Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Turgid Tuesday

Hot and sticky again, 81.1F.

I got this free app from the Amazon Android App Store that tracks workouts; so I turned it on yesterday when I did the short loop, 2.25 miles, and it did at the end it said I had only burned 220 calories.  That can't be right can it? Only 100 calories a mile - that's barely a donut for each dog-walk!

The Ricky Gervais Show
Time Travel

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Warm and a bit buggy,  79.1F. A quick walk before we head over to Kathie's for the obligatory barbecue :)

Where Did Your Heart Go
The Final

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sultry Sunday

Hot and sticky,  80.0F. Holly's in the stream cooling off :)

All Gall
Flanders and Swann
At the Drop of Another Hat

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Interesting Saturday!

What an interesting walk today. Not only was there the solved mystery of the chain-link compound to blog about, but also the big tree down across the trail.  Then I ran into an older lady I see here often (she's a professional dog walker), and in chatting with her about the woods and the stuff going on I mentioned the little ruined building about 1 1/2 miles along the upper trail. And it turns out that back in the '30s and '40s there was camping in these woods, and that was a latrine/wash-house. This also explains all the brick and stone tables that are dotted at random in the woods up there. I had already passed the building when we spoke, but tomorrow I shall have to have a closer look!

Warm, 78.7F

Joe Satriani
The Electric...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fantastic Friday

Gorgeous today,  80.1F and not too sticky. It figures that as soon as Mum & Dad leave the weather turns lovely.

No running today as it's much too nice to take at anything more than a leisurely pace :)

I did get the answer to a mystery today though - I will post about it tomorrow when I can take a picture...

Manic Monday
The Bangles
Different Light

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Warm,  75.1F,  and I've just seen the first butterfly of the year :)

Running again, just a little further than last time.

Janine Moreau
The ArchAndroid

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Good day Thursday

Absolutely beautiful day for my folks last day, 77.6F and blue skies.

Just ran into an incredibly stupid woman with a German Shepherd that probably weighed twice what she did that she had absolutely no control over even though it was on a leash; and she had the nerve to yell at me that Holly (who was walking very nicely to heel next to me and had no interest in her dog whatsoever as I had a tennis ball in my hand) was not on a leash - "can you control your dog or mine will attack" - sheesh!  Some peoples is just dumb!

The Rakes of Mallow
Erich Kunzel/Rochester Pops
Syncopated Clock

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Terrific Tuesday

Warm and sunny, 78.3F, if a little sticky.

I'm running a little late, so for the fun of it I jogged the first section on the lower path (about 1 1/4 miles). I must be in better shape than I thought, coz I was hardly even breathing heavily. Maybe I'll try running all the way round one of these days, just to see if I can.

It confused the heck out of Holly though!

I'll See You Again
Noel Coward
Mar Dogs and Englishmen

Monday, May 23, 2011

Very Humid Monday

Incredibly sticky,  misty, rainy and 63.8F.  And it's time to break out the Deep Woods Off!

Big twin-trunked tree down on the lower path- pics on my other blog.

Always With Me, Always With You
Joe Satriani
Satriani Live (disc 2)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Overcast Sunday

A bit dull and grey, 61.8F.

Lots of anxious looking people running around with compasses and maps in plastic folders, turns out its a meet of the Hudson Valley Orienteering Club.

Riders in the Sky/Running from the Law
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett
Deep and Meaningless

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday with boys

Jason & Crispy on the bridge, Holly in the stream, Grandpa taking a picture (Grandma stayed in the car with a crossword).

68.3F and sunny :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday- still raining

Grandpa throwing the ball for Holly :)

WET and 63.4F.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Waterlogged Walk

Holly and I came out at lunchtime as the rain has finally stopped for a while (we're supposed to get more later). It's a bit humid and 67.2F.

The ground is totally saturated and most of the trails are shallow streams- it's a good thing we didn't get any strong thunderstorms as I'm sure the ground is soft enough that lots of trees would easily blow over!

All I've Got To Do
The Beatles
With The Beatles

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WET Wednesday!

Absolutely pissing down! 63.2F.

The Ricky Gervais Show

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday with Grandpa

Torrential rain this morning but stopped for now,  59.1F.

Grandpa is behind me taking a picture of me taking a picture of the bridge :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday (damp)

Raining but not as warm,  56.6F.

On the Run
Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sultry Sunday

Very humid and 64.5F, it's mostly stopped raining but I'm sweating buckets!

Variations on a Theme of Paganini
50 Essential Classical Film Moments

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Grandpa on the bridge!

A bit overcast,  62.9F.

Chatting with Grandpa about the various sights in the woods :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Friday

Just picked up Mum & Dad from Paxton's and left them to have a snooze in the recliners while I walk the dog :)

Cooler, 62.5F, and it's just started raining very gently.

The Parson of Puddle
Stanley Holloway
Monologues... and More

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Anticipatory Thursday

Another nice day, 67.8F and sunny.

Getting excited coz Mum & Dad arrived yesterday and we go to pick them up from Paxton's tomorrow morning :)

Love in a Home
Li'l Abner
Orig. B'way Cast

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Turned out nice again

69.7F and calm.

By The Sea
Sweeney Todd
Orig.  B'way Cast

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another nice Tuesday

69.5F and sunny :)

Hello Little Girl
Into the Woods
Orig. B'way Cast

Monday, May 9, 2011

Marvellous Monday

Beautiful out in the early evening sun, 68.1F and a light breeze.

Amazon delivered my "pocket chainsaw" today, so I just spent a happy 15 minutes clearing the deadfall that blocked the path at the far end by the stream. The saw worked perfectly (I'll post a link and some before-and-after pics over on the main blog), so that'll be packed away in the back of the car with my other essential dog-and-hiking tools once I've cleaned and oiled it :)

I Want To Tell You
The Beatles

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday in the green woods

Warm with occasional dapples of sunshine,  69.9F.

Ode to Joy
50th Essential Classical Film Moments

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday with CJ

Warm,  but there's a hint of rain in the air,  66.8F.

Chatting with the boy :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday's nice

Another lovely day, sunny and 67.8F.

Ran into Mookie the St. Bernard who looked most dashing in his summer haircut!

I Got It From Agnes
Tom Lehrer
Songs and More Songs

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Perfect Thursday

Just about ideal day for a walk in the woods: 62.9F,  sunny, and with a nice stiff breeze to keep away the bugs :)

Red Weed pt 2
Jeff Wayne
War of the Worlds

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wettish Wednesday

Cooler and damp, 49.0F.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Orig.  B'way Cast

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday, very nice

Back in the woods, had to just do a tennis ball in the park yesterday as time got away from me trying to troubleshoot a computer problem for some homework of Crispy's (what is with Microsoft,  screwing us all up with .docx and .pptx and stuff?).

Anyhow, back in the very green woods today and it's very pleasant - 69.7F, low humidity and a nice breeze.

Everybody to the Limit (Live)
Strongbad Sings and Other Type Hits

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday afternoon

Nice but a little overcast, 63.2F.

Good Girls Go To Heaven
Bat Out of Hell II