Sunday, July 31, 2011


Strong sun today,  86F. Very busy and loud up at the barbecue areas by the parking lot, but only a few other souls walking the trails.

Don't Pass Me By
The Beatles
White Album

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday stroll

Nice day, sunny and quite hot (90F) with the occasional zephyr of cooler air, but the torrential thunderstorms we had last night seem to have washed away most of the humidity - and they topped up Holly's stream nicely :)

It's funny the way that works - if it just rains a little it seems that the rain just hits the hot ground and evaporates, making it more humid; but if we get a proper downpour it cools the hot ground and washes the humidity out of the air. I've also not been bothered by bugs today, but I've seen lots of Monarch butterflies.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor
50 Essential Classical Film Moments

Friday, July 29, 2011

Pleasant Friday off walk

86F, the rain overnight and this morning has just raised the humidity - I'm dripping!

Another One Bites the Dust
Greatest Hits

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Warm and sticky 82F.

I Don't Wanna
Sham 69
The Adventures of the Hersham Boys

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Warmer Wednesday

85F but more humid today. We never got to the pool yesterday as Crispy's friend Jason came over and they just wanted to play video games- but we're going today no matter what :)

That'll Show Him
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Original B'Way Cast

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday, nice!

A lovely day for a walk, 85F with lower humidity and a nice breeze.

Early walk today so we can pick up Crisp from camp and go for a swim in a friend's pool.

(Unidentified walker watching Holly in the stream)

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
CCRye Choir & Choristers
Strain the Glad Raise

Monday, July 25, 2011

Moist Monday

75F and raining, nice to have relief from the heat!

World Briefing on the WS.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Afternoon

A bit cooler, it's only 91F, but the humidity is on the rise and it's overcast and hazy. Maybe we'll get those thunderstorms thay talked about...

Blue Oyster Cult
Craig Ferguson
A Wee Bit O'Revolution

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Out early before the heat of the day- it's only 93F right now!

We're going up to CT for a barbecue this afternoon, hopefully it won't be as hot as yesterday!

In the Desert
Flanders and Swann
At the Drop of Another Hat

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday- Heat Wave

Right now my GPS located weather widget officially says 103F and that's down from the high for the day of 105! Factor in the humidity, which thankfully is actually fairly low, and the heat index is somewhere around 109. Even the bugs think it's too hot and are very lethargic today. Can't wait to get home to the A/C!

Thankfully there is still a trickle of running water between the pools in Holly's stream so she can go in cool off (I don't like her going in it when the water is stagnant).

John Otway
Greatest Hits

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tropical Thursday

It's Tobago hot!  92.8F, and that's cooled off a lot from earlier, but it's still very humid :(

Short loop today, and thank goodness there's still running water in Holly's stream to cool her off!

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
The Beatles
White Album (2009 stereo remix)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


83.4F and quite sticky- and today is supposed to be the coolest day this week.

The Alan Davies Show
"Global Food Village "

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Hot and sticky, 84.6F. I sprayed myself liberally with Off today but I think I've sweated it all off so the bugs are starting to get annoying!

Mansard Roof
Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday with BUGS

Hot and sticky, 89.1F, but it's the bugs that are the real pain- I forgot to spray myself with Off before I left the car.

Newshour on the WS- more Murdoch fallout!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Evening

Late walk and just the short loop today thanks to going to the movies and Cablevision's shenanigans (I'll fill in the details when I get home- Update- see here), but for now it's home to yummy spinach and goat cheese quiche from the farmer's market :)

Warm, 83.6F.

Joe Satriani
Engines of Creation

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday - busy in the woods!

Holly's a little put out as there are people in her stream!

Warm again, 84.3f.

Any Colour You Like
Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Holly!

Well, we don't actually know exactly when Holly's birthday is, so this is our best guess. And what better way to spend your 3rd birthday than doing the long loop around the woods chasing chipmunks and tennis balls and getting all hot, before cooling off in a stream, and then going home to special fresh-baked peanut butter cookies?

83.4F and a bit more humid.

The Specials
The Best of...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday, much nicer

Much less humid and 80.3F. We've actually had the A/C off and the windows open at home today :)

Listening to NewsHour on the WS as more lovely news of the Murdoch evil empire crumbling comes to light- now the FBI are investigating them in the US.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Cooler and much less humid, 84.1F.

Ask Me Why
The Beatles
Please Please Me (2009 mono remix)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Hot again today, 90.6F.

First day on the rough terrain of the woods in my new progressive glasses- I haven't fallen over yet :)

Get In Line
Barenaked Ladies
... Live at Universal

Monday, July 11, 2011

Muggy Monday

Hot and sticky again, 89.1F.

Listening to Newshour on the BBC World Service - and enjoying hearing about Rupert Murdoch's evil empire unravelling!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday, back from PA

Back from a fabulous SCUBA weekend at Dutch Springs with Crisp, Jackie brought Holly here yesterday but says she missed me!

Warm, 87.7F, and quite humid.

I Dreamed a Dream
Les Mis
Orig. London Cast

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday before we head out

Crispy is at camp, and I just need to finish packing the van before we head for PA leaving Jake and Holly at home together.

Warm, 81.4F, and VERY humid!

Always With Me, Always With You
Joe Satriani
The Electric...

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Warm and very humid, 83.6F, I'm a sweaty mess! Holly is in the stream, lucky dog :)

Have I Got a Girl For You
Orig. B'way Cast

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wicked hot Wednesday

It hit about 92 today, 82.3F now and very close!

Much later than I wanted to be coz of the phone guy screwing up the phone system upgrade - I finally left him there and came out with the dog.

Castle on a Cloud
Les Mis
Orig. London Cast

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Torrid Tuesday

It's getting hotter - 84.1F today and supposedly in the 90s tomorrow.

It's a Typical Day
Li'l Abner
Orig. B'way Cast

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

Warm and sticky, 81.2F.

Walking the dog before heading over to Jody's for the mandatory barbecue while we watch all the people sit in their cars on Playland Parkway :)

Belly Dancer
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Soggy Sunday

Warm and a light rain, 73.8F.

No More
Into the Woods
Orig.  B'way Cast

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saturday with boy

Decided Crisp could do with some fresh air, he feels otherwise and is determined not to enjoy the woods today.

Warm, 85.3F.

No music, listening to my son whine :)

Friday, July 1, 2011


Warm again, 79.4F.

Going home to finish installing a new air conditioner in our bedroom, then we're having a picnic with Robyn and her kids at the nursery school playground :)

I'm Down
The Beatles
Mono Masters, vol 1