In the past few years I have not been particularly happy with pictures taken of me. Except my driver’s license picture….I love my driver’s license picture and people comment on what a good picture it is when I have to show my ID. I keep asking myself why the pictures don’t look like what I see in the mirror. Of course I realize the image in the mirror is backwards but…how can it look so different. All I can think is that they snap the photo when I’m in a strange position. Like eating something, opening my mouth to talk, tired of waiting for them to take the picture, etc. Also I’ve found that if I have an open mouthed full on smile (I often do that) my eyes scrunch closed and all you see is the bags underneath. Well, this old bag doesn’t like that so I decided to take some “selfies”. I have to use my camera in the mirror as I do not have a (not so) smart phone. And since it was taken in the mirror Nikon is spelled backwards.
I really like these shots much better.
And in other news, you may remember my “Il Bandito” post from a little while ago.
I still see the bandit nearly every day sticking its little nose over the edge of my patio to see if I forgot and left the cat food dish out (I don’t). Yesterday morning il bandito proved to be la bandita when she was out and about with four “bambini”. I didn’t get a picture of the brood because I was too busy distracting her from aggressively attacking a neighbor’s dog. The poor little dog was on a leash but dared to bark and mamma raccoon was ready to take the pooch on. The owner had no idea what to do. I told her to put the dog in her car which she did while I yelled and stomped my feet at La Bandita. She (the raccoon) and the babies ran off and, thankfully no one was physically hurt. A lesson in “don’t mess with mamma” of any species….or mamma’s babies. I must admit the little ones were really cute about a quarter of the size of their mum. I hope I get a chance to get a picture of them.