Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Contrast


Wanna play a guessing game? What do you think this is a photo of? Give up?
Well, since yesterday was the unofficial last day of summer, (officially, Autumn begins on the 22nd of this month.) I was assessing what I have to show for a season of sun. The bronze image on the right, is a close up of my forearm. The pale, almost florescent white shape on the left, is my shin.
Yup, my legs are so white, they almost literally, glow in the dark. The phrase 'alabaster skinned,' doesn't even begin to describe how white I am. In spite of that, I am really quite pleased with the results on my upper limbs. And, all this was accomplished without even trying, or even a single sun burn. (at least, not this year.) Just two to three hours a day of dog walking, and an occasional afternoon of gardening.
Of course, I have to admit, my legs have not seen the light of day since . . . Oh gosh, I don't think I've worn a pair of shorts since . . . uh, 1990? At this point in my life, I don't even own a pair. I'm not ashamed of my legs, they're really one of my best features. They maybe short, (I'm only 5 foot, 2 inches tall - or 24.40 cm) but they're trim, well muscled, and very solid. Every now and then, I'll show them off in a dress, but only with a pair of pantyhose to add some color.
Anyway, I was rubbing some moisturizer on my legs before bed, and had to giggle at the contrast in color. Everyone else is asleep, and I just had to share with someone.
Sleep tight.
Love,
Susan

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Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That is an amazing contrast of skin coloration on a single human being! Perhaps you might consider allowing the sun’s rays to touch more of your body?

Willow said...

Oh God! My arms AND legs (and everywhere else) are that same beautiful moonlit glow...maybe I should buy a dog!

SPARSELY KATE said...

Hahaha, I had a good chuckle. Yes, my legs look that colour after a Canberra winter.
My legs haven't seen the day since the year 2000. :)

Hey, at least you won't find a skin cancer on those pins :)