I've read a couple of books, but only one worth noting, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a rather lengthy Spanish love story/fable, with some really strange characters. I don't know it I'd recommend it, but it certainly held my interest.
Watched one good movie, The Artist, the silent movie that won the Academy Award. It was excellent, really enjoyed the performance of Jean Dujardin, he was perfect.
The birds are new paintings and the the underwater paintings are the ones he sold.
Not much else going on, hope to go into Savannah this week for lunch, if I don't melt in the meantime.