Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ghost Mist

Gorgeous photo by Andif

86 comments:

Nancy P said...

Be sure to. . .

1.) compare today's photo with yesterday's to see that it's taken at the same bend in the stream. (Look for the log.)

2. click it to enlarge

Andi, this so looks as if it deserves a frame and a wall.

katiebird said...

OMG! Wow. It's incredible. Andi, it's great!

Nancy, are you rested up yet?

Nancy P said...

I dunno. Woke up about 2, thinking of going back to bed. So I'll tell you later. :)

AndiF said...

People can look as close as they want but it's not the same bend in the creek (the other one is about 1/4 mile upstream). The similar-seeming logs are like those misdirecting clues that writers put in mystery novels. :)

Hi and thanks kb.

Hope you back happily sleeping, Nancy.

Morning all.

Beth said...

Happy Sunday, everyone. Great mist-erious pic, andi! You do make purdy pictures.

Met Parrotheads yesterday - nice friendly people. Drove along the coast, which was gorgeous. Discovered Flagler Beach, a small funky beach town where I wish I was living.

Now back to work today. Hope you all have a fun day planned - and you get a nap, Nancy!

Maria Lima said...

Morning, peeps. Love the ghostly mist!!

Yesterday's writing was pretty much fail. I have a chapter that is kicking my behind. :(

I think today I shall skip that chapter and move on and then go back and fix.

Catch you all later!

Lisa M said...

Nancy--So this means you won't be inducted into your local chapter of the Indian Tracker Association.
Hope you found some more ZZZZZ.

Andi--You are so funny. Still a beautiful pic.

Maria--Still Mean Writing Machine, but those race cars have lower gears too for the curves. You are smart to work around it rather than park the car and sulk.

Beth--Green tint to my vision as you talk about gorgeous coast and funky beach towns.

Will finish reading and marking hard copy of story today. I just can't do it all directly on the computer. Gotta see words on page so get the flow.

Waves to KB and others coming.
Bono--It's the Oscars tonight--Enjoy!!

For those of you needing a blooming break from winter--
Spring Has Sprung

Nancy P said...

Really? Not the same bend. Damn, you could have fooled me, and did.

Lisa, so much pretty! Thank you. Okay if I post one out front some time? (Indian tracker. . .lol)

"mist-erious". . .lol, Parrot Beth.

Ack, Maria. Here's to a word-win Sunday.

I just heard some nice news, but I can't tell anybody yet. I'm evil.

Lisa M said...

Use away Nancy.
Seems like you had trouble posting a pic last time. If you need me to send attachment by email, just let me know.

AndiF said...

Lisa, lovely daffodils. Lovely thought but just a thought; it snowed here this weekend.

And Nancy, who woulda thunk it -- a mystery writer who withholds critical details from her readers. I'm shocked, shocked.

Nancy P said...

lol, andi.

Hmm, Lisa I think you're right, and that sending it by email didn't do the trick, either. I'll try what you've put here and see what haps.

Beth said...

Anyone watching the Oscars here tonight? I'll try, but the wireless signal is sketchy in the living room. Not that I've seen any of the movies - or care what they're wearing. So why am I watching it? :-)

Better than working, I guess!

No daffodils here, Lisa - Florida is flowerless - at least the view from my window is. Thanks for sharing yours.

Nancy P said...

Yeah, Lisa, I'm having no luck. I am not fated to reproduce your photos, drats.

olivia said...

Lots of snow to melt still here before we see any flowers, so thinks Lisa ... much appreciated. :)

boran2 said...

That's another nice photo, Andi. It's snowing on and off here in the Valley. Ugh.

I hope that everyone had a good weekend.

bono said...

Ohhhh, Lisa, thank you. Those pix are loverly and much needed right now. Like Andif, we've had snow here this weekend. Thanks for the reminder that it won't be white here always.

Oscars! Yes! I'm cheering for Milk or The Reader for best pic, Sean, Kate and Heath for their categories. I know I'm in the minority by not picking Slumdog, but it didn't have the impact that the other 2 did for me. Beth, maybe we'll catch each other here during the telecast.

Looking forward to hearing your good news, Nancy!

katiebird said...

Are we live-blogging the Oscars?

Maria Lima said...

I'm afraid that I'm not a huge fan of the Oscars (I know, heretic, right?).

I've not seen any of the movies except for MILK and BATMAN. I suppose I'll hear about the results tomorrow.

Worked on the book today - some progress, and also on day job stuff. Sigh.

I think I'm going to spend the rest of the night reading.

Beth said...

I'm in and out, KB. The signal in the living room is weak (where the TV is), so I keep losing it. I'll check in as I can!

Nancy P said...

You guys are welcome to blog the Oscars! I haven't seen a single one of the movies, so I confess to zero interest. Sigh. And I can't be around anyway.

Mi casa es su casa!

Lisa M said...

Bono--Very lush production this year for Oscars.
Liked what they did for the Supporting Actress.
Love Penelope Cruz. Too bad I haven't seen the movies.

Beth said...

I haven't seen any of them either, Lisa, though I want to. So far so good - it's amazing and overwhelming to see these folks at the top of their careers, and wonder how they found the strength to keep plugging away to get there.

bono said...

I like Hugh Jackman and thoroughly enjoyed his opening tonight. Good for Penelope. I didn't have a favorite in that category, but she did do a nice job in that flick. I'm afraid I'll fall asleep before they get to the major categories. lol

Beth said...

I had no idea he could sing and dance! That was a lot of fun. It does seem to take all night, though, doesn't it?

katiebird said...

I just realized that I've seen TWO films this year.... I was thinking that I hadn't seen any.

Lisa M said...

I hate the schtick like Ben Stiller. Makes no sense and takes so much TIME.
Natalie should have kicked him to the curb and done it straight.
I really like her.
I KNOW I'll be asleep before it's done.

Beth said...

Yeah, there's a lot of time being wasted with stuff like that. Kind of takes away from the meaning of these awards...

Beth said...

I'd rather the winners have more time to speak - limit them to 45 seconds, yet let the other fluff in.

bono said...

I didn't enjoy the Ben Stiller portrayal of Joaquin Phoenix on David Letterman either. I'm betting Heath wins the best supporting actor award but can't figure out who will accept for him. Any guesses?

Lisa M said...

I'll be happy to wield the hook.

katiebird said...

I mostly hate Ben Stiller but, I enjoyed him in that museum movie.

I think Joaquin Phoenix is wonderful. So if anyone is making fun of him, I hate them.

bono said...

These aren't even songs from movies this year!!! Get on with the show!!!!!

Beth said...

Good question re Heath Ledger. I know there was a big debate about it. I'd hope his daughter, escorted by - I guess whoever they decide is legally responsible. Seems kind of silly...

Lisa M said...

This is why I like the Golden Globes. No production numbers.

The first time Hubby met my parents was when he came over and we watched the Oscars together.
Hubby is not really a movie guy so it must have been true love. Been married 32 years so guess so.

Beth said...

I like how they're doing the supporting actor/actress presentations - I read that the ratings were so bad last year, they decided to do something totally different this year.

bono said...

lol, apparently the audience in the theater isn't enjoying parts of the show that much either. This is from the LA Times live blog of the Oscars -
"Brian Grazer watched the romance film montage from the bar and muttered, 'No wonder they're all changing channels at home.'"

Maybe Michelle Williams would accompany their daughter to receive the award? I'm thinking it will probably be the film's director?

Beth said...

32 years - you are SO lucky, Lisa!! Hope he had a fun weekend camping.

I didn't know Diane Lane was married to Josh Brolin!

Lisa M said...

Why do great actors think wearing a knit hat to the Oscars is appropriate?

I'm a goober and could do better than some of these guys. Good they have dressers and hair and makeup people.

Beth said...

I guess you get to a point where they have to let you wear whatever. Still...

I'm glad Heaht Ledger won. I loved him in Brokeback Mountain. What a tragic loss.

katiebird said...

I saw Man on Wire!! I hope it wins.

Lisa M said...

Josh Brolin is a hottie. Didn't know they were married either.

If they spend this much time on the supporting categories, I wonder about the main ones.

What a loss of a great talent--Heath Ledger.
Destructive behavior/depressed temperaments of artists is sad.

Beth--Hubby had good weekend but is glad to be snoring in the recliner in the living room.
(Life is full of excitement after so many years together.)

That's all for me folks.

Beth said...

Night, Lisa! You'll read the Cliff Notes in the morning.

bono said...

Well, Heath deserved the award. I wouldn't have guessed his whole family would accept the award.

Lisa, you are so lucky to have such a wonderful marriage. Congrats. Good night.

I enjoyed Man on Wire also, KB. I think it will win.

bono said...

Yeah, KB, it won!

Beth said...

I have a LOT of movies to watch!

bono said...

Yay! A woman won!

katiebird said...

bono, did you read the book, "To Reach the Clouds"? He wrote it -- he's a poet & it's beautiful. I'm so happy.

bono said...

No, I haven't read that book. I'll put it on my list. Thanks.

katiebird said...

Editor -- I'm rooting for Milk

katiebird said...

Darn!

bono said...

I have my fingers crossed for Milk to win best pic. Everyone else I know thinks it will be Slumdog. I liked Milk because I think it raises awareness re: civil rights for lgbt just as Crash did for racism a few years ago. And it's very timely with what's happening with Prop 8.

Beth said...

I'm afraid Slumdog is going to win everything. Not that it doesn't deserve to, but it seems that they pick a favorite every year, and then give it all of the awards. I guess we'll find out, huh? I'd like Milk to win more!

katiebird said...

(agreeing with bono) Also, it's in San Francisco & Sean Penn's smile.... I haven't seen it yet but, I'm rooting for it too.

bono said...

Does anyone else think it's odd that Eddie Murphy is giving the award to Jerry Lewis? The connection being? Have they even worked together? Does Eddie have some humanitarian cause?

Beth said...

Maybe just being comics - and both playing the Nutty Professor? Otherwise, no clue.

Has Jerry Lewis had a stroke or something?

bono said...

I know, I wondered that about Jerry, too.

And I found this little nugget from the LA Times blog interesting -
"Heath's sister said, while accepting the award for best supporting actor, that he knew, while still alive, that his bizarre, outrageous interpretation of the Joker ...might result in an Oscar! ...She revealed that they "even spoke about what it would be like to be here on this extraordinary day." Now comes the question: who'll keep the award? When the Ledgers arrived at the L.A. airport earlier this week, they said that they planned to keep the award for Heath's daughter Matilda "forever," but would give it to her someday "down the line." Last week the academy announced that Matilda's mother, Michelle Williams, must sign the paperwork necessary to release the statuette. ...But the Ledgers made it clear that they plan to stuff it in their luggage and take it back to Perth, Australia, when they get back on plane." uh-oh

bono said...

Yay! All that's left are the major categories. Do I really have to go to work in the morning??

Beth said...

It should be on a Saturday, for the working folks! I wonder how long they'll spread it out...

Beth said...

What's with the weird camera work during the segment on those we've lost? I can barely tell who they are - they should just aim the camera at the screen...

katiebird said...

Oh, Paul Newman.... (sniff)

bono said...

I agree, Beth. I couldn't see who they all were. Weird.

katiebird said...

the weird camera work during the segment on those we've lost?

Beth, it was horrible - for some people I actually couldn't read what was on the screen.

QL was doing a good job singing but, we didn't need to look at her -- that's not the point of that segment.

And that segment is one of the traditional highlights of the evening!

maryb said...

Yeah, it was really hard to read who the people were on the tributes.

I miss Paul Newman.

Beth said...

No, me either. Another award for Slumdog - like I said, the favorite. Betcha it wins the rest of the awards...

bono said...

Drats, doesn't the best director award indicate best pic? :-(

bono said...

I hope Kate wins this one.

bono said...

YES!!

katiebird said...

I'm thrilled for her.

Beth said...

Me too! No clue on the best actor, though...

bono said...

C'mon, Sean!!!!!

katiebird said...

(crossing fingers) for Sean

katiebird said...

Adrian Brody? In that group?

bono said...

Where's Jack Nichols?

katiebird said...

Most of Brad Pitt's acting was done with CGI. They digitized his head on OTHER actors.

bono said...

I thought maybe there was a connection Adrian had with one of the nominees, but I guess not. ??

bono said...

I wondered how they did that with Brad being so short at the beginning.

bono said...

YYYYEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

katiebird said...

(Cheering!!!

katiebird said...

My brother-in-law, the film editor told me all about it...

(grinning, I'm SOOO happy about Sean Penn)

bono said...

Hoping for an upset here!

katiebird said...

Also, (a rant) Benjamin Button is a re-hash of Forrest Gump and I hated Forrest Gump.

(rooting for Milk)

katiebird said...

I remember the day Milk was assassinated.

(Dang it!)

Beth said...

Ah well, someone has to lose, someone has to win. At least the others were recognized.

Thanks for keeping me company, ladies. It was fun. Have a great night!

bono said...

Oh well, I'm still recommending Milk to anyone who hasn't seen it.

Thanks for the info, KB. I agree re: Benjamin Button.

It was fun doing this with you all.

Good night.

katiebird said...

I had fun "watching" the Oscars with you guys! Have a good evening!

xxoo

Nancy P said...

And the winner is. . .you guys!

G'night, Gracie.