Thursday, February 27, 2014


More of the same, 27F and sunshine, a bit of a breeze making it feel colder.

The Beatles
The White Album

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Chilly Wednesday

A bit colder, 25F, and we had some flurries this morning. We didn't come here  yesterday as on Monday night Holly was holding one back leg off the ground and it seemed Luke she couldn't put any weight on it. Of course yesterday she seemed fine after some of the anti-inflammatory we usually give her (she does this kind of thing quite often), but it was so icy I thought it better to rest her for a day. She seems to absolutely fine now :)

Love in the First Degree (Eurobeat style)
The Classic Hits Collection

Monday, February 24, 2014


Colder again, 31F, but still bright and sunny. The trails have frozen again and are easier to walk on (with crampons).

Keepin' It Real
Barenaked Ladies
Grinning Streak

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Much like yesterday, 48F and sunny and I'm striking along in shirt sleeves :)

I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today
Avenue Q
Original Broadway Cast

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sweltering Saturday

Crazy weather! 50F with bright sunshine, the snow on the trails is the consistency of wet sugar and Holly's stream is in full spate with melting snow. But it's gonna take a long time for all this to melt and we're supposed to get cold again in the next few days.

Noah and the Whale
Heart of Nowhere

Friday, February 21, 2014

Foggy Friday

Another warm one, 40F, with dense fog.

The Rookies theme
Tee Vee Toons

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Warm Thursday

Another warm one, 42F. My 25" snowshoes are perfect for the softened snow :)

Valley Girl
Frank Zappa
Strictly Commercial

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gray Wednesday

Back in the woods after missing a day yesterday coz of the snow removal in the church parking lot.

Gray and misty, but at least the rain has stopped, 39F. It's supposed to get even warmer the next couple of days, but it's gonna take a while for all this to melt!

The Lego Movie soundtrack

Monday, February 17, 2014

Presidents' Day

Absolutely beautiful day in the woods! 22F with bright sunshine :)

Long loop but with crampons rather than snowshoes for speed as we're hoping to go to the mall for lunch etc with the Chapman's.

Mother Nature's Son
The Beatles
White Album

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday stroll

Taking advantage of the packed down trail to take a nice gentle stroll without snowshoes or crampons today- after another 5am wakeup to clear snow this morning I don't feel the need for anything more energetic ;)

Misty sunshine and 26F.

No Time At All
Original Broadway Cast

Saturday, February 15, 2014


Finally got Colin out on snowshoes :)

No music, pleasant conversation ;)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Breaking trail again

What with the foot of snow yesterday we didn't get out for a walk :( Another 3"overnight, which I've just finished shoveling, and the conditions for my big, 36"snowshoes are perfect!

Warm and sunny, 36F, and I'm down to just at T shirt and jeans again. This snow is much harder work for Holly as she sinks in and has to do that hopping, bounding romp to get along- she'll sleep well this afternoon!

Transport of Delight
Flanders and Swann
At The Drop off a Hat

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Getting ready...

... for a possible 10" of new white stuff tomorrow. Lots of shoveling, but it should mean the trails should be ripe for snowshoes again :)

Cold with watery sunshine, 23F.

Come Follow the Band (Cy Coleman version)
Original Broadway Cast

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Another gorgeous day! 21F, bright sunshine and a light breeze. Another storm looms on Thursday, but for now I'll take it :)

I Like Your Style
Original Broadway Cast

Monday, February 10, 2014


We got a fresh 1 1/2" of snow last night so I'm back on my faithful snowshoes (and yes, I did get up at 5 to clear it off the sidewalks, that's why I'm in the woods now).

Crisp, sunny and 26F.

Tom Lehrer
Songs and More Songs

Sunday, February 9, 2014


More people have been on the trail and beaten down a path so hiking spikes are the order of the day... more snow tonight though (only about an inch) so we may be back on snowshoes tomorrow.

28F and watery sunshine.

Johnny Quest/Stop That Pigeon
Reverend Horton Heat
Saturday Morning Cartons

Saturday, February 8, 2014


A few more sets of footprints, but not many :)

A bit greyer and 25F.

Hollywood Medley
Mandy Patinkin
Dress Casual

Friday, February 7, 2014

Fabulous Friday

Absolutely beautiful in the woods today! It looks like there's only one other set of footprints other than mine from yesterday. Sunny, 27F and gorgeous, I'm snowshoeing around in just a T-shirt :)

I've got my good camera with me, so check the main blog for some more pictures later ;)

No music again, nature doesn't need a soundtrack today!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Virgin snow

Holly and I are the first ones on the trails since yesterday's snow :)

There is a crust of ice on top that supports Holly's weight, and my snowshoes keep me up on top mostly :)

Cold and brisk, sunny and 22F.

No music, enjoying the crunch underfoot.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Terrific Tuesday

Didn't get out at all yesterday (poor doggy), and we're due to get at least another 6 inches tonight, but a gorgeous day like today almost makes up for it :)

Sunny and 32F.

The Housemartins
Now That's What I Call Quite Good

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Swampy Sunday

Crazy warm all of a sudden, 49F and the trails are a lovely mix of slush and mud :)

Although it's supposed to snow again tomorrow... and then again on Wednesday... and again on Saturday...

Max and Gus
Tony Trishka
Solo Banjo Works

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Staturday am

Nice, warm Saturday morning walk. 37F and sunny.

Jim Gaffigan
King Baby