|Summer sunrise, Las Vegas|
I've been cleaning this morning-- and it's way overdue. Been home from my vacation for a week and haven't done much but the dishes.
With a full and heavy trash bag in hand I flung open the garage door, heading for the trash can. Now...
I don't like bugs.. and I spend a lot of time unconsciously scanning my surroundings for anything that moves. I'm pretty good at spotting a bug-- I can see an earwig crawling up the wall at 50 feet-- and I'm really nearsighted. So when I saw a little movement at my feet as I flung open the garage door, I stopped cold.
This little guy was blending in with the floor so well that it took me a moment to see him.
|Mediterranean house gecko|
I was pleased to find only a little lizard; since I was a girl I have loved reptiles.
After some maneuvering and coaxing I managed to catch the little guy-- and he was little! No more than an inch and a half long, including tail!
Yes, he's in a candle. There's always one handy around the house, and the lids make an escape proof catcher.
I let the little guy go in my back yard, and after some Internet research, I found that I had a little house gecko-- cute!! And they eat bugs, so I hope he sticks around.
|House Gecko; his big ole eyes are so cute!|
On a whim I started a mini quilt yesterday, and it has come together pretty quick. I have the top pieced and have also done a little hand embroidery embellishment. I plan to baste and straight line quilt it tomorrow.
The little squares are all from a single piece of fabric I've had for years. It's an eclectic print, and I love how the designs are so small (each block is about an inch and a half). I cut the fabric apart and then gave each little square a little room to breath.
This mini will get a more thorough post after I have quilted it.
I've been hitting the Netflix hard over here this week. Is it possible to watch too many movies? Netflix is just too good! As a lover of bad movies, B movies, old movies, foreign movies, I always find something obscure and/or entertaining.
Just a few recent screenings:
Resevoir Dogs-- for the first in over ten years, it's still good
Thor- surprisingly good, though lots of green screen
Alice's Restaurant- this is the third time, love that movie
Submarine- surprisingly good quirky, indie type
Anna Karenina- (2000 masterpiece version) I've seen other versions.. this was well done (of course, it's PBS) and the story is timeless
Leadbelly- dramatization of his life...once something awful happened to me when listening to a Leadbelly record, wont' go in to it
A league of their own- had this on VHS growing up, watched it a hundred times "batter up.."
The Red Violin- this was hard to watch but so good...an emotionally tense film and one that sticks with you
His Girl Friday- seen this at least three times, a great classic film! Cary Grant is too good
The Fifth Element- though this one is silly, it's still entertaining!