a grisly start

a new week... and the prompt for this week's sunday creative is

grizzled  adj: streaked or mixed with grey

not grizzly, not grisly (which would easily prompt images of my son's room), and certainly not gristly.

yup, just what i was thinking. there's only one way to go with this...

last winter my husband of soooo many years finally consented to grow a goatee. i don't know why, but i always wanted him to.

and it was grizzled... and my husband looked grizzled... and i thought it was soooo sexy! i understand why he shaved it off last summer (crumbs and scratchy and all), but i miss his grizzled goatee!

"Of all the barbarous middle ages, that
Which is most barbarous is the middle age
Of man! it is—I really scarce know what;
But when we hover between fool and sage,
And don't know justly what we would be at—
A period something like a printed page,
Black letter upon foolscap, while our hair
Grows grizzled, and we are not what we were."
                                 George Gordon Noel Byron


  1. It was certainly nice of him. :)

  2. oh, i love grizzled! wonderful definition & post! p.s. beautiful falls in the background. Where is your husband in the photo?

  3. Love it! My husband has a goatee too, the kids won't let him shave it off. I can't wait to see when his look grizzled!