Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WW - Pitcher Plant w/linky









Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time" - Official Teaser Trailer


When I was in fifth or sixth grade, I read Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, and quickly followed up with the next two titles in the then trilogy, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet. These young adult novels got me hooked on science fiction. They presented fascinating ideas and compelling stories, which I've since shared with my own kids.

A Wrinkle in Time presents a tale of adventure across time and space as 13 year-old Meg Murry, her young brother Charles Wallace, and her friend, Calvin O'Keefe, set off to find and rescue her missing father, with the help of three supernatural beings. This is in many ways a classic tale of good versus evil, with a side of budding love interest. But probably what grabbed me the most was that it centred on a female protagonist.

You can guess how excited I am that Disney has taken this on, and they will be releasing a film version of A Wrinkle in Time, on March 9, 2018. This will feature an amazing cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Michael Pe┼ła,, Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine, and introducing Storm Reid, as Meg.

The official teaser trailer was released this week at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim. Check it out:


What do you think? Have you read the book? Will you be adding this to your list of movies to see next spring? I'm going to re-read the original in preparation.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WW - Sea Life w/linky

We're in Newfoundland again, and we've made our annual visit to the Ocean Sciences Centre to explore the touch tank and see the seals. Here are a few of our new friends.

My friend, the crab.

Sea Scallop. All those silver dots are eyes.

Scarlet Sea Cucumber. The shell is just gorgeous.

Regular old Sea Cucumber with no shell. Soft and a bit slimy.
Sea Star. Don't let Boo hear you say starfish, because that's not a thing.

There's a nice variety of sea stars in this shot, lying on an old scallop shell.
This was an amazing sight for all the kids. The sea star has captured and is eating a scallop. Yum!







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