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…

The wind whips up some whitecaps on Onondaga Lake

Yes, fall has arrived in Central New York. On a walk between regular job hours and the start of the book sale at the library Friday, I ventured right next to Onondaga Lake. I had planned to eat my takeout Chinese at the picnic table. But the sea, she was angry, my friends. Noisy, too.

Swan lake?

On a recent walk during our work break, my colleagues and I spotted two unusual birds a bit out on Onondaga Lake. This pair was way whiter and quite larger than the seagulls that usually hangs out near the Onondaga Yacht Club Marina. Swans, decided Laura. Out she, Edina and I went to the shore’s…

The boat names make me wonder

I wandered into a couple new boats and clever names during a recent walk with colleagues during our work break from the library. I guessed the Onondaga Lake Marina could be quite peaceful in the right situation. Or, of course, things could be rocking and rolling if that was your idea of Seventh Heaven. Down…

We joined the crowd for the crew at Lakefest

The big party down at the shore of Onondaga Lake drew in my dear wife Karen and I this past weekend. They call it Lakefest. We called it a nice chance to grab a bite and watch people out on the water. A lot of people obviously worked hard to get ready for this shindig.…

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…