It's true...I don't repeat gossip, so you better listen closely the FIRST time!
HA! I totally stole that from the old TV show "HEE HAW".
(Hee Haw is one of my Dad's favorite shows. I bet he knows them all by heart!)
There are a lot of movies that are filmed here in Georgia. Would you like to hear about some of the big names from Hollywood and what they are really like? Sure you would!
I have told you in a post several years ago that Hugh Jackman filmed a movie just down the road from me! The crew had all their equipment at a local church and my friend worked at the church nursery at the time. I will forever and always love Hugh Jackman because he went into the church building and spoke with the women who worked there and took pictures with them all.
It only took a few minutes from his day but it was a very kind thing to do.
Dwayne Johnson ( you might not recognize the name, he is usually called "The Rock") made a film here and I talked with someone recently who was an extra in the movie. Now, I have read that some criticize his acting ability and his political views but for me, I think he is a great guy for this one thing alone: when he filmed this movie in Conyers, Georgia he asked the extras if he could sit and eat lunch with them! He did this every day of the filming. That might not seem like a big deal to you but the big stars usually have their own trailers and do not associate with the low lifes like extras! Once again, very kind.
(Another actor in the movie was NOT very nice to the extras...I won't tell you his name but...his first name is only three letters and his last name is the same name as a type of fuel. There, you can figure it out!)
Carroll O'Connor was Archie Bunker in "All In The Family". He also starred in the show "In The Heat of the Night" which was filmed in Conyers and Covington, Georgia. Once, I was stopped at a light and I looked in my rear view mirror. To my surprise, there was Carroll O'Connor looking right at me! What did I do?
I mouthed the words "I love you". He smiled, put his hand over his heart and lowered his head, as if he were taking a bow! Wonderful guy! (And he was NOT a bigot, like his character from "All In The Family, he was just a good actor!)
Hope you are able to go on long walks and enjoy the beauty of the natural world! Our cactus bloomed and one bloom was bright pink and one was a very pale pink, and it was on the same plant! (The color looks orange in the photo but it was really a bright pink.) It is supposed to be a Christmas cactus but no one told the plant this, it sometimes blooms in time for Valentine's Day!
When I see stones positioned like this at Arabia Mountain, I think of the time and effort that someone took to do this. It reminds me of the stones at Stonehenge and Avebury in England, on a smaller scale, of course. When you see the sun hit the rock, it makes you wonder, if the stones were placed there, not for any special purpose but just for the sheer beauty and balance as they have been done here.
(You can also see shapes emerge if you look carefully, Richard noticed that the last photo looks like a man holding a big stick, can you make that out too?)
Look! I am waving to you wherever you are in the world! (Yes, I do have a head the size of a basketball. I think everyone should!) Take care!