Monday, October 28, 2013

Flowers, walking and Hamlet

A picture a day from the weekend:

- After an especially busy work week, I treated myself to not exercising after work on Friday;  friend Leisa and I chatted by cellphone during our after-work commute instead - wonderful to have that entertainment.  Plus there was a stop at Whole Foods for takeout dinner and as a bonus, this "Sunrise bouquet" to brighten my kitchen.

- It was 30 degrees when friend Laura and I met up at 8am at the park on Saturday morning; I was quite rosy cheeked when we were done.  And I had this view of my condominium complex's driveway when I returned home.  The neighbor in the yellow SUV waved an apology for getting in my photo as he passed.  Love the shadows there on the driveway and the red maple trees in the distance.

- On Sunday there was Georgia Shakespeare's stripped down production of Hamlet.  There were no fancy Elizabethan costumes or flowery delivery of speech.  There were minimalist sets, and the actors wore urban street clothes.  Loved that.  (It was never explained why Hamlet was barefoot throughout the whole thing.)  And the gravediggers spoke with sort of 'ol boy Southern accents during their scene.  It was great.  :)


Granny Annie said...

You could have taken the photograph over without the yellow SUV but then the story wouldn't have been as good:) Such lovely colors of orange, greens and browns.

TALON said...

The blooms are lovely, Lynn! Nothing brightens a day more than fresh flowers. :)

Love the Hamlet idea. I love when someone takes something old and injects something new and modern. Very cool!

Chatty Crone said...

Was that the Shakespeare Tavern downtown? Very unusual.

And your flower are beautiful.

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Thank you - I thought so, too. He was all sheepish when he went by - I thought the same thing, I could take it over, but what the heck. :)

Talon -

I know - since I can't grow flowers, I purchase. :)

Hamlet was very cool - I loved it.

Sandie -

No - it's Georgia Shakespeare. They have three or four productions per season. I went to three of them this year - Hamlet was the final one. They are usually at Oglethorpe University.

Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful post - encapsulating so many things that I love. And the sunrise bouquet could just as easily have been a sunset bouquet - and equally welcome.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL Flowers.....BEAUTIFUL Driveway....Not that thrilled with the HAMLET Description...but, Each His Own...! I'm more of a traditionalist when it comes to "The Bard".....But it would have been interesting to see.

happygirl said...

I love the long shadows and reds of turning maples. Your flowers are lovely, too. :)

sage said...

Southern boys and Shakespeare--I was one! Hope you're busy week is over and the days ahead are more relaxing.

Joanne said...

That interpretation of Hamlet sounds fabulous! And good for you for taking a day off of exercise...sometimes it's what the mind and the body needs.

Sparkling Red said...

Ooh, pretty flowers.
When I was out shopping last weekend, the grocery store was giving away free pink carnations (I think it may have been a breast cancer awareness thing, but if so I wasn't fully aware). My pink carnation is still hanging in there in a bud vase on my dining room table.

Lee said...

I, too, would have enjoyed that special "Hamlet"...a wonderful, relaxed way to spend a Sunday.

I hardly noticed the blended in with Nature's colours.

Lynn said...

Elephant's Child -

You are right - the golden rising or setting of the sun. They do make me think of both.

Naomi -

It was really good - I loved how the actors delivered the lines, as if it was every day speech.

And the men speaking with their normal southern accents cracked me up. :)

happygirl -

Yes - a beautiful morning.

Lynn said...

Sage -

My weeks always seem busy somehow - I have two full-time jobs within the same company. Somehow I get it all done.

Joanne -

It was fabulous and I did need that. I have a little twinge in my calf today, so am thinking I should take tomorrow off, too.

Sparkling Red -

That was neat that they did that.

Lee -

I know - it blended right in!

Riot Kitty said...

Hamlet barefoot! That I'd like to see. That bouquet is gorgeous. I love autumn colors.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Yay! You're back! I missed you.

Just click on the red Hamlet link and you'll see Hamlet with no shoes. :)

Sara said...

The Hamlet adventure sounds like it was fun:~)I love the Southern accents and the bare feet.

That picture is so fall like. We're still warm and I even some flowers blooming on my Jap. Magolia...wierd.

Have a good day or evening, Lynn:~)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Such Cheery flowers you found! Chilly walk with a pretty view- our trees are peak color today I think-
Stripped down Hamlet must be easier to absorb- except for the barefeet! Sounds like a fun live show-