Galeville’s getting green

There’s a coming-out spring party in the backyard of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. I still don’t quite know what these perennial plants are going to be. More stuff is coming up out front, too. These particular plants were out of the ground a month ago. Then came a big snow…

Thank you, burst of color

This is the time of year when on a day off from the store, I walk out the side door of the Little Bitty, take a left, and soak it all in. Spring is settling into the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. I appreciate every little burst of color. My dear wife Karen predicts that…

Springing a return to Thornden Park

My four-season cycle at the lovely spot at the top of Syracuse is complete. I took my iPhone 6 to Thornden Park as warm weather returned to my city here in upstate New York late this week, as promised. I wanted to capture the stirring of nature’s soul in the spot where roses will soon…

Striking skies over Syracuse

As Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I worked our way back toward the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood this half-and-half spring Sunday afternoon, we couldn’t help but note the sky above. April prepares to give itself up to May, and the see and the saw of this dance was somewhere…

Blooms and buds to celebrate Earth Day

It’s gray. It’s cool, standing at 47º F at 9 a.m. Still, Mother Nature stirs me. Happy 45th Earth Day, from the front yard of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Click on each photo for a description. Click on the right photo for an enlarged slide show. Is your yard…

Fancy that, a burst of bulbs

With sun and warmth and spring having claimed Syracuse this week, hurrah hurrah, Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle, and my dear wife Karen and I caught an interesting site up the block from the Little Bitty in our freshening city neighborhood of Eastwood. The varied and beautiful fruits of the hard work of the neighbor…

The little tease, and a B&W challenge answer

It’s going to get nice here in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood eventually. It’s spring, after all. Saturday afternoon, I noticed more green in the backyard my dear wife Karen and I’s cherished Little Bitty. The grill has been liberated from its mound of covering snow. The shed is completely free from the white…