Thursday, January 31, 2013

SkyWatch Friday

Skywatch Friday pictures this week 
come to you, courtesy of my 
12 year old daughter... 
who grabbed the camera early one evening, just before I got home from work.
I had been watching the stunning skies on my drive home, muttering under my breath that I did not have my camera with me.

Thank you, young lady!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

It goes like this

Hey Smudge!  Come over here.  Watch this.
First you lie down in it, like this.
Then you squirm around and rub your back like crazy. It feels awesome.
No - that's a pathetic effort - you're not even trying.
Aw, c'mon - come and play.
Yes, I know the view is great, 
but really, this rub-your-back thing...
Yeah! Now we're talking.  
Told ya!
Hey, where'd the snow go?

Linking to Camera Critters 
- have a great week.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Les Miserables, Part Deux

If I couldn't tempt you before, 
maybe this will change your mind!

I love a good parody as well 
as le next homme.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Les Miserables

Old story, new movie.  Seen the stage show, what's all the fuss about?

Good grief - bloody brilliant - that's all I can say.

Take tissues.  Several.  And, hint, don't buy the large diet coke before you go in as it's a long film.

Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne had me bawling; Russell "The Gladiator" Crowe was holding his own in a songfest, and frankly, everyone was superbly cast.  It was beautifully filmed and everyone sang "live".

Comedy came from Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen and everyone else brought sweet, agonising heartache.  I was quite exhausted afterwards, and could barely keep the tears away.  But in a good, rewarding kinda way!

I cannot recommend this movie highly enough.  

If you like that sort of thing.

Friday, January 4, 2013

SkyWatch Friday

Happy New Year to you - I truly hope 2013 is a peaceful and healthy one for you.

On the third day of January, my little piece of southern Alberta welcomed in a warming chinook wind after a frigid few weeks - 
and with the breezes came temperatures up to 8ÂșC and the heavenly colours of the Chinook arch.

These two were taken from 
my front door step.
One with a "regular" setting on the camera,
and the other with the "vivid colour" setting.

Reality was somewhere between the two!

Happy SkyWatch Friday to you.