21 June 2013

Dear Oz,

It's summer! Remember summer? I don't. Not really. I had to refresh my memory.

20 June 2013

Happy Birthday Oz!

I've been sick, so I haven't been able to prepare my usual post for you. When I'm feeling better I'll pull together a belated one.

15 June 2013

The Last Ocean

The Halifax Oceans Film Fest is going on now, and last night I went to a screening of The Last Ocean. It's a movie I hadn't heard about previously, on a topic I only knew in passing.

It was a good movie in that it got its message across. It had some beautiful Antarctic footage. Lots of penguins, some seals. Not really enough fish for my tastes, though, given that it was a movie about the effect of overfishing on this system. But there was some amazing under-the-ice footage that was wonderful. My main problem with it is that it covered a large time span - over 10 years and it was often unclear when they were talking about. It's a bit of a convoluted story and I think the timeline could have been more clear.

12 June 2013

"A whale has eaten one of the trainers."

Thanks for sticking around. I now reward you with a trailer for a movie that is going to make me cry. I know that because the trailer almost made me cry.

06 June 2013

Flowers 2

I have flowery type things in my back yard at the moment. Kimm said some were day lilies and the others hostas. She's certainly right about the hostas.

The other flower patch has two plants growing in it. One has lovely tall stalks with hanging bell-shaped flowers:

04 June 2013

Tree 2 :Updated

After my last post about My Tree, Kimm said she thought it was a slippery elm, and Deb said red maple. While I was away, the leaves started to come out and the tree turned all lovely and green.


Green back yard!
 For some dumb reason, I didn't take a close-up of the leaves yesterday. But they don't look like a slippery elm, so is it red maple? Or something else? I bet it's going to look bitchin' in the fall.

I would like to get a lilac tree. Any one have advice on those?