Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sultry Sunday

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


Wet and windy, 44F.

Sir Tristram is a tricky one.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday afternoon

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

Late Tuesday

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

Sublime Sunday

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

Windy Saturday

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

Absolutely tipping down! I know we need the rain, but this is ridiculous :) raining (hard) and 66F.

Sir Dunstan smites a few knights.

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


More silly weather- sunny, breezy and 79F!

The Knight with the Red Shield beats all comers.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Muggy Monday

This weather is silly! The middle of October and it's 77F and humid.

Run away Sir Mark! Run away!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday afternoon

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

Late Saturday

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

Friday hi-res

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.

Friday pictures

Out with my new lens (birthday present that arrived a little early- thanks Jake, Crisp and Mum & Dad!), a 70-200mm f/4L :)

It's actually a perfect day for this as I'm spending lots of time setting up shots so we're moving slowly, so Holly will have been out for well over an hour but will not have gone too far as she's just getting over a bit of a limp.

Cool and sunny, 53F.

Listening to a Google radio station based off Tubular Bells.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Another pleasant fall afternoon, 60F and low sunshine.

More Beatles...

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday (off)

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


Cool and rainy, 52F.

Sir Lancelot seeks Sir Tristram.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sultry Saturday

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!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday off

Another pretty day, 68F with a gentle breeze and lots of sunshine.

Sir Tristram is the Man in Black.

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Another pretty fall day, sunny and 70F. But I an sad to report the death of Crisp's snake Bill. I don't think we did anything wrong, he ate just last week and seemed fine then, and the temp and humidity in his tank hasn't changed, just one of those things :(

Sir Tristram is banished from Cornwall.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Another pretty afternoon, 65F and late sunshine.

Everywhere the other knights go they seen to run into people who are waiting to kill Sir Lancelot, he seems to have royally pissed off a lot of people!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


A lovely afternoon, sunny with a light breeze and 68F.

In the middle of a crazy email/text conversation for work, so I couldn't concentrate on my book... so I'm listening to Mike Oldfield's Ommadawn (the deluxe edition) instead :)

Monday, October 3, 2016


Overcast and a tad more humid, 68F.

Someone finally knocks Sir bloody Tristram off his horse!

Sunday, October 2, 2016


Overcast and cool, 59F. We're supposed to get showed later, but hopefully they will hold of until after the animal blessing at 4.

Sir Lancelot and the knight with the funny coat have adventures.

Saturday, October 1, 2016


A nice fall day, 62F and mostly still.

Sir Tristram is fairly boringly unbeatable it seems, however he has just wed another and pissed of his lady.