Monday, March 30, 2015

Summer 2015 Movies

We saw Insurgent on the weekend. It's been a while since we went to see a movie at the theatre. Some of the posters and previews we saw got me excited for the summer movie season. Here are the movies I want to see this summer: (there may be more that I just don't know about yet.) Click on the title to watch the trailer.

Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1
The new Avengers movie. I love comic book movies. I love Marvel. Stephen and I watched Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D so I'm excited to see how this one fits into the MCU movies and shows.

Pitch Perfect 2 - May 15
The first one was funny, this one will probably be funny. A good summer movie.

Aloha - May 29
Bradley Cooper works with the military. He goes back to where he used to live in Hawaii and encounters his ex-gf Rachel McAdams, and meets his new co-worker Emma Stone. Bill Murray is his boss. The trailer has lots of good actors in it, the movies seems good.

Jurassic World - June 12
Jurrassic Park sequel. They never learn. This time they bred their own dinosaur using genetics. The park is open and tons of people are there. Things go badly and Chris Pratt has to save the day.

Infinitely Polar Bear - June 19
Mark Ruffalo is a manic depressive dad in England. His wife Zoe Saldana gets into business school in New York. She moves there and leaves him to look after their two daughters. Seems like a cute family drama. My kind of movie.

Minions - July 10
Prequel to the Despicable Me movies, it's the origin story of minions.

Ant-Man - July 17
Another comic book movie. I love Paul Rudd.

Mr. Holmes - July 17
Ian McKellen is Sherlock Holmes as an old man and he has to solve a mystery from his life with the help of a little boy. I love Sherlock Holmes and I love Ian McKellen. This movies seems cool.

Inside Out - July 24
New Pixar movie about the voices in our heads that control us (aka our emotions). Features awesome voice actors including two of my fave ladies: Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling. The movie looks really cute and like such a positive movie for kids. Watch the trailer for this one!

Paper Towns - July 24
I really like this book. It's probably my favourite John Green book, and it's really funny. I like Nat Wolff a lot (Stuck in Love, The Fault in our Stars, Palo Alto) and I'm excited to see the adaptation.
There are rumours that a Looking for Alaska movie is going to be made. I wonder if John Green movies are going to be this generation's John Hughes movies.

That's it. Any other movies I should check out this summer? Leave them below. What upcoming movies are you excited for?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Medicine Hat Butterfly House

I spent the weekend in Medicine Hat visiting my sister for her birthday. On Saturday we went to the Butterfly House. I had never been before and really enjoyed it. It's a butterfly conservatory, full of tropical plants, butterflies, and animals. The space is small but very peaceful and beautiful. 

I love this little buddha's attitude.

They gave me a pamphlet so I learned the names of all the different kinds of butterflies. 

Blue Morpho (they are blue inside when they open their wings.)

Starry Night Cracker

Blue Morpho

King Swallowtail

King Swallowtail

Red Eared Slider turtle and koi fish
(I loved the turtles. I had a turtle like this for years.)

Japanese Button Quail

Tiger Long Wing

King Swallowtail

I've been to Medicine Hat many times but I've never been to the Butterfly House before. It was a very cool place.  I definitely recommend a visit if you're in the area. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Indoor Plant Love

The snow is melting like crazy here and I can't wait until I can work outside in the garden again. Until then these are keeping my heart happy and my thumb green...

succulent flowers

my desk at work

S surprised me with these last weekend and they are still healthy a week later

beautiful lilies!

happy houseplant thriving

the Christmas cactus always blossoms once in winter and once in spring

looks like a bird to me

bamboo on the dresser

Have a great week! Spring is coming!