smile! [32/52]

Although I’m surrounded by a lot of smiling faces, it seems none of them want to stand still long enough for me to swing my lens their way.

So I aimed it at myself …


and make sure you don’t chop half your mouth off, taking the photo.
and maybe get BOTH of your eyes in focus.
Hey .. maybe use the timer?

That’s what I get for being lazy.

I was in search of a genuine smile. Not a posed, forced smile, y’know? I can usually count on my daughter and her cohorts for a few photos, but they were scarce this week. And my girl, bless her, is totally self-conscious of her braces (the ones you can’t even really see, seriously) and the word “smile” apparently causes her to run in the opposite direction.


I thought of going to the park and people watching, but that can be a wee bit on the I’m-a-creep side, and seeing as how I can’t run these days, decided against it.

When all else fails me, a certain someone always saves the day …

puppy smiles

DaisyPuppy. Photo taken lazily on the couch with my craptastic phone camera (and totally edited to within an inch of it’s life in photoshop), when she plunked down beside me looking for some cuddles.

Now that’s a smile :)


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  • Erin
    Posted at 04:38h, 15 August Reply

    Hey gorgeous! Look at them eyes! Beautiful! (You, not the dog, silly!)

    • janice
      Posted at 08:06h, 15 August Reply

      awwww … Daisy’s feelings are hurt ;)

  • Gail
    Posted at 09:57h, 15 August Reply

    Oh my goodness! I love BOTH of these! Jan, your eyes are gorgeous woman! Daisypuppy is so adorable! She reminds me of my dad’s dog, Oodles. Precious. Have a great week!

    • janice
      Posted at 16:35h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks Gail!
      She’s a spoiled Princess. LOL

  • Betty
    Posted at 22:34h, 16 August Reply

    Hi Jan, Don’t know who has the cutest smile! Either way, they both made me smile!
    I hope you are 100% now. Sorry, I’ve been a no show for several weeks. The heat has been so oppressive which has zapped my photo gene. At least the heat’s getting the blame. Will try to work water into my week for Sat! BTW, thanks for dropping by my blog.

  • Sharon
    Posted at 22:48h, 16 August Reply

    And 2 lovely smiles, too! ;)

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