Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Friday the 13th



A tenth anniversary too
Life can't get any more interesting than mulling over the fact that yesterday was my 10th Wedding Anniversary .... then it hit me that it WAS Friday the 13th.  My mom questioned the wisdom of getting married on the date with 13th.  

Wouldn't that be bad luck?
I reckoned that since my husband, the Hunkster Hubster, I affectionately call him was born on the 13th of December, you couldn't get any luckier than that, because 2x13=26 so it really isn't bad luck.  If you take his birth month and birth date, you get 25 (12+13) ... with mine as 22 (04+18) making him ODD and me even.



A full moon risen
to add intrigue to the insight, we have a beautiful winter moon.  It doesn't get more surreal than this:  a ghostly moon because of the artic air descended upon us, a fainted white.  From the reflection of the snow and crystals casting about a diamond glow.

The future for sure
How back then I probably imagined what our life would be like.   Because there were a few things we both felt strongly about:

  • our kids
  • making a family
  • home



Blended dreams
folded into goals.  To bring together four really quite bright kids and wish for the best.  We blended more than our kids, we began new traditions that today envelope wonderful memories.  

Almost comical
as to what we worried about back then.  Would the Princess eat at the table with the rest of the royalty, whom were never allowed to treat her as though she invaded our home.  Do we really expect to continue to sit at the table for dinner every single night, as he'd observed as our home life.  



Upheaval be damn
was my battle cry.  I would never allow normalcy be invaded by doom.  The best to hang on to are the traditions that were mired in each other's parents homes.  A nightly dinner with a tastefully set table was as normal as it ever has been in years since.  

Soccer teams
and soccer moms.  Lined up on the field, relaxing with a cup of usually Tim Horton's coffee.  Known to be different, mine would be star bucks in a thermos,
a throwback to the days I spent at the arena in my youth, with a sparkle in my eye that I would become a member of the Ice Capades in a few short years.  If I worked hard.  Even after I started to be able to drive myself to those 6 a.m. skates, my mom would always make me some hot chocolate in a thermos to have between figures and free skate or dance.   One of those things you take for granted, become implanted with habits carried into our adulthood, parenthood.



And a dog named Buddy
Our best friend, companion, faithful, loyal, protective guardian of our hearts.  I'm talking about all of us.  Realizing now, how difficult it was to trust again, to give someone else your heart, so fearful of having it trampled upon.  Again.

10 years of craziness
I would be remiss or untruthful if I said anything otherwise.  Yikes.  Three girls in their hormonal prime:  12, 13, 15 years old.  Then the sole boy 17 then.  The girls took their turns with their theatrics and drama a heart beat away.  By the two older girls, not the baby of the family, a girl.   She hung back, took it all in, keen to observe.  And learn.  To be better than them at causing parents heart attacks and heart ache at such potential being thrown away.



How far we've come since
One daughter married, another one kicking ass in university, the other one killing it in Vancouver, starting to really shine.  It is really rewarding to watch how they blossom.  Even the, at times, lonely son.  Such strong character, work ethic and morals gracefully etched into their beings.  The blending together must have really worked.  A bond created among all, including the new brother by married for the son.  

What wasted time worrying is
Try as much as you want, someone else is steering your life.  Is it God?  Is it fate?  Is it by design?  You are on a worldly path, setting strong examples for your children in your own beliefs, morals and kindness you try to uphold.  The Hunkster Hubster is a very strong man.  Not just in stature but in demeanor and presence.  How cool for someone to have such an anchor, from within themselves.



You may wonder what's your path?
..... are you on track, been misguided, failed or succeeded?  Life laughs at its own sense of humor as you discover you already have.  Creating this peaceful, safe, nucleus of family, is a success many dream of.  

Except now the table is bigger
and will eventually grow even more.  As grandchildren and boyfriends and praying for wife and more husbands build and grow from the foundation.  Of two apprehensive in taking a risk on love.  For the most part, our home is still the focal point in most of our lives.  Drifting in importance other times.  



Contentment and peacefulness
is an art of the life kind.  To be home, with just the Hunkster Hubster and our faithful companion, Buddy, the dog.  Is bliss and oasis rolled into one.  I could be at home 24/7.  Without a blip.  Writing and painting, cooking and creating an ever evolving home and garden.  It really is where I want to be most of the times.

Paradise in blue green waters
pull me back in my reflection of the past 10 years.  There have been life events and priorities that have prevented that annual honeymoon in far away places we wanted to explore together.



I worry a little
that we wont get a chance to again, since it was annual up until after the fourth year.  A go at a company, primarily run by my husband, when it was suppose to be forward march together.  I acted on the gleam in my eye that was caused by a great career opportunity so my focus was sporadic.  

If I only I knew then 
what I know now how things would have been different.  Using the internet and social media to market the company since time was a limited resource available for contribution back then.  



Building trust and memories
is never an easy feat.  Yet we have done so together, mildly so since the baby of the family left two years, almost three years ago.  Restored or instilled into sharing our life together.

Now is as important as ever
as we are in our fifties and wise to the twists and turns and speedbumps that can surface unexpectedly.  While firm in the commitment, the contentment found with each other's company.  We like it.  We enjoy it.  I can't imagine spending it with anyone else.


Happy Anniversary Love



xoxoxoxoxo Jeannette

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LOST & AMAZED: INHALE beauty to push OUT toxins






I scooped some awesome art to share from Pinterest this evening. It is sure easy to get lost and amazed at great talent and just inhale its beauty exuded by an artistic interpretation on life, dance and living life and lives being lived. (I will try to go back and forth and see if the artist’s name/identity is linked with those PINs.



Isn’t it amazing how automatically at peace you find yourself in? I do. Most times, I will listen to music to chill out and nose in a book to escape. Then there is that more unique connection as I find myself in the tide of waves floating out wonderful images for me to just absorb, enjoy.



As you can probably tell, I like bold zesty colors in art the most. Whimsical catches my fancy. If I can even pick up something to learn: BONUS!





BONUS: I’ll have to slip in a bio of the artist here when I can search and find a good one. A while back, I created a BOARD “Artist Spotlight” and started a new BLOG: JMgallery, once again by blogspot from Google. However, I am working with my partners at @ifttt to forward my blogs from Google’s Blogpost to WordPress automatically. It is easier to do now that I renamed it “YUPPYdom” as a nod to my generation, our version of HIPSTERS of the Millennia generation. I keep dabbling with various Blogs to test my writing depth and see if it helps or divides too much. Ahhh, another experiment as I often talk about on optioneerjm (see link for ALTER EGO and click).







Yuppydom is more generic yet speaks to a specific age group or group of similar minded folks. Since there are fashionistas, social media superstars, art buffs, photographers, artists, current affairs, social matters, reviews, shopping, consumerism specialists. If I were to have ‘it’ it may as well be something I know: what I like, what I think, what I value, what I learn to share with others of a similar mindset or age group.

 Dance images calm and inspire creativity

deep inside. As I still struggle with mindfullness, this is a nice almost meditative state where I gaze across marvelous images. Of that, and just about anything that catches my wandering eye .










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LOST & AMAZED: INHALE beauty to push OUT toxins




I scooped some awesome art to share from Pinterest this evening. It is sure easy to get lost and amazed at great talent and just inhale its beauty exuded by an artistic interpretation on life, dance and living life and lives being lived. (I will try to go back and forth and see if the artist's name/identity is linked with those PINs.


Isn't it amazing how automatically at peace you find yourself in? I do. Most times, I will listen to music to chill out and nose in a book to escape. Then there is that more unique connection as I find myself in the tide of waves floating out wonderful images for me to just absorb, enjoy.


As you can probably tell, I like bold zesty colors in art the most. Whimsical catches my fancy. If I can even pick up something to learn: BONUS!



BONUS: I'll have to slip in a bio of the artist here when I can search and find a good one. A while back, I created a BOARD "Artist Spotlight" and started a new BLOG: JMgallery, once again by blogspot from Google. However, I am working with my partners at @ifttt to forward my blogs from Google's Blogpost to WordPress automatically. It is easier to do now that I renamed it "YUPPYdom" as a nod to my generation, our version of HIPSTERS of the Millennia generation. I keep dabbling with various Blogs to test my writing depth and see if it helps or divides too much. Ahhh, another experiment as I often talk about on optioneerjm (see link for ALTER EGO and click).




Yuppydom is more generic yet speaks to a specific age group or group of similar minded folks. Since there are fashionistas, social media superstars, art buffs, photographers, artists, current affairs, social matters, reviews, shopping, consumerism specialists. If I were to have 'it' it may as well be something I know: what I like, what I think, what I value, what I learn to share with others of a similar mindset or age group.

 Dance images calm and inspire creativity
deep inside. As I still struggle with mindfullness, this is a nice almost meditative state where I gaze across marvelous images. Of that, and just about anything that catches my wandering eye .









Monday, May 9, 2016

Hello your Vogueness




Sometimes hit
Trying to remember how I fell on these images.  The first one I saw and I know I shared it.  I can't recall where from (bad sign, spending too much time on here).  I think it may have been Tumblr or as a back-drop on PolyVORE ??? 

red mask and a headdress 

Don't cha hate not being able to remember where you discovered something or who said something?  Well, this is my visual something.  Visions that captured my eye with their uniqueness and hot couture.  I've always wanted to call it that:  "hot couture" instead of Haute Couture.  How boring and snobby haute couture sounds.  

Beauty or color is best?

Not in this lifetime
I won't ever to be able to afford any of the outfits or be fussed over with makeup because I have a face that can capture that something, difficult to define.


Colors cause joy

Do not dare
Show this to the faint at heart.  Those ladies who believe that the ability to carry it off is their own righteous belonging.  



Naked
Sometimes the faces are naked from makeup while others are naked, or with caked on makeup or hats or hairdos.  

Weirdness or inspired? 

Like a train wreck
Or just too weird.  We slow down and cast an eye out to see what your brain or your heart want to see.  You fall spell to the creativeness that appears.


Glitter or ouch! 


Thank you for sharing another creative journey with me,  once again or the very first time.  I hope you agree with my choices.


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Act-your-age MAN CANDY

I saw an ad today that was stunning.  Could I find it?  Sadly, no.  I'm pretty sure it was a POLO ad with a striking black model.  It got me thinking that normally, I don't drool over men and I wasn't in this case per se.  

It was Paul Newman who said:  "Why have hamburger when  you have steak at home?"

It also got me pondering about who is out there that is close to hitting fifty or has already, who can still be considered studly.  Of course, I'd put my affectionately dubbed "Hunkster Hubster" at the top of my list, but I'm not sharing.

These are 10 of my favorites, sprinkled with quotes, who have withstood the test of time, or have emerged with their gray hair in tact, that we women, find attractive.  As befitting our maturity we don't drool.  I never did really.  I'm a fan of finding the inner quality a man possesses that exudes that something that makes us take a peek.  Songsters, actors tend to be the most likely candidates. 

1. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt sets the bar for many as the first hunk of my generation, who stood out in the movie "Thelma & Louise" and has kept our eyes entertained over the years.  Not surprising, he did look like a bit of a goof in high school.  I'm sure there are a few gals that passed him over, others who regret it years later ... the one that got away?












Brad may be easy on the eyes, but he doesn't set the standard for manhood.  A guy who cheats on his wife, dismantles a marriage, and leaves someone as gorgeous as his former wife heartbroken, leaves much to be desired.  It tarnishes his looks for many of us.  Sometimes we forget and let the eyes be entertained.

2. Bruce Springsteen
A rocker, a father, a husband and a citizen is Bruce Springsteen.  He may not be what many would think of first, but there is that something that makes him stand out.



Reminding us that entertainers are people too, they chill out, they're not always on stage, Bruce chills with his wife Patti:






A family man is attractive, showing a well-rounded, content person who is comfortable in himself and has the wisdom to recognize it.



3. Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves reminds me of my first boyfriend at 15, Alan.  I wouldn't describe him as a hunk by any means, but he does have an appeal that isn't lost.






Keanu makes that unkempt look popular, even though I rarely see him out of a tattered pair of shoes.  Am I the only one that notices that and it overshadows some of the appeal.









4. Kevin Costner
The classic pretty boy, Kevin Costner, grows on you.  Maybe it is part of choosing the right parts that combine manliness, soulfulness and depth.  Qualities we all want to discover in our man.



Dreamy?  Maybe.  





Oh yeah, almost forgot the mega-bomb "Waterworld" that cost millions and one of the biggest flops when you factor how much it drained studio pockets.



We'd take Kevin as a bodyguard with a poor crewcut after he won us over protecting Whitney Houston, back in the day.



We'd take him as a Robin Hood, over a suit in shining armor any day.  Or a day like any other.



He may be trying too hard to look studly.  Yet we'll forgive him.  He must be prolific in roles because he is easily found searching Google images.






5. Tim McGraw
The assortment wouldn't be complete without a cowboy.  Tim McGraw shows that looks can sometimes be enhanced by a hat, a beautiful wife, and musical talent.







It goes to show you that sometimes the hat DOES make the man.    Being a caring father, is one of the best images anyone can have.






6. Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington looks like a solid guy.  Maybe that is one of his greatest appeals.  He comes across as strong, brave and wise.






But what about?  Who you say?  Those guys ... the new guys?  OK, there are a few that have caught our attention lately.  We've watched them grace the screen, big or small, while polishing their looks as the audience appeal grows.  Like the Trevago guy, 

7. Tim Williams



Apparently, we've seen him before.  Forgotten until he informed us that there were better ways to select travel.



He didn't mind being scruffy.  We didn't mind him being cleaned up.



No longer wanting to be "that creepy guy" on TV, he did clean up nicely.  He also drew clicks and second looks.  His name is Tim Williams.






8. Rupert Friend
Rupert Friend sneaks up in his swoon quota as he has grown into the strong, silent type on Homeland.  No stranger to the screen, he has had many parts, many not as memorable as his role as CIA Agent Quinn.




Agreed, we all have photos of ourselves that we'd rather lose. Then again, they're wisely kept to show how much we've improved.






That was an oldy photo.  Rupert is actually approaching 50, at 48, so this was a while ago but before Quinn. 










9. Idris Elba
Ildris Elba as Luther from BBC is cropping up everywhere.  No wonder.  He has the strong type nailed.  Initially slated as the first black James Bond, then passed over.  That's too bad.  He has coolness and suave that make the ladies swoon.









10.  Nilolaj Coster Waldau
To prove what a forgivable lot of women we are, Nikolaj Coster Waldau who plays Jamie Lannister on Game of Thrones is included because he is easy on the eyes.  At 45, he qualifies as an older guy hunk.










As a bonus, I've selected a few for my younger readers to keep their eyes on (no sweat, I'm sure) to see which one of them may happen to surface on a bigger screen near you:

1. Broderick Hunter







1. Ignacio Valenti






1. Sahib Faber