Friday, May 30, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Photo of Self





SELF


This week's theme for Photo Hunt is a photo of yourself (or a part of yourself if you are shy). Usually I don't post recent photos of myself on this blog, for obvious reasons. While not recent, this one I like and I call it my funeral photo. It's a very candid snapshot taken at an engagement dinner for a friend and for some reason it is me. I was in my late forties, still with copper-brown coloured hair, probably retouched a bit, still with a face covered in freckles which were the bane of my existence when I was a teenager.

Anyway I have told everyone I want this photo displayed at my funeral, plus I want Amazing Grace played on the bagpipes. I'll maybe get around to planning the rest someday. Much later I hope.


Sorry the quality is not brilliant. It did not scan as well as I had hoped. Click
to enlarge if you wish to see those freckles!


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE



66 comments:

rlbates said...

Love your face and smile, JMB!

Nunyaa said...

Brilliant smile, you look like my sister Allison :-)

Carver said...

That's a wonderful photograph of you JMB. So much personality shining through. I want to say here, here, to you planning the rest of your funeral MUCH later. Happy Weekend.

Leslie said...

Now that is a super photo! I hope you are having a great weekend. :)

ettey said...

you look GREAT! love those freckles on your face! have a great weekend!!

marcia said...

how nice you do have a sweet smile

Randi said...

That's a wonderful picture!
I love your smile!
Have a great weekend.

genny said...

You have a nice smile...Happy hunting!

leslie said...

Aw, you're GORGEOUS! And still are, from what I've seen from the Wetcoast Women dinner. I love the colour of your hair. I might just think about what photo I want at my funeral, too. Thanks for the tip. My kids might pick something I wouldn't like. lol

Napaboaniya said...

I love the smile you've got on your face. Radiant :)

Sarge Charlie said...

I am betting it will be a long time before those pipes are calling for such a lovely lady.

YTSL said...

Hi JMB --

You look great! Must admit that I've never thought of what I'd have as a funeral photo for myself! Figure I'd leave that to others... ;b

julie said...

Oh, you are so beautiful JMB. And please, perish the thought about where to put that photo :)

Have a great weekend!

Lemonjude said...

Very nice self potrait...friend, don't think too far, you still looks good...

Criz Lai said...

Nice smile you have on that face JMB :) Nice to see who's behind the camera now :)

Huey said...

That's a nice photo. Your smile is so sweet and natural.

Bonggamom said...

I actually think your freckles are cute! I guess we all just want what we don't have...

Pretty Life Online said...

great shot for today's theme. thanks for dropping by.

Yen said...

Beautiful! Nice to "SEE" you;) Happy PH!

Heart of Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely photo. I can easily see the gentleness and kindness in your face.

mirage2g said...

So that's the cute face behind the friendly JMB! I always am delighted about freckles...they're cute!

LibertyBelle said...

You have a charming face and a very lovely smile!
How wonderful to see all the photo hunters!
Happy Weekend
L

thess said...

I understand why you chose this photo for the 'day' ...it's lovely. Everyone who will look at it will be touched, leaving a smile too in their hearts.

Dragonstar said...

That's a lovely, happy photo, and you have a wicked gleam in your eye! I've known for a while that you're a lovely lady, and this photo proves it.

Cheerio said...

That is a good one. You have a beautiful smile.

ipanema said...

great smile jmb! i would like to choose a good funeral photo as well. :)

happy weekend! :)

jams o donnell said...

That's a beautiful photo jmb. I love your smile. Have a great weekend

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shot JMB. Good choice for your funeral, but why not have it now. I can arrange for some of my countrymen to do their thing.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

JMB, you're a cutie.

Satkuru said...

that's a great shot and love the smile :P

have a great weekend :)

Ellee Seymour said...

I think what we see here is a very decent, honest and intelligent woman with great warmth and a sense of humour.

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

It's always nice to see the person behind the blog! Great photo of you and thanks for sharing a bit of yourSELF with us. Have a wonderful week.

Hootin' Anni said...

Pretty darned good if you ask me!!


Mine's posted. "I'll show you mine if you show me yours". [and it's not what you think! ::giggles::]

Sue said...

A lovely photo of yourself :) Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great weekend. My PH entry is here:

My Life In The Urban Zoo

June said...

This photo really reveals your essence. I can see why you want it displayed at your funeral...

Liz said...

That's a lovely photo, jmb. I can see why you would want it as your funeral photo! Though not for a very long time!

juliana rw said...

now...i can see you :D

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Picturing of Life said...

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Jenn said...

This is a beautiful picture of yourself. I love the freckles!

Surfergirl said...

that's a lovely smile! :)

pat said...

Beautiful shot, beautiful smile, beautiful freckles!!

Happy Weekend.

carolinespicturepages.com said...

Great portrait. I can see why you would chose this one.

Expat Traveler said...

what a beautiful photo. I love it and think the scan is great!

CherryPie said...

It's lovely and you look radiant, you have a beautiful smile :-)

archiearchive said...

And a very nice photograph it is! A Great choice for the hunt this week.

Heather said...

Beautiful shot--I can see why you like it.

JC said...

Much, much later... me, too, hope. That is a beautiful photo... in your prime.

Mar said...

Gotta love those freckles!!
Lovely shot.

Crushed said...

Sometimes I think I should go in for this Photo Hunt...

Not quite suited to anonymous blogging though.

Of course, I could get all reprsentational...

Janna said...

You look very nice! :)
Have a good weekend!

Kittilicious said...

I love freckles! It's one mroe thing I am so jealous of when it comes to my hubby .... only one of my girls got them, though!

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

That is a beautiful photo, for sure. However, when you pass away at 90+ years, wouldn't you want a picture of what you look like then so people know who's funeral they're at? haha.

Have a great weekend.
My post is here:
Photo Hunters

Or visit my whole blog:
I Was Born2Cree8

Reba @ Reba's Run said...

Woofenderful pikture. Very pretty.


See my picture of me:
Photo Hunters

And my dog blog is here:
Reba’s Run

Donnetta Lee said...

You look like such a nice person, jmb! Well, you ARE such a nice person! I want the old hymn, Just As I Am, played/sung at my funeral. Bury me in a warm flannel nightgown and tuck me in with a nice fluffy blanket. That's as far as I've gotten! Hey, lets stick around for a while.
Donnetta

Patricia said...

Lovely - and what a wonderful smile, JMB! I'm quite partial to freckles, actually. My momma had features very similar to yours. She passed the freckles down to me, but sadly I didn't get the beautiful red hair.

Sammawow said...

What a terrific photo of you! I love your idea of bagpipes too - I've always told my husband the same thing, and hopefully not needed for a long time!

Janice Thomson said...

A beautiful and cheerful face, freckles and all JMB! Super photo!

Tokenhippygirl said...

What a great face, and a terrific smile. Happy hunting!

claudie said...

Beautiful photo! And beautiful smile too! I'm surprise because here in France I've never hear someone to think about what photo to choose for funeral! It is the first time! But sure You are a nice woman on it!

................ said...

Oh, look at that smile...!
Great photograph of you!

ellen b said...

Beautiful. That's a great shot and I love the color of your hair!

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Now that's a super JMB. I, of course, can't run one of these.

Vic Grace said...

You are a lovely redhead and probably still are inside although there are probably more grays now. I hope you put your funeral off for some time. I have not even thought about mine I am not planning to attend

Surfergirl said...

hi there JMB thanks for the visit. yes im from canberra, i've been here for more than a year now. it's a nice place but i am sorely missing the water! have you been back since? have a great week :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I knew it! Lovely photo.

Corey~living and loving said...

So great to see you. Funny that this is your funeral photo. :)
thanks for your nice comment on my photohunt this past week.