Monday, May 24, 2010


Sammy, before he came home to live with James and me.
Sammy is the sweetest cat we have ever had, the softest as well. He plays with ping pong balls, mice, golf balls, and LOVES wheat grass.

Monday, May 17, 2010


After watching District 10- boy was that VIOLENT, and the "F" word seemed to be the only word in the entire movie- we had the good fortune to watch Endgame.
This also was set in South Africa, a group meets to bring about a major change to South Africa, and to free Nelson Mandela from his long years in prison.
William Hurt portrays a South African university professor involved in the group - it was interesting to watch him portray a South African, he nailed the accent.
This had violence, but it was watchable, since it wasn't just made for the movie.
Endgame is a movie worth your time and energy - oh if only mankind would just try harder to let all live in peace.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

E. O. Wilson is the author of 20 plus books, professor emeritus at Harvard, winner of 2 Pulitzer Prizes for non-fiction, and considered the world's authority on ants.
Anthill is his first work of fiction. Happened upon it at the local bookstore, was intrigued by the cover and the write up.
This is a wonderfully written, coming of age story of Raff. Set in rural Alabama, near the Florida border. Lots of wonderful Southern history - we all know that in the South one doesn't call it the Civil War, but the War Between the States. The middle section is literally all about ant colonies, when I first started reading this section, I thought, " I am not too sure that I want to read this"...... but plunged in, the more I read the more fascinated I became about the life of an ant colony. We then move on to Harvard, and then back to Alabama.
This is a book well worth the time.
James has read some of E.O.'s non-fiction, and has enjoyed his writing and the subject.
Hope that you will give this book a try, and if fiction is not your thing try some of his non-fiction work.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Crazy Heart

So, last night (5-6-10) we watched Crazy Heart. As much as I had wanted to really love this movie, I found that it didn't live up to my expectations, especially after seeing "Departures", which I blogged about earlier. The music was really good, and Jeff did an excellent job as Bad Blake, but I found the movie TOO edgy.
However, I will admit that I believe that he did deserve the Oscar!

Monday, May 3, 2010

James and I watched this incredible movie the other evening. This won the best foreign film award this year. We had just watched Julie and Julia, and Welcome, both really well done movies, but Departures just blew me away.
I have Crazy Heart at home to watch, but not sure that it will come close to this one.
It was done with the most incredible music, photography. I won't give anything away, but this movie showed what love and respect mean to the Japanese people....
This one is worth your time!!!!!!!!!!! And if you don't like it, well, then I am really sorry.

Swarm of Hummingbirds

Have you ever seen 15-20 hummingbirds at one feeder at one time? Sunday May 2nd, one of my feeders was swarmed by that many hummers!!!! It was the most amazing sight, at one point 2 hummers were sipping out of the same spout! That was truly incredible. I sat at the window for over 15 minutes watching this, one of those rare events that don't happen often.