Jesus, Kathleen the pic is not me, though there is a resemblance, for sure, but I am better looking than he. My nose is nicer!
It is none other than the greatest living actor in the world, Daniel Day-Lewis, resident of the Wicklow Mountains and Oscar winner. This particular pic is from "The Last of the Mohicans". In that film you may see Daniel running throughout the forests of NC (I think) in buckskins. He advised that he had no idea that women would deem him sexually appealing, while doing so. Apparently, he was short-sighted in this regard as he quickly became a sex symbol.
If you have not seen "There Will Be Blood" which is his most recent film, you should do so. I believe that his performance is the best of the past fifty years and may be the best ever. This is one talented person, Kathleen.
Getting chilly here now. Burning bushes, turning red.
Hope all is well. Slante.
Hey Kathleen...I'll take you home AGAIN!
How are you? Wow the summer flew by pretty damned quickly. Seems like just yesterday you were dancing round that May pole.
Sad! But fall is my fav season Crisp days, the aroma of wood stoves, pumpkins and the changing leaves. PA is very beautiful, as is NC, during this time of the year.
The dog and I have been playing frisbee more frequently, so she is pretty happy about that.
Listening to Irish tunes. Hope all is well with you, Kathleen.
hmm, apparently the system's not in a cooperative mood today. It won't display the hyperlinks I add. Anyway, if you want to see pictures of the humppa band, see my previous comment. after the 'here it is again:' there is a hidden link. Move your cursor very close to the right side of the coloun. You'll see it turns into a pointing finger, indicating that there's a hyperlink there.
So there's a little coordination skills test for you :).
I know Spike Jones! I love his song Holiday for Strings. Whenever you're in a bad mood, listen to that song and you'll instantly laugh along. None other but my own girlfriend introduced him to me. He was from the '40 I believe. He made all kinds of parodies on songs he thought too serious.
We had another performance last saturday. Together with a choir and a classical singer. It didn't fit together at all, but we got the audience to their feet.
I see you couldn't open the link I sent you. Here it is again:
Have fun, (you'll see we did)
Thanks for the comments. It's true you don't have these kind of bands in the US, but you do have these wonderful Dixieland or New Orleans Jazz bands, which is nearly the same, although not as "zany" (indeed :) ).
We're not alone though, there are over 2000 of these kind of bands in the Netherlands. Last Saturday we went to a humppa band festival. A day-long performance. We were wrecks at the end.
Here are some pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/WilhelminaRijssen/WilhelmientjesZutphen12September2009#
My pooch is a Welsh Springer Spaniel. Her name if Myfi (rhymes with spiffy) and her name translates to "my little lovely one" in Welsh. She makes the bad days much better and the good days unforgettable.
My summer is still filled with work which means more travels. Sometimes that is good (like the Sunlight Basin photos) and sometimes not so much. Such is life.
Glad to hear that you seem to be enjoying your summer. Autumn is just around the corner!
Hi Kathleen! How are you? Thank 4 the comment ( Really love this one! What was the inspiration behind this piece?)My friend from England she really love Ophelia by John Everett Millais & John Waterhouse.
Yeah Kathleen, I am good.
With all the rain in June, I thought I was going to be forced to build an ark. Luckily, today is sunny with glorious blue sky, mild breeze.
I cannot believe that July 4th is just around the corner. When I was a kid the summer seemed endless...now it seems like a long weekend. The difficulties of the aging process.
The fourteen year old granddaughter is coming in from Wichita KS for a few weeks beginning July 1. She is such a sweet kid, So nice to have her around. She likes to come here cause she is away from the normal parental craziness and we spoil the hell out of her. Apparently, it is much calmer here than her usual environment. Doesn't surprise me in the least.
I've taken to watching the Phillies, which I haven't done since I was a teenager. It is easier now that they are the World Champions. too.
The pool is finally clear, so pretty soon the heater will get fired-up and there will be splashing and merriment and much conviviality. Ahhh summer.
Hope all is well with you Kathleen...I'll take you home again...
About time you became a grandparent. I predict you will love the new relationship with the grandchild. It is so nice to play with them and enjoy them and be able to at their little backsides and send them back to Mom and Dad. Brilliant!
It is beautiful here in Pennsylvania. Spring is such a hopeful season. The flowering trees set the tone. I am sitting here watching a golf tournament. I am not a player, but the tournaments are a joy to me because it is what I consider to be "quiet TV". No explosions, or body-counts. Just a stretch of green and gentle breezes. Of course, Mark Twain said of golf, that it was a "long walk, ruined". Great wit.
I have been having some medical probs that have kept my attention for some months now. Hopefully all the treatment is over and I can return to re-focusing on more rewarding things. I need to get out and take some pics.
I have been pretty impressed with your photos, so when you post, please let me know. Would love to see you dancing round that May pole.
Ahh yes the dogs are great. The merle color is Babe and the red is Buddy. They are wonderful. Both are old souls, very gentle and loving.
Yes that is me in 1431, while I was in Ireland. Alas the beard is gone now..it became much too itchy to continue.
Stay well Kathleen.