I have to admit I miss all the plotting, planning and running I used to do to guarantee I had a good picture to share on the Photo Hunt. Regrettably, time and health no longer allow me to do that. I was delighted when I saw that "Hairy" was the theme this week. That is certainly a subject I am prepared to participate in. I hope my faithful followers will forgive seeing this subject two days in a row.
I'll shut up now and share a few of my more memorable shots of "Hair" for this weeks "Hairy" theme at the Saturday Photo Hunt.
I captured this shot of the Old Salt talking to a lady in the tobacco shop almost five years ago. This lady told us that in her entire life she has never done more then trim her "split ends." Just so you can guess the length of her braid, she is over six feet tall. I still occasionally see her around town and she has not cut her hair.
I met this lady waiting in line during a picnic held at my brother's church. I photographed both of these amazing braids the same week and these two ladies are responsible for giving me the idea for the "Braid Parade" on my sidebar.
I took several shots of this gentleman at the Town and Country Fair. When I decided to go ask him about his beard the Old Salt photographed us. This man has not shaved since returning from military service in the seventies. His beard is the one that got me interested in men's facial hair and led to the "Hit Parade of Beards" on my sidebar. I started the beard parade with ten beards and now have about two hundred in my collection. Not all make the parade for a variety of reasons. When I published that first beard parade I got a call from one of my brothers informing me he knew this man and four others. They are all members of the same civic group.
This gentleman is one of my most recent additions to the beard collection. I ran into him coming out of the grocery store. He told me the last time he shaved was thirty-five years ago. He shaved so the woman he had just proposed to could see what he looked like without the beard. He quickly grew it back and has had it every since.
This is certainly not a good photo, but, it is the only shot I have managed to get of this young lady. I see her walking around town often and she can't be missed with that bright red hair. I've just never been in the right place to get a good photo of her. When I took this shot she was walking several blocks down the road. My lens was not long enough for that perfect shot.
This young man was a fellow passenger on the Gateway River Boat Cruise we took two years ago. The tour leaves from the foot of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and travels up and down the Mississippi River several times each day.
Linking to the Saturday Photo Hunt
This weeks them is "Hairy."