Sunday, 11 September 2011

11/09: JACK SPARROW!!

We don't have a cinema close to home so were pleased to find out that a group of Whitstable residents plans to set up a 'community cinema' showing films periodically in a gallery at our local Arts Centre.    Friday evening the weather was good enough for us to walk into Whitstable (around 40 minutes) for their first offering - the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film (On Stranger Tides) starring of course the one and only Johhny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.   (He's soooooo cute)!!

David enjoyed the walk home even better (via his favourite real ale pub)!!

There were about 100 of us in the gallery, many of whom I recognised as fellow artists having shared costs of renting Gallery space to exhibit our artwork.    We were able to take (plastic) glasses of wine/beer into the viewing gallery and there was a great fun atmosphere.    We'll definitely be regulars (assuming the films are to our taste)!

and more sparrows ....

We've been out and about for most of the weekend but I was pleased to be home to witness the antics of our local sparrows who love to drink from (and bath in) the water bowls we fill for the hedgehogs.   I clean and refill the bowls every couple of days but the sparrows soon throw out the water and make the bowls grotty again.   Luckily the hedgehogs don't seem to object too much to the odd feather or inch of dirt in their bowls.

These photos were taken through double glazed windows so they aren't wonderful but you can see how much our feathered friends appreciate the water - at one stage there were 6 or 7 sharing the facilities - but I didn't grab my camera in time.  These bowls were full of water this morning but looks as though there have been several communal bathing sessions :







7 comments:

hmuxo said...

What amazing shots of these birds bathing!! You have an excellent camera! Also I love the way Laurel & Hardy are progressing!! You're doing a great job with it....

Jennifer Rose said...

:D the sparrows look so happy to have the water to bathe in :D

haven't seen the latest pirates movie yet, need to wait until it comes out on dvd. just watched all of them again to remember what happens lol

sue said...

They were having so much fun - and the water was being flung everywhere bless !!

We've had a very dry Summer here in our little bit of Kent and so have made sure there are bowls of water at various locations in the garden for the birds/squirrel/hedgehogs etc. We've been rewarded by hours of entertainment from our furry and feathered friends.

I liked this Pirates film better than the previous ones - it was less complicated - and an hour shorter. Johnny Depp just plays the part of Jack Sparrow so brilliantly doesn't he?

Dream-Quest Studio said...

Love the bird pics! I am getting sad here in PA as alot of the birds have left for warmer climates for the winter.I hate to see them go and the flowers fade.

Jan/PetsToPosies.com said...

How fun, Sue! Our bluebirds love the birdbath here also.
Glad you enjoyed the movie - Johnny Depp is a cutie!

sue said...

Well I know which 'sparrow' I'd rather have bathing in my back garden :-) ... but will have to make do with the feathered variety!

"JeanneG" said...

Love the bird photos.