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…