Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

What the Beck???

 Missing Mama Duck

 I used my pooper scooper to see what the dogs 
had found in the garden and it was a nest.
I didn't want to touch the area which would 
prevent her from returning

 Two beautiful eggs.
Unfortunately the scent of the dogs scared her off.
She never returned to the nest.
Eventually, I threw them away, so the dogs didn't have 
a little snack.

The Criminal Rabbit

 This cute little furry wonder is my enemy!!!

He did a great job eating a lot of 
my perennials the other day.  
Be off with you, you varmint!!!

Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies

1933     Love Affair
starring:  Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Marie Ouspenskaya, Lee          Bowman, Astrid Allwyn, Maurice Moscovitch
plot –A painter meets a singer on a cruise. They are each engaged to           someone else. They vow to stay away from each other, but can’t         and plan to meet at the top of the Empire State Building. She is         injured and doesn’t make it. He eventually finds her and it ends         happily ever after.
This was a classic plot. It was well acted but a very predictable movie.

1937     Lost Horizon
starring: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyman, John Howard, Margo, Thomas             Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton
plot – The story of Robert Conway, who was kidnapped while helping          British and Americans out of China. He and the people on his          plane are kidnapped and taken to Shangri La. He seems destined        to remain there.
This was a actually a good movie. The storyline was something I hadn’t seen before and I enjoyed the whole thing.

1934     Here Comes the Navy
starring:  James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Gloria Stuart, Frank McHugh,                Dorothy Tree
plot –  Two men fight over a girl. One, a dockworker (Cagney), joins the         navy to get back at the other man who is a Naval Officer.
This was a really good movie. Cagney and O’Brien are fabulous as adversaries. I enjoyed the entire show.

1936     Three Smart Girls
starring: Binnie Barnes, Alice Brady, Ray Miland, Charles Winninger,               Mischa Aver, Deanna Durbin, Nan Grey, Barbara Read
plot – Three sisters plan and plot to break up their father’s                   engagement to a gold digger.
This was a cute movie.  The girls are funny and I loved their schemes.

1938     Pygmalion
starring: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, Marie Lohr, Scott          Sutherland, Jean Cadell, David Tree
plot – This movie is known later as My Fair Lady. The original version          follows the story almost exactly, but lacks the music, singing,          and dancing that I loved in the later version.
I understood the concept of Pygmalion, but having never seen the movie, did not realize that My Fair Lady was not the original.  I loved this, even though I will always think of Leslie Howard as Ashley from Gone with the Wind.

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