Thursday, January 31, 2013

Colder again

It's been cooling off all day, 43F now but with a gusty wind. The good news is that the wind has dried off at least the top layer of the mud :)

Holly seems almost back to normal so we're doing a little gentle tennis ball chasing to see how it goes.

(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
The Monkees
The Best of...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Crazy weather!

After a very foggy start this morning Holly and I have snuck out before the weather changes this afternoon - it's 49F now and I'm walking in a T-shirt, but we're supposed to get thunderstorms, flash floods and 60mph winds later!

Slightly longer loop today as we work Holly back, but still no tennis ball. And the mud is, if anything, stickier and slipperier than yesterday!

Green Finch and Linnet Bird
Sweeney Todd
Original Broadway Cast

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


... In the woods after a day off yesterday to let Holly recuperate. She's pretty much back to normal but I'm not throwing a tennis ball for her for one more day to be sure (and she is not happy about that- she's practically walking backwards in front of me looking expectant).

Warmer, 36F, and the trials are a mess of sticky, slippery mud!

Lean On Me
The Housemartins
Now That's What I Call Quite Good

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday afternoon perambulation

Warmer, 31F, with very little wind and some nice sunshine :)

When I'm Sixty-Four
The Beatles
Sgt Pepper

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday camera walk...

... with my 60mm macro :)

Cold with a light breeze, 25F, but nice late afternoon sunshine slanting in.

Time For Tea
Keep Moving

Friday, January 25, 2013


Well, not by much, it's 21F but there's almost no wind so it feels like a huge difference from yesterday ;)

They are still threatening snow for tonight, but not much, and with it this cold it should be the light, powdery stuff.

Fine Young Cannibals
Fine Young Cannibals

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Still cold!

The base temp is warmer than yesterday, 21F, but the wind is stronger and gusty, so once you figure in the wind chill it feels colder, 5F.

Good Night
The Beatles
White Album (2009 stereo remaster)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


15F and a nice breeze to go with it, 7F with the windchill :)

Most bracing- Holly is in her Ruffwear coat (that I put on her when it's below about 20F) which fits her so well I call it her "racing colors" because she looks like a skier in one of their form-fitting outfits, and I have my 686 snowboard jacket that I got at a store-closing sale years ago, so we're both pretty snug :)

Simple Gifts
Boston Pops Orchestra
Greatest Hits

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Frigid Monday

Much colder! 20F and windy, but a little late sunshine too to cheer it up.

Eight Days a Week
The Beatles

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday stroll

Spent the morning doing housework,  putting away Christmas presents (we're all off today) and watching the Inauguration.

Much colder, 29F, and there's a threat of snow in the forecast, but Jackie has a fabulous turkey chili bubbling away in the Dutch oven on the stove, so we shall coze ourselves in this evening with that and a board game :)

One Week
Barenaked Ladies
Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday afternoon

Very windy, but not too cold, 51F. We're supposed to get the first real cold snap in the next few days.

Belle of the Ball
Rochester Pops Orchestra
Music of Leroy Anderson

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday boy's day out

Walking with Colin & CJ- cool and overcast, 45F.

No music- super-geeky conversation :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday hi-res

And here is today's picture from the better camera :)

Friday off

Lovely brisk sunny day, 27F and clear :) Absolutely gorgeous day for a walk- so I brought my 60D along too (pics on my other blog).

Lily Allen
It's Not Me, It's You

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Grey Thursday

Cool and overcast, 38F.

The Beatles

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


... well, a bit.

We got about 2" of wet accumulation last night, but the snow-brush made short work of it this morning :)

Cool, 33F, and overcast.

The Prince
It's... Another Madness Too

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Late Tuesday

Cooler, 37F, and we're supposed to get a wintry mix tonight with about 2" of wet snow on the ground by the morning- sounds like a job for my snow-brush :)

Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Harry Connick, Jr.
When Harry Met Sally Soundtrack

Monday, January 14, 2013


Warmer still , 54F, and it was very foggy again this morning!

Mickey's Son & Daughter
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Sunday, January 13, 2013


And bit grey but warm,  45F.

Medical Love Song
Monty Python

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday lunchtime

Warmer still, it's crazy but it's supposed to be in the 60s on Monday! A bit grey and 45F today.

"Drumming Meditation" with the confirmation class this afternoon - it'll either be great or a total bust :)

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

Friday, January 11, 2013


And bit grey and drizzley, cooler t9,39F.

The Ricky Gervais Show
Russian Icons

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday stroll

Going counterclockwise for a change :)

Cool and some nice afternoon sun, 47F.

Serenade in E

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Quite balmy, 44F, but the brief rain has stopped.

Concerto in G
Kevin Bowyer
Bach: Complete Organ Works

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday, lateish

A bit later than usual as I stopped off after work at the Y to register Crispy for Summer Camp- yep, it's 6 1/2 months away, but the slots go fast!

Cool and still, 46F.

Sesame Seeds
Mitch Hedberg
Mitch All Together

Monday, January 7, 2013


Cool, but a nice evening after a nice sunny day, 41F.

Labelled With Love
Singles, 45s and Under

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday walk with friends

That's Colin carrying Natalie (and taking pictures with his new camera) on the bridge :)

Sunny and 41F.

No music, geeky talk about cameras :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday better pic

Here's my usual picture, this one taken with the 60D and the rented 17-55mm f2.8 (but at f8).

Saturday photo walk

Last day with my rented 17-55 f2.8 (I have to drop it off at FedEx this afternoon as there won't be time on Monday morning) so I thought I'd bring it for a little walk in the woods by way of farewell- check my other blog for some of the results.

A truly stunning day in the woods, 35F and low sunshine.

The Long and Winding Road
The Beatles
Let It Be (2009 stereo remaster)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday off walk

A touch warmer, 34F, but some nice sunshine :)

Piano Sonata #14

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Colder, 26F, but lovely in the woods- the ground crunches with every step, and not just where there's ice or snow :)

Lwa Zaou
Puritan Vodou

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Colder, 29F, and the ground is frozen pretty solid. Nice for a brisk walk :)

Last Train to Clarkesville
The Monkees
The Best of...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

First walk of a 2013- much like the last walk of 2012 :)

Grey and cool, 36F. The snow has reached that messy, ugly stage; still frozen in places, but mostly slushy and muddy.

Getting Ready
David Benoit Trio
Here's to You, Charlie Brown