Sunday, March 20, 2016

Probably a Stranger

A  L  O  H  A !
Marin CA Lady

“. . .sometimes one feels freer 
speaking to a stranger
than to people one knows. 
Why is that?"
“Probably because a stranger 
sees us the way 
we are, not as 
he wishes to 
think we are.” 
                       Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Honolulu Lady

“Beauty is not who 
you are on the outside, 
it is the wisdom and time 
you gave away to save 
another struggling soul, 
like you.” 

             Shannon L. Alder


Last week,
I saw the lady in the first photo
at Costco here in California.
"Ma`am, you look so nice with
the plant you have chosen;
May I take your picture?"

Honolulu Lady was photographed
in a store in Honolulu a while
back, with similar permission.
Both seem to convey
a lot about their area
while sharing a 
fundamental beauty!

Thank You


Elephant's Child said...

I do love the way you think. And act.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Cloudia! They are both lovely ladies. Great shots, I love the quotes! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

They look like nice ladies! And great quotes!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Two super portrait shots Cloudia, I do have a tendency to chat to strangers often :)

Charles Gramlich said...

we've got a huge costco across from our university but I've never been in it yet.

Hilary said...

Lovely captures of these women. You have more guts than I do. I am so uncomfy asking people if I can photograph them. Usually.

Bob Bushell said...

Yes, I am uncomfy asking people, but you are. Lovely.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Lovely portraits of beautiful women. No doubt you made their day.

Teresa said...

Very cool blog post. I love their smiles!

William Kendall said...

Lovely smiles on both!

Denise inVA said...

Wonderful post with two very sweet ladies.

RedPat said...

They both look like kind lovely people, Cloudia!

TexWisGirl said...


Rose said...

I love spontaneous photos of people best...not for me the posed look.