 44º F last night, more fit for another season. Nevertheless the peony standing proudly in front of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood has pushed out its pretty fuchsia flowers. My…

Our little cherry tree now has a name

The results are in. You voted with your feet. Well, no you didn’t. It wasn’t the kind of poll where you actually have to drive there and pull down the lever and hang a chad or anything like that. No, a week ago I decided to ask the world with a poll what my dear…