Our rose blooms are coming on strong

The long-running winter of 2017-18 changed a lot about spring and summer in our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville, I’m certain. But as we move through June, I’m happy to look in our backyard and report this fact: The roses are coming out strong. On both sides of our walkway, they prosper.

No customers but plenty of merchandise at the yard sale

You never know what’s going to catch my eye as I stroll the blocks around A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. Recently I spied a Yard Sale sign at the corner of the closest apartment complex. Sometimes I walk without Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle, say, if it’s too hot and I…

Some days we can call the lake rough

On a recent work break walk, I thought maybe we’d taken a wrong turn and ended up at Lake Ontario instead of Onondaga Lake. The seas, she was a rough, my friends. And this was just one day after the crystal-smooth surface I showed you here yesterday. Oh, the changeable features of our nearest body…

Some days we can call it a lake placid

The other day on a work break stroll from the library, Onondaga Lake truly did look like a mirror. I ran right up to the water with my iPhone 8. Now this looked like a day for sailing. Yet there was nary a person out there on a craft of any sort.

Thanks for the color, May

On this last day of May, I once again salute the colors springing forth out of our little piece of earth in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. The backyard daisies look quite happy in this season’s spot. Great planning from my dear wife Karen, indeed.

Sparse year for the pretty tree up front

Before I forget, I must reveal that it was a sparse season for our front yard flowering dogwood. The blossoms came and went quickly. They were more spare. They were not as bright white. I’m chalking it off to the lingering stay of winter. Hopefully the dogwood will have a more robust growth cycle next…