Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Devastated woods!

It's a real mess! We did the longer loop today and I toyed with the idea of bringing my trusty pocket chain saw, but what we really need is Paul Bunyan! It would take a work gang with chainsaws weeks to clean up all the trails, and who knows if they'll think it worth doing? We may be climbing over and around for a while!

Cooler, 46F,and overcast.

Think For a Minute!
The Housemartins
Now That's What I Call Quite Good

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday after the hurricane

Saxon Woods is a mess! We just did the short loop as it's an obstacle course just trying to follow the trails! My other blog has pictures.

There's a large tree down on the rock where I sit to take this picture every day- you can see it sticking out on the right.

Cool and smelling of damp wood and chlorophyll, 58F with a light breeze.

No music as I want to be able to hear if there's anything still to fall.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pre-Sandy Sunday Stroll

Overcast and the wind is starting to get a bit gusty, 57F. We've done the full 4+ mile loop as who knows whether we'll be able to get out for a proper walk tomorrow?

Heading back to the church to put the final touches on our preparations - move the rugs etc. off the floor in the Undercroft and run the power lines into the boiler-room from the generator.

All Summer Long
The Beach Boys
All Summer Long

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Warm and breezy, 62F. Quite busy in the woods as people seem to be getting out while they can before the storm :)

TV's Greatest Hits

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday's gentle stroll

Warm and calm today, 62F.

Spent the morning prepping the church for the storm so I don't have to scramble on Sunday :)

Listening to WCBS, one of our local news-talk stations, to hear all the hype about the "Frankenstorm" ;)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday's calm

Nice and calm in the woods, 59F, but it's supposed to get a bit hairy over the weekend as Sandy makes her way up the coast. I guess I'll have to spend some time tomorrow checking out the generators etc.

The Four Seasons

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Grey and damp (humid), 55F. I just passed a lady in full winter coat, hat and gloves- but I'm sweating in just a baseball shirt! Takes all sorts...

Symphony No 3 in China Minor
Camille Saint-Saens

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Grey, still and 58F.

(I took a panorama as well today- it's on my regular blog)

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Fit the First

Monday, October 22, 2012


Nice quiet evening in the woods, 65F.

Jim Gaffigan
King Baby

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday afternoon

Random strangers on the bridge - lots of people out in the woods today as it's so nice. Beautiful foliage and 62F.

They Might Be Giants
Here Comes Science

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday afternoon

Crazy busy day today, it's so nice to have the calm of our walk!

Sunny, breezy and 67F, lots of pretty leaves :)

The Ricky Gervais Show
Favourite Foods

Friday, October 19, 2012

Damp Birthday Walk

Absolutely pissing down in fact, 64F.

Luckily Holly could care less as long as there's a tennis ball to chase :)

David Benoit
Here's to You, Charlie Brown

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Another lovely day, 63F and quite windy.

You Like Me Too Much (1965 Stereo Mix)
The Beatles
Help (2009 Mono Remaster)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday before going back to work :(

Just found out that I have to go back and clean the nursery school - boo!

Nice out here though, 56F and sunshine.

A Day in the Life
The Beatles
67-70 disc 1

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Gorgeous fall day: sunny, 57F,and a nice stiff breeze.

Not While I'm Around
Sweeney Todd
Original Broadway Cast

Monday, October 15, 2012

Muggy Monday

Warm and humid, 69F, and threatening to rain.

The Traveler
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday stroll

Lots of people in the woods today (though the parking lot is still full of school buses) as it's a warm afternoon, 67F.

Miami 2017
Billy Joel
The Essential...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday afternoon

A bit later than usual (for a Saturday) due to the nursery school fair. Cool and breezy, 52F.

Your Racist Friend
the Special AKA
The Best of the Specials

Friday, October 12, 2012


A bit gray and muted today, 51F.

It Takes Two
Into The Woods
Original Broadway Cast

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lovely fall Thursday

Beautiful day, lovely afternoon light, 57F and fall colours :)

We Will All Go Together When We Go
Tom Lehrer
Songs and More Songs

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


A nice afternoon, 63F with bursts of sunshine and a light breeze.

Maxwell's Silver Hammer
The Beatles
Abbey Road

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Another slightly grey fall day, 57F.

Because It's Midnite
Strongbad Sings and Other Type Hits

Monday, October 8, 2012

Columbus Day

Cool and quite fall-like, 53F.

Nice to have a day off with Jake today- we went for a nice lunch at Tandoori (left Crispy very happily at home with his computer and a pbj), now I'm trying to walk off too much vindaloo ;)

Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Late Sunday

A latish walk after Peter and the Wolf, cool and damp, 52F.

Paradise City
Guns 'n' Roses
Greatest Hits
(and NOT PatW!)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday afternoon

A bit muggy but there's a nice breeze, 74F.

I'll Spend My Life With You
The Monkees
(taking a little break from PatW, it's going on again next!)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Gorgeous Friday

A lovely day for a nice leisurely stroll in the woods. Dappled sunshine and 71F.

The Final

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Damp Thursday

Another damp and very humid day, 70F.

Holly and I have snuck out early as we have Animal Blessing and an Evensong later.

Still listening to Peter and the Wolf!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Humid Wednesday

A bit damp but at least the rain has stopped :)  67F and Misty.

Still listening to Peter and the Wolf on repeat as we're doing it on Sunday!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rainy Tuesday

Absolutely pissing down, 61F, thank goodness for XL/tall LLBean rain slickers :)

Listening to Peter and the Wolf, but this time a recording Ruaraidh and I made earlier this afternoon :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday meander

Much nicer than yesterday, 67F with nice evening sunshine.

Peter and the Wolf