Friday, May 31, 2013

Fiery Friday

Another hot one, 85F already and quite humid - I'm dripping! Hopefully it will cool down a little by this evening when I'm taking the outdoor pictures at the Fanwood prom!

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
The Beatles
Help! (2009 mono remaster)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Torpid Thursday

Another early one - I was partly hoping to beat the heat, but it's already 81F and quite humid.

Louie, Come Back
Silje Nergaard
Tell Me Where You're Going

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Another early walk as I have to be Don and clean the nursery school this week. A bit overcast and quite humid, 61F.

Dvorak, Symphony #9 in E

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday early walk

Trying to beat the rain that's forecast for later (and has just started very lightly). 64F and overcast.

In the Desert
Flanders and Swann
At the Drop of Another Hat

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Super Sunday

Absolutely gorgeous day to be in the woods! Dappled sunshine, a good, gusty wind, and 59F :)

Big tree blew down just behind where I'm taking this- pictures over on my main blog.

Legend of Zenda Suite
Greatest Video Game Music

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saturday afternoon

Still grey and rainy, 49F, but I don't mind as I have a good hat and raincoat and it means we pretty much have to woods to ourselves :)

Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

Friday, May 24, 2013


Staff a bit dour, it's supposed to rain on and off 'til Sunday. 57F and drizzly.

Gran Bwa
Puritan Vodou

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Turbulent Thursday

Bright and sunny and warm most of the day, then about 4 we got torrential downpours. Right now we seem luckily to be in a lull and it's just raining lightly with occasional bursts of heavy. 65F and very humid!

Subject Name Here
Portal video game soundtrack

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Warm and humid again, 75F

No music as for some reason my phone has used way more battery than usual today and is about to die :(

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Torrid Tuesday

Hot and sticky! 83F.

Baby I'm Amazed

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tropical Monday

Warm and humid, 77F

The Tighty Whitie Incident
Christopher Titus
Love is Evol

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rainy Sunday

Wet and 57F. Just the short loop today, partly coz of the rain and partly coz Holly had a serious work out yesterday - a full walk followed by an hour playing with Joe, Luke, Jacob and Jack in the playground :)

Love is the Drug
Bryan Ferry
Music from Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby

(Which we just saw this afternoon - not bad at all! Love this version of this song - and still loving Google Music, which my phone seems to have gotten used to as it's not using nearly as much battery as it was)

Saturday, May 18, 2013


A bit grey and drizzly, 65F.

The Finish Line
Save Me, San Francisco

Friday, May 17, 2013

Nice Friday

65F, sunny and a gentle breeze - just right :)

Still playing with Google Music, I may never buy a CD again! The only slight downside is that it seems to use quite a lot more battery to listen to streaming music rather than what's stored on the phone's SD card (which would make sense), we'll have to see if it's enough more to mean I can't get a full day...

Soul Sister
Save Me, San Francisco

Thursday, May 16, 2013


78F and sunny, but there's a nice breeze to temper it :)

Listening to a "radio station" on the new Google Music All Access. It's very cool and I think I may have to cancel my Pandora subscription - this replaces Pandora, Spotify, and removes the need to have tons of music stored on your phone :)

Love Like a Sunset part 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wet Wednesday

Snuck out for a lunchtime walk to beat the threatened thunderstorms this afternoon - and it's just started to rain. 58F and grey and raining.

Worship You
Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires of the City
(yes, same track as yesterday, but this now about the 4th time through the album as I've been listening in the car and in my office as well - it's really growing on me!)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


A bit more leisurely than yesterday's late walk :)

Nice day after a cold start, 57F and mostly sunny.

First listen through the new Vampire Weekend album - so far I like it a lot, it's got their college band exuberance and tongue-in-cheek but there's also a new maturity as well. Nothing has jumped out at me the way Mansard Roof did the first time I heard it, but I'm only about 3/4 of the way through and there are already 3 or 4 songs I'm looking forward to hearing again...

Worship You
Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires of the City

Monday, May 13, 2013

Late Monday

Very late today as I didn't get back from my photo workshop 'til 6:30. Cooler, 52F, and a bit cloudy.

Wait (1965 stereo mix)
The Beatles
Rubber Soul (2009 mono remaster)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

Another lovely day, sunny and 65F with a light breeze. Lots of families out in the woods today (some of whom have no idea how to walk their dogs!).

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

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday stroll

Another humid day after more rain overnight, 62F. But I can't complain as the greenery is gorgeous (even to my slightly colour-blind eyes)!

(I'm playing with a new camera app for my phone, so there's a fun version of this view over on my main blog)

Symphony for Strings and Continuo in B Major
Vivaldi/Budapest Strings
The Four Seasons and Other String Favorites

Friday, May 10, 2013

An expensive day off!

$330 on Jackie's car this morning for brakes and stuff, and another $370 this afternoon on mine for belts and a battery- and we're still waiting for a price to fix Jackie's a/c, probably another $800! Oh well, better to get them safe and reliable rather now than end up on the side of the road some night!

Otherwise it's a lovely day, 76F and sunny.

The River
Garth Brooks
Double Live

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Very humid now the rain has stopped for a while, 57F.

Thelonious Monk
The Essential...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wet Wednesday

Lots of rain earlier as promised, it's washed the pollen out of the air and everything looks very green! A peek of sunshine here and there now and 60F.

If The Kids Are United
Sham 69
The Adventures of The Hersham Boys

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Temperate Tuesday

Warm and quite humid, 70F. We're supposed to get some much needed rain over the next couple of days - hopefully it will knock some of the pollen that's been affecting so many people (luckily not me) out of the air.

Pretty Piece of Flesh
One Inch Punch
Romeo and Juliet soundtrack

Monday, May 6, 2013


Another pleasant day, 66F and sunny :)

For You Blue
The Beatles
Let It Be (2009 stereo remaster)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday afternoon

A nice brisk walk before I have to get back for a baroque recorder concert (of all things!). It'll be nice to finally have a Sunday without extracurriculars!

Nice day, sunny, still and 55F.

Attics Of My Life
Grateful Dead
American Beauty

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Just another pretty day in the woods :)

61F, a gentle breeze and lots of sunshine.

Shoot the Moon
North Jones
Come Away With Me

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday off stroll

It's so nice on my days off to be able to take our walks in a slightly more leisurely fashion. Another  nice day, 57F and sunny under a cobalt blue sky.

Blue Monk
Thelonious Monk
The Essential...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Warm Wednesday

This is getting monotonous, another nice day :) 69F with sunny skies and a very gentle breeze.

The Bugaloos
Collective Soul
Saturday Morning Cartoons

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday late

Crisp had a track meet after school so I went to see him do the long jump :)

Another nice day, 64F with lots of sunshine.

Bed & Breakfast
Mitch Hedberg
Mitch All Together