Male beauty in black-and-white; busy Tuesday for Martin ….

black and white beauty #11Hi, friends and readers:

You guys know how much I enjoy good-quality black-and-white photography, and today I thought I’d share some of my recent favorites with all of you.

I find the photo to the left quite curious. Start by looking at the person in the background, who appears to be some sort of pagan priest. Then look at the boy in the foreground. He is shirtless and his gaze is lowered, as though he’s feeling ashamed of the situation he’s in. And his head, chest and shoulders are inside what appears to be a picture frame. Is the boy a captive. Are the pagan parading him around for everyone to see? It’s hard to say, and that’s why I like the photo.

black and white beauty #17This second photo I’ve posted before. I like it because the guy is simply beautiful. I love the way the lighting plays on his skin and muscles, particularly his butt cheeks. Aye-yi-yi ….

I woke around 4:00 AM today, and right away I knew I wouldn’t be going back to sleep. So, I got up and read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, which is a sort of nonfiction novel set in Savannah, GA. It’s a beautifully written book; this is the third time I’ve read it since its publication back in the 1990’s.

Around 7:30 I took a brisk, three-mile walk on the beach. The sky was overcast and the air was cool and damp. But there wasn’t any wind and I thoroughly enjoyed my walk. After I returned home, I ate a quick breakfast, and then I got buys editing my novel-in-progress. Now it’s almost 11:30 A.M. and I’m done with editing for now. This afternoon I’ll get a haircut, visit the supermarket, and maybe ride my bike fourteen miles if the sky remains overcast.

My boyfriend’s a hockey fanatic — he played in high school — and he’ll be watching the Tampa Bay Lightning playoff game on TV tonight. I’m not a hockey fan, but I’ll probably watch part of the game, and then maybe spend some time on our back porch, enjoying the cool spring air.

Have a nice Tuesday, everyone.


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