Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BEACH* INTERLUDE* HOLIDAY

 
Hello & Buh-Bye Everyone!
 
 
It's important to take time off, don't you agree???? I'm off again**** this time with Mistress Maddie's #1 Fan and Preston and some new friends for my first visit ever to the infamous Fire Island, where I'm sure to make a spectacle big splash, and of course hold court.....
 
and maybe catch the eye of a new gentlemen.....
 
In my absence, and since the houseboys are too, your welcome to join in the Ladies Tea Dance every afternoon! The Lesbyterians in my neighborhood are a fun and wild bunch.And who says they don't like a good ball toss????
 
I'll back in a couple weeks! Don't do anything I wouldn't!!!!
Tootles!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ANOTHER BIRD SONG- THE PECKERS

Today at the window while enjoying breakfast. After the doves and others leave , well, more like chased away by my red bellied woodpecker! She often visits as they like the fruit and nuts I put out. And like clock work,  every morning I am awoken by the very fast pecking on the spouting. My other neighbors have also heard the pecking as it is loud!!! Why she does this is beyond me. At times though she has shared the window sill with others. So beautiful though.......
 
 And I say she because, believe it or not, this is the baby..... it's head is not as red yet. And it still has a little hissing vocal. The mother is in the process of leaving her little one.
 
In addition to them, I also have a mother and baby Downy Woodpecker. I finally captured the baby yesterday in some snaps.... excuse the little one, someone needs a napkin.
 
And last night a snapped this while enjoying drinks at the neighbors... not sure if a moth of butterfly.

TUESDAY WITH THE MISTRESS......


A SAN FRANCISCO TREAT?

           

Monday, July 20, 2015

BIRD SONG

Happy Monday all!!!
 
Today started my second vacation, and since I'm ahead of the game of getting ready for my trip, and before company arrives tomorrow to whisk me away, I'm spending the day up at the lake to take a run, then do some kayaking.I had a lovely breakfast this morning while watching Bonnie, Clyde and company.....
 
Loved this shot of Jay flying away.......
 
I really need to stop walking around in Calvin's....!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

CAN CANNIBALISM BE ELEGANT?

 Why yes, apparently it can. Now mind you, not that I'm condoning cannibalism, although... I have been know to eat men alive!!!!!!As a stubborn fan of the character and a hater of all things associated with remake culture, I had very little interest in watching NBC bastardize a great horror series. I could not have been more wrong.Series creator Bryan Fuller has somehow managed to pull off the unthinkable by making a television series centered around Hannibal Lecter that is just as good, if not better, than the films.  Despite the fact that NBC just devastated fans by canceling the show after its third season, the show is still well worth watching. That said, I'm glad they let it live and gave it a chance.
 
  Week after week I am amazed by what the series gets away with; it airs in primetime on NBC, yet features the most horrifically grotesque images I’ve ever seen on TV, including American Horror Story, or even  HBO. But being highly visual, I love it!!!!!  "Hannibal" has a distinct visual style that sets it apart from literally any other show on network television. The cinematography of Hannibal is unparalleled — between the gorgeous shot compositions, the use of slow motion and the visual and aural horror associated with Will’s ‘dream’ sequences, there is always something gorgeous to behold.  Initially the show may appear to be nothing more than another boring police procedural, but it’s anything but.The sets alone are stunning!!!

Hannibal, a notable psychiatrist, is brought in by FBI to aid special investigator Will Graham, played by hunky Hugh Dancy in  what I think is the best role of his career, who has the unique ability to ‘get in the minds’ of the killer through his victims. Will has the ability to essentially replay each week’s murder in his head via beautifully shot and intensely stylized visual sequences and figure out how the victim was killed.Little do the authorities know that the very man helping them solve the crimes actually committed them in the first place. I had actually hoped Will and Hannibal would have had an affair! Their connection was very eerie.


The show would be nothing without its excellent cast. Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy are both superb in their leading roles, and the supporting cast, which includes the likes of Laurence Fishburne, Gillian Anderson and Cynthia Nixon are all equally wonderful.  The performances really elevate the material, and when combined with the absolutely insane visuals and special effects, Hannibal truly shines. In addition to all of this, the incredibly creepy sound design is worth noting — never has a show made me cringe or jump with only sound. I have yet to meet an ardent horror fan who hasn’t been completely blown away by the show.  If being scared isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of other things to salivate over, including the food. While the cuisine may consist of people, it looks just as delicious as anything you’ll see on the Food Network and is presented in such a way that makes it elegant and tasteful. For a show that is often so horrific, it is so damned beautiful!
And then there's Gillian Anderson as Bedelia du Maurier, who is Hannibal's psychiatrist and then posed as his wife. These two have one of the darkest relationships I've seen on tv. Of all the indelible moments from the series, the season 3 premiere, the dinner scene with Hannibal, Bedelia, and a very game, but misinformed Antony Dimmond was the clear standout. The scene is rife with dramatic tension with regard to Dimmond’s presence amongst the phony Fells, who they are pretending to be. When the young rhymester notices Bedelia’s dining on oysters, acorns, and marsala, he notes how those items were fed to cattle by Romans to make the meat taste better, Bedelia responds by saying, “My husband has a very sophisticated palate. He’s very particular about how I taste.” It’s an in-joke that is as perversely funny as any of the other humor on Hannibal, but thanks to Anderson’s performance, there’s more than enough evidence to conclude Bedelia’s aware the likelihood she’ll be served up next. And later Hannibal does admit he planned on eating her. But the clever Bedelia wormed her way out.... Loved it. She essentially: scathingly looked at Hannibal and mended his broken ass, dumped him, got high, mugged Jack and Will off. Be interesting to see what happens to her. But how incredible did she look in this show!?!?!?

And then there was the unexpected lesbian love affair with Alana and Margot, who were horny, lonely, found each other attractive and had time and opportunity.
 
 And how twisted was Margot's brother Mason.... pulling the sick trick of having her eggs put in a pig as a surrogate???? And the pig had it's own room in the mansion, complete with baby pig mobile above the bed?????
 
I will miss this elegant, but grotesque show as it heads off into the sunset.  Snack anyone???
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