A Photo of a Photo

20th post for #bloganuary (a WordPress event)

The Prompt: What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?

Um, “ever”??? Let’s get reasonable. How about my favorite photo that I have on my phone’s camera roll? I mean it’s not reasonable to expect me to remember all the photos from my very first manual camera till now. That would be over four decades. But, if I’m honest, most of those photos will have my thumb in the corner so probably not legitimate candidates. So let’s see, I’ll be back after doing some browsing and trying to remember which photos I personally took.

Ah, that was quick, actually. Here is a digital photo of a physical photo that I took back in Nagoya, Japan in 1995 of the girl I had fallen for the moment I met her. When I look at this photo I feel the excited energy of falling in love all over again. Ah, to be 22 again.

Four months after this photo was taken we were married and we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last year.

“Intoxicated” – originally published in Monty’s Very Short Shorts

Be well,



  1. Kathleen says:

    Yes. That’s a beauty!


  2. That’s lovely Monty. I would really have to think about which is my favourite photo ever. It’s probably one I took a few years ago of a red cardinal (my favourite bird) in a white snowy tree beside our deck.

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  3. gigglingfattie says:

    awww a beautiful picture and a love story all in one?! I love it!

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    1. Monty Vern says:


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  4. What a great photo and a beautiful tale behind it.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Aww, thanks so much!

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