Friday, December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve- High res
And for more pictures of our walk in the woods today check out my regular blog- here and here :)
Last walk of 2010
Early today, but it's beautiful out: about 42F. Lot's of people in the woods, and lots of dogs for Holly to play with :)
Don't let me down
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Thursday- the penultimate day of 2010
Still lots of snow even though it's quite warm: 40.7F.
The snow on the main trails is fairly hard packed and icy in places, so I've switched from my snowshoes to my old, faithful YakTrax hiking crampons.
The Electric Joe Satriani
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Just another beautiful day in the woods :)
Warmer and almost no breeze: 37.4F.
Still listening to the conclusion of Romeo & Juliet
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
There are more tracks than yesterday, but the trails are not packed down at all so the snowshoes are still pretty much a must (and these Tubbs Frontier 25s that Jackie got me for my birthday are awesome!). We did the 3 mile loop today, and it's certainly harder work than when there's no snow, but if you just keep plodding on it's fine- and so worth it!
Warmer today, with fast moving clouds and a stiff breeze: 35.6F.
I'm listening to Romeo & Juliet that popped up at random on my phone. It's the audio from the production featured in the BBC documentary "When Romeo Met Juliet" done by two schools in Coventry. For some reason it goes rather well with today's snowy walk.
Monday, December 27, 2010
About 24F and sunny with a stiff breeze- fabulous.
No music- it's too nice out!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Boxing Day- part 2
better version of today's bridge picture.
Very appropriate that we sang Good King Wenceslas at church this morning!
This ia apparantly just the beginning of a major snowstorm- so hopefully tomorrow's pic will include my snowshoe tracks!
Cold and light snow: 26.7F.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Out with my niece Danielle while the rest of the gang set up appetisers back at the church.
Cool and clear: 30.3F
No music, just pleasant conversation :)
Friday, December 24, 2010
Lovely cool and sunny day in the woods: 38.7F.
it's great to spend a quiet hour with the dog and some Christmas music on Pandora before going home to shower and head upstairs for the first of 3 services this evening- and the first one is usually the craziest of the bunch with upwards of 400 people in the church!
Baby it's Cold Outside
Martina MacBride & Dean Martin
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Colder and breezy: 36.6F, and it has the smell of snow in the air- hope it holds off 'til Sunday like they say it will.
Papa Loves Mama
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Old Joe Clark/June Apple
Solo Banjo Works
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Snuck out for a walk between printing bulletins at the church as we didn't really get a proper walk yesterday. Not too cold, cloudy and a bit breezy: 40.2F.
Beatles For Sale (2009 mono remix)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sunday between bits of church
Lots of people in the woods, a bit warmer still: 41.3F, so of course Holly's headed for the stream :)
Dark Side of the Moon
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Another nice day
Slightly warmer still (38.8F) and most of the snow is gone.
Robert De Niro's Waiting
Greatest Hits Collection
Friday, December 17, 2010
Truly beautiful day in the woods, just above freezing (34.5F), sunny and a light breeze. Holly is in the stream- silly dog- good thing I have a towel to dry here off when we get back to the car.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry for the Holidays
(I'm listening to Christmas music on Pandora in an effort to get myself into the right mood to go home and wrap presents)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Lovely and quiet on the upper trail, though Holly found lots of chums to chase around with on the lower trail earlier. Still coldish: 31.7F.
Those Canaan Days
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
American Revival Cast
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wednesday late walk
Still pretty cold and the snow hasn't all melted yet: 25.2F.
Tubular Bells (Part One)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Significantly colder (21.7F) and a nice breeze, and I was right about the snow.
Holly is snug in her coat and is staying out of the stream!
Satriani Live (Disc 1)
Monday, December 13, 2010
Cooling off again, 36.9F, and it almost smells like snow.
Within You, Without You
Sunday, December 12, 2010
They've got a huge snowstorm in the Midwest, Minnesota of all places is under a snow emergency, and I'm walking the dog in a T-shirt as it's 54.7F! All the frozen mud is now just a squishy mess as we had major rain this morning and are due for more this evening, luckily I came out to walk the dog in the lull between.
Papa Gene's Blues
The Best Of The Monkees
Saturday, December 11, 2010
The Ricky Gervais Podcast
Cambodian Midget Fighting League
Friday, December 10, 2010
There's a wonderful quiet stillness in the woods today (would be even better without the traffic in the distance, but you can't have it all): 28.7F.
I've just realised the weirdness of talking about a lovely stillness and then noting that I'm listening to Black Sabbath- that's just what was playing as I crossed the bridge, it's very random, it was Dvorak before that!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Hat & Gloves Thursday
Colder still: 27.1F. Had to break out the hat and gloves to go with the coat- lovely and brisk :)
A little priest
Angela Lansbury & Len Cariou
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Snuck out a little early so we could actually walk in daylight. Cold with a stiff breeze- first below-freezing walk: 31.1F, had to break out my 686 snowboard jacket :)
Everybody to the limit (live), Homestar's secret song bit
Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Another late one- I'll be glad when we reach the solstice and the days start lengthening again! Not quite as cold as yesterday: 34.2F
Open up your heart and let the sun shine in
Saturday Morning Cartoons
Monday, December 6, 2010
Late Monday walk
I love America
A Wee Bit O' Revolution
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Absolutely beautiful afternoon in the woods! Cold and sunny and clear: 35.8F, noticed some of the mud is frozen and spotted ice in some sheltered puddles for the first time. CJ is at SCUBA and Jake has hit the grocery store while he does that; my job is to pick up some firewood on the way home so we can spend a cozy evening in front of a roaring blaze :)
You've got to hide your love away
Help! (2009 mono remaster)
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Jackie has taken Crispy into NYC to see the sights while I had to work a funeral this morning. Nice cool day with a brisk breeze- first day I've broken out a hat (well, I did get my hair cut pretty short yesterday): 41.2F. Nice smell of woodsmoke in the air.
Song of Patriotic Prejudice
Flanders & Swann
At the Drop of Anotherr Hat
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Calm and quiet in the woods today, and cooling off again: 43.2F
Empty chairs at empty tables
Les Miserables, Orig. London Cast
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Wild and Wooly Wednesday
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
...in the twilight- which is quite appropriate having just seen the long and VERY dark penultimate Harry Potter film.
Nice sunset and 40.1F
You won't see me
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Merry Happy / Little Red
Made of Bricks
Friday, November 26, 2010
Calm and cloudy: 50.5F
Bare Naked Ladies
Live at Universal Studios
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Busy with lpts of people taking a Turkey Day walk. A bit overcast and 44.4F
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sunny and a light breeze: 56.5F
The Alan Davies Show E1- Shipping & Trucking
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Back in the woods
Damp & muggy: 55.9F
The continuing story of Bungalow Bill
The White Album
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Calm and sunny: 61F
The Fame Monster (Deluxe)
Friday, November 12, 2010
Nice breeze & 64F
Bangers and Mash
Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren
The Peter Sellers Collection
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Family Walk (part 2)
Unseasonably warm and sunny: 52F
No music, just pleasant conversation
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Back to the woods
But we're back today- warmish and late afternoon sunshine: 55F
The Best of The Monkees
Monday, November 8, 2010
I have been fooling around with various camera apps for my G2 Android phone (apart from the stock one that comes with it), and for now I think I have settled on Pro Zoom Camera 5X, which seems to have lots of features, not least of which is that it's auto white balance setting seems more accurate than most. The picture above was taken at the "auto" setting, while the one below was taken using the "cloudy-daylight" one. And now I look at them I think the auto one is actually a more accurate representation of what I was looking at in the twilit woods.
So I think I will try and stick to using Pro Zoom's auto white balance for the pictures I post here unless it looks wildly off (and I'll try and note if I use a different setting).