• large blemishes, but still delicious.... :)
  • varicose veins of a pear! :)
  • self-portrait...

Sunny Sunday Self-Portrait :)

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If you have a pear shaped body, you should not wear pear colored clothes, or act juicy.
(Demetri Martin)

I honestly don't mind being slightly pear shaped; and I love wearing coloured clothes...! About acting 'juicy'.... no idea!!! But since English is not my 1st language, I simply pretend I have no idea what this bit means.... :)

I don't mind being occasionally looked down at or laughed at either, as long I can make those unhappy people who look down at others, smile or laugh.
I don't even mind being blemished - as are those pears.... - because it's still better to be a blemished pear-shaped goddess than a perfectly unwrinkled and unblemished hollow 'crap' :) apple....

Presently, I am more colourful, battered and blemished than ever! Back from a small surgery op, I am all black, blue, green, brown - and more than just a little blemished.... Which made me think of my pears in the veranda (You see, the circle is closing....) - I bought those fruits in perfect yellow and red on Wednesday and by Thursday the skin of at least half of them had already turned to a vivid brown....
Eeeeekh - I thought, but going to hospital, this wasn't my first worry!
Yesterday, back from hospital, I took a closer look and started cutting them in slices for a pear-compote with cinnamon and anise seeds. And guess what: THEY WERE absolutely PERFECT under the brown skin and the compote was HEAVENLY!!!!

And so I assume that under my multi-coloured-not-very-pretty-skin I can still be - well - not perfect, surely not, but - let's say - pretty OK-ish!

Happy SCARLET SUNDAY in any colour of the rainbow to all of you!

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  1. Ellen_Anne (mostly off) 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Gold Seal of Quality p1/c3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. isa13 65 months ago | reply

    Exquis... ton sens de l'humour, d'abord :) et puis cette compote d'automne me met l'eau à la bouche... nous aimons les mêmes épices. En ajoutes-tu dans tes confitures aussi ? J'espère que tout s'est bien passé pour toi du côté des blouses blanches.
    Exquise aussi ta photo de ces poires aux formes ravissantes :)

  3. algo 65 months ago | reply

    Warm wishes, Kiki, for a speedy and complete recovery from whatever.
    Hope that everything goes well.
    Lovely pears -- so sad that their season is so short.
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  4. shantaya ~ dannie 65 months ago | reply

    Ah Kiki, it seems we are kindred in more than just spirit....
    Maybe a little wrinkled, maybe a little mottled, (and maybe a little heavier on the bottom) but softer and sweeter on the inside than ever....
    I hope that you are feeling even better today, Monday, and am very impressed that you were cooking so soon after your surgery!

  5. Vol-au-Vent 65 months ago | reply

    Dannie, you made me laugh out loud.... ''...am very impressed that you were cooking so soon after your surgery!'' - you should have seen me! Sitting in an armchair in the veranda, leg on another chair, all the material in front of me on the table, chopping away, humming a melody, reaching behind me for more ..... - then hobbling forth and backward (Never stand still.....) in front of the hob, adding cinnamon and water, seeds and good thoughts.... that's why it was so delicious, I think!!! I gave it exceptionally my full attention... LOL

    Thank You dear Alex!

    Chère Isabelle - OUI, je savais bien.... quand j'ai vu les confitures que tu m'as offertes pour mon anniversaire.... :) Je les ai gardé pour la visite de Barbara et Adrian ce week-end! MERCI pour tous ce que tu fais pour mon bien-être!

  6. Josep Cequiel [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

    409alpes
    seen in: ***Favorite
    colors and lights

  7. Luzzz e sommbra 65 months ago | reply

    Great shot!
    seen in: ***Favorite
    colors and lights

  8. Joss-Linn Gagné 65 months ago | reply

    Superbe PDC et rendu alléchant.

    Une omelette aux poires et poivre rose, rehaussée de sirop d'érable, c'est divin !

  9. gellertkatalin 65 months ago | reply

    You deserve the
    Gold Seal of Quality Award!
    Thank you for sharing your photo!


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  10. bitzcelt 65 months ago | reply

    I love the tight crop on this photo and the way that the pears fill the entire frame. I hope your recovery goes well and you return to your "pretty Ok-ish" self. Sorry if my last pic gave you a bit of a scare, but as you saw the clown wins out in the end.

  11. FFgoatee 65 months ago | reply

    moi, je suis plûtot asperge !... ;))) mais j'aime quand même bien ces poires, qui on l'air bien appasitissante !...

    bon We Kiki :)
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  12. 4Real 65 months ago | reply

    OMG, what a delightful posting!!!! The image, your always special narrative and the comments - Fantastic!!! I have to tell you, when you mentioned pear-shaped bodies, I immediately thought of a toy that used to be around MANY years ago call weebles. You could lay a weeble on its side and as soon as you released it, up it came! The slogan for them was "Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down!" You remind me of weebles, not because of the pear shape, but because you don't let life get you down and you right out there, living it to the fullest. Bravo Kiki!!

  13. Patrici{an} Photography [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

    gorgeous image~

  14. suenosdeuomi 65 months ago | reply

    Lovely image and delightful sentiment. Locally we have a radio show that airs weekly called Living Juicy, about alternative style living, working and creating. Juicy is delicious and nothing to avoid.

  15. cudau.botcanh 57 months ago | reply

    Nice pic!!!!!!!!!

  16. Nancy Rose 45 months ago | reply

    so lovely and I love your words...your joy in life sure shines through in all you photos...congrats!!!

  17. mrendesign 38 months ago | reply

    wonderful! xo

  18. aeshan05 37 months ago | reply

    Stunning shot. Love the dof and the colors. And from someone who is a little pear shaped herself i totally agree with your thought.

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