We have rain!
and Cooler Temperatures!!
The roses give thanks by bursting into bloom...
only a few showers, over a couple of days, but we are so grateful..
On the hottest day of last week's heatwave, I went to the movies, solo..
It's been years since I did that.
Saw the Book Thief, which was excellent -
set in Germany during World War II.
It stars Brisbane's own Geoffrey Rush
and is adapted from the book by young Australian author Markus Zusak.
Today I heard him interviewed on radio and learnt that his parents lived through the war as children, meeting as adults after emigrating, separately, to Australia. Their stories helped Zusak develop ideas and the theme of his novel.
I see The Book Thief has an Oscar nomination for the music, which was very effective.
Do you ever go to the movies alone?
|The University of Queensland|
(Gossip Dept: Geoffrey Rush was a graduate of the University of Queensland - just like the Red Cardinals)
Now it is a bit cooler, I am able to do a bit of sewing.
Finished a pair of black linen, lined, pants, made from McCalls M6361.
How does one take a picture of straight black pants - it's harder than you'd think..
I've almost finished this dress, a very popular Vogue V1250 Donna Karan design. Might attempt a selfie for this one..
An unusual pair of birds greeted me today; I did not recognise them at all.
I searched through the pictures in our Field Guide to Birds of Australia, and think they are the White-headed Pidgeon. They are quite large, 38-41cm, and their habitat is described as rainforest, scrub, or gardens.
Thank you for visiting..
Keep dry, and either warm or cool depending on your latitude..