Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Lilacs are in Bloom Again

GR&&DF I am so happy about how well received "The Young Victoria" was yesterday. Since the majority of films out there being made toady are barely worth the computer digitized space they take up - it was so nice to see a top notch quality piece!! Last night the flicker was "Angels Over Broadway" - 1940 - starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchel and John Qualen. A small film from Columbia Pictures written and directed by Ben Hecht. This is a character driven film with lots of snappy dialogue - mostly from Hayworth - and she is the reason to see the film. Fairbanks is miscast as the on-the- make gangster heel and Mitchel reprises another drunken mr. fix it role - only Qualen casting is spot on - as the downtrodden "almost" suicide. A short film that was not well received at the time, but worth a look since Rita was never lovelier!!

On the way home we stopped in the Castro to pick up some dinner at Zappata' s Mexican Grill. Across the street is a small florist that we like and they finally had some lilac's. I have been looking for the past month or so for some. Now the Spring can't start for me until I have some Lilac's!! So I trotted over and got me my bunch and here is a snap of them....

I had to cut some of the branchy parts off as they were just too tall - but they are beautiful and lush - I love 'em!! Even though it is now spring the weather here in the city was rainy and pretty cold yesterday - today it is supposed to get into the upper 50's and be sunny, but I will believe that when it actually happens!

There you go sports fans!! Thanks again for stopping by - do come again!

Take care,
edgar

10 comments:

Loraine said...

LOL, couldn't agree more with you about the movies coming out today! I think I need to keep a list of all of your movie picks, so I can put them in my que at Netflix. I pretty much fall in step with your movie opinions.
The flowers are lovely, and I've enjoyed all your recent posts!

Nancy said...

Oh what beautiful lilacs! They definitely say spring. I'll send you some warm weather Edgar. Here it's in the 70s and just gorgeous!

Margaret said...

I love lilacs! Ours are starting to bloom now. Seems early to me -- I think they usually bloom in May but maybe I'm wrong. Enjoy!

Barb said...

Wow! I didn't know there was another lilac fan! Here's my evil confession- I spot great bushes on public spaces , then go snip a few! I'm hoping the farmer's market will have some this week-end! Enjoy spring!

Natasha said...

I just absoluley LOVE lilacs, there is a buch growing that I pass when I walk my pups and I always have to stop and smell them, they are so wonderful.

Enjoy your spring time flowers :)

Evelyn said...

So lovely. One of my favorite bouquets last year was one my coworker brought me from home on a spring morning - an arrangement of lilacs and bleeding hearts. It was lush and breathtaking. Our season here in Maine is a lot later and we're a while away from lilacs but looking forward to them. Thanks for the reminder!

Sharlotte said...

Seems the last several years, there is hardly any movies coming up that I find worthy enough to fork over the dough on. And why do they have to put so much CGI in everything these days?

Lovely lilacs! My grandmother had lots of lilac bushes in her yard. You could smell them coming down the lane before you even got to her house. I always think of her when I smell them. Our next door neighbor has a lilac bush in her backyerd . Our bedroom faces that side of the house and when we have a bedroom window open in the Spring and early Summer, you can always smell them.

Catherine said...

I love lilacs and currently have 4 different types in my garden! Have you seen the reblooming varieties? I have some and with the proper moisture, they will have periodic reblooming throughout the growing season!! LOVE THEM!

Berit said...

How pretty! :o

Thanks so much for sharing this lovely bit of spring with us.

Myriam said...

Oh le joli lilas!