We’ve experienced some unusual weather of late – everything from mild sunny days to bitter cold with sleet, and even a very sudden hail shower at the weekend that sounded like marbles raining down on the house.
A week ago I took this picture of a tree that overhangs our back garden, which, for reasons best known to the tree, has flowers on it. Now I’m not much of a gardner – I can count the number of times I’ve been in that back garden on both hands, but it seems weird to me that a tree would have flowers on it in December.
Unless it’s some new breed of tree – some hard as fucking nails tree that’s saying “Is this all you’ve got?” to the climate of the time. Sadly the response was a very sudden dip in temperature ” meaning that while the heating is off the house is as cold as a witches nipple.
Check out the large, uncropped version of the tree picture to see a spiders web that I didn’t even spot at the time, but our digital camera had no problem picking up.
Fliss took one for the team over the last couple of evenings and let me watch my recently purchased box-set of Spider-Man 1 & 2 on consecutive nights. The second one still ranks as the best action movie I’ve seen in recent years, and was just as enjoyable on the small screen.
Maybe I’m imagining things, but it looked like the climactic scenes of Doc Ock sinking to his doom had been cleaned up a little for the DVD, as I thought the effect looked really poor when I saw it at the cinema. The effects in the second movie are substantially better than the first in any case – Spidey at least appears to have some weight to him in the swinging scenes.
I cant wait for the third movie now, but it’s still the best part of two and a half years away. Hopefully, come Summer 2007, I’ll be able to convince Fliss to come along with me.
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I got 10/10, natch, but what will you score?