Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Hanging with dad (and striking a dramatic pose) on a hot San Fernando Valley night in 1960.

My husband John with our daughter Sara.

Monday, June 13, 2011

On Movies - what?!

This week's theme:  movies with confusing plots.

After mulling this over, I've decided to post the top dog in my WTH film category. Of course it was an in-flight film.
Lady in the Water (2006)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Snapshot - 3K

All bike journeys begin at mile 0. Yesterday, I ticked over the 3,000 mile mark on my bike. Here's hoping there's another 3k in us!

~ Saturday Snapshots ~

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

thank you and have a nice day, texter

Garden Tuesday - grow camp

Checking in on the veggies in our new Grow Camp:

blossoms on the early girl bush

lemon cuke looking green & vibrant

green beans - can't wait to harvest these babies!
~ garden tuesday at Pam's ~

Monday, June 6, 2011

On movies - the art of giving

Annie Hall -- How I lurve this film!
Scene - Annie and Alvy sit on the sofa. Annie's unwrapping a gift while Alvy watches.

(Making sounds)
This is-
(Making sounds)

She pulls out flimsy black lingerie from the box.

Happy birthday.

What is this? Is this a...Present?
Are you kidding?

Yeah, hey, why don't yuh try it on?

Uh, yeah, uh ... t-t-this is more like
a present for you, yeah, but it's-

Try it ... it'll add years to our
sex life.

(Looking up at Alvy and laughing)
Uh huh. Yeah. Forget it.

Alvy leans over and hands her another box as she puts down the lingerie.

Here's a real present.

(Opening the gift)
What... huh?

Check it out.

Oh, yeah? What is this, anyway?
Let me see. Okay, let's... oooh, God!
(She takes out a watch from the box)
Oh, you knew I wanted this ...
God, it's terrific, God!

(Making sounds)
Yeah, I know. Just-just put on the
watch, and-and ... that thing, and
we'll just ...

Oh! My God!
(Making sounds)

Alvy kisses Annie.

{more Monday Movies at the Bumbles blog}

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Stills - potluck

I was jazzed when I read that our assignment this week was "potluck" meaning whatever we wanted as long as we shot it now and didn't pull out photos from our archives. And then the week started and I didn't think about it again. Maybe because it's been an overcast and rain showers kind of week. The one day that was really nice weather I went for a bike ride down along the river. The first shot is from early in the week when I noticed how well the blanket flowers are doing despite our weirdly cool spring. The second I took today while out and about. I love old barns and buildings left over from the gold rush. I just noticed this iron door the other day after not noticing many times before while driving by it on Gold Hill Road. Little did I know I had only enough juice in the camera's battery for one shot. Of course you always think your second or third shot will be the best but at least I was able to get one.

~ Sunday Stills ~

Sunday Secret - get real

Perhaps this secret stood out for me this week because I just read Lynda Barry's My Perfect Life yesterday. I was transported to another time...a time I remember well since I grappled with being a teenager during the 70s. I loved the parts of the comic/graphic novel when Maybonne made reference to giving someone "some reality"-- in other words, laying some truth on them. This secret seems to exemplify a difference between then and now.

What's gained from a deception like this? What's lost? Does anyone even say "get real" anymore?

{Graphic from this week's Post Secret}

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday Snapshot - home on the range

Wind Cave Natl Park South Dakota (click on image to enlarge)
This was an amazing sight...I felt so fortunate to be at this place at that particular time with my camera ready.

~ Saturday Snapshot ~

Thursday, June 2, 2011

See this film - Rabbit Hole

Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart
Nicole Kidman produced this film that is based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play. The film adaptation is fantastic. Every character presents a valuable point of view and each has been perfectly cast. Terrific performances all around but I was especially impressed with Eckart's. Loved the soundtrack. Trailer is here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

wordless wednesday - primordial beauty

I was reminded of this photo I took about a year ago by the Wordless Wednesday submission at Sassy Banana.

~ wordless wednesday ~