Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Warmer Wednesday

A bit warmer today, 88F, but still nice. The woods are starting to lose the smell of chlorophyll that has been so strong since the storm from all the leaves and branches that came down.

Professor Satchifunkilus
Joe Satriani
Professor Satchifunkilus...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Another nice one

82F and sunny :)

If I Had $1,000,000
Bare Naked Ladies
Shoe Box EP

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lovely day

Gorgeous day today, 74F with a slight breeze and low humidity. It was pretty breezy last night- the back side of the storm I guess- that must have blown away the moisture (blew down some more stuff in the woods too, I had to move a couple of good sized limbs and a small tree of the trail today).

East Side Story

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Post Irene Hi-Res

Here's a higher resolution picture of the bridge I took today with my Pentax so you can see better all the debris left by the storm.

Post Irene walk

The woods are a bit of a mess, but not as bad as I was expecting. There's LOTS of little stuff, small branches, leaves and twigs, littering the ground, but only one tree down across the path that I've seen, and a couple of larger branches that I was able to manhandle off the trail out of the way. I think we got off very lucky with this one!

Cool and windy, 71F, but still humid.

To You I Bestow
James R Mundy
Romeo and Juliet Soundtrack

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The calm before the storm

Finished my hurricane prep and so decided to bring Holly out for a run before it gets crazy. Only 73F but VERY humid, the rain that started earlier has stopped for now and it's strangely calm. 

It's All Been Done
Barenaked Ladies
All Their Greatest Hits

Friday, August 26, 2011

Back in the woods...

... earlier than planned thanks to Hurricane Irene.

Warm and muggy, 83F, and I guess this is the calm before the storm. I'm walking through looking at the trees wondering which ones will go down when the storm hits. This will probably be a very different walk in a few days!

Anyhow, for now Holly is very happy to be back in her stream having chased a tennis ball in her woods after two long days in the van!

Puritan Vodou

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Last walk in the woods for a while...

... as we leave tonight for NC. It's a lovely day, 89F and less humid.

Holly's in for a bit of a shock- she's been getting antsy all morning watching us pack as that is usually followed by a walk and then she gets dropped at the kennels. But this time she's going with us- I hope she can handle 12 hours in the van!

All Day and All of the Night
The Kinks
Greatest Hits

Friday, August 19, 2011


A nice day, no sign of the thunderstorms they were threatening us with, 84F

Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles
Revolver (2009 mono remaster)

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Warmish,  82F, but nice and sunny.

Jackie's working late tonight so it's Mickey D's for me and the boy while I finish up the bulk of the laundry so we can pack for VACATION!!!

I Smell Winter
The Housemartins
Now That's What I Call Quite Good

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Holly and friend by the bridge :)  warmer,  87F, but not as humid.

Back in the USSR
The Beatles
White Album

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday evening

Nice early evening sun through the trees, 78F and a bit humid.

Friday Night
Lily Allen
Alright Still

Monday, August 15, 2011


Overcast and humid, 76F, it was raining earlier and it looks like there's more to come.

Erich Kunzel/Rochester Pops
Music of Leroy Anderson

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Soggy Sunday

No picture today- it has been raining moderately hard since early this
morning, so I did as I said I would and headed out with Holly in just
hiking sneakers, swim shorts and an old T-shirt. I left my phone in
the car (should have thought to take my waterproof camera though...).

68F, kind of fun to just not care and get wet :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday afternoon

A bit overcast and close, 83F.

A Right Bird
Peter Sellers
The...  Collection

Friday, August 12, 2011


Another nice day, thought the heat and humidity are starting to creep back up, 83F.

California English
Vampire Weekend

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Absolutely beautiful day in the woods! 81F with low humidity and a breeze- I've got all the windows wide open at home :)

Bring back dinosaurs
The Ricky Gervais Show

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday, much nicer

The rain is gone, having nicely topped up Holly's stream :)  87F and lower humidity and even a bit of a breeze.

Back to listening to music as I need a break from all the riot horrors on the WS!

Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday torrents

Absolutely pissing down, I mean lots of rain!  I'm writing this at home now I've taken off my wet clothes, while I was walking my phone was tucked snug under my oilskins so I could listen to Newshour on the WS- I just pulled it out very quickly to take this picture (probably why it's a bit blurry). Nice and warm though, 80F- next time it's raining like this I'm just going to come out in swim shorts and a T-shirt!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Muggy Monday

80F and sticky (though not as bad as yesterday).

Listening to the unbelievable news of the riots in London on World Briefing on the WS.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Seriously Sticky Sunday

VERY humid, 87F with a heat index of 94F- I am dripping!

Catch a Wave
The Beach Boys
All Summer Long

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday early walk...

... as we're going to Lincoln Center to see Warhorse this afternoon! Very excited!

A bit cooler, 77F, and I'm not sure if it's the earlier hour or if I just haven't noticed them before, but the cicadas are really loud!

Lady Gaga
The Fame Monster

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday long loop

Warm, 85F, and humid again. Holly just had a nice swim in the stream with Mookie the St. Bernard and a couple of other hound pals :)

Eat Vegitarian
Jim Gaffigan
Beyond the Pale

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Quite humid, 82F, and the bugs are out in force!

Dear Prudence
The Beatles
The White Album

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Slightly damp Wednesday

Overcast and 82F, it's been spitting all the way round but has just started raining with a bit more determination.

Moving Very Slowly
Strongbad Sings...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday after the storms

Nicer today, warm but not too sticky (88F). Surprisingly after last night's storms I haven't seen any trees down.

Flanders &  Swann
At the Drop of a Hat

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday thunderstorms

Big storm with soaking downpour earlier this afternoon, and I'm listening to almost continuous thunder in the not-too-far distance all around me.  I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to get wet before I get back to the car! 83F. 

I'd do anything for love
Bat Out of He'll 2

Update- I made it to the car dry, but the heavens opened on the drive home!

It's funny that Holly goes and hangs out in the security of her crate on Wednesdays and Saturdays when she hears the Playland fireworks in the distance, but being out in the woods with thunder rumbling all around her doesn't bother her one bit.