Friday, October 12, 2012

Raindrops and 5 Fact Friday

It's been sprinkling here, so I went out in the garden to take a couple of pictures.  It's also 5 Fact Friday, and that's fun, so . . . 

1.  My favorite movie is Cinema Paradiso.  No matter how many times I watch it, I always wind up in a puddle of tears.  There's something that really speaks to me about the man's life, and then it's so sad at the end when the . . . well, maybe I shouldn't post a spoiler.  If you've seen it, you know what comes at the end.


2.   I love roses.  This is my little teeny tiny Tequila Sunrise rose -- it's about two years old and it's finally a little more than a foot tall.  It has two beautiful blooms.  I also have Hot Cocoa, Westerland, Blaze of Glory, and Joseph's Coat.  I have to give credit to the woman who tends my garden -- thanks, Jana.

3.   I love Shakespeare, ever since I was about 13.  I like so many of the plays -- but my favorites are the plays in the Henriad -- Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V.   What I like even better, though, is to teach Shakespeare to students who think they won't like it.  They most usually do.

  Here's the other bloom on the Tequila Sunrise.

4.   When we were little, my German grandma would make us spaghetti noodles sauteed with butter, sugar and cinnamon.  I've never know anybody else who's eaten this.  Anyone ever had it?

5.  The first dog I ever had was a Shetland Sheepdog named Bonnie Lassie.  She was a wonderful dog.  She was easily trained and very well behaved.  When my parents had parties, my brother would dress her up in pajamas (with her tail coming out the fly) and send her down to the living room.

 A single Westerland rose --

So those are my five facts for today -- what are your five facts?  :)

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love your teeny tiny rose. :)

as for how you ate spaghetti, it sounds like how a lot of folks eat rice. i'd imagine it might be a bit similar. :)

MarmePurl said...

Cinnamon on noodles. How interesting. I may try.
Such pretty roses. I am the world's worst rose grower, so I must rely on folks like you to share their beautiful photos. Many thanks

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

My husband and I used to eat spaghetti with butter when we were broke, but the cinnamon and sugar added to that sounds really good! Your roses are beautiful.

photecstasy said...

I LOVE your roses! So beautiful! Makes me miss my old rose garden, but they are so much work. Sigh.

Ana Eugénio said...

:) Cinema Paradiso is too sad for me. I need happy romantic movies. those make me sigh, lol :) your roses are so beautiful, love your photos, the colors, the sharpness, and the name of the roses are delightful! now I wish I had a garden ;) it's the first time I hear about your grandma recipe. my mother loves toasted bread with olive oil and sugar. happy Saturday sweetie :) xxo

Deanna said...

Your roses are spectacular and especially with the added rain drops. I have never eaten spaghetti with sweetness added, but sounds interesting since I love pasta. I have not seen the movie, but it sounds rather sad...sometimes I am not ready for sadness. We had a sheltie named Cody, loved that dog, so smart.

Mary said...

Those are so pretty...I love roses.

Kim Klassen said...

oh my... your roses take my breath away... the droplets of rain... sooo very pretty.....

thank you for joining 5 facts...

xo

Tammy said...

You're right :) I'm kind of a purist and don't use textures much. I must say, though, how much I like your textured rose - here. Thanks for the info/help! :)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Love your pictures! Yes, Cinema Paradiso is wonderful! I isten to the soundtrack still!

Deborah said...

I love that you love Shakespeare ...

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Utterly devoted, since a very young age.

lorik said...

You are very lucky to have such a beautiful orange rose in your garden. It makes a lovely photograph.The pink processed rose pic is great too. I too enjoyed Cinema Paradiso. And like Gail, I remember eating spaghetti when I was broke ( a young student) - with onion.
Thank you for sharing your roses on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Maureen said...

You roses remind me of my years in England when I had a proper rose garden. I no longer have the patience or the ideal climate.

That spaghetti 'recipe' sounds like a variation on a kugel. I do like spaghetti with just butter and garlic. Simple and comfort food worthy.

cassandrasminicorner said...

You have beautiful Roses! Great shots..

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Chubskulit Rose said...

Lovely roses!

Holiday Orange
Hopping by from Mandarin Orange Monday. Your comment on my entry will be much appreciated!

sherrygaley said...

Admiring your roses and enjoying your facts...that's sure a neat way to eat pasta, but I had never heard of it before.

Liz said...

Well! Those are fun facts and no. I have never had pasta sauteed in butter and cinnamon.... But I do love me a pretty rose. :)

Hope you have a lovely week!

~Liz

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !! Simply fantastic !!

Unseen India

Liza said...

Stunning shots! Visiting late for MOM. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

Amarie said...

Elise, thank you so much for visiting, my kindred New York Spirit! Your photos are lovely. :)