Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday encore ~ Down the Road with Smooch, September 2010

I started the "Down the Road with Smooch" monthly blog post last September and managed to maintain its regularity for 12 months. 
I failed when I reached month 13, so I will repeat this post and try to get my groove back come October.


Every day, almost without fail, Smooch and I go for a walk. It's a toss-up as to who enjoys it more. For Smooch, it's an opportunity to sniff out what's happened around the fenceline in the past 24 hours; for me, it's an excuse to step away from the keyboard during, or after, a crazy day.

I usually don't take my camera but have decided that once a month it will be worth the extra weight around my neck to record our walk for posterity. Assuming I follow this regimen every month, and assuming I remember to blog about it, and assuming I still have a blog, it will be fun to look back on the chronicle of Smooch-walks through the ages when I'm old and gray older and grayer. (Roll your mouse between the margin and the pictures to see the befores/afters.)

Post processing: 1. PW's Old West action at 65%; 2. MCP's High Definition Sharpening action

Date: September 6, 2010
Route: East to county road and back
Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: 5ish - 6ish pm
Temperature: 81 degrees
Humidity: 35%
Wind: yes
On the iPod: "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" from Sept. 4
Attire: Sneakers, shorts, long-sleeved shirt, baseball cap
Observations: Pasture grass high and dry; tumbleweeds taking over the road; neighbor's cows still rude.

Post processing: Photoshop had nothing to do with this


  1. And then you could always add what's cookin' on the stove for Fri night supper. Ha! More work!
    Best always, Sandra

  2. Smooch looks very happy to take daily walks with you, almost like Smooch is thinking "What a nice lady to bring me out so I can sniff stuff!"