This morning, there was frost on the ground for the first time and I when I got into my cold car, I actually wished I was wearing gloves. The trees reached their peak last week and the leaves that are left are fading or brown. It’s hard to imagine that only two weeks ago I took these photos.
There is such a small window of time when the trees are at their peak and the dogwood hadn’t reached it yet in the above photo.
My submission for the red, white and blue contest.
If there were one, that is.
I can’t believe it’s November already.
And you thought Halloween was over, didn’t you?
Lately I have an addiction to Netflix, particularly the Watch Instantly movies.
I think I use it as an escape. I hardly watch TV anymore. This weekend I watched several movies, two of which that I stumbled on, both of them taking place on the water. Not that I was searching for that.
ISLANDER (2006) takes place on an island off the coast of Maine where a lobsterman makes a mistake that ends in tragedy, costing him everything he has and earning him a 5-year prison sentence. The story is about redemption and his attempt to return to island life and the daughter he hasn’t seen for years. It stars Thomas Hildreth as Eben Cole and Amy Jo Johnson as his wife. Hildreth is wonderful in the role, especially after he gets out of jail. The wonderful Philip Baker Hall plays an islander who reaches out to Eben. But the real star of the movie is the gorgeous Maine scenery. I’d recommend it. I thought it would be a downer, but it really wasn’t.
ONDINE (2009) stars Collin Farrell as Syracuse, a down and out fisherman in Ireland, who hauls in an unexpected catch when the body of a beautiful young woman gets tangled in his nets. Syracuse’s young daughter, who is ill, is convinced that the mysterious woman is a selkie and not of this world. Perhaps she is and perhaps she isn’t, but suddenly the fish are practically jumping into the boat when Ondine (played by the beautiful Alicja Bachleda) is on board and singing. An interesting flick. Once again, I loved the scenery and really, is there anything that Collin Farrell cannot play?
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .