May 18, 2010

Ten on Tuesday - 10 Favorite Musicals

I am so totally infatuated by my garden this year. Seriously! Not a day goes by that I don't stop for a few minutes to check it out and see what's new. Imagine my surprise the other day when I noticed that my Heart of Darkeness irises ar blooming again. In this picture you can see the dead bloom in the foreground and the new one just opening behind it. So. Freakin'. Cool!


Today's Ten on Tuesday topic from Carole is 10 Favorite Musicals. By coincidence, Bruce got me tickets to the Tony nominated American Idiot. I love Green Day (and we're seeing them in August) so that will certainly make my list. Here are the other nine.

1. Hairspray - I saw this in 2006 during a fantastic girls weekend in NYC. It was wonderful.

2. Annie - I saw it as a kid and many times when DQ was little since she loved it. When she was little she listened to it every night when she went to bed. Every night! How fitting that the first musical she was a part of was Annie.

3. Mamma Mia - We saw this at the National Theatre in DC on Christmas Day many years ago as a family and loved it. So much fun.

4. Les Miserables - I would totally see this again.

5. My Fair Lady - My mom sent us tickets to see this at the Kennedy Center a few years ago. It was such a good time.

6. Spamalot - It's really exactly like the movie but played on the stage. Great fun.

7. Grease - We watched this on TV just last weekend for the zillionth time and you know what? It's still fun to watch no matter how many times I've seen it.

8. Beauty and the Beast - Both the movie and the broadway show. It was the first one we took DQ to way back when she was just 4.

9. Tommy - We were given tickets to this rock opera as a wedding gift and it was terrific.

... So what do my Heart of Darkness irises look like when they're opened. Here you go. They're hard to catch since they're so dark but this is a pretty good try.


margene said...

Gorgeous iris! Gardens have a wonderful way of surprising us.

Manise said...

Beautiful iris!

Carole Knits said...

You've been to some awesome shows. Magnificent shot of that iris!

Laurie said...

BEautiful picture! Purple is dreadful to photograph.