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Friday, May 30, 2008

Photohunt: Self

The photohunt theme is self. Most of the pictures of myself which I've used for photohunt themes have been old ones. Therefore, I decided to do a very recent self portrait and show you what my fifty year old self looks like in May of 2008. I ain't broke but I'm badly bent. Just kidding, I stole the italic line from an old song.
I am probably most comfortable hiding behind the camera like I'm doing in the shot above. As visitors to my blog probably know, I like the take photographs. Therefore having a shot of me taking pictures seems to make sense in terms of this self portrait. I took the shot above outside a doctor's office. I find it relaxing to take my camera with me to doctor's appointments and grab a few photo ops as they come up, usually outside. The second shot is of me in my garden last weekend. I used the time release and set my camera on a small ladder for the outdoor shots. I love to be outdoors in my garden so that is a part of my self portrait. My garden is a bit on the wild side which suits me most of the time. I often mention my secret garden and as you can see in the shot above, I have privacy screening in the form of overgrown bushes. The last shot shows me in my garden drinking coffee with a raincoat over my nightgown which is pretty typical of me. I love coffee and I often go outside before I get dressed but I don't want to scare the meter readers so I try to remember to put something on over my nightgown. Unfortunately, my gas meter is within the borders of my secret garden, and if I am outside déshabillé, I run the risk of frightening the meter readers who run from yard to yard. I guess that's it for my self portrait and it's about time for me to get dressed.

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91 comments:

Dee said...

Carver,
Love the self-portraits - and using the line "I aint' broke, but I'm badly bent". Sometimes I feel that way! Great shots!
Dee

leslie said...

Gee, I was first to add my name to Mr. Linky! I love your line about being bent but not broke. I feel the same way most of the time. I hope you come on over to see me "through the ages."

Guess Who ??? said...

Hi Friend! There you are... I love the self portraits! Especially the one with the coffee cup.
And now Clever Carver, you are increasing my vocabulary. I had to look up 'deshabille'.
I am up a word today, even if my software won't allow me to type fancy French things like the accent aigu. : )
I think it is a fine thing to be bent...it means that you are flexible and enduring.
I pick up my Kahlua (Argh, minus the accent) and cream to toast my Buddy.
TGIF!
Love, K.

It is a toss up whether it is worse to be old and bent or young and broke.
-Anonymous

Sue said...

There you are!!! Lovely shots :)

Happy photo hunting, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Sabine said...

Your self-portraits are great Carver!! I love the first one, exactly the same idea as I had - only my mirror was sort of restricted LOL!
Very, very nice! :)

ellen b said...

Hi Carver! Nice to see you. I took the chickens way out for my self portrait :0)

jams o donnell said...

Nice shots! I perfer to be on the other end of the camera myself so photos of myself are a bit thin on the ground. Happy weekend

pat said...

Oh, all great self portraits!!

Happy Weekend.

Pretty Life Online said...

great shots for today's theme... mine's up too hope you can drop by.

LibertyBelle said...

Carver - I love your self-portrait!
Love the coffee too!
Happy weekend
L
ps - I also feel best behind the camera

claudie said...

Nice to see you Carver! I didn't put a new photo of me. Just some olds! Like you I love coffee!
Happy Hunt!

mirage2g said...

Great self portrait shots ep the one on th mirror!

Colin Campbell said...

Good work. Going through our photographs I find that I am in about 5 percent of them because I am always at the wheel.

Snap Catch said...

fantastic one for PH theme. Have a wonderful weekend! mine' up too hope you can drop by.

Jenn said...

Great pictures of yourself! Your garden looks gorgeous!

ettey said...

very pretty pictures :)

keeyit said...

Hi Carver,

This is the first time I saw your self photo. You don't look likes 50 years old.. You look young with a happy smile.

Cheers,
Keeyit

SabineM said...

You crack me up! Your last paragraph is funny! I go outside and try not to scare the meter reader either! ;-)))
Lovely shots! Funny, I didn't even think of doing a whole shot of myself. I did a close up of a piece of me!
Hey you look great...don't look 50! Very young face! ;-)

SabineM said...

thanks for the visit! ;-)
Fabulous shots, Carver! I had to laugh at your song quote! You are not BENT!!! ;-)

ancient one said...

Loved this post! You are so funny!

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

Hi Carver,

My first time to see you. It is good that I come to see you here. Honestly, you looks great!

Enjoy your weekend!

Expat Traveler said...

Ah tu parles francais aussi? Great self portraits and what a beautiful yard!

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Nice to see you Carver! I went with a smaller part of my self.

Leslie said...

G'day! Hope your weekend is going well! Waving at you from Australia. :)

Randi said...

Great self-portraits!
Love the one with the coffee.
I also prefer to be behind the camera!
Have a great weekend!

jmb said...

Lovely photos Carver, but I have to tell you I was not posting a photo of myself today! No way José!

Have a good weekend.

napaboaniya said...

Lovely you in those pictures, Craver :)

Corey~living and loving said...

What I love about this entry is you really thought about YOU and what would represent you the best. that is wonderful!
happy weekend!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Nice post for the theme. Have a great weekend.

marcia said...

These are nice and peaceful like you suggested

genny said...

Oh i like your shots you look gorgeous. Happy hunting!

Huey said...

Haha I like to be behind the camera too. :D

Sarge Charlie said...

Hi Carver, I have not idea why but I thought you were a guy. Tis a very lovely 50 year young lady, since I am 70 you sound very young

julie said...

Lovely photos, Carver. The last paragraph was funny :)

Lemonjude said...

Great shoot there, love the potrait surround with greens..

Love your cheerful smile there, you are just not look like your age.

Criz Lai said...

Cool self portrait Carver. I do drink lots of coffee too but in front of my computer all the time.. Haha.

Thanks for sharing. Have a great week ahead :)

Corey~living and loving said...

What I love about this entry is you really thought about YOU and what would represent you the best. that is wonderful!
happy weekend!

Yen said...

Nice to finally see you! Waving hi! :)

Barbara H. said...

I enjoyed your pictures! I am 50, too! In fact, I clicked around on some of the other participants pictures to see what everyone else was doing, and so many of the other 50-or-so photo hunters posted their pictures I took courage to do the same. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

I love your photos but it's wonderful to see the lovely face behind the pictures. Thank you for sharing your sweet smile.

Natalie said...

It's nice to finally see you! :) It does seem perfect that you have a picture of you taking a picture.

Sean said...

This topic makes a lot of people show themselves. I like it, haha~~

HAppy hungting~

YTSL said...

Carver --

For some reason, had thought you would have curly hair! OTOH, correctly envisioned you as a wearer of glasses... ;b

Lifecruiser said...

Hey wonderful you :-) What a great reflection, I didn't see that it was a first. And so lush green!

Yez, morning coffee outside is the best. We mostly do that when at our summer paradise island. It happens occasionally at home too, but it's not the same in an apartment block...

So that's why the meter readers are running so! *giggles*

thess said...

Hi carver!! *waves at YOU*

regards from Holland!

ipanema said...

oh it's nice to see you Carver! love that line by the way.

have a great weekend! :)

Satkuru said...

love the self portrait and line, "i ain't broke but badly bent" was even better :P great combination :)

have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

Good to SEE you Carver!
You look like your feeling great!

I will be up in your neck of the woods in a week, not sure what time yet. I will keep you posted.

great pics!
Love ya mel-sista :-)
Jane

juliana rw said...

Hi, nice to meet you....

My post in here Thanks

Picturing of Life said...

there you are....Now i can see you ^__^.

Mine in here Thanks

A. said...

Lovely shots! I love your garden, a bit on the wild side suits me down to the ground :) I too go out early in the morning, but mine's a cup of tea.

Liz said...

Great to see you properly! I'm like you in the running outdoors in my nightie - mostly chasing my dog though.

And what a lovely garden.

WillThink4Wine said...

Hi Carver! There you are!! I'm the same way, always taking the photos! I must say, I am enjoying this PhotoHunt more than I thought I would, getting to see everyone!

Karen said...

Oh! I LOVE the third one! The mischievous grin, the coffee cup. It's nice to "see" you!

Write From Karen

carolinespicturepages.com said...

Great self portraits. It was hard for me to find a photo of myself. I'm always behind the camera.

Carver said...

Thanks for visiting. I'm enjoying this theme so much and nice to meet so many of you on your "self" posts.

mimi11460 said...

hello!you have a beautiful garden.... see my entry on this week photo hunt theme self..thank you.

crazy working mom said...

I love the one with you in the flowers. Great photos for this week's theme. :)

Happy Hunting.

feefifoto said...

I like the third one best -- it reminds me of playing peekaboo.

Dragonstar said...

I love that third photo! Mind, I also love the first (great reflection!) and the second (beautiful poppies) so consider them all appreciated!

Carin said...

Hi Carver, You made a great entry for this week's theme. I love the photo's and your garden simply looks wonderfully wild!

Rebecca said...

I like it! Thanks for sharing yourself. By the way, I have a number of self-portraits with my camera in them (not posted today). I love those.

Liza said...

I'm like you, I like to be behind the camera more than in front of the camera, though I have tons of pics of me that I took of myself LOL! Great pics!

MIne's up too!

the teach said...

Carver, I guess we all get bent eventually! Thanks for the self-portraits! I love to have an idea what my blogger friends look like! :D

DeLi said...

happy to see your most recent photo carver :-)

DeLi said...

happy to see your most recent photo carver :-)

Katney said...

Nice views of you.

Melli said...

You have such a cute smile!!! I LOVE it! Oh, it was FUN to get a glimpse of YOU!

Jocelyn said...

Hey carver great shots, nice to see you in your own element. Now just don't be struttin' your stuff in front of those meter readers--hehe--you look very happy, I can tell you really love what you do. I always have a good time here! Thanks.

Jocelyn

Heather said...

I love all of them but my favorite is the last one with the coffee--coffee is good, especially outdoors.

2lives said...

I like that you surround yourself with so much green plus it takes a lot of guts to show yourself

Carver said...

Thanks again for all your comments. So much fun seeing some of you on your blogs.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the photo just outside, in the garden!!!

JC said...

Terrific shots! Your positive outlook shines through wonderfully!

Mar said...

You have such a friendly smile and you look wonderful in your garden!!!

Janna said...

My favorite is the one in the garden with the red flowers. :)
Very nice.

byrningbunny said...

That's a reflection shot, isn't it? Great shot-- well I like them all, but I'm partial to the last with the great big smile.

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting and yes the first shot is a reflection of me in the glass of the office building.

mama meji said...

Badly bent? Noooooo.... Love the last shot where you're holding a cup of coffee by the garde (and with your nightgown under a coat!).

Patricia said...

Those are fantastic! The last one is my favorite - maybe because it could be me sans the raincoat. We live on just enough acreage that I can usually venture out in the mornings with my coffee in my jammies.

Janet said...

I'm 50 too...51 in 22 days :-) Love your self portraits!

Sammawow said...

Those are excellent self-portraits! I have also taken picture that are reflections but I didn't use one this week! Hope you have a nice weekend!

diXymiss said...

Love your secret garden and can totally relate to loving a steaming mug of coffee in the morning. What a treat to "meet" you. This photohunt has been eXtra special.

Pato & Pearl said...

those flowers are pretty just like u....Nice one...!

Pearl - happy sunday

Inland Empire Girl said...

I love this post... I just went out and got my mail this evening in my pjs and didn't even wear my coat!

Tokenhippygirl said...

Great self portraits! Nice to "see" you.

Rach said...

great self photos - ypour garden looks the perfect place to get away from it all!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Hi Carver. Nice to see you! You are beautiful and it's awesome when you can see the person behind the spectacular photos! Yay...

Carver said...

Thanks again for visiting my PH post. I think this has been a great way to meet each other. I've enjoyed seeing what everyone has chosen to show of themselves.

Vic Grace said...

Nice to see the face behind the camera.

Sienna said...

"I aint' broke, but I'm badly bent"

....and inspirational!

I read through what you have been dealing with Carver...just a very challenging time, great self portraits, and I dig the one with the coffee, I get that!!