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    Encouraged by my friend Jasmine to take this self portrait for the monthly photo challenge she holds on her 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!

    smibbo, Tami Loving Life, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. mollyjane** 38 months ago | reply

      so beautiful!

    2. American Daydreams 38 months ago | reply

      You are beautiful! Stay strong!

    3. Graeme Forrest 38 months ago | reply

      Awesome, in the truest sense of the word.

    4. Rocks In Her Head 38 months ago | reply

      Beautiful, from a sister survivor.... Stay strong...

    5. ohjennymae 38 months ago | reply

      absolutely stunning shot! you are a beautiful woman!!

    6. kcoultas 38 months ago | reply

      Probably the most beautiful self portrait I have ever seen. I wish you the very best of luck. My father is going through a battle with cancer too.

    7. LynnF1024 38 months ago | reply

      I saw your image on Explore and had to view it. I'm so glad I did, your strength and beauty are very evident. I wish you the very best!

    8. Kris Grimes 38 months ago | reply

      We all love you.

    9. Tami Loving Life 38 months ago | reply

      Congrats on being chosen as a PW Finalist!

    10. Malia León  38 months ago | reply

      Great portrait!

    11. girlhelious [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      Stunning portrait!

    12. u+me=bananapants 37 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful picture, I LOVE self portraits. Hope you're feeling better.

    13. Bush Babe 37 months ago | reply

      Best self-portrait ever...
      Hoping all is well now.

    14. QUOI Media 37 months ago | reply

      Lovely, raw photo with warmth and beauty

    15. revorebs 37 months ago | reply

      you are beautiful and an amazing self-photographer. wishing you all the fullness of life and health! i hope you win the pw contest ;)

    16. Jocie444 37 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image, I hope all goes well for you!

    17. StrictlyMystic 37 months ago | reply

      Your pose is captivating - it's as though you are reassuring yourself with a loving hug. When I had cancer I felt as though my body had betrayed me and hugging myself with that kind of acceptance was the last thing I wanted to do. Your strength is inspiring. Best of luck in your recovery.

    18. ma likes to knit 37 months ago | reply

      So amazing! Thanks for sharing so much with us.....I am inspired!

    19. Jeanette Blac 36 months ago | reply

      Beautifully done

    20. purrplekatt 36 months ago | reply

      I know I commented on this photo in your blog before, but I just love it!!!! ((HUGS!))

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