Thursday, October 06, 2005

A List of Beauty

Again, in response to the prompts at the Alchera Project, I have decided to produce this list of beauty. I have mentioned a few of the things that will be on this list in previous posts, but hopefully this will be a bit new and different. He we go...

5 Beautiful Women

1. The Wife--What can I say?
2. My Mother--Hey, they say you marry your mother.
3. Audrey Hepburn--Roman Holiday
4. Jane Seymour--And she has how many kids?
5. Princess Grace--Pure class

See, I did that and hopefully didn't get in much trouble.

5 Painters of Beauty

1. Rembrandt Van Rijn--I consider him the quintessential painter of all time.
2. Jean Baptiste Camille-Corot--Love the colors.
3. Camille Pissarro--Again the colors are so wonderful.
4. Louis-Eugene Boudin--Love the beach scenes tremendously.
5. Eugene Delacroix--Everything about his stuff.

I don't know what this says about my sense of beauty, but, hey, its what I like.

5 Beautiful Places I Want to Visit

1. The Caribbean--I kind of want to go to St. Lucia to be honest.
2. Fiji--The wife and I honeymooned in Moorea near Tahiti and Fiji sounds just as exotic.
3. Machu Picchu, Peru--It is just so rugged and full of mystery.
4. Northern Wales--I just want to check out the castles.
5. Seychelles--Its a long way away and it would be cool to check it off my list of islands.

5 Writers of Beauty

1. Thomas Gray--His Elegy is my favorite poem of all-time.
2. Rick Reilly--Now this may seem weird but a guy who writes a book about caddies is a stud.
3. Victor Hugo--This is the best writer of the beautiful soul I have ever read.
4. Robert Frost--I'm not fond of most New England poets but Frosty is a gem.
5. William Stafford--Another Western poet that just gets it.

5 Beautiful Things

1. Touchdown's smile at 6:00 A.M.
2. Baby Indy's smile at 6:01 A.M. just after being jarred into consciousness.
3. The Teenager's smile as we tease her about boys.
4. The Wife's smile when all the children go to Grandpa's house for a sleepover.
5. K's smile when he looks at his family.

Hope you enjoyed this installment.

17 Comments:

Anonymous atpanda said...

Awe. I can tell you have a really good family. That's a great list. Love the manatee pic at the top. We've seen them in the wild while visiting FL and they're just the sweetest things. Michele sent me.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Grandpa Jones said...

K...When I was younger, there was a movie called 10. Starring Bo Derek, It was about finding a woman that had the most beautiful qualities (Physical) I have long since learned that one may have a 10 in physical attributes, but they can have a 1 in loyality, trusting, compassion and on and on and that would average out to a 2 or 3. I agree with your first 2 choices, maybe not in that order, but close....I also believe if I can't pronounce the name, I don't want to see it.....What about Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, I'm a home boy and there is so much beauty close, why travel.........You are so different from your dad, I'm going to have to ask your Mother about that.......Grandpa Jones

8:34 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Good list, although did you have to say "the wife" instead of "my wife"? It's just a thing that sounds sort of...well...old fashioned. Other than that...great list!

Hi from Michele's.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous MissMeliss said...

Here from Michele's today, but you KNOW I visit you unprompted as well.

Love the list. Have joined Alchera Project also (hope you don't mind).

9:12 AM  
Blogger ribbiticus said...

it really is a great list. loved your 5 beautiful things most of all - nothing can beat the happiness that a family can bring. here via michele today but will definitely come back for more. :)

9:14 AM  
Blogger Christi said...

I love taking a look at my life and taking note at what truly makes it beautiful.

Great post!

thanks for stopping by my blog =)

9:28 AM  
Blogger Le laquet said...

Audrey Hepburn ... I have to agree, she was so beautiful! But what's with the whole North Wales thing ... the south is fab to!! Gorgeous castles! Great post :o)

10:10 AM  
Anonymous john cowart said...

I'm shattered that my name was not on the list of writers. But that's alright. I'll get over it... Somehow.

Maybe I'll take up skydiving.

Anyhow, I wanted to let you know that I finished Glog this afternoon. Thanks for all your encouragement along the way....

Oh. Oh. Oh. I must be on the list of writers who look beautiful. I'll check

12:06 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

6:00am. Is the sun even up yet? When my oldest was a baby, she would wake up when the sun came up. It is the only time in her life when she was a "morning" person. Since then she has been a "night" kind of person.

Great list. I'm like Grandpa, There is so much more of America I want to see before I travel outside of the country. I would like to see the ruins outside of Cosmel.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Pirate said...

good answers. you're safe.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Oreo said...

Thanks for coming to tell me happy birthday!!
Jeremy

7:07 AM  
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i know that smile when i look at my kids too.
congrats on your win;)

3:48 AM  
Blogger Jim Naka said...

I have a water toy site. It pretty much covers water toy related stuff. Check it out if you get time :-)

3:57 AM  
Blogger Indigo said...

I don't recognize any of those painters, so I'm envisioning that they all paint giant manatees in a rainbow of colors.

Where is the Seychelles islands? I'm not sure I've heard of them. The caribbean is beautiful. I've been to St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Both are to die for!

Congrats on having the Golden Ticket, now you can afford to buy a castle for each of us. I'd like mine far away from the Evil Genius, far too menacing, but put me next to Better Safe, I like her yellow chair please.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

I love the post even though I didn't make the Five Beautiful Women list . . . ;).

In terms of beautiful places, I highly recommend the Canadian Rockies. I can't tell you how exquisite the lakes are there. The most beautiful, purest blue color you'll ever see . . .just glorious.

12:45 PM  
Blogger dompia said...

Wow, I really like this one. I have a website that talks mostly about sallys beauty. You should check it out sometime.

6:45 AM  
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