Sunday, June 17, 2012

Of marigolds and other stories…….

 

We had a very enjoyable Father’s Day weekend, I hope yours was too.

Saturday, after a morning spent doing yard work, we decided to go to a matinee movie……

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I’m not often this inspired by a movie but we, both, really enjoyed “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.   Full of great stars such as Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith it was funny, poignant, sad, colorful, scenic, wonderfully well acted by an amazing cast of professionals and had several story lines going at once.  I’m guessing, you might enjoy this movie more if you were…..say over 50, but there is enough story going that you don’t need to be a “geezer”, to appreciate it.

P.S. I, also, loved the wardrobe they dresses Dame Judi in, now, I need a scarf and a tunic top!

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Both, pages finished!  This is the first movie I’ve seen that has inspired a journal page but, as soon as, we got home I was in sketching this page in my journal.  The color and photography in the movie is awesome…..all about India and the lifestyle.

Today, Mom, Dad and………

IMG_2485Jack…. lookin’ all snazzy in sepia  with a fancy museum frame…. courtesy PicMonkey (a free on-line photo program), went on a hike in Molalla River State Park.

PicMonkey Collage This is a beautiful state park located about 15 miles south of Portland.  The park marks the confluence of the Molalla River and Pudding River with the Willamette River.  It is beautiful park with a walking path along the river, a boat ramp and a nice play area for dogs.  So, we packed a lunch and off we went.

Plus, the wildlife and wildflowers are abundant this time of year! 

Now, it’s crab cakes and salad for dinner topped off with strawberry shortcake….woohoo!

It has been a great weekend.  

4 comments:

Terra said...

I posted on my blog about this movie too; we went to a matinee and recommend it. It seems all the A list English actors of a certain age are in it; wonderful acting.

Marilyn Rock said...

Judi Dench - one of my favorites. I love your reflective pages. Photos are beautiful, too!

Julie said...

My gosh, what wonderous sites and fun!!! Love your sketches inspired by the movie! I had heard that it had gorgeous scenery in it, and I am planning to see it one of these days soon!!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You are the second person who recommends that movie. Unfortunately, I don't go to the cinema in this country because all the movies are censored. Such a waste. Your journal pages are great; your walk looks absolutely wonderful; and Jack is very handsome :) Have a fabulous rest of the week. Tammy