Project 313 – Post No. 114

Another Sunday . . . I should say something profound; something dignifying the day with reverent — albeit, inane — banter. 

I’m growing a beard. 

Yup! You read right. 

Once or twice a year I get to thinking I’m just not ugly enough. Wearing a permanent scowl is no longer enough to keep people from interacting with me. 

I figure a beard — combined with the cheap clothes I buy at Costco — might give people pause if they’re thinking of approaching me. It that doesn’t work, I’ll have to stop showering. Or, at least, drop from one shower a week to one shower every two weeks. 

And now, the photo:

Project 313 114

The white background of the original photo made it mostly unsuitable for any framed arrangement. 

But, a bit of Topaz magic and, voilà!

That particular flower is from a plant outside a business. I liked the contrast of the flower (orange) with the white of the wall.

If one pays attention to one’s surroundings, one can find lots of stuff of interest.

And even when one fails to find something of interest, a bit of imagination can help create something.

For instance . . . Shooting Neon Colors Into the Inky Night.

Shooting Neon Colors Into the Inky Night

And . . . that’s it

Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.

You can read about Project 313 HERE.

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19 Responses to Project 313 – Post No. 114

  1. oneowner says:

    I have a full beard in the winter and trim it to a goatee when (if) warm weather arrives. Trim just once a week (usually Tuesday) so I don’t look like Gabby Hayes ( Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I happen to like Gabby Hayes, with or without the beard.


    • disperser says:

      Normally, I wait for the winter . . . obviously, living in the tropics makes that silly as it’s always hot. Well, not as hot for two months around December and January, but still hot.

      This attempt was more out of laziness than actual intent. I occasionally skip a day shaving and I happened to skip two. I noticed there was more white than during my last attempt so I figured I’d give it a go.

      Even so, I don’t let it go too long to become a bother. I’ve always kept the beard relatively short. We’ll see how this ends up. If I don’t like it, no goatee for me as that seems more of a bother than either having a beard or shaving.


  2. I like the flower but where’s the watermark?


  3. paolsoren says:

    I grew a beard a while back. Still got it. Saves on shaving.


  4. If Melisa likes the facial hair then you are all set! :-) I read years ago that most women do not like facial hair (or any other hair) on men. I have always loved facial hair (and other hair) on men. Especially on their chests. So I guess I am not “most women”. Ha! Oh, I already knew that.

    PHOTO: The contrast is great! And the flower is lovely!
    CARTOON: True dat! (And I like the meaning of “en casserole”!)
    DOODLE: Neon colors always look cool in the dark!

    HUGS!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      Thank you, Carolyn.

      Melisa adapts to my various moods when it comes to hair . . . maybe she only sees the inner beauty. Certainly, there’s little outer beauty to grasp.

      As it happens, I’m not sure if it’s just a function of getting old or moving to a tropical climate but I’ve had what I consider an explosion of hair. A bit of a bother, it is, as I’ve had to resort to braiding.

      . . . makes my legs look weird . . . also the forearms and my back.


  5. Another Sunday . . . I should say something profound; something dignifying the day with reverent — albeit, inane — banter.

    1) That would make a change
    2)So would that
    3) Irreverent more like it!
    4) What else is new?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. AnnMarie says:

    The photo has definitely (or definitely has?) the WOW factor! Love that rust and teal combo!

    Liked by 1 person

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