Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve

Last walk of 2012 :)

A bit grey and cool, 37F.

Sweeney Todd
Original Broadway Cast

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Winter wonderland :)

Cold and windy, 31F. Not enough snow for snowshoes, but icy enough in spots that I'm glad of my crampons.

I'd forgotten how much Holly loves the snow, she frolics like a 6 month old puppy :)

London Girl
The Pogues
The Very Best of...

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hi-Res Saturday

I had my Pentax W80 in the woods with me today, so here's a better version of today's picture (and if you look here you can see where these pictures are taken from).

Snowy Saturday!

Finally some snow- not enough for snowshoes yet, but maybe tomorrow? 32F and snowing steadily.

Price to Pay
Blues Traveller

Friday, December 28, 2012


Lovely, sunny, brisk day in the woods, 36F, but we're supposed to get about 3" of snow tomorrow- so maybe I'll be able to break out the snowshoes :)

The Beatles
White Album (2009 stereo remix)

Thursday, December 27, 2012


A bit damp but occasional blue sky with fast-moving clouds scudding across, 35F. I was very pleased this morning to see that all last night's snow had melted!

Quick, early walk before we go to see Les Mis this afternoon :)

Professor Satchifunkilus
Joe Satriani
Professor Satchifunkilus and the Musterion of Rock

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boxing Day

Quite a bit colder, in fact I think this our first below freezing walk at 30F, and it smells like there might be some snow in the air...

Waltz For You
Silje Nergaard
Tell Me Where You're Going

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Lovely sunny, brisk day, 37F. While the snow they threatened last night would have been pretty, I'm very glad I didn't have to shovel this morning :)

The Little Rascals Theme
TV's Greatest Hits

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

Brisk and quite busy in the woods today, 35F.

Merry Xmas Everybody
Leif Garrett
On Pandora

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Crimble-eve Eve

Cool but still today, 39F with afternoon sun.

The church is all buttoned up and ready for tomorrow, just a little wrapping to do and I'll be ready too :)

Android Hell
Portal (game) soundtrack

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Seasonal Saturday

Lovely brisk, seasonal afternoon: 35F, a strong, gusty wind and very light snow :)

The Fray
Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Indie Christmas music on Pandora

Friday, December 21, 2012


Late walk after spending the day declrating tbe church with the good ladies of the Altar Guild :)

Kinda raw and a bit damp, 41F.

Act II Prologue
Into The Woods
Original Broadway Cast

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday lunchtime

Again contact and breezy, 39F.

Slow Days of Summer
Garrison Keillor
A Prairie Home Companion Soundtrack

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Lovely brisk evening in the woods, 46F with a stiff breeze.

Rhinocratic Oaths
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
The Bestiality of...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


A bit rainy all of a sudden, 51F.

Find Your Voice
Chip Skylark
Fairly Odd Parents

Monday, December 17, 2012

Staff shopping day

Back from the mall after our annual staff shopping and lunch trip :)

Cool and damp, 42F. They have finally been up with chainsaws and cleared most of the upper trail (they did the lower trail a couple of weeks ago), and while it makes walking the dog less of an obstacle course it does mean the mountain bikes will soon be back :( Oh well, most of them are OK- and as long as they don't complain about my dog being off-leash I won't complain about them ;)

Never Gonna Happen
Lily Allen
It's Not Me, It's You

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Blustery Sunday

Windy, wet and cool, 42F, a bit raw in fact.

Quick walk between this morning's services and this afternoon's pageant.

London Girl
The Pogues
The Best of...

Saturday, December 15, 2012


After a very successful ordination service for Colin this morning, a quick turn through the woods with Holly before I go back and finish resetting the church for tomorrow :)

Cool and still, 44F.

Strawberry Fields Forever
The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour (2009 Mono remaster)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday's slightly hurried walk

Nice bright day, 46F.

Slightly later than I wanted to be and I have to get back for an ordination rehearsal, amongst other things.

Eric the Half-a-Bee
Monty Python

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Busy day getting ready for the ordination etc on Saturday.

Cool but sunny, 43F.

Les Beautes du Diable
Angele Dubeau
Infernal Violins

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday 12/12/12!

Nice fall evening in the woods, 41F.

I Believe
Stephen Gately
Billy Eliot Soundtrack

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday- daylight!

It's nice to be out a bit earlier today:)

A bit cooler, 44F and peeks of blue through the clouds.

Joe Satriani
Satriani Live!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Late walk Monday

Very foggy and early dusk, warm and very humid, 58F.

Last Christmas (Pudding Mix)
The Final

Sunday, December 9, 2012


A quick walk between the services etc this morning and the dinner this evening, drizzling and 42F.

Geneve (Original Version)
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett
Deep and Meaningless

Saturday, December 8, 2012


A nice walk in the slightly damp and grey woods, 46F and overcast.

Bad Blood
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
The Bestiality of...

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday day off walk :)

Rainy and cool, 38F, but I don't care coz I have the right gear, and Holly doesn't care coz we're in the woods :)

Trying out another pair of earbuds- Yurbuds, designed for runners- and so far they show promise! They have weird rubber things on the ear buds that you sort of screw into your ear, but they stay put and they let in ambient sound so I can hear Holly's collar tags (and the naughty mountain bikes that sneak up behind you on the trail!), and they don't isolate so I don't hear all my bones creaking ;) They sound pretty good too, but all speakers and headphones need a "burn in" period, so I'll report back again in a few weeks- but so far I'm very impressed.

Slow Train
Flanders and Swann
At the Drop Of Another Hat

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday afternoon

Snuck out for an after-lunch stroll ;)

Brisk and occasionally sunny, 37F.

Cold December
Matt Costa
Eclectic Christmas music on Pandora

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday walk

Cooler and windy, 49F.

Fish Licence
Monty Python
The Final Rip Off

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday evening

It sucks that it's starting to get dark so early.  Oh well, we'll just have to sneak out at lunchtime a little more often ;)

Unseasonably warm, 55F.

Joseph Megamix
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
American Cast

Monday, December 3, 2012


Just the short loop today as we're a little late. Warmish and light cloud cover, 56F.

Charlie Brown Theme
The Dave Benoit Trio
Here's To you, Charlie Brown

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Busy Sunday!

Very busy morning at church and I have to be back for a concert, and busy in the woods too today. Warmish, 45F,and a watery sunshine straining to break through the clouds.

Pictures of Lily
The Who
Who's Better, Who's Best?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Saturday stroll

Brisk and cool, 37F.

I'm trying a new pair of "in-ear" headphones, and while they sound very nice they are really too good at sealing out the outside world- I can't hear the jingle of Holly's collar-tags, but between tracks I can hear all the creaks and groans my body makes! I think I shall have to keep looking for the perfect dog-walking headset :/

The Gas-man Cometh
Flanders and Swann
At the Drop Of Another Hat

Friday, November 30, 2012


A nice, brisk, early evening walk after spending the day decorating the parish hall :)

42F and a light breeze.

Don't Pass Me By
The Beatles
White Album (2009 Stereo Remaster)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Back after a day off

We didn't get to the woods yesterday as I ran Holly over to the vet as she was very subdued and quiet (not like her at all!) and by the time we'd done that it was time for me to go over to Colin and Christie's to babysit. The vet did the usual blood tests for Lyme etc but so far everything has come back negative (she's supposed to call me today with the final results), but as of this morning Holly seems back to her old self :)

Lovely brisk sunny day in the woods, 39F.

Flanders and Swann
At the Drop Of Another Hat

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yucky Tuesday

Snuck out for a lunchtime walk before this yucky, wet snow gets any worse, 33F.

Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Angele Dubeau
Infernal Violins

Monday, November 26, 2012


Still and cool in the woods, 46F.

House Is Not A Home
Candy Dulfer

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Afternoon

A bit nippy, broke out a hat and gloves, 30F and windy.

She Caught the Katy
Blues Brothers
Movie Soundtrack

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Super Saturday

A wonderful, brisk fall afternoon! 42F with a nice stiff breeze, occasional bursts of watery sunshine, and even the odd flake of snow for good measure :)

Silly Love
The Very Best of...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday

What a nice day to be in the woods! Sunny, a light breeze and 54F.

I'm very glad I'm here, listening to a fantastic virtuoso violin album I downloaded this morning and walking my dog, rather than fighting the crowds in search of an elusive bargain!

Mephisto Waltz #1 - Liszt
Angele Dubeau
Infernal Violins

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Back in the woods!

So happy the woods are open again - after 5 days without I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms :)

Warm and sunny, 52F.

Lots of people down on the lower trail on this beautiful holiday Thursday (where they have done a nice job cutting sections out of the bigger tree trunks to walk through), but Holly and I decided to do the full monty and walk the full 4+ mile loop, and once we got onto the extra loop (that adds about 1 1/2 miles to our usual walk) we pretty much had the place to ourselves ;)

Hotel Porn
Craig Ferguson
A Wee Bit O'Revolution

Friday, November 16, 2012


A lovely fall day for a walk! Sunny, blue sky with wispy clouds and 43F.

Busy morning getting flu shots, cleaning the house, doing laundry etc. Then lunch at Tandoori - Jake took today off to get ready for our weekend at Great Wolf :)

Do You Wanna Dance?
The Beach Boys
Original Gold

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday lunchtime

We got a bit sick (already) of walking in the dusk, so we snuck out for a lunchtime walk ;)

Cool, 43F, with just a touch of wintery sunshine filtering through.

I Can't Get Her Off My Mind
The Monkees

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday walk

Coolish again, 45F.

The nights are starting to draw in, I shall have to see if I can sneak away for some lunchtime walks...

Bad Day
Barenaked Ladies
Snack Time

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


It's always odd when we have Monday off, but here we are and it's Tuesday already. Cooler and getting dark (stupid clock change), 44F.

Monkey in Space
The Ricky Gervais Show

Monday, November 12, 2012


Nice day, warm too, 63F.

Yesterday was Veteran's Day so today is the holiday. We all spent the morning at home taking care of lots of little shit- going through Crispy's clothes, trying on shirts and sweats to see what still fits, and then ordering new from Old Navy's online sale (can you believe we've just ordered the boy sweatpants in men's medium tall?); booking appointments at the doctors for all our flu shots; filling out the sports clearance forms for Crisp to do winter track- stuff like that ;)  Then this afternoon we're going to see Skyfall, the new Bond movie, and then head out somewhere fun for dinner :)

Black Coffee in Bed
Singles: 45s and Under

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday stroll

Back in the woods thanks to a very nice county cop at the bottom of the hill who was controlling the parking but letting people in to walk (I had to park across the street, but it's no big deal).

It's warmed up again, 60F and a bit sticky, but that's probably because I'm wearing too many layers :)

Friend of the Devil (live)
Grateful Dead
American Beauty, Remastered

Friday, November 9, 2012

Stealth dog walking

The security guard at the bottom of the hill was still not letting anyone in, so Holly and I kinda snuck in from the other end of the trail off a dead end side road ;)

Lovely day, sunny and 45F.

Not a Second Time
The Beatles
With The Beatles (2009 Mono remaster)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Here comes the nor'easter!

Holly and I have nipped out for a lunch time walk before it gets any worse- 36F and wet snow right now, but the possibility of 2-4"!

Tell Me Where You're Going
Silje Nergaard
Tell Me Where You're Going

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

Fingers crossed I don't have to consider a move to Canada if Sir Mittington Wrongney is elected- only partly a joke :(

A definite chill in the air, 41F, the first time this year I wished I'd brought a pair of gloves.

Toccatta and Fugue in D minor
JS Bach
50 Essential Classical Film Moments
(probably the worst recording of this I have ever heard!)

Monday, November 5, 2012


Getting chillier, 43F. Off out this evening to a "sweet sixteen" party- seems a little surreal but there you go ;)

Steamroller (live)
James Taylor
Greatest Hits