Sunday, June 23, 2013

Perigee Moon

In honor of this weekend's perigee moon, the largest of this year, a poem from one of my favorite collections of Mother Goose rhymes, illustrated by Charles Addams (click image to view larger):

Girls and boys, 
Come out to play.
The moon does shine
As bright as day.
Come with a hoop,
Come with a call,
Come with a good will,
Or not at all.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Bathing Beauties

I grew up swimming competitively, and Esther Williams was one of the only female swimming stars on my radar. Since she passed away last week I've been re-watching one of my favorite Esther Williams homages, the fantastic dream sequence from The Great Muppet Caper:

Here's a montage of water scenes from Esther's films:

They're well worth watching, and great for beating the summer heat!