Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 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
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
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
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
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
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
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
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
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
Monday, December 6, 2010
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