Sunday, March 28, 2010

Almond Rose?



I saw this over the weekend and was told it was the Almond Rose.  I have a Fairy Rose, rather I have several.  I wouldn't mind trading one of mine for one of these.

I've read and watched movies this weekend...I wish it weren't over already!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Grace Notes

Hi, there.  My two classes are over, so I have time to take some pictures and I have really missed it. Every day has grace notes in it.  Little things that give you a moment to pause, refresh, let go or just enjoy. I thought I'd share some of mine from the past few days. 


Not sure which was brighter, the daffodil or the sun...I'm also not sure where I was focusing

And these always make me think of the yard on Elm Street. Those tiny little green dots are just perfect.




And by now I can hear my cousin singing "this is my Father's world" at age 10 or so as we walked down her street in Birmingham.






Didn't see that coming did you?  Me, either.  While I changed into dogwalking attire, Gus made off with a pump and promptly mistreated the lining.  Like he usually does.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Love, love, love mossy pots.




This last one captivated me.  When I got home from dog walking, the sky was a lovely pinky rosey shade from the out of sight horizon up about a third of the sky.  By the time I got back out to photograph it, this is what I saw.





'Night, all.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Trusty Friends


May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.



~ An Old Irish Blessing

Friday, March 12, 2010

More Doors

This first door is chopped off about 2/3 down because I took it from a car - but I got the parts that I liked most: the lights on either side, the light through the transom and the squares repeating everywhere.




Love this next one - it's so gray and moody and then there's the splash of the red door. This is a church, and I see it everyday on my way home. 


Last but not least, here's one with all this red and yellow.  The fun is the partially functioning OPen sign to the left of the door.



It's gray and raining again here.  Just right for heading home and curling up on the sofa with my book.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Doors

One of the bloggers I read was assigning themselves an art challenge this week and settled on doors.  I decided to copy that idea, and went looking for doors today.  I did get turned around and didn't find many doors, but once back at the office I thought of a new direction to go in to get what will likely be some good doors.  Maybe tomorrow.

In the meantime, here's the one that faced me when I went to pick up the dogs.  Nope, I didn't tint or alter the color. 







This is the first door I thought of today.  It's around the corner from my parking deck.



I like what doors symbolize.  I think I'm going to work on this theme a little longer.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

That's Entertainment

So.  I'm on vacation this week, the kind the term 'staycation' was coined for.  I'm liking it. I'm filling  with things I wish I could do during a work week.  So Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, I went to the movies.

First, I saw The Last Station.  Anyone know much about Tolstoy?  I didn't recall much.  The film is about the last year or so of his life when his devoted Tolstoyans were trying to get him to give his life's work 'to the people' instead of letting his heirs inherit.  Helen Mirren was fabulous, and Christopher Plummer has succeeded in replacing my previously permanent mental image of him as Von Trapp.



Next was Crazy Heart.  I was a bit dubious about this one for the same reasons I avoided The Wrestler last year.  But this one won me over.  The music was just great, and it seemed the picture it portrayed of an aging, alcoholic troubador was realistic. 



This next one was the one I intended to see all along.  Billed as a smart thriller (no on screen violence) and Hitchcock like, I was really looking forward to it.  The last movie I was surprised by was No Way Out, which was out when I was in college.  The ending to this one was equally surprising to me, but completely reasonable.  The only thing I took exception to was the premise behind the thing, which I won't go into because you really should go see this. 


The only problem is that this movie thing has become a lovely mid day escape.  I'm going to have to look for some more to go see while I can. You know, it's surprising how many people are in a theater during a weekday afternoon, too.  A colleague told me that we had an executive that would go to the movies, get a hotdog and sit in the movie for an hour or so before going back to work.  I always wondered how he could stand missing the end of the movie.

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