Tuesday, 13 November 2018

HUGO ..........






Have any of you seen the film HUGO ? It was made in 2011 so it's not new, won Academy Awards and Baftas  and I'm obviously late to the party but I loved it ..... an historical adventure drama film directed and produced by Martin Scorsese. I won't go into a long review but it involves Georges Mélies'  A Trip To The Moon and a boy who lives and winds the clocks at Paris train station.



It is a charming film and the music is great as well.


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video via youtube, image via google

Jackie

Sunday, 11 November 2018

1918 - 2018 ..........














 video from YouTube

Jackie

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

NOVEMBER COLOUR ..........


This post is a bit boring if you don't like gardening but I cannot believe how much colour we have in our garden at the moment and its November !!!


I planted these cyclamens about 25 years ago ..... I think that I bought a couple over the years as indoor plants and planted them out in the garden when they finished flowering indoors .....


..... a final bloom on our Hydrangea Annabelle .....


..... Hydrangea Smowball in it's Autumn coat ..... it's pure white in the Summer and changes to this deep red .....



..... Hydrangea Vanille Fraise ..... fading .....


..... Verbena .....


..... this is Parahebe ' Snow Clouds ' ...... it flowers from May pretty much into December ..... you really get your money's worth ! Just cut back after it's first flush is finished and back it comes .....



..... geranium ' Rozanne ' .....


..... Salvia ' Black and Bloom ' .....


..... and this euonymus was here when we moved in thirty odd years ago and this is the first year that I have seen these berries/fruits !!! .....


..... and this Blush Noisette rose is still flowering .....


..... and, finally { non gardeners will be pleased to know ! } my St. Swithun rose that flowers from May until December .....  That is the same rose .... it produces slightly different colours and forms of flowers ..... I really do like to get my moneys worth !!!






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Jackie