Monday, April 26, 2010

Outside My Window!

These are pics of things that are around where I live!! Nature photography is fun and these photographs highlight the beauty of my surrondings.

Moving On

After winning their series last night against the LA Kings the Vancouver Canucks are moving on in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Amazing saves by Roberto Luongo and goals scored by Bernier and Daniel Sedin contributed to the Kings defeat. This win makes the Northwestern Champions and gets them one step closer to becoming the first Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup since 1993. Tonight the Washington Capitals look to end their series with a defeat of the Montreal Canadiens but the Canadiens are intent upon tying it up and forcing a 7th game with the number 1 team in the league after the regular season.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hockey Playoffs

So this year's first series of playoffs for the stanely cup has being super interesting. From goals under review to guys getting hit in the face with pucks. It has undoubtley been fun to watch. The drama has been super exciting. Last nights game between the Ottawa Senators and Sidney Crosby a.k.a. the Pittsburgh Penguins was a nail biter. The game started with a goal from the Sens and eventually the went into a 2-0 lead. Fourtanately for the Penguins Matt Cooke stepped up and scored the first undisputed goal for the Penguins. The Sens scored again making it 3-1. Eventually 2 more goals were scored by the Penguins one by Matt Cooke also. The game was tied so the Pens and the Sens went into overtime for the second game in a row luckily for some of us who go to sleep at 10 the game only had one ot this time. The winning goal was scored Pascal DuPois. This booted the Sens out of the Stanley Cup running and pushed Sid and the Penguins closer to winning their second Cup in a row. Tonight the Canucks go head-to-head with the Kings. Will Roberto Luongo lead his team to becoming the first Canadian team to win a Stanley Cup since 1993 or will the Kings tie the series forcing a 7th game? Either way it's sure to be a great game.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Virginia Bluebell

Carrying the weight on the end of a limb
You're just waiting for somebody to pick you up again
Shaded by a tree, can't live up to a rose
All you ever wanted was a sunny place to grow
Pretty little thing, sometimes you gotta look up
And let the world see all the beauty that your made of
'Cause the way you hang your head nobody can tell
You're my Virginia Bluebell
My Virginia Bluebell
Even throught a stone a flower can bloom
You just need a little push, Spring is coming soon
Umbrella in the rain, let it roll off your back
Weather what you can, realize what you have
Pretty little thing, sometimes you gotta look up
And let the world see all the beauty that your made of
'Cause the way you hang your head nobody can tell
You're my Virginia Bluebell
My Virginia Bluebell
Put a little light in the darkest places
Put a little smile on the saddest faces
Miranda Lambert

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Come Live With Me

I recently watched a movie starring James Stewart. It came on TCM and I'm pretty sure it was made in 1941. In the movie Stewart quoted a beautiful poem by Christoper Marlowe. It inspired me. Here it is!
Come Live With Me and be my Love
And we will all the pleasures prove
The valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
woods or steepy mountain yields.
And we will sit upon the rocks
Seeing the sheperds feed their flocks
By shallow rivers to whose fall
Melodious birds sing madrigals
And I will make thee bed of roses
And a thousand fragrant poises,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;
A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold,
With buckles of the purest gold;
A belt of straw and ivy buds
With coral clasps and amber studs:
And if these pleasures may the move,
Come live with me and be my love.
For the sheperds' swain shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me and be my love.
A Passionate Sheperd to his Love: Chirstopher Marlowe