Well, last evening there was a marvellous sunset for a change… partly, doubtless, because yet another thunderstorm looms. But hey.
Isn’t it good and spooky-looking? It actually made me covet (even more) one of these masks which I had seen on the Globe and Mail web photo page yesterday
Now, how’s THAT for a craft project?!? They’re called “devil masks”. The photo above is of dancers about to do a Spanish folk performance in Barcelona.
Ah, Barcelona. Home of Gaudi mosaics!
I wish I could be 1/10 this talented… but at the very least I will definetely visit Barcelona as soon as humanly possible (although with the fuel prices where they’re at and the response of the airlines, I will likely need divine intervention to afford an overseas ticket before long. Sigh.)
But something else is nagging me about Barcelona. What the hell is it?!
I do hope you’ve all seen Fawlty Towers at some point. If so, you must remember Manuel – don’t you?! “I am from Barthelona” Manuel”, who has even been known to talk to Canadians from time to time!
And, there’s even a pinko poster starring Manuel, much to my general amusement!
I was still laughing at this by the time I came home yesterday. So much so that the new balcony decoration escaped my normally keen eye until I went out to take the sunset photos:
Now, I do have a black thumb and all, but even stunned little me managed to pick up that these are actually fake flowers, not real ones. I couldn’t figure out what they were doing in a planter with real dirt. So I asked J “His Master’s Voice” J, who is responsible for the landscaping at the House of Brouhaha (and who, I might add, has fallen down severely on the task this year).
JJ: Ah was waiting to see how long it wuid tek ye to notice… (consulting the ever present watch)…only 3 and a half hours. No’ bad, hen.
KB: What?!?!? What do you mean?!? Are you testing me? Where the hell did you get those anyway?!?
JJ: Ah’m surprised ye don’t recognise them – we’ve both bin trippin over them on the balcony floor this past month or so.
KB: Hey, there are two adults in this house. If you noticed them a month ago, why didn’t you pick them up then????
JJ: Ah was waitin to see how long it wuid tek ye to notice…
You see what I put up with?!? Lucky for me, despite the global warming, the smog, etc., the sunsets in Toronto can still be lovely.
May I say it’s been pleasant chatting with you all? But now I must away to get the first coffee of the morning…
8 thoughts on “stream of consciousness (oh no not again!)”
Sounds like you and JJ have your own version of Fawlty Towers on the go, Kristina!
Great series – stuff of my yooth. John Cleese was superb in it (there was just so much about his character that reminded me of me!).
It has been far too long since I’ve watched Fawlty Towers. Time to dig out the DVDs I think!
That is the good thing about crazy weather, it does produce some beautiful (and kinda spooky) skies.
LOVE those masks!
and, yes……loved the Fawlty’s
No, the masks are frightening! Maybe if you added beads…
Excellent photo capture of the sky. Wuil dunn, hen. I’d like to see and hear one of those dancers in the masks sneeze.
I love how you type what JJ says in the “accent”. It makes me giggle.
The mosiacs are just gorgeous! Hey, sure, you can do that!