Monday, October 31, 2011


Warmer (52F) and so most of the snow has melted already. I forgot my saw, but have managed to drag most of the smaller stuff I've come across off the trail :)

Octopus 's Garden
The Beatles

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday after the storm

Big branches down all over the place, some parts of the trail are more like an obstacle course- I'll have to come back tomorrow with my saw!

Cool and breezy, 47F.

Swamp Castle
Monty Python
The Final Ripoff

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Year in Saxon Woods in 3 minutes

As today marks a full year I've been taking pictures of the same bridge in Saxon Woods I thought I would mark the occasion with a little look back.

So here is a year in the woods, 10/30/10-10/29/11, compressed into 3 minutes.

Enjoy :)

(You can see a higher resolution version on YouTube by clicking here)

Snowy Saturday Hi-Res

I had my waterproof, freezeproof Pentax with me in the woods today- so here is a hi-res version of today's picture :) Check out my other blog for some more pics from today in the woods.

And today is a year I've been taking these pictures- I started on October 30th 2010! Watch this space for something cool :)

Snowy Saturday 2

We looped around and came back over the bridge half an hour later- you can see how hard it's coming down and how much lower the sapling on the right has been bent over by the weight of the snow.

No music as I took out my headphones soon after taking the first picture so I could listen out for branches coming down!

Snowy Saturday!!!

33F and snowing!

Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
Frank Zappa
Strictly Commercial

Friday, October 28, 2011

Chilly Friday

Well, we finally got a frost last night, and there is a threat of snow for this weekend. But today is lovely in the woods: crisp, 48F, and clear with a cool breeze.

The Country's in the Very Best of Hands
L'il Abner
Original Cast

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rainy Thursday

Cooler, 45F, and raining, and we have frost warning for tonight!

Tried by the Centre Court
Flanders and Swann
At the Drop of a Hat

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mild Wednesday

Mild and still this evening, 61F and watery sunshine.

Oh What a Lovely War
Original Cast

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday, nice :)

Cool and sunny, 61F, and the wind today has blown down lots more leaves.

Joe Satriani
The Electric Joe Satriani

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday evening

Another nice evening in the woods. 58F.

Jacob & Sons
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
US Revival Cast

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday afternoon

A lovely day to be in the woods again- sunny, cool (57F)  and still :)

Janelle Monae
The Archandroid

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday family walk

It's such a nice day we all came to the woods :)

58F and sunny.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Cooler again, 59F, and the carpet of leaves grows thicker.

Billericay Dickie
Ian Dury
New Boots and Panties

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday's walk

Cooler with a nice breeze, 62F.

Listening to Newshour on the WS about Ghadaffi's (sp?) death in Libya.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Birthday Walk

Holly and I kinda played hooky from work this afternoon so we could go for a walk a little early (as we're going out to Q for dinner this evening).

Absolutely pissing down as it has been all day- but it's given me a nice chance to try out the new raincoat I got at the LL Bean outlet last week (this one in red- I think mine is last years model, but it's essentially the same). It's great as it comes down all the way to my knees- the bottom foot or so of my jeans are soaked, but (apart from a little perspiration as it's still quite warm- 61F) the rest of me is nice and dry :)

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


A bit warmer, 67F, and we're supposed to get some pretty heavy rain starting late tonight.

Eat Healthy
Jim Gaffigan
Beyond the Pale

Monday, October 17, 2011

Autumn Monday

Finally a day that feels properly like autumn- 65F, sunny with a cool wind, a carpet of leaves to kick through and more falling around me as I walk along :)

Still Can't
The Cranberries
Every One Else is Doing It, Why Can't We?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A pleasant Sunday afternoon

Very nice in the woods today! 66F with a light breeze and sun slanting down through the multi-coloured trees.

Flavor Crystal 7
Joe Satriani
Engines of Creation

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Late Saturday with Crisp

A bit late after cleaning up from the fair. Cooler, 64F, and a bit breeze.

No music, discussing Halloween costumes with CJ :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday, still damp

Another moist, warm day, 68F and it has been raining on and off all day.

I love walking in the woods at this time of year- even with my red/green colour-blindness I can still see that the trees are changing every day :)

Mazurka #3
Carlos Barbosa-Lima
Music of the Americas

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Damp Thursday

Drizzling and 65F.

Stompin' at the Savoy
Harry Connick Jr.
When Harry Met Sally Soundtrack

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday, late-ish

Starting to feel more like fall, 59F with a cool breeze.

Redshift Riders
Joe Satriani
Satriani Live

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Still warmish, 66F, we're supposed to get rain for most of the week starting tomorrow.

Red Baron
David Benoit Trio
Here's to You Charlie Brown

Monday, October 10, 2011

Columbus Day

Another very warm day for the time of year, 76F at 5pm.

Had a nice day with Crisp &  Jake visiting the LL Bean outlet and the dreaded Ikea in CT- and Holly is wearing her smart, new, red collar :)

I Have the Room Above Her
Mandy Patinkin
Oscar & Steve

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday evening

Back in the woods with Holly after the Confirmation Retreat. I hiked 3 miles with the kids this morning, so I think I've definitely done my duty today with 3 miles with Holly this evening!

Beautiful weather all weekend, right now it's 80F with lovely evening sun slanting through the trees :)

Bad Day
Barenaked Ladies
Snack Time

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Taken by Crisp :)

I am away at the confirmation class retreat, but in my stead CJ has taken this picture of Jackie & Holly on the bridge :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fab Friday

Lovely today, 65F and not a cloud in the sky. I hope it stays this good for the Confirmation Class Retreat this weekend (it's supposed to).

Holly and I have just done the full, 4 1/2 mile loop so Jake doesn't have to take her out too far tomorrow while I'm away :)

Fit the Seventh
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Another lovely fall day, 68F and sunny.

And the film crew have gone so I can finally park back in my usual place :)

Something in the Way She Moves
James Taylor
Greatest Hits

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday afternoon

Lovely in the late afternoon sun, 72F with a nice breeze.

You Cause as Much Sorrow
Sinead O'Conner
I do Not Want What I Have Not Got

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


A tad warmer, 63F and quite humid. The film crew is still blocking the whole parking lot :(

Revolution 9
The Beatles
White Album (2009 Mono remaster)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday afternoon

Had to park at the bottom of the hill coz the whole upper parking lot is being used by some film crew.

Cooler, 55F, with the occasional spit of rain.

The B52s
The B52s

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Busy Sunday

Lots of people in the woods today!  And why not, it's gorgeous, 62F and sunny with a nice breeze.

Got to do the short loop and get back to the church for the Blessing of the Animals at 4, though Holly got blessed in the service at 10 earlier and was extremely well behaved!

Peter Gunn Theme
The Blues Brothers
... Soundtrack

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday afternoon

Finally a bit more autumnal, cooler (65F) with a bit of a breeze and a few leaves drifting down as I walk along.

The Ricky Gervais Show
Population Control