Hello and Welcome! Here, let me brush this little bit of snow off of the table and get a dry cushion for you to sit on. It is sunny, but still a bit chilly, particularly here, behind the house where the sun never shines – our patio has its own micro-climate, which is perfect for the summer! Hold on and I’ll get a mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other warm beverage. Where are we? Some may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire (yes, third week in a row – a record!)
First to weather. We have been in a severe drought this year. And then there was October. We have had a lot of rain. Often, the weather will show 10% chance of rain, but it will drizzle all day. I think we had four of those days like that, and then the days where it actually rained. This week was perhaps the wettest. As Zeta went south of us, the counter-clockwise motion pulled frigid air down from the arctic, thus the snow. Not much, but still, snow on October 30! (Back 15 years ago we had over 3 feet/1 meter of wet heavy snow on October 30! – a lot of trees were down because they still had leaves, so couldn’t handle the weight.)
The less said about work, the better… Yuck!
I played my electronic instruments more this week than I have for a while. i spent most of Thursday (a rainy day) inside playing. Always fun.
My weight exercise has been pretty consistent, and I added pull-ups and chin-ups to the routine, but my running is off. I ran last Saturday… In fact, in 2020 I have run between 10 and 15 days every month, until October. I think I have done four runs, though I might go out today. I can feel it – I need to get out there!
This week has the normal dog walks and dog play, but a little less than usual because of how wet it was – they don’t like walking in the drizzle, let alone the pouring rain! I have done some reading. And that is about it – I was actually very down most of the week, I think because of the weather and lack of running (the less I run, the less energy I have – I can feel my energy sap away. My blood pressure has also been climbing – meds and diet do absolutely zero for my BP, I control it 100% by high intensity aerobic exercise. Strange, the higher my BP, the energy I have – an awful feedback loop!)
For weeks I have been watching Jupiter and Saturn. of course Mars has been very bright, but it is cool to see the two giants so close to each other. So last might I tried to get some pictures. of course, clouds moved in, so my photography session ended. The Saturn pictures weren’t very good – a couple you could see a dark band through the middle of the planet, and since it was so consistent, I believe it was the ring, but not worth showing. I did not get a good picture of Jupiter itself either, but I got quite a few were you could see all four Galilean moons. Cool! I’ve seen them before, but this is the first time I tried photographing them.
Anyway, I need to go out and do stuff. It is a special day. Oh, and it is Halloween as well. (OK, I have completed another journey around our home star today.)
With that, I will be off.
Thanks for stopping by! f you have a coffee share, I will try to stop in and say hi.
Have a great weekend.