Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Flower Market ..... and #15 is a War Film!!

Gentle Friends I got a few shots of the SF Flower Market last Wednesday and thought I would share them with you today.....  the Flower Market here in the City is a great place to go for flowers and even if you are not in the buying frame of mind, it is a beautiful place to just walk around.  There is a super selection of the freshest cut and potted flowers to be had in Northern California - and even if you are not a Badge Holder, you can still purchase arm fulls of lovely blooms.  There are around 50 vendors of all types of flowers and plants and related items.   Here are some snaps....

... there are so many lovely choices it is often hard to choose.....

... and with it being so close to Christmas and the Holiday Season there was tons of greenery.....

...  (notice the overflowing blooms on the Christmas cactus's in the lower right) We are going back this weekend to get some cedar garland and a wreath for the front door, they really do not have cut trees here so we'll have to search that out somewhere else - we'll also pick up a poinsettia or two, they have all kinds of them from the traditional blood red to the speckled white curled petal kind...... can't wait!!
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... and #15 in my Christmas Film Countdown is.....


........ "Joyeux Noel" - 2005 - starring Benno Furmann, Guillaume Canet, Daniel Bruhl, Diane Kruger and Gary Lewis.  Based on a true story this is a remarable film telling about the extraordinary "unofficial" Christmas 1914 truce between warring soldiers, German, French and Scottish in the trenches in France during WWI.  The truce and the film demonstrate just how ludicrous war really is and how the human spirit can overcome blind ignorant hate.  With the words...Joyeux Noel, Frohe Weihnachten and Merry Christmas the soldiers come together to celebrate the birth of Christ and bury the dead.  Performances, cinematography and direction are all top notch, but what's important about the film is the message.  It is a feel good film with a difference.... and the difference is that the story is based on a real event.  It is a French film and the languages spoken are French, German and English, there are subtitles to follow along.

There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

11 comments:

Vicki said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place to visit. Thank you for sharing the Flower Market with us!

Nancy said...

The Flower Market is absolutely beautiful, and that Christmas Cactus - wow! Thanks for mentioning this film. This is one that I am not familiar with.

Julie said...

We have a wonderful market here, always a pleasure to wander and see whats on offer, but nothing like your abundance of flowers, the smell must be heavenly as you wander around.

Shirlee said...

The market looks great! John & I aren't familiar with that film but we will definitely look into it : )

riona said...

Joyeux Noel is one of our household's Christmas favorites.

gracie said...

Beautiful post with such lovely flowers....

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I posted about you on my blog again - just wanted you to know. I made a cake I think you would like - there is a link to the recipe on my blog. Next week I am going to make that cranberry crunch you posted - soo pretty!! The flower market is beautiful!!

Margaret said...

The flower market is so gorgeous! And the movie -- I so need to watch this! I read a novel recently that talked about that unofficial truce as well. So cool. Thanks for the recommendation.

Catherine said...

I would love walking through all the flowers ~ even if I couldn't leave with armfuls!

Karol Johns said...

What a beautiful flower market!

Barb said...

Oh my goodness, I want to visit that market!!! I think the story in that film is so touching!