Monday, September 10, 2018

Pictures not at an exhibition

Autumn is my favorite season.  I love when the angle of the sunlight changes.  Everything is sharper and clearer.  The weather is crisp and cool.  It is just lovely outside.  I tend to go on longer and longer walks with my dog because it's so pretty out I don't want to go back inside.

The trees here are turning colors.  There are two young maples I pass by that went fully red last week. I didn't have a chance to take a picture until last night, and they're now already past their prime, but still lovely.  Here is one of them.  Love the red leaves against the white bark against the blue sky.


This tree is not even half-yellow yet, but I just liked the way the late afternoon sun was shining through it.

The neighbor's trees going red...


Two perfect leaves...

And because one doesn't live in Idaho with seeing lots of meese, here is a young male we saw while driving around the other day. 




Friday, August 31, 2018

Day 10 - 10-Day Movie Challenge

Day 10 - an image from a movie that had a big impact on me, with no explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 images.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Day 9 - 10-Day Movie Challenge

Day 9 - an image from a movie that had a big impact on me, with no explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 images.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Day 8 - 10-Day Movie Challenge

Day 8 - an image from a movie that had a big impact on me, with no explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 images.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Day 7 - 10-Day Movie Challenge

Day 7 - an image from a movie that had a big impact on me, with no explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 images.


Monday, August 27, 2018

Day 6 - 10-Day Movie Challenge

Day 6 - an image from a movie that had a big impact on me, with no explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 images.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Day 5 - 10-Day Movie Challenge

Day 5 - an image from a movie that had a big impact on me, with no explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 images.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Day 4 - 10-Day Movie Challenge

Day 4 - an image from a movie that had a big impact on me, with no explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 images.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Day 3 - 10-day Movie Challenge

Day 3 - an image from a movie that had a big impact on me, with no explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 images.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Day 2 - 10-day Movie Challenge

Day 2 - an image from a movie that had a big impact on me, with no explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 images.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Day 1 - 10-Day Movie Challenge

Not much going on here.  Summer's wrapping up fast.  The smoke from the fires is finally lifting a bit and is supposed to be mostly gone in a few more days.  The heat's broken as well.  Definitely heading rapidly towards autumn.  I'm wearing a sweatshirt for the first time in months.  Dig it.  Summer is never a very productive time for me, and I think my blog suffers every summer.  Fall usually energizes me, so I'm going to try to get back and writing here.

So, to ease back into more regular blogging, I'm doing the 10-day movie challenge. I am supposed to post an image from a movie that had a big impact on me, with no explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 images. I'm not big on nominating anyone, but if anyone would like to join in, by all means do so!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June Recap

Well, I seem to be deep within a blogging slump.  Maybe I just needed a break?  But I just can't seem to find words right now.  Here's a summary version.

Movie roundup:

Been to the theater a lot the past two months, but it's mostly been repeat viewings of two movies, both of which I love immensely.  Those are Avengers: Infinity War and Ready Player One.

The only new movies in the theater I've seen have been Solo (entertaining, pretty solid except for that stupid female robot that very nearly ruins the entire movie, but the film doesn't push my personal buttons and isn't one I have any need to see again), and the second Incredibles movie.  I admit, I'm not a fan of the first Incredibles (that's not to say it's not a very well done movie -- it is -- it's just not my cup of tea), but I enjoyed the second one a lot more than the first.  I liked the characters a lot more in this one.

New to me on DVD rental from Netflix:

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - love Harrison Ford, love Ryan Gosling... but man, this movie has an interesting premise that drags out forever and ultimately goes nowhere.  Not to mention a soundtrack by my least favorite composer that made me want to hit mute multiple times.

Coco (2017) - the only Pixar movie my family had not seen.  Safe, bland, skippable.  My nephew and I immediately wanted to rewatch Book of Life again instead.

Cars 3 (2017)  - pretty good.  Much better than 2 (though, lame as 2 is, it has some parts I really like).  The animation... holy smoke, the animation these days is absolutely astounding.  The detail they put in just awes me.  This was a beautiful movie.  I think I loved this movie more for the animation than for anything else, though more time with Doc Hudson and now Smokey, made this movie worthwhile.

Macbeth (2015) - quite enjoyed this take on the play and this is definitely my favorite version of it that I've seen.  Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard were fantastic together.

Night and the City (1950) - it's been a very long time since I didn't finish watching a movie... but I'm embarrassed to say I didn't finish this one, barely even got about 15 minutes in.  I think my timing was just wrong, and I'll revisit this in the future when I have more time.

Other than that, off-work time consists of pulling weeds from my huge yard Every Single Day and getting nowhere.  The weeds here are like Hyrda.  Pull one weed, two grow in its place.  It's driving me crazy.

(Southern-most end of Lake Pend Oreille)
(Silver's ears!)