in her presence...

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    I have already posted another picture of this beautiful old woman, but found this one irresistible today. Taken outside her home in a desert villge beside the Yellow river in Ningxia in the north-west of China.
    The shadow in her face is from a tiny tree that she stood beside.

    southwest girl, algo, @petra, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. On dirait le Sud... 73 months ago | reply

      irresistible...i agree :)

    2. Yilud 73 months ago | reply

      Absolutely wonderful this expression. Love this excellent portrait, dear Maggie!

    3. deu49097 73 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful face she has. Excellent portrait.

    4. Life in AsiaNZ 73 months ago | reply

      Lovely character study and she looks like a character.

    5. sjb5 73 months ago | reply

      What beauty! Why do we (at least here in the US) feel the need to hide age?

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    6. bihua 73 months ago | reply

      yes, I remember her
      what a fascinating face

    7. Bill Horne 73 months ago | reply

      Fantastic portrait!!

    8. A n t o i n e t t e 73 months ago | reply

      Oh, Maggie...this is so moving! How special she allowed you to photograph her! Hope all is well...sorry I've been such a poor correspondent...Spring has gotten in the way!

    9. esanatha 73 months ago | reply

      Another wonderful portrait...

    10. Frédéric D :) 73 months ago | reply

      Dear Maggie, you are the pearl of my flickr contacts, your portrait here is just splendid. Each of your visit brings me a sun ray and it seems that i am not the only one in that case when i see this great old lady.

    11. sunrizr 73 months ago | reply

      a lyrical nice to see

    12. Erwin Vindl 73 months ago | reply

      A wonderful smile!

    13. Liisamaria 73 months ago | reply

      Wonderful portrait!

    14. musapix 72 months ago | reply

      The smile lights up her face. I wonder how old she is - what tales she can tell!

    15. BuckarooBob 72 months ago | reply

      yes, I remember her as well, and I'm glad you brought her back for an encore, so I can make her a favorite. She reminds me that contentment is not so much a matter of having or wanting, but of accepting and appreciating.

    16. -twub- [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      that's one thing that i would love to do, to take a photo like that and then to go back and see that person again. that's really nice maggie

    17. loricarolina 71 months ago | reply

      She has smiled much in her life~ just beautiful!

    18. Stratillus 67 months ago | reply

      What a a wise and beautiful lady, she gave you such a happy smile.

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