But Keira was the highlight of the movie for me. Right now Princess of Thieves is on and we are watching it. It's hard to believe that she's so young; either she's very well trained or instinctually just very good at what she does. I can't buy into all the concern that Bruckheimer changed "the story"; which story? This one bears little resemblance to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Chretien de Troyes or Marion Zimmer Bradley and I can only roll my eyes when Celtic scholars come up with the next "authentic" version of the Arthurian legend (considering that they all end up competing, I don't much worry about my inability to read the original languages in evaluating them). I'm all for a plurality of Arthurian interpretations and this one certainly isn't damaging anyone's legend unless your entire interest is in the supposed love triangle, the supposed Druid matriarchy or the supposed quest for the Grail, all of which are absent from this version. (The supposed manly warrior bonds are very much in evidence.)
Since I have no exciting nature pictures from the day to post, some more domestic animals.
Rosie lounging in the sun.
Jack (on top of the bird feeder), Stephen (about to jump off the deck to lower left), and a little red finch.
See, here's Jack closer up...
...and Stephen studying the quizzical bird, who is waiting for Jack to move so he can get to the bird feeder.