And now the swans are up to 7 or 8 or …

My work friends shouted out as we got to the Onondaga Lake portion of our morning break walk Friday. More swans! Swimming, and close to shore. Instead of flying south as the weather gets colder, these wonderful birds are gathering in numbers. I caught seven of the elegant birds in my iPhone 8 frame. Laura…

Happy Thanksgiving! Let there be Lights on the Lake

I promised to walk through Lights on the Lake last week to share photographs of the festive displays after night fell. I chose Wednesday, which was the night the display on the shores of Onondaga Lake was open to dogs and their walkers. I was between my main day and a night obligation two blocks…

Walkers, welcome to this year’s Lights on the Lake

My library colleagues and I have been watching them ready the displays for this year’s Lights on the Lake for months now. No exaggeration. The extravaganza’s annual walking event is tonight on the shores of Onondaga Lake. Wednesday is the annual dog walk event. The paid admission drive through nights start Thursday. It runs through…

The swans stayed

On a recent work walk with my library colleagues, we spotted the big white birds in Onondaga Lake again. I dashed out to the shoreline, thrilled that the two swans were closer to land than when we spotted them months ago. Still I tried to zoom in. The lighting had the birds blending in with…

Can you hear the bells?

As we walk on our work breaks along the shore trail at Onondaga Lake Park, we’re reminded day by day … Yes, the entrance booths went up on Friday. Soon it will be time for the annual Lights on the Lake. Thursday, Nov. 15 is the first drive-through date, for those of you keeping score…