I greet the sun at the Gulf of Mexico

I had to really greet the sun at the Gulf of Mexico at least once, right? So I looked up the exact time it would peek over the horizon at South Padre Island and made sure I’d take the stroll down the block in enough time to say howdy. The moon was still up outside…

Happy spring sunrise

Ellie B got me up early enough Sunday to catch a pretty spring sunrise over the backyard of A Bitty Better. Our cherished rescue mutt has been very happy with the warm-up.

Sunrise over Onondaga Lake can bring it, too

So I drove the two miles to the Village of Liverpool a little early this end of December so I could walk down to the shore of Onondaga Lake before my shift at the library. Yes, it was worth it to put down my cup of coffee and pull out my iPhone 8 for the…

Oh, new day, says the dog

Sometimes I know why Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle gets me up so early. And it’s not just because our beloved rescue mutt is hungry. Or needs to take care of what’s built up while we’ve been sleeping in A Bitty Better. More than that. She wants to greet that yellow ball coming over our…

Early morning, Village of Liverpool seems happy

The sun is rising later and later as we move into November. So I left a little earlier than usual for my job at the library to poke around for some early morning sights in the Village of Liverpool. In fact, the street lights along First Street had yet to extinguish themselves. The sun had…

Everything being equal, our fall sunset is beautiful

I’ve chronicled the position of rising and setting sun for the winter and summer solstice since my dear wife Karen have moved to A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. Yes, I did so from the Little Bitty in the Syracuse neighborhood of Eastwood before the move, too. I did these landmark times…

This makes it easy to rise in Hawaii

Mother Nature makes it easy to rise early in Hawaii. And I’m not (just) talking about the six-hour time difference. At our Aston Kona By the Sea staying place, the sun came up on the mountain side of our week stay. I chased the magical moment out on the road with my iPhone 6s. Too…

Long-day sunrise, sunset at A Bitty Better

The angles to catch the long-day sunrises and sunsets from A Bitter Better aren’t that great. I got up early and wandered out late to catch the hello and goodbye. The arrival, before 5:30 a.m., comes at an extreme angle to the left from our back door. The departure, after 8:30 p.m., takes it down…