Thursday, June 13, 2013
birdsong at 2 am
We have a resident mockingbird that shows up in the trees around our house at around midnight almost every night. He serenades us steadily and until around 4 AM, when he quits and goes off in search of either another perch or his breakfast. Mr. C is not particularly thrilled by this musical interlude. He goes out into the front terrace, turns on the hose and sprays the tree so the offending bird will move on to a different neighborhood. The songster was back this morning but was out of reach of the water. I think he finally quit at 3:30, or at least that's when I went back to sleep. Mr. C reports that all was quiet at 4:30 when he got up.
I watched this movie yesterday and, once again, am filled with admiration at the acting skills of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He makes it all look so easy. But all of the cast ~ Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keenan, and Mark Ivanir, with a cameo by Wallace Shawn ~ is splendid. I recommend it highly. The music is gorgeous, too.