Gentle readers and Dear Friends sorry for the blip in posting. That little note I posted yesterday took about 45 mins to post - and I knew something was wrong. I usually think it is me as computin' gadgets tend to not like me and will malfunction in a New York minute when I'm around. I was gratified that others where experiencing problems and that it wasn't just me. Not that I was going to post anything earth shattering, but I do enjoy posting something a little more interesting than - " It don't work and I can't fix it."
The rains came on Tuesday and boy was it wet - like for the whole day - we had the second wettest July 28th on record. I took a snap of the wet that sort of says "hey, it's raining, but we can sure use every drop." -
I pass this great old building everyday. I love the way the flowered vine is so lush with the red flowers popping out all over. The rain made it just glisten and washed the buildings of the accumulate dust and dirt. That is one thing with SF - during the summer and fall this city gets mighty dusty, and dirty. So the first rains of winter usually wash that all off and the city kind of gleams with a freshness that is very nice. An odd little tidbit about this picture - the reflected roof you can see in the window on the right usually hosts naked tribal dancers. You never know when they will break into dance and song, but most days you can see a handful of them gyrating to loud music in the all together and you get a real eye full!! Gotta love the city!!
I have also been stitching away on the Mystery sampler - it is a really great little piece with just enough colour changes to keep it interesting.... here is a snap.....
I hope have the borders completed and get a start on Part II over the long weekend.
Last night was "A Tribute to Scotland" on TCM and they showed a favorite flicker on mine - "Brigadoon" 1954 - starring Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse and Van Johnson. A wonderful film made entirely on the sound stages of MGM, expertly directed by Vincent Minnelli. This film is a top notch musical and wonderfully done - it is such a pleasure to see Cyd Charisse dancing and paired with Gene Kelly - its magic!! Here is short clip from a number from the film - The Heather on the Hill -
Another film the Cyd is in that is often over looked is "It's Always Fair Weather" - 1955 - again her co-star is Gene Kelly. Cyd does a great dance routine in a boxing gym with boxers and looks and dances terrifically!!!
Both films are winners and I would highly recommend them.
There you go sports fans. I do thank you all for the kind comments and help with the "problem" yesterday! Do stop by again.