Lightnings



















Lightnings struck 4.40am.
No electricity and the phones 
went dead.
H passed by three hours later
so the phones can be loaded/the batteries recharged.
Back to work. 
Thanks. 

Untrustworthy







The tenth victim













Pop movie, anyone?

The tenth victim (1965).
Directed by Elio Petri. 

Enjoyable and playful by the eye

Intellectual.

I'm not sleeping at night. 
Struck some luck
by accident zapped into this pearl. 


Mork's mixed emotions. Season 1 episode 19





My favorite.

Mork's attempt to lock up his emotions
backfires and each of his emotions 
boil to the surface.

An up lift for a depressive mind. 


Lauren Bacall - RIP



































Lauren Bacall
Virgo
 (September 16, 1924-August 12, 2014).
Definitely one cool lady
with a husky smoky voice
who passed away after a stroke yesterday. 

RIP





Humprey Bogart
The love of Bacall's life.
Married from 1945 until his death 1957. 


Humphrey DeForest Bogart

Capricorn 

(December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957)

was an American actor and is widely regarded as an Americancultural iconIn 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema.



Robin Williams - RIP








 











































I'm totally devastated by the news!

Been watching Mork & Mindy which brightened my days lately
when I've been down. How sad!

Thanks for all the happiness 
you spread. 

Na-nu na-nu. 

RIP

Robin McLaurin Williams 

Cancer.

(July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) 

was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–1982), Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.

 His film career included such acclaimed films as The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam(1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King(1991) and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such asPopeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin(1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji(1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006) and Happy Feet (2006). 

He also appeared in the video

 "Don't Worry, Be Happy

by Bobby McFerrin.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance inGood Will Hunting

He also received two Emmy Awards,

 four Golden Globe Awards,

 two Screen Actors Guild Awards 

and five Grammy Awards.

Text from Wikipedia. 

Kelpies in Grangemouth





Designed by 
Scottish sculptor Andy Scott. 
The Kelpies in Grangemouth.
30 meters high sculptures. 
Each constructed of 
 300 tonnes of structural steel.



At "The Helix", 
a Visitor park/parkland
between Falkirk and Grangemouth 
in Scotland. 




Thank you H 
for sending those interesting scultures to me. 

Backstabber



Amphion Sunday afternoon August 10, 2014





Did some paddling
in Lake Geneva.
Great feeling!

Inner peace


Thank you Anaïs
for mailing some fun stuff.

Yellow duck


It's a duck's world. 
Photo by Trey Ratcliff.

Trey Ratcliff
























Photographer Trey Ratcliff.
Burning Man Nevada.

HDR Photography. 











Vera Colombo



























Two-faced people









I wish



True friends



Recycling









Biopsy - next step








Biopsy scheduled
August 30th.

Full moon in Aquarius







Full moon in Aquarius
on its way. 

Lighthouses























August 7th was 
the National Lighthouse Day 
in the USA.

Have faith



Wish I was a believer with faith. 

Guess these words



Imagination



Good heart



Sea otters



Dirty mind



Live



Love is...?



























What did you read?



Silver pockets full 2014








A man and his horse











Fondus du macadam 2014
has started...
Little happenings here and there
In town


Never have too many



Kate Moss for Stella McCartney A/W 2014






Photographers: Mert & Marcus 

Model:  Kate Moss 

Stella McCartney F/W 2014-2015

Increased value



Backbone




Comes a day 
when you are fed up
being loyal.




Surely I learnt that lesson 
the tough way. 
If a man's "everything"
equals material/economical security. 

Sleep at night



Must have been years ago!

What's it all about


Today a female deliberately
walked right into me
when she noticed her company
was flirting with me
as I passed by a café.
The guy ran after me 
apologizing
 for her behaviour!
Hilarious. 

Anyhow.
Life is a bitch!
In urgent need of cuddles
and passionate lovemaking.
Life is too short to live tepid. 

A guardian angel or two




Guardian angels. 

A cyst in my breast





What the poster isn't showing 
is how they squeeze your breast 
in between the two 
see through parts of the machine. 
Aouch!
They found a 2 cm opaque cyst 
in my right breast  
which is constantly hurtful 
sending painful sensations 
through my arm. 


Among all the negativity and complaints H has thrown my way lately
it all explains
my depressive state of mind. 
 


One evening 
when I was very low and had been crying 
H started accusing me among other things for not liking his friends
(he has seen them, they are a handful, a lot on his own lately). I'm personally not wasting my time nor my energy on people who are ignorant and impolite.
None of them has ever been friendly towards me or my kids. 
None of them came to our church wedding in Vongy 11 years ago. 
For years I tried to invite them for an evening meal. Results:
The vet with other half "forgot" the invitations twice. 
The dentist came once with a girlfriend but never invited us back. Then he blew my molars and punished H and me by not taking a pee break (due to us being 5 minutes late) when we had to follow his car (H didn't know which church outside Lyon it was in) to the dentist's son's first communion. 
The mole and his partner have avoided fixing a date.
The last years H didn't want to invite anyone to the old chalet as it was so worn out. 



H takes drinks with his friends and eats out with them regularly. 
He has lived in this town more or less his entire life. 
Who is the foreigner in this town? Who is the one being isolated? Surely not H who has a job in a nearby town, takes his drinks in town without me, misses his bus more often than not in the evening...


H's friends are a bit redneck
not veg., nor cultural, into film, literature or art. Nor caring about the environment. 
H criticizes and jokes about them frequently 
but damn if I ever noted anything. 
So nowadays I stay quiet. 



H brought up that he  years ago (in the winter 2000 - soon 14 years ago!) left the mountain chalet the dentist owns and was throwing a party in, just to phone me on his way home to wish me a good night as I was in Sweden. Calling himself an idiot and stating he would never do something as ridiculous again and that he only had done it as he felt forced by me!
Talk about keeping a grudge. 
At the time I found it so sweet and was deeply touched. 
Hearing it uttered 
with such disgust and bile 
so many years after 
was very sad and heartbreaking. 
I tried to explain that such things are common when one is in love. 
But H has a hard time 
standing back for a female, 
letting go of his ego, terrified of caring and giving affection unselfishly. 


H continued with false accusations from the beginning of our relationship mixed with the time he cheated on me. Diminishing his adultery. 
Not facing his own guilt, part in what happened and filtered through subjective bitterness. 
Of course H managed to bring me even lower than before. Which must have been intentional. 
Without any doubt I learnt that nowadays as my health is failing I have no interest to him. 
H has even become close with Lucifer (his mother) and the Ordure (his brother - the nickname by one of his ex-wives) again. 
The final and killing stab was telling me that H the last times we have made love  has been overtaken by anxiety regretting it. (Not explaining why he each time has been telling me he loves me afterwards.) 



My only relief is that I at least haven't caught H's herpes. 

Wood & Metal - Hilla Shamia





Hilla Shamia 
creates the furniture above 
by pouring molten aluminum 
onto logs of raw cypress and eucalyptus 
that have been cut lengthwise. 
Wood and metal united in harmony. 

Anaïs and acrobatic Hero




Miss U. 

Amphion, Sunday August 3, 2014














A lot of "action"
on little space in Amphion. 

Dawn of the planet of the apes










Not in 3D.
Not VOST.
Totally sold out on a Sunday afternoon.
(Why are they allowing 
kids around four years old
to watch this kind if movie?!)
Not seated beside oneanother.
Technically amazing.
Poor acting. 
Thin predictable storyline.
American Disney values.
Ending that aims for a sequel...
Worthwhile just to kill two hours?
Perhaps not.  

Chamonix August 2, 2014






Tottelini.



Where André and I took fondue
"Le Monchu", Chamonix,
H prefered the menu. 
With the exception 
of the timid and sweet 
Moldavian waiter
the personel
was close to ignorant and rude. 
The fondue with "cèpes"
was delicious
(as long as it was lit)
and the Saint Amour pleasing.











Thank you H
for driving. 
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