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so Winters Tale has been shooting in our neighborhood at various locations over the last couple of weeks. Causing traffic havoc, transporting our every day places back through time, horses and buggies, fashions of yore, bringing in some drifts of fake snow and a pile of dirt and bulldozer to turn a paved road into a dirt road and all kinds of scenic-ness... 
this castle above was both my kids' preschool... ages 2 thru 5. and below is where my husband once had an office on the very attic top floor with one little window and downstairs also my firstborn was in an acting class...

I'm wondering what they will project onto the green... in front of the paparazzi, those bushes aren't usually there... i don't even know if they are real, they seem affixed to the wood

i think the tree prop is part of a real tree attached to a metal base... I wonder if it will be a fallin tree in the movie

most people were pissed if they were tryng to drive somewhere fast through here and there were blocks and blocks and blocks of fancy trailors, for the big time star studded cast. some trailors were a whole lot fancier than others

there were lots of horse trailors too... many horses and buggies, waiting, waiting waiting for their scene... but there was one spectacular large white horse, I ony saw the handler riding it, didn't catch the actual scene
there was extra snow...

the week before this they were shooting scenes in the park... 

or maybe it is...

they left some props

I kept my eye on them for a week---some kind of juniper I believe

I finally went into the Parks office yesterday and Parks sanitation said they were just going to throw them away, but they hadn't got around to it yet... so I asked if I could have them

I put two in our Brooklyn backyard and one in an empty stone pot in front of the house...

put the others in the back of the car

tomorrow I will plant these four here in CT

early xmas presents from Winters Tale!!!


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Dec. 9th, 2012 11:03 am (UTC)
Score! I love nothing more than a tale about getting free shit. That was a mighty, mighty haul! How did you get them all home in that trolley?
Dec. 10th, 2012 02:04 am (UTC)
easy: two and a half trips (I tried to carry the buggers first without the trolley, put what would fit in a heavy-duty bag and drag others in my other hand by their branches... hah! not the superwoman I imagined... my arms were killing me (even still somewhat sore today, gah) so anyhow, I stealthily stashed most of them among some other planted bushes at the edge of the meadow so well disguised so no one else would snatch em and came back with a cart, got them home and then trucked back again all the way out to get the last few...) so pleased with myself
Dec. 10th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
That is fantastic! You have made my day. Especially the part about disguising the bushes for the second run. That was genius. I have experienced post-collecting-things-that-are-too-heavy-but-too-good-to-go-past-arm-pain before, but somehow the pain is so much less when you think of the awesome gain.

Dec. 9th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
The 'sets' are often more interesting than the film!
Dec. 10th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
true that
Dec. 9th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
Ah! Now I see what you mean by rescuing plants. Where are they going? New York or Connecticut? They look like the ones we got to fill in by the road in CT.
Dec. 10th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
i posted pictures already above of the three that were planted in bklyn, one in front and two in back... the four for CT are all in the ground and I had to do a whole poison-ivy routine clean-up... but remind me I forgot to wash the shovel with the pointy-round blade? is it a blade? or just is that part called the shovel too?)
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