Sometimes I really enjoy boring weekends and this one was no exception. We had some needed rain and I did some needed cleaning, but aside from that, not too much else was happening here at the Casa de George.
I’m only just beginning to miss my macro lens but will have to be content with my other lenses until I hear whether or not it’s even repairable.
I shot these photographs using my 50mm lens and wanted to share them with you.
I love pink geraniums.
Our boy George napping in one of his regular spots. I love the bokeh in the background and the softness of this one.
Today I saw a hummingbird swoop out of the dogwood tree right past where I stood with my 70-300mm lens on the camera but I wasn’t quick enough to capture it.
I did manage to get this silhouette photo of the little fella after he flew back to the same tree to have a little rest before continuing his foray.
I keep this picture upon my wall. It hides a nasty stain that’s lying there.
(My undying admiration if you know the song and the group who sang the lyrics above and in the post title).
For some reason, a reader (hi, Andi) asked me to post the sunflower that was on my wall after reading my answers to my most recent Q&A. For what it’s worth, my sunflower is just a print I bought through Martha Stewart Living magazine when it was in its infancy. The magazine, not the poster. I’ve had it for years. The photographer is Christopher Baker and I had it framed in light colored oak.
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I watched another Netflix ‘watch instantly’ movie over the weekend that I think you may enjoy. It was billed as a light comedy, but I thought it was a little dark.
Easy Virtue was originally written by Noel Coward in 1924, then adapted by Alfred Hitchcock as a dark thriller in 1928 and later made into this little comedy in 2008. It stars Kristen Scott Thomas as the delightfully toxic matriarch of an aristocratic family living in a country estate in post-WWI England. Colin Firth, my main reason for even considering this offering, gives a nuanced performance as her melancholy husband. The storyline has their young playboy son (Ben Barnes) surprising his family by bringing home a new bride – a beautiful platinum-blonde American widow (Jessica Biel), and a racecar driver at that. We find out quickly that mother is not pleased in the least. Jessica Biel holds her own, for the most part, in some excellent sparring scenes with Kristin Scott Thomas. The cast of characters is a fine one and I laughed out loud in spots (keep your eye on the butler) but it was the beautiful period wardrobes, especially those of Ms. Biel, and the phenomenal views of the English countryside that left me in awe. The film was shot entirely in the UK.
Although the ending is contrived (hey, it’s a comedy!) and the score is absolutely ghastly (my husband left the room!), I’d see this one again.