Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Dinner

As the Christmas turkey was cooking and we were watching the new Doc Martins, there was a lot of crunching coming from outside.  Several squirrels were munching on the Tipu's seed pods. Better in their stomachs than on the ground.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Lights

The recent rains have given us a new round of honeysuckle blooms.  The lights finally went up..... they seem to be a little wanting this year but probably will look better in full darkness.

Porking Out

We've been enjoying some pork pies from western NY English bakery, The English Pork Pie Company. We got some sausage rolls and pasties, as well.  Super tasty, flaky and chock full of good stuff.  Yesterday we had the savory Stilton pork pie and today's lunch is about the Farmhouse pie. Containing pork, turkey, stuffing and a bit of apple sauce, it's like eating a thanksgiving day dinner

After The Rains

The sun is back out.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monkey Face is Gone

 Joan Fontaine has passed on at the age of 96. My favorite performance of hers will always be as a wife suspecting her cad of a husband is trying to kill her in Hitchcock's "Suspicion".  She will eternally be Cary Grant's "monkey face".

Sunday, December 15, 2013

He's Gone

Peter O'Toole is Dead at 81
“It is time for me to chuck in the sponge. To retire from films and stage. The heart for it has gone out of me: it won’t come back. My professional acting life, stage and screen, has brought me public support, emotional fulfillment and material comfort. It has brought me together with fine people, good companions with whom I’ve shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits. However, it’s my belief that one should decide for oneself when it is time to end one’s stay. So I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell.”

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Old Man

Seven enjoying some morning sun on a cold morning.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Short Cut

Driving along the beach to save some time while we are in search of the perfect river.  We drove through a few along the way.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Las Cascadas

We saw three sets of waterfalls in the morning.  Each was a hike inland along and through streams and pastures, disrupting the local inhabitants along the way.  Tristan uses our key grip and local scout as stand ins to frame the shot.

Arriving Tambor

We took a small plane from San Jose, Costa Rica across the gulf to Tambor.  The terminal was quaint and there are only daytime flights as the runway has no lights. We loaded into cars and went off to our first locations...... waterfalls

Weekend Dog