Merging the seasons surprises Dogamous Pyle

A weekday off from the workplace at the library and nice autumn weather led to a special treat for Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I. Our cherished rescue mutt was thrilled to hop in the car at A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville for the couple-mile ride to Onondaga Lake Park.…

I wonder if you can hear the shows from here

On a recent morning break stroll from my job at the library, I looked out from the marina and noticed … The Lakeview Amphitheater over on the other shore. Between the boats. That gray structure. I’d recently gone to see Lady Antebellum with my dear wife Karen for our only show this season. So I…

Onondaga Lake can set a scene

Five minutes after this, I was taking photos and videos of kids and caregivers sitting on blankets, sharing songs and stories for the library’s Storytime in the Park. Yes, this place can set a mood. Thank you, Onondaga Lake Park.

Stretching it out at Onondaga Lake Park

I take the five or so minutes to walk when I travel from the library to the site of our Tuesday morning Storytime in the Park. It would take me that long to drive and park, anyway, I figure. Plus this way, I get to take out my iPhone 6s to snap photos. The yoga…

We can’t quite see the fireworks from A Bitty Better, but close

There will be events that bring fireworks over Onondaga Lake. My dear wife Karen and I were wondering how far we’d have to wander from the property around A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville to see them. Not bad, we’ve discovered, this perk in our first summer since moving from the Syracuse…

First lunch down by the lake is pretty darn early

Mark it down. I picked my lunch bag up from under my desk yesterday and walked the two blocks down from my job at Liverpool Public Library. And it was good on the sunny noontime of Monday, April 10, 2017. Many folks were enjoying the spring day, with the sun shining and temperature well into…

Seagulls and a boat signal spring at Onondaga Lake

A quick walk down the block from my job at the library reveals that spring indeed is settling in over Onondaga Lake. The grass looks a little greener once I crossed the threshold into Onondaga Lake Park. A worker had aligned three picnic along the marina’s edge. Closer still to the water, the sound of…