Encouraged by my friend Jasmine to take this self portrait for the monthly photo challenge she holds on her blog glooart.com/blog/ I scrambled to meet her end of September deadline. The categories were 'beautiful' and 'old' and I figured this could fall under either! I set up the tripod in front of the shed in our back yard on a perfectly overcast day. I should mention that I had completed chemo about two weeks earlier, having first had surgery for breast cancer. Radiation followed, and I've almost enough hair to keep my head warm now!