Friday, October 10, 2014

Fabulous Fall Fragments

The fragments are not really all that fabulous, but fall is. I know there are people who say they don't like fall because it signals winter right around the corner, but how can you not love the staggering beauty of this season?

October skies are the absolute best. Sunrise, sunset...morning, evening, late afternoon. Whenever. The autumn light does not disappoint.

I saw Gone Girl on Wednesday evening with some friends, and we all thought it was pretty intense.


Much more so than the book, in my opinion. In fact, this is one of those rare times I can say I actually liked the film better than the book. About midway through the book I started thinking the plot had taken a turn towards the ridiculous, but the film felt much more believable. Plus Rosamund Pike is utterly perfect in her role as the 'gone' girl.

Just for fun I'll post this pic of the gone girl before she was gone.

We took this at the Cartier Polo Match in Windsor back in 2008.  At the time we only knew her as one of the 'Bond' girls (Die Another Day), but I've become a fan of some of her work since.

There were a number of celebs at the match that day, including this guy who ended up standing almost beside me, and whom I almost missed because I was busy trying to spot Prince Charles.

Yes. I know that's him.
Hubs thought it was hilarious.

I'm excited to celebrate my Daughter1 this weekend at her very first bridal shower. Excited to see my Daughter2 as well, because I do not see nearly enough of Daughter2 in this season. The weekend will be far too short, but sweet nonetheless. We take what we can get.

My two sisters will be there too, along with my own mama, my mother-in-law, and one sister in law so lots of family fun on the weekend calendar.

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Your turn...what's on your calendar or your mind this fine fall Friday? Why not share over at Half Past Kissin' Time?  Enjoy your weekend everyone!


  1. Enjoy every minute of your mother of the bride role at the wedding shower!

  2. Hope your enjoy your time at the bridal shower... how fun! I spent the day with daughter 1 on Wednesday, and daughter 2 stopped by for about an hour yesterday. You are exactly right, we take what we can get in their busy lives.

  3. Have fun at the shower. I hope she gets lots of great things. I loove fall for the colors too.

  4. I don't do "intense" very well, so I probably won't see this movie. Hope you have a great time this weekend with your girls.

  5. There is sure lots of buzz about that movie. I've not read the book, but it sounds like the movie is better - a reverse of the usual. Thanks for the review. Great photos from 2008! Can't wait to hear about the shower!

  6. Your fall colors are absolutely beautiful! We don't have fall colors like that here.
    I didn't recognize the celebrity you accidentally photographed while searching for Prince Charles. Who was it?
    Enjoy the time spent with family, this weekend. I'm sure the shower will be lots of fun :)

  7. I need to check into the movie.
    I think hubby is taking me to see `The Song`
    We usually go to the he-man movies...LOL

    Enjoy the shower and being with friends and family.

  8. I'm so excited about the shower! I can't wait to hear and see all about it! My oldest/dearest friend teaches college english and also film. He saw Gone Girl this week too and said it was "exceptional' and "totally engrossing" which is high praise from his critical self. LOL

  9. I'm hoping to go see Gone Girl tomorrow night. I've heard good things about it. I love autumn. It's my favorite season, I just wish it lasted a little longer. It is so beautiful. Enjoy your weekend with family and the first shower!

  10. Enjoy the shower - can't wait to see pictures.

  11. Beautiful fall scene!
    How fun that you have that picture of Rosamund and Prince Charles :-)
    Enjoy the bridal shower!

  12. Oh your right, Fall around you is GORGEOUS! Hubby and I are hoping to catch that movie this week-end. Sounds good to me...Enjoy the bridal shower for your daughter (I KNOW you will!) such fun!

  13. That shower sounds so exciting for you. I'm so glad you all get to be there together! Can't wait for you to post about it...haha.
    I love seeing all the colorful fall pics people show this time of year. Fall is not that noticeable over here,

  14. I think October is one of the very best times of the year until we get to May. Those are my favorites! I recognize Rosamund Pike from Pride and Prejudice and Foyle's War. Gone Girl sounds too much for me.
    Enjoy that shower. Will be so much fun and excitement for all of you.

  15. Oh, what fun, her first bridal shower. I can't wait to hear about all the fun. My sister in law read Gone Girl and saw the movie and would agree with what you said. Enjoy these last few hours with your girls!

  16. Will be anxious to read about the Bridal Shower. What fun!!

  17. You were right, it was pretty intense! One scene in did warn me! :) I also thought Rosamund Pike did an excellent job, and Ben Affleck was made for that role haha. Looking forward to seeing shower pics!

  18. Hoping to see Gone Girl soon. That match must have been a fun time. I saw Daughter1 's post and it looks like she had a great time and received some awesome gifts!