I saw on the news that they said there seems to be an unprecedented number of geese this year--huge flocks! Did they have exceptional breeding conditions this winter? Or could it be that because of the flooded river they have larger spots to gather together? Or that because of all the excess waterways the first geese have just hung around longer so that there are these huge flocks now with the additional geese arriving? Or do you think that maybe the geese might instinctively know about the flooding--which is good for them for fattening up on their way north? Interesting to ponder.
I watched The Secret Life of Bees and Frozen River last night. Very different kinds of movies--and I really loved them both for different reasons. Frozen River might not be everybody's cup of tea--quite stark, I guess you could say, but not unrealistic. They both touched my heart.
The Secret Life Of Bees:
Haunted by the death of her mother, 14-year-old Lily (Dakota Fanning) escapes the dreary life she lives on her father's farm and heads to Tiburon, S.C., with her friend and caregiver, Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), setting off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Set amidst the hotbed of racial tensions in the South in the 1960s, Gina Prince-Bythewood's dramatic tale is based on the bestselling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
On a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian border, Ray (Melissa Leo, in an Oscar-nominated role) teams with widowed tribe member Lila (Misty Upham) to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States. Although the work provides the women with much-needed money, each trip puts them in danger. How long will their luck hold before the authorities close in? Charlie McDermott co-stars in this drama nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature.
Anyways, Leah is stopping by sometime to pick up her three timers. The only thing I got done yesterday was to slowly put away all that glorious stash--hehe! Today I am washing clothes and it is 40 degrees! Nice! Have a great day!