Monday, February 28, 2011

Muddy Monday

Even warmer (53.3F) and the trails are a muddy mess! You should see the brown-spattered, bedraggled thing that is my dog- well hopefully she's a little cleaner now as she's gone in the stream. But she'll be a mess again by the time we get back to the car ;)

Christmas Goat
The Ricky Gervais Show

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday constitutional

Another warm one (47.2F) so Holly has been for a quick dip in the stream. I have the beginnings of a lousy cold so we're just doing the short loop at a leisurely pace today, but Holly's doing lots of tennis ball chasing thanks to the "Chuck-it" :)

The Lone Ranger Theme
Television's Greatest Hits of the 50's & 60's

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sunny Saturday

Warmish (39.5F) and sunny :)

September Gurls
The Bangles
Different Light

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wet Friday

Warmer and it's been raining all day, 45.6F. The woods are a sloppy, muddy mess- wellies and a rainsuit are the order of the day!

Tomorrow's just another day
Ultimate Collection

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday with CJ

Warmer (40.0F). Crispy has a colder so I've brought him along to air him out :)

Holly has decided it's warm enough to swim- she's in the stream!

No music, boychat :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday late afternoon

Not quite as cold (37.1F), the snow is perfect underfoot without any traction aids.

Joe Soap's Army
Original Cast
Oh What a Lovely War

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday in the sunshine

Cold and sunny (32.7F), still good snowshoeing snow.

A waste of money
Allan Sherman
My Son: the Greatest

Monday, February 21, 2011

Marvelous Monday

Spent the morning digging out the church, followed that with a long snowshoe trek through the woods with Holly, now I'm going home to build a fire and sit in front of it and play the chess tournament that Crispy has challenged me to :)

About 4" of snow last night, cold (29.1F) and overcast with occasional bright moments and the odd flurry of tiny snowflakes (or it could just be the snow blowing off the high branches).

Montana (single version)
Frank Zappa
Strictly Commercial

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday stroll

Cold but much less wind (34.1F), no snow last night but possibly snowshoes tomorrow? We're supposed to get 2-4" tonight.

Nobody does it better
The Swingle Singers

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Blustery Saturday

Colder again (35.1F) with a very strong and gusty wind that brings the wind-chill way down. We're supposed to get flurries tonight and then a wintery mix Sunday night into Monday. At least there's no school next week so if it does snow I won't have to hurry so much to get it cleared ;)

At the end of the day
Les Miserables
Orig. London Cast

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tropical Friday

And yet warmer still (62.2F)! On the trails the mushy snow on top has all melted, leaving just the icy, packed stuff underneath.

Made of Bricks
Kate Nash

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday in the slush

Even warmer: 55.1F. At this rate the snow will be gone in less than a week!

Decomposing Composers
Monty Python

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Warm Wednesday

Warmer again (43.4F), it's supposed to get up to nearly 60 on Friday! Sunny spells and mushy underfoot.

Mizik Mizik
The Rough Guide to the Music of Haiti

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Colder again, brisk and sunny, 29.2F. Crunchy and icy underfoot and I'm almost in need of new YakTrax- the rubber bands that run inside the coils have snapped in a couple of places on one foot. They still seem to work though, so perhaps if I'm careful they will get me through the last of this winter.

Blues Traveller

Monday, February 14, 2011

Windy Monday

Windy but crazy warm: 54.6F.

El Salon Mexico
Aaron Copeland
Greatest Hits

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday stroll

Warmer still today (40.9F), and the snow is mushy and granular- the best way I can think of describing it is dirty, wet granulated sugar.

Our Town
James Taylor
Cars soundtrack

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Long day at work so far (big funeral), and I have shelter set-up with the confirmation class when I get back.

Warmer (36.9F), and the odd moment of sunshine but mostly cloudy.

Rocky & Bullwinkle
Television's Greatest Hits vol 2

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Hi-Res

I had my Canon Xsi with me today, so here's today's picture in al it's hi-res beauty :)

Friday, and the world is changing!

Fabulously sunny and brisk (32.8F).

Listening to the World Service again- less than 24 hours ago Mubarek said he was staying and now he's gone.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday afternoon

Brisk and bright, 26.3F.

Listening to BBC World Service live coverage of Egypt via Streamfurious. Thought it might be Mubarek's farewell speech, but it appears not.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Colder, 27.9F, and overcast. The snow is frozen hard again.

I left my heart in San Fransisco
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Lunchtime

Holly and I have snuck out while the Woman's Club are at the church. 34.2F but getting colder and a stiff breeze.

Revolution 9
The Beatles
The White Album (2009 stereo remaster)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Soggy Monday

Another warm one (40.2F), so lots of slush.

Eleanor Rigby
Tonic Sol Fa
(On Pandora)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Warmer Sunday

Much warmer today (42.0F), and it stayed above freezing all night so we didn't get any of the mess they were threatening, just rain. The snow is much softer today, even on the trails where everyone's feet has packed it down, so I'm back on my snowshoes. Beautiful sunshine and so I'm down to just a T-shirt and still sweating :)

Thank You Girl
The Beatles
Mono Masters vol. 1

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Rainy Saturday

Light Freezing rain falling, 33.2F. But it seems to be just warm enough to soften the ice layer that's covering the snow, so if you stray of the trail where the snow is packed down (as I foolishly did for a half mile section) you break through the ice with every footstep about 8" into a hole with a nice, crusty ice edge. Holly however spread out her paws and happily trotted around me without breaking through- well, I do outweigh her by about 175lbs :)

"D" Movie Box Car Blues
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers soundtrack

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday with CJ

Crispy came to see all of the ice.

Watery sunshine and 34.2F, guess what tomorrow's forecast is? Yep, snow to sleet to rain and back to snow- Yay! (sarcasm).

What I need is for it to snow on Saxon Woods so I can showshoe, but not on Rye "cos the novelty of shovelling has kinda worn off ;)

No music, boytalk :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Icy Thursday

Finally back in the woods after a 2 day gap 'cos of the ice storm we got on Tuesday. It's a fantastic landscape as all the snow is covered by a shiny layer of ice, and there are broken pieces of ice scattered on top (that have fallen from the coating on the trees) that glitter in the sun like diamonds :)

Cold (30.8F) with bright sunshine- v. slippery underfoot, but no problem for those of us with YakTrax!

The Beatles
Mono Masters vol 2