Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 09/30/2013


Photo taken on September 29, 2013


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272/365: “Coffee - the favorite drink of the civilized world.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

272/365: “Coffee - the favorite drink of the civilized world.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY!!!! (September 29, many other dates)

Today is my birthday and I turned 49 years old!!!! How amazing it is to me! I remember when I was a kid thinking that anyone who was this age was OLD! Hilarious!!! :D :D I know that many people don't want to say how old they are, but it is a celebration for me! Every year I can look back and think about all that I have learned, the good and bad things that happened, the challenges and victories! It's such a funny thing because I feel like a 20-year old with a child inside, and though I don't look like a kid, I'm happy that I look younger than my age! I'm happy and excited about my next year of life, it's all such a fun adventure! I am so thankful to all of you for your friendship, encouragement, and helping to make every day wonderful! *big hugs to all of you* :)

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was a spokesman for democracy and the rights of man with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France. Wikipedia: Thomas Jefferson

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43 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
You know... being alive.. getting older... sure beats the alternative !

It would be nice if it slowed down a little now though !
4 years ago.
Missfujii
Missfujii
ça sent bon !
4 years ago.
Nyske
Nyske
Happy birhtday and yes, every year that passed, is a year no one can take you away, with all the happenings in it. Nice photo.
4 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
hey 49 IS old, according to me kids.. I am 53 but I was born in 1992 or was that 94 oh either way, the years just quietly and quickly slip by... so happy birthday Janet and may you have the bestest year ever ahead!
4 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has added
oh the shot, yumm, looks fantastic! but the other shots in the 'notes' umm there are not there for me.
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Beautiful picture!
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4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Happy birthday, Janet!
4 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Bon anniversaire Janet :)
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
What a bokehliscious, yummy shot!!!
Happy Birthday, Janet!!!!:O)
I'm 54...and just don't get it...not feeling it...so yes, I'm one of those who just ignore it;O)
Have a wonderful day, full of laughter and fun!!!:D
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
It's your birthday and you celebrate with coffee, Janet. You need a good talking to, I think.
Lovely image though - I like the reflections.
Happy Birthday and have a great week ahead!
4 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Beautiful Light Shadows And Colour Tones Janet Excellent Definition DOF And Framing Happy Birthday Have A Great Day Very Definite Fav Kindest Regards Bob.
4 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
beautiful colour, richness and form - and the picture aint bad either!

well done janet, perfect for the lyric. I never touch coffee myself, tea is the only civilised drink for the civilised :-)

----- and happy birthday!
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Wonderful capture! I can even smell the coffee beans! Makes me want a cup of coffee right now!
4 years ago.
lclower19
lclower19
Great shot and excellent quote - I can only say "Amen to that!!!"
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful shot.
4 years ago.
Brian
Brian
Happy belated birthday Janet. Yes, I know .... it does sound old when you are a kid but time surely does creep up fast on everyone :-)) . Hope you had a great and enjoyable day.
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
great dof and bokeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Nicely chosen subject even though I don't even drink coffee
4 years ago.
Graham Pargeter
Graham Pargeter
Wonderful depth of field
4 years ago.
Graham Pargeter has added
Happy Birthday!!
4 years ago.
XOZ
XOZ
What an exquisite image. Now I need coffee. :-)
4 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
j'aime çà
4 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
wonderful photo, Janet....lovely bokeh....
4 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
Very nice focus. Happy birthday
4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Gorgeous shot, tones, textures, composition light & reflections, Janet,Happy birthday. Yes, you're young yet but you can feel young inside even when over 70 and your body is being a pain although some days as old as the hills. Coffee might be the favourite drink but it's addictive & many people drink too much of it which isn't good.
4 years ago.
che_ma46
che_ma46
excelente toma con un enfoque puntual, que lleva la mirada a esos dos granos de café y sus reflejos
4 years ago.
Dave Seargeant
Dave Seargeant
Fantastic shot, and happy 49th hope you have filled the day with fun and enjoyment - why can't we all behave like kids if we are honest as age is no barrier to fun. Enjoy the moment, enjoy the day, enjoy the fact you have made it this far. My grandfather has made it to the heady age of 92, if you ask who wants to be 93, his response is unequivocal "every 92 year old!". Have fun.
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Happy birthday, dear Janet! May you celebrate many many more.
I love the photograph. Such beautiful browns, great reflections and lovely shallow DOF. And what I would do without coffee I'm sure I don't know! :)
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Very fine focus - Italian Roast, deep and rich...mmmmmmmm
4 years ago.
Meremail
Meremail
Well Happy Birthday to you. You aren't a has-bean yet.
I wish I could remember being just 49 LOL.
I think if life is fun life is good. I like to have fun at work and a young lady who works for me says I am worse than her kids when I have practical jokes with her. How cool is that.
4 years ago.
k m 7 d
k m 7 d
A little late but many happy retuns of the day.
4 years ago.
Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
Joyeux anniversaire !
4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Beautiful Work!!
Seen in

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4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
:) Admired again in : Holy Macro!
4 years ago.
Penny
Penny
Happy Birthday Janet!
The years seem to fly by now...Im 52 and cant believe how quick its gone. Mind you, I dont act my age and most say I dont look it either (though occasionally I feel it!!). Anyway, I hope you had a fabulous day!
By the way...your photo is great! Whenever I see coffee beans, I can always smell them!!
4 years ago.
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
Great shot ~ I can smell those beans!
4 years ago.
Jim Abbott
Jim Abbott
Happy Belated Birthday, Janet. Gee...I thought you were only 39! I love the DOF and the color of your wonderful shot here. I can almost smell the coffee!
4 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
A great photograph Janet .. while I prefer tea I do like a cup of iced coffee on occasion.

Be it belated ... Happy Birthday ♥

I turned 70 this year but I have been blessed with good health and have people say, when they learn how old I am, "No your not"!

Like everyone else there a few times when I feel my age but on the whole it's been a good life.

My favorite saying from years ago pretty well sums up my philosophy on aging: I am not as young as I used to be, but then, I'm not as old as I am going to get.
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
I just love the gorgeous chocolate brown colour of those coffee beans Janet.......and as others have mentioned above, I can almost smell the aroma! Spot on :)

I've already wished you a Happy Birthday so I'll just add : Growing old is compulsory but growing up is optional!!!
4 years ago.
+Pattycake+
+Pattycake+
Lovely focus on the foremost bean! Lovely image
4 years ago.
Clandrew ( http://clandrew.weebly.com )
Clandrew ( http://cl…
Perfect focus, Janet. I can smell those coffee beans from here !
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Still busily catching up on photos from while I was away! At least I caught your birthday on time. Nothing like a good coffee! There is a motorcycle club here for older bikers, called the Ulysses Club: their motto is "growing old disgracefully". :)
4 years ago.
Geoff. McElwaine
Geoff. McElwaine
Fine creative use of D.o.F. Beautiful Work!!
Seen in

The Artisan!!
4 years ago.