Monthly Archives: March 2012

Venus Tops the Charts, Jupiter Slips Back

I only caught Venus and Jupiter twice this week with my camera.  Between a day trip to Chicago and occasional sporadic thunderstorms, I only caught them Monday and Thursday nights. The best shot from Monday night included this closeup of … Continue reading

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Spring Sprung, Grass Grew, Trees Bloomed

I left my husband a voice-mail as I left work, asking him to sharpen the mower blade so I could  spend the evening trimming the verge. The front and side yards, I hoped, would be dry enough to mow. The … Continue reading

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Remembering Roxy: First Trip to the Dog Park

Another Friday arrives, and another installment in my ‘Remembering Roxy’ blog post series.  Last week I reminisced about one of Roxy‘s nicknames – Bear-Pig, which followed the inaugural post on Roxy’s talent for Circling the Wagons.  This week I decided … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hatari! (1962)

Hatari! (1962) 4 out of 5 stars I did a double-take when I realized this movie is fifty years old this year.  I grew up with this movie.  I’ve seen it I don’t know how many times.  So when I … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Greystoke (1984)

Greystoke (1984) 3.5/4 out of 5 stars I cannot remember now, nearly thirty years later, if I saw this film in a movie theater.  I don’t believe I did.  In fact, I think I saw it on a grainy VHS … Continue reading

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Late March Evening Triangle

I spent a lazy Sunday writing blog entries and emails, reading an ebook and watching the best bits of an old movie (Hatari! from 1962). I kept one eye on the clock and the other one on the sun because … Continue reading

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Just Dew It

I decided Apollo and I needed some physical therapy to deal with an entire week of rain which prevented either of us from enjoying the newly arrived spring conditions.  The last time we walked happened to be exactly one week … Continue reading

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