Jess by Maree Cardinale

How many people live to 93 let alone REALLY LIVE to 93?
Jess splits her own wood for her wood stove, makes preserves for local charities, washes her car, goes door-knocking for the Red Cross… and the list goes on.
I caught up with her today after her weekly card game with the ‘card ladies’.
I’ve been wanting to ask for months if I could take a photo of her with her 1964 Holden, but I only knew Jess by reputation till now.
She is sweet, humble, and I have to say, I have enormous respect tinged with a goodly dose of awe for this amazing woman.
I know she would be embarrassed to read what I have written… but every so often in life you meet someone who just fills you with a sense of how special life and some individuals can be.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens – EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Processed in PS CS5.1

Obsessed with riding the learning curve.
Having a blast.
Thanks for stopping by.
Maree xx

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  • jainiemac
    jainiemacalmost 3 years ago

    great image and what a wonderful lady she is . Bless her . her activities are taking years off her
    good for her !!!!
    Jane x

  • Hi Jane, yes, I think her daily routines and get up and go have a huge amount to do with her active longevity :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous, she sounds like such a character!

  • Thanks B, yes I’d love to learn more about her. I will if I get a chance… I just don’t want to overwhelm her :))

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...almost 3 years ago

    Wonderful lady and an inspiration for all – lovely capture Maree !!

  • Thanks Mattie xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishalmost 3 years ago

    You have done Jess proud Maree. What a wonderful portrait of her and she looks so lively !! Brilliant :))

  • Thanks Ian for your lovely comment xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    How precious and so fortunate! She is beautiful.

  • Thanks Donna… I think she is fortunate in that she has such a wonderful attitude to life. I think the people around her are fortunate to have her as an example of how to live :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnalmost 3 years ago

    OH. MY. GOD. I can’t begin to tell you how much I absolutely adore this!!!!!!!!! This is a timeless and exquiiste image and story, told with such strength and delicacy. There is so much to admire and revel in this, Ree. F***king brilliant…sigh…

  • ummmm… wonder if RB frames great comments hahaha xoxox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnalmost 3 years ago

    … I HAVE to have this!!!

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnalmost 3 years ago

    … RESPECT is also the word I was looking for when I commented! Your capture shows a wonderful respect for this awesome lady.

  • Thanks Colly. Yes I have such admiration for her :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Kris Montgomery
    Kris Montgomeryalmost 3 years ago

    I totally agree with Colly… this is f*%$#@g brilliant!!! Bloody well done kid xxxx

  • awwwww thanks darling girl xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • moyo
    moyoalmost 3 years ago

    so good you took the chance to talk to her.
    this is really fantastic. i admire her. she is totally upright and as much interested in you than vice versa.

  • Thanks moyo… great comment. Yes, I agree. She is interested in life and people and just gets about doing what she does because that’s what she does and what life is all about :))

    – Maree Cardinale

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