Monday, February 1, 2016

February Already

February already, hard to believe when I am still culling through Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas pictures. And the fact that our winter so far as been a "nothing" event. All that snow keeps dodging us. We were predicted for a snowstorm on Tuesday, but this morning reports are it will skirt us again. So no lovely snow pictures (again).

And speaking of pictures I entered an exhibit at one of our local public libraries today....not sure if I will be accepted, but it is my first time ever in doing this. I figured the best they could say is "yes" and the worst would be "no".  No charge, so no risk.  It is a Nature Photography Exhibit, so no domestic pets, (sorry, Cinder, Toby and Boone), and very little "hand of man" in other words, no buildings, barns, fences except if it is very obscure and not the main focus. These are the two I entered....

So, wish me luck.

Reports on the movie front....went to see Brooklyn on Saturday, good movie, sweet movie, but (in my opinion) not Oscar worthy.  Saoirse Ronan (please don't ask me to pronounce this) is the leading character, an Irish girl that sails alone to the US and lands in Brooklyn where she finds, a boarding house, work, school and love.  And if anybody can tell me where I have seen the Landlady that owns the boarding house in other works, (TV or movie) I would be forever grateful. You know how things come to you in the middle of the night?....well, it has been 2 nights and nothing has appeared. No aha moment. And it is really buggin' me.

Still reading "Pretty Girls" and yes, it is disturbing, but I will finish it just to find out who, why, how.

Pretty sad that Downton Abbey is down to the last wire. Last night we saw more blood than we have in the last 5 seasons. Julian Fellowes really decided to kick things up a notch. We are running out of episodes and there are too many loose ends to be tied up. At least Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson are wed, eventho he has already complained about her cooking, and looks like Mrs. Patmore may have a love shortly.  Things I will miss the most....the costuming (just wonderful) and Lady Violet's stinger remarks.

And btw, in checking out the website for "Downton Abby" I figured out where I had seen the "land lady in Brooklyn".  She was in another PBS series this past summer entitled Indian Summer where she played the part of an Englishwoman that owned the local social gathering place for all the uppercrust English when England ruled India.  So I can rest now. I just had my aha moment.

It feels like March instead of February, 46 degrees, no wind and the sun is shining. The kids are sunbathing in the front yard.  Hope February treats you well.

"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour." -  John Boswell

Until next time....


  1. Good luck with your submission and happy February!

  2. They are setting it up for everybody to have love interests it seems except for poor Mr. Barrows. I too will miss the costuming greatly! After the blood last night, I thought how are they going to clean that out of the clothing.

  3. Hi Deanna! Good for you to enter into your photos into the exhibit - best of luck (my fav is the leaf). Also love your header and new font. When I read "Downton Abbey" I covered my eyes and ran ;) we haven't seen it for a bit.

  4. I love your entries, Deanna - so beautiful! Good luck - I hope you win! It's nice to have a mild winter after your horrible winter last year. Downton had quite the surprise ending - it startled me! Oh, I will miss this beautiful series, too. I am going to buy the DVD's so I can have another look at all the beauty whenever I want. I have wanted to see Brooklyn but wasn't sure it would be good - nice to have a real-life review. Think I will check it out. Enjoy your mild weather this week. We are having a mild winter, too. Knock on wood :) xx Karen

  5. I definitely wish you all the luck in the world with your photo entries!! As for Downton...sigh...just too sad for words that it is almost over!!

  6. Such beautiful photos, Deanna. I love that leaf and the soft colouring in the background! How exciting to be in an exhibition!

  7. Being close to you physically, the snow seems to be skirting us too...lots of rain. Glad you entered the competition...I need to do that too, I wonder if my sister will see your work. I'm hooked on Downton Abbey and have only seen this season, just learned I can see it on Amazon....excited about that! Stay warm!

  8. I'm hoping your spring-like winter won't turn into a wintry spring! I just love that leaf photo - good luck!

  9. Best of luck with your photo contest, Diana! Love the leaf. Last year for Mother's Day my daughter took me to the Biltmore House in Asheville to see the Downton Abby wardobe exhibit. My, that Mary's a tiny gal!

  10. These are both awesome. I really like the one with the leaf. How cool to enter into the photo contest.

  11. Best of luck with your submission to the art exhibition, Deanna! I love both of those images.
    We love Downtown too. We have seen the final season, but I won't spoil any of it for you.


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