Now that’s a front-yard garden

Taking a Sunday walk around the neighborhood blocks, my dear wife Karen, cherished rescue mutt Ellie B and I had to slow down to admire what has become of the front yard where they so carefully place removable plastic over their front garden patches come the cooler months. Their care has resulted in a marvelous…

Bow to the stately trees

Sometimes it takes a total abandonment of the leaves for a tree to look as stately as it can be, I think as cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I round the neighborhood blocks.

Extending the growing season

Cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I give great credit to our neighborhood block suburban farmer who has turned the front yard into something productive in this year of the virus. I hope the crops do indeed yield things useful far longer because of this diligence in our northern clime. We do…

Take your pick

I asked cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle on our safe walk around the blocks if she was most interested in the pumpkin, boat or decorative icicles. She voted for all three.

Watch over that reindeer

On a safe walk around our neighborhood blocks, cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I came upon our first Christmas reindeer of the season. The house dogs made sure we kept our distance by sounding their guard barks through the big window.

Look at these big, black birds

Ellie B and I spotted a few birds during a recent walk around the blocks of our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. Unfortunately, they were all crows. The first we encountered was on the roof of an attached garage. The second sat high amid bare branches. The third chose a perch in an evergreen. Not one…

This view’s more of a keeper

The lake view from Lakeview Apartments, we saw here yesterday, ain’t the best. Keep going east toward the city of Syracuse, though, and wind through the senior complex grounds, and the view from Keepsake Village is more worthy.

Keeping the promise?

The apartment complex Ellie B and I spy during our walks around the blocks of the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville makes a pretty big promise with its name. No, I said a big promise. Yeah, that just begs for a look at the lake, right? Well, not from where the sign sits can I spot…