Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Crystal



Crystal is a lawyer with a financial planning and estate planning practice.  We have been friends for 18 years.  I was paired with Crystal for some trust building exercises at Outward Bound in Colorado.  Later, we both rode in an early morning bicycle group back in Hartford.  I dropped out when I took a job in Ohio, but Crystal still rides.  The biking is over for this year -- too dark in the morning -- but I think I will rejoin next spring.

We ran into each other last weekend in Elizabeth Park. 

23 comments:

Cildemer said...

Wonderful portrait! Crystal clear smile!
Thanks for sharing, Jack!

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Have a nice and happy day****

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's so nice bumping in to old friends, Crystal looks gorgeous Jack, nice portrait. Shame about having to put the biking on hold, I did the same with early morning walking, but will be back to it any day now as it's getting lighter and lighter in the morning here!

Kate said...

Old friends are best friends. Your portrait reinforces your comments about her...you make her personality shine!

brattcat said...

how is Crystal with a camera? i suspect she'd make a great walking companion, too.

Cezar and Léia said...

She is beautiful!
This morning I was walking alone and thinking"could be wonderful to have a friend by my side"...
Léia

Luis Gomez said...

Great portrait! She has a beautiful smile.

Halcyon said...

A bicycle group sounds like fun! I bet Crystal is a fun friend, she looks like a warm person.

Sharon said...

How fun (not to mention good for you) is a bicycle group. Crystal has a very friendly smile! Thanks for introducing us.

Jacob said...

That's funny, she looks nice. Heh, heh!

Great portrait. What a smile!

And yes, you need to get back on a bike! But in Florida.

And re your comment on Ipanema: I'm not sure about the architecture...but I think it's more Mexican/Spanish than anything!

joo said...

I really like your portraits, Jack!

Randy said...

What a great smile and wonderful shot! Sounds like she really keeps active.

Pet said...

It seems to me that you are really having fun making portraits lately !

Edita said...

a happy women!
be active,be happy;)

VP said...

Early morning bicycle group? I am too lazy for that...

Sylvia K said...

Another beautiful portrait and a beautiful lady with a gorgeous smile! Glad you ran into one another again! Always good to reconnect with old friends and a great excuse to get back to biking! Hope your week is going well, Jack! Enjoy!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

It's great to have friends for such a long time. I like her smile.

Dianne said...

A wonderful photo of Crystal - she has such an open face and you have captured that well!
Old friends are the best friends!

Regina K said...

What a treat to run into an old friend, especially one with such a friendly smile.

imajoebob said...

I saw Crystal walking the dogs! Now I'll know her name when we meet again.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Neat coincidence.

Cindy said...

I love running into old friends. A wonderful portrait!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack, I have decided that you have lots of friends and meet instant friends as well!

Bises,
Genie

Tash said...

Such a warm smile and friendly look about your friend Crystal. Thanks for sharing some of your lives with us.