Monday, February 21, 2011

Music of Late

Cadillac Sky - Trapped Under The Ice

The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

Bela Fleck - Buribalal

Caitlin Rose - Shanghai Cigarettes

A.A. Bondy - The Coal Hits The Fire (A fellow Mississippian, 'WELL HELL YEAH!')

Dreaming of Spring

The weather is in full spring mode, I can only hope it will stay that way. I've had it with winter and am ready to be outside, even if it means sweating buckets this summer. This is my (hopeful) spring uniform.

Mandolin - Loar LM 520 VS(It'll be mine next time I have $500 to spend)
Glasses - Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer
Shirt - Patagonia Logo Organic Cotton T-Shirt
Belt - Bison Cresent
Shorts - Patagonia All Wear Shorts
Socks - Solmate Indian Summer Socks
Shoes - Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Desperately need new running shoes)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Keep Your Toes Warm

I love my Smartwool socks. There are no other pair of sock more comfortable, warm, durable, and (and maybe a stretch) good looking. The pair of Hiking Medium Crew socks I bought have never let me down and show no inclination of doing so. Get a pair at the Smartwool website or at Backcountry.

For a less technical sock check out these 'Solmate Socks'. (Via Cold Splinters)

A Slight Case of Cabin Fever

Been getting Cabin Fever pretty bad of late. We had just a few days of nice weather when I could break out the shorts, now that monster storm is sweeping through and I'm freezing at 30.

A few weekends ago a few like-minded outdoor friends and I went on a one day hike in De Soto National Forest (Way better when it's not 90 degrees like last time). Everything froze over that night, with temps in the mid 20's, but overall it was a great trip and I got some great pictures I'll share here.

The Decemberists - Down By The Water