Saturday, December 31, 2016
Last day of 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Just a quick stroll around the short loop before the Christmas festivities commence- and lots of other families have had the same idea.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Wow it's cold!
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Here we are again :)
Thursday, December 1, 2016
We're back :)
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
We awoke this morning to a dusting of snow, it's gone note but it's still quite windy and raw, 35F.
Sir Galahad and the Castle of Maidens (ooh!).
Sunday, November 20, 2016
The first proper cold fall day- grey and cloudy, 39F with a blustery wind, and sleeting gently... lovely :)
Joseph and the white shield with the cross of blood.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Another warm and pleasant day, though the temperature is supposed to drop tonight, it's 58F right now and it's been mostly sunny and breezy all day.
Another sword in another stone.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
This is what fall is all about... low sun, a gentle breeze and leaves to kick through :) A tad unseasonably warm, 59F, but very pleasant for all that.
Sir Lancelot goes crazy, gets cured, and defeats 500 knights!
Saturday, November 12, 2016
A lovely fall Saturday
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Another lovely fall afternoon! Sunny and breezy and 54F :)
Just a quick run around the short loop (Holly is still a bit lame) while Crisp & Jackie are at the salon getting Crisp's hair cut and colored for her school pictures tomorrow :)
Book 11, which concerns Sir Lancelot.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Lots of people out and about on this lovely day, 58F and sunny with a gentle breeze- a great fall afternoon :)
As a little break from the knights I'm listening to an old parody album by Pete Atkin and Clive James, Live Libel. I thought of it because it has a track called Errant Knight that is obviously inspired by Le Morte D'Arthur.
Friday, November 4, 2016
A little more seasonal, 50F and windy with some nice sunshine.
Sir Lancelot rides to Sir Palamides rescue.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Another pleasant day, 71F and breezy.
Everyone pretends to be someone else and no-one recognizes King Arthur!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Another unseasonably warm day, 68F with the last of the sun (I am not looking forward to next week when the clocks change!).
Day 2 of Arthur's Tourney.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Cool and quite pleasant, 53F.
We didn't get here yesterday, what with Hallowe'en and college applications and stuff, so it's nice to be back today :)
They must have had lousy memories in ye olden days, no-one seems to recognize anyone else at Arthur's great tourney.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Unseasonably warm for All Hallows Eve Eve! Overcast and 70F, though I fear it may rain later.
Listening to a Hallowe'en-inspired classical playlist to get me in the mood for our Spooktacular Concert this afternoon.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Lovely classic fall day- cool, overcast and breezy, 45F.
We've been doing a week with no tennis ball chasing as Holly is still favoring one front leg just a bit. She is not happy about it, but she flings herself after a ball with such abandon that it's the only way to let her convalesce and not reinjure herself. And there are lots of smells and leaf piles to roll in at this time of year to keep her occupied otherwise :)
Sir Palamides comes to Joyous Garde.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
An early walk today as I've taken the afternoon off for a dentist appointment later (seems to be our week for medical stuff). Sunny and cool and breezy, 48F.
King Arthur calls for a great tournament.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Just a quick walk after getting back from Crisp's doctor's appointment in the Bronx- didn't get here at all yesterday, had to make do with a walk around the block after Crisp's dentist appointment!
Cooler and getting dark earlier, 49F.
King Mark is a treasonous bugger!
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Simply a gorgeous fall afternoon. 58F, lots of sun and a very blustery wind to stir up the leaves :) Many people have obviously thought the same as the woods are much busier than usual.
Sir Palamides jousts with many of Arthur's kin.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Cool, wet and blustery, 47F, very refreshing :)
A very successful Acolyte Festival at the Cathedral earlier, now a nice walk to blow away the cobwebs, then home to the wonderful smell of Jackie's stew bubbling away in the crock-pot.
Sir Alisander is made knight and charged with revenging his father's death.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Very wet Friday
Thursday, October 20, 2016
A busy day at work, replacing windows and getting my usual Saturday work done so I can go to an acolyte festival at the Cathedral on Saturday morning. And tonight Jackie& Crisp are taking me out for a birthday dinner :)
A tad cooler and starting to get windy and overcast, 66F.
Listening to the World Service for the reaction to last night's appalling performance from Donald Fuckhead :(
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Happy birthday to me :)
Another warm one: 80F and quite humid, but with a gentle breeze and lots of sunshine, so not bad at all really.
Listening to a playlist of "American primative" acoustic guitar music.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Another pleasant day, mostly sunny and 63F, though the weather is supposed to get silly for the next few days- up around 80F!
Heard a review of a Beatles documentary on the way here, which reminded me of the Rutles, Eric Idle and Niel Innes' parody band from the 70s, so I'm listening to them :) I love Google Play Music!
Saturday, October 15, 2016
A later walk than usual for a Saturday, we spent the morning at the Cathedral fit Tami's ordination :)
Calm and sunny, 63F. Back to the full loop- but much to Holly's disgust I did not bring a tennis ball.
Sir Mark is a dick!
Friday, October 14, 2016
Here's another version of today's pictures, this one with the 6D & the 70-200 (from a little further back to try and get closer to the same view- tough as it's a longer lens), taken as a bracketed HDR shot.
And here is a panorama stitched together from 11 shots all taken at f/11, 0.4", ISO 100, and put together in Lightroom. The compression Blogger puts on the pictures kind of spoils it, but this lens is so crisp and sharp that this would happily print out 6' wide :) If you're interested you can view it larger at Imgur by clicking here.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Just got back from what seemed to be a quite successful college visit to SUNY Purchase. The campus and the college is really nice and diverse, and quite small (4,500 students) with a really nice spread of (mostly) arts and science courses- and of course it doesn't hurt that it would be quite cheap! And we found a course that seemed right up Crisp's alley- New Media- a cool blend of art and technology, photography, web, video, writing and more. Don't want to push her into it, but it really seems tailor made, we'll see if it goes anywhere...
Cool and sunny and very nice, 59F.
Listening to a Beatles playlist while I mull this morning over.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Overcast, cool and quite humid, 66F.
Listening to the BBC WS, they were discussing Trump's latest disgusting gaffe we drove here. It beggars the mind that anyone who is a woman, loves or knows someone who is a woman, has a daughter, or has a mother can continue to even consider him as anything more than dogshit. And while I applaud the Republicans who have disowned him, the fact that others are tiptoeing around trying to distance themselves from things like this while still endorsing him make me absolutely sick!