Friday, January 31, 2014


Warned up a bit, 35F, but overcast.

The Alan Davies Show

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday afternoon

Quite nice, 27F with a bit of sunshine.

Fat Albert (Buck Buck)
Bill Cosby
The Best of ...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


We got a quick, unexpected 1/2 inch of snow overnight, which was a pain in the ass this morning, but it's gorgeous now- sunny, bright and 18F.

Double Violin Concerto in D Minor
50 Essential Classical Film Moments

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Colder, 16F, but quite bright and pleasant.

Love in the First Degree
Greatest Hits Collection
-but quietly so I can enjoy the crunch of my hiking crampons in the ice :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday, here we go again...

It was quite nice for a while earlier, the sun was out and everything. But now the wind has got up and the temperature is set to plummet again. 28F and grey right now.

Dead London
Jeff Wayne
War of the Worlds

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Snowy Sunday

After shoveling out the church this morning, all the regular Sunday church stuff, and then dealing with the boiler problems, the reward is that the new snow has just freshened up the trails in the woods enough that I can continue on my snowshoes for another day :)

19F and snowing gently.

Can't Complain
Otway and Barrett
Deep and Meaningless

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Up to 26F but we're supposed to get another inch or so this afternoon and tonight.

Middle Eastern Medley
Bela Fleck
Solo Banjo Works

Friday, January 24, 2014

Warming up!

All the way to 18F!

The good thing about the cold though is that there's still enough snow to snowshoe in :)

Jim Gaffigan
Doing My Time

Thursday, January 23, 2014


The temperature is up to a balmy 16F, but without the wind it feels much warmer ;)

Paperback Writer
The Beatles
Mono Masters vol. 2

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pretty, snowy woods (again)

Just the short loop today after about 7 hours clearing snow at the church. Cold, 10F!

Yesterday Holly had to make do with a tennis ball in the Rectory back yard and was a bit lame after, we think she twisted an ankle. She seems much better today, but I'm being careful.

What Goes On
The Beatles
Rubber Soul

Monday, January 20, 2014

More on the way?

Quiet and still weatherwise, 38F, but the forecast is calling for snow and very cold again in the next few days.

The Lion and Albert
Stanley Holloway
Classic Monologues

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday evening

A little later than usual after a fun afternoon fixing and cleaning around the apartment. Getting colder, 32F.

Everyone's A Little Bit Racist
Avenue Q
Original Broadway Cast

Saturday, January 18, 2014


We had a bout of wet snow earlier, but it's given way to watery sunshine, 34F.

Just the middle loop today as Holly will get lots of exercise this evening as we are going to dinner at the Heffernan's and will take her along to play with Violet and Sparrow :)

Baretta's Theme
TV's Greatest Hits

Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday off

Quite nice today, 37F and sunny.

No music, enjoying the sound of the breeze through the trees :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014


A touch cooler, 37F, but still dry.

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (1965 stereo mix)
The Beatles

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


A bit later than I'd like, but still light enough to chase a tennis ball ;)

Cool, 43F, but the trails are a bit firmer

If I Needed Someone (1965 stereo mix)
The Beatles
Rubber Soul

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Temperate Tuesday

Warm, 46F, and pissing down. The trails have now reached the "Oh shit, give me back my boot!" stage :)

Shower the People
James Taylor
The Best of...
(strangely appropriate)

Monday, January 13, 2014


Another warmish one, 47F, and the trails have gone from squishy to squelchy :)

Caprice no. 24 (Paganini)
Angele Dubeau
Infernal Violins

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Muddy Sunday

A touch cooler, 43F, and the trails are squishy, but there are lots of people out for a walk today.

The Chorus Girl
Steven Page
Page One

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Misty, Moisty Saturday

Much warmer, 54F, so all the snow has mostly melted. Gentle drizzle now, apparently we're in for some serious rain later.

Take What You Take
Lily Allen
Alright, Still

Friday, January 10, 2014

Snowy woods (again!)

Just the short loop as I now have to get back to clear the nursery school sidewalks and we have a funeral this afternoon. Cold and sleeting, 28F.

No music, enjoying the soft silence :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Almost t shirt weather!

30F and bright sunshine with no wind to speak of :)

Beatles Medley
Tony Trischka
Solo Banjo Works

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Much warmer ;)

An almost balmy 17F with much less wind :)

Music for the Royal Fireworks
Forever England

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Very cold and bright, 5F but -17F with the wind chill!

Just the short loop today so Holly's paws don't freeze :)

Into The Woods
Original Broadway Cast

Monday, January 6, 2014

More weird weather

This morning at 7am it was 52F and most of the snow had melted, right now it's 38F and falling, tonight we're supposed to get down to 0F with wind-chills around -20F!

The Grateful Dead
American Beauty

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Strange weather- we had pouring rain this morning, but as it was below freezing and the ground is so cold it froze on contact and the snow has a thin, shiny layer of ice on it. It's warming up a bit now, it's reached a balmy 30F!

Carnival of the Animals

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Back on the right side...

... of the woods.

Yesterday the entrance to this side of the woods was still completely unplowed so with nowhere to park we had to go and do the loop on the other side, by the pool.

Today we're back on this side on perfect snowshoe snow in bright sunshine, though it's still quite cold, 21F.

No music, enjoying the crunch of the show :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Getting colder...

Just a dusting of snow overnight, enough to make it pretty, and 23F.

Tonight we're supposed to get about 8"and blizzard conditions with temps well into the negative numbers. So Holly and I came out to do the full loop on the assumption that tomorrow we either won't get here or I'll be on snowshoes :)

Ghost Town
The Specials
The Best of ...
(Quite appropriate as we have the woods completely to ourselves)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

First walk of the new year, much like the last walk of the old one :)

Cool, grey and 29F. But the weather is supposed to change tomorrow... much snow and we may get into the minus numbers.

Mitch Hedberg
Mitch All Together