Monday, October 24, 2005

A new image? Find the theme!

Buongiorno Ragazze,

Umberto is typing, so don't get confused. Richard, your favorite Bachelor, asked me to create a new image for our website and since the California RAIN is keeping me from my beloved surfing, here I am WORKING for all of you.

There is a new image on the Senior Bachelor home page-- have you seen it yet?! Click here to see it. Is it too romantic and not enough adventurous? I don't know, but the photos are great, RIGHT??? You may have guessed who's the photographer. If you didn't, here are some hints for you: he comes from the "old continent", has a big but attractive nose, kind of shy...ohhh and he's the Jr. Bachelor! hahahah

Let's be serious: there is a main theme that relates one image to the other. I'd love to know your impressions about what you see and FEEL!

Ok amiche mie, please enjoy your day and don't forget to smile!



Chandra said...

Hello all,
Don't tell me that I am the first to post here......!
I clicked on the link but it brings me back to the same home page and I can't find anything different. ?? Can you clarify. Or maybe I jumped in too soon?


Monday, October 24, 2005 10:38:55 AM  
Mary R said...

Hi Umberto,

I like the new image.

And of course all of the photo work you have been doing. Please continue. We like seeing things through your eyes.

Thanks again
Mary Rose

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:41:35 AM  
Neva said...


New image is great. Photography impressive too.


Monday, October 24, 2005 10:58:53 AM  
JoeInMB said...


Perhaps you should click on the "refresh" button (the one on your browser that has two green arrows in a cirle). That should bring up the new image.



Monday, October 24, 2005 11:15:34 AM  
EasyReader said...

The updated page and photo look great Umberto! Keep up the good work.

Monday, October 24, 2005 12:10:24 PM  
teadrinker2 said...

Setting sun...
Tide going out...
Flowers in bloom...

Nature in its late stages - is that the theme?

The nature photos are romantic, sure, and I suppose that theme also applies to people over the age of 45. It's just a bummer when you stop to think about it that way.

Let's not forget that tomorrow the sun will rise & shine, the tide will come back in, and flower bulbs florish again in spring! The old guys & gals ain't dead yet!

You asked for feedback Umberto, so, respectfully, I'd keep tweeking it. :)

Monday, October 24, 2005 12:17:12 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Bonjourno Guys and Dolls;)

UMBERTO: 'Hats Off' to your photography, LOVE the new image:
Very Romantic/Soft Colours/Gentle Ebb and Flow of The Ocean/Shiny Pebble washed by the sands of time, The Flowers/Sunrise/Sunset and last but not least THE ONENESS of Her and Him holding hands...TOGETHERNESS!
You have captured ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE, afterall TRAVEL IS ROMANTIC with all its beauty!
Senior Bachelorette:)
valeria ;)

Monday, October 24, 2005 12:35:19 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Good work Umberto,

I couldn't tell what the image on the left lower half of page was, chocolate?? or a petal from the flowers??? Just thought I would mention that, but I think the entire page does speak of romance, the adventure might be hard to depict in the same page or may be people have ideas???

A time-share salesman once told me that I had not lived until I had riden bare-back and bare-breasted on horse back on the beaches in the Carribean, What do you think, that really captures the Adventure theme??

I am just kidding Umberto, i do not think it would be apppropriate either, I was just letting my imagination go on the Adventure theme, but someone riding down the beach o horse back, not bare-breasted might work.

You did ask for suggestions and ask Richard, we are full of them!!!

Monday, October 24, 2005 1:02:46 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Umberto, Umberto, Umberto, The new image is great and so are you!!!!! Can you photograph women like Francesco Scavullo did? By that I mean, can you make us look 30 years younger than we are? Ha-Ha Best Wishes, Jayne

Monday, October 24, 2005 1:24:00 PM  
sharingthenight said...

Just popped in to say great home page Umberto!

Sorry I haven't got time for any other comments..


Monday, October 24, 2005 1:39:26 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...


Nice to scroll down on the fabulous New Homepage and see THE BEARD!!!!!!! ;)


Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

p.s. Florida and Mexico has taken a beating from hurricane 'willy', prayers and thoughts go out to ALL, everywhere!

Monday, October 24, 2005 3:36:16 PM  
coach said...

Hi, everyone..I've been out of town this, not at a tournament, though there is another one this coming weekend. The last three days were personal time...oooooo, I really needed it.
Just a couple of quick "catch ups": Willimena, danapointLois, and coach are very serious about meeting at Willy's place in central CA this winter, probably sometime in January.... All of you who are interested in "stoolsitting", please go to her blog and we will make arrangements there, O.K? I think we beat the stool to death (...oops, NO!! dont' do it!, don't get it started again ladies!) here on RR's blog, so we will continue on Willimena's!
And secondly, to are are special...and you are loved!
and finally....Umberto Superb guys are REALLY getting PROFESSIONAL. My best to the three of you...we met you and loved you at the MB and CHI event: Richard, Joe, and Umberto...what a powerful threesome!!

Monday, October 24, 2005 4:27:40 PM  
coach said...

Hi, Clickgirl....WOW, Brenda, I just checked your blog site....GREAT adventure you are on...goforit, girl!! I will be watching, and joining you on ONE of your trips, if not in January...another, BEST wishes!! shar

Monday, October 24, 2005 4:47:17 PM  
Mary R said...

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Monday, October 24, 2005 5:48:02 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Friends,

Special prayers out for Babette, too.

I love the picture and dream but for a theme I prefer Sunrises.

Happiness is having something Pending

Mary Rose

Monday, October 24, 2005 5:48:06 PM  
Mary R said...

PS as you may or may not remember from an earlier blog on my profile, I already have the two horses just waiting for that slecial splash down the shore.

As I carry my fork (the best is yet to come
I am reminded that it is the DASH in between start and finish that counts.

And it it usually ATTRACTION that catches my interest. (Something that I see in process or done)

Mary Rose

Monday, October 24, 2005 6:02:33 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

Umberto..Umberto I love saying a name when you have to Role the R's.:):)...
Nice new pic...Only one theme for your image...
Can't help it,I'm just a sensual-minded woman....Keep 'um coming..It's one thing you do best....

Willy I left you a message on your blog....LOIS

Monday, October 24, 2005 6:13:18 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

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Monday, October 24, 2005 6:44:21 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

I left you a message on your blog...LOIS

Monday, October 24, 2005 6:45:54 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...



written by
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal
p.s. for the 'Greater Cause' ;)

Monday, October 24, 2005 6:51:00 PM  
Chandra said...

Hi my pal Joe,
Thanks for your help, my friend. My problem is that I am getting a new computer in about a month so I have to put up with the system that I have now with no refresh on it. I did get into my Internet Explorer for the new site and it looks great! Oh, well, I have an expression that is one of my favorites, "no one ever said it would be easy."
Thanks, Joe, you never let us down! You are old faithful! (Easy on the "old"......)

Monday, October 24, 2005 7:23:56 PM  
sunni said...


I think the new photo is
verrrry romantic...but what else
would we expect from a surfing
Italian in sunny (rainy?) California!!
And sunsets are my favorite time with
a new man in my life....I agree with
Cathy about the washed pebble, at first
glance I didn't even notice it, but then
it's shape was just a bit odd!!! Is it supposed
to be heart shaped?

Lois Thanks for the post!!!
Many Hugs to you!!!


Monday, October 24, 2005 7:40:01 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hi Umberto,
Your photo collage is fabulous....however...truth to tell........I find it reminds me of advertisements for "life in the hearafter"...or adds directed at seniors planning their imminent death and "plot" selection. It could be very well that I worked in Palliative Care for years and am overly sensitive to "pick your plot" adds directed at us "senoirs"!!!! SO PLEASE!!....It is absolutely not my intention to offend you, by any means!! is mearly but an observation...beyond that I find it utterly magnificent that I see what you see....... and what we see is beautiful!!
La Belle xox

Monday, October 24, 2005 8:20:35 PM  
Love 2 Travel said...

Buongiorno Umberto Jr. Bachelor,

It's a very nice change for the homepage. I was wondering what that was washed up by the surf. I thought it was a pig's ear!! What is that thingy!?

Monday, October 24, 2005 8:26:24 PM  
leslie said...

Umberto, je sais ce que tu essaie de faire, y a trop de choses dans la photo. (Pardonne, maid c'est seulement mon opinion). Je n'ai pas vu toutes les images quand je l'ai regardee. Je me suis demandee "Qu'est-ce qu'on dit au sujet de la photo?" C'etait necessaire (pour moi) de la regarder encore. Umberto, TU ES MAGNIFIQUE! et photographe fantastique! (dis salut a Richard pour moi, d'accord?)

Monday, October 24, 2005 8:49:41 PM  
Love 2 Travel said...

Buongiorno Ragazze means "Hello Girls" in Italian.

Monday, October 24, 2005 8:55:57 PM  
Chandra said...

Hey Leslie,
That's no fair. With all that sweet talk you could be proposing to Umberto for all we know!
P.S. Working out of your house gives one too much free time here.

Monday, October 24, 2005 8:57:59 PM  
Love 2 Travel said...

Mary Rose,

Is Babette OK? What are the special prayers for??

Umberto...just curious...Are you using Adobe Photoshop Elements?

Monday, October 24, 2005 9:00:42 PM  
willemina said...

Hello everyone...

Linda in Tucson
I pray that you are finding new strength everyday...just be aware that you have many new friends here rooting for you and wishing you every happiness...God Bless

Coach and Lois... I started a new blog for our January get-together. Now we have to come up with a date...maybe in the next 2 weeks so everyone who wants to come can make their plans? This is going to be so much fun! (Shar, notice how I didn't say anything about stools?)

Val the Gal
Did you notice that you called the hurricane "willy"? I'm really very calm...not like a hurricane at all.

My sister spoke with my niece in Miami again this afternoon. They had no power and a large piece of sheet metal hit her car and broke the rear window and also did some body damage. She is okay and her apartment suffered no damage. I have been trying to reach my son's god-parents in West Palm Beach and haven't been able to get thru to them...Paula, isn't that where you live? I hope all is okay with you?

I hope that all of our friends who blog here from Florida are thoughts and prayers are with you all...

Whatever Leslie said...the same goes for me. I'm sure that what ever she said was sweet because she's such a sweet person...just like me! By the way, I commented on the new picture on the previous blog...It's beautiful and serene just like love and romance should be.

I missed the message about Babette? Is she ok?

Welcome...I love tea...I always start my day with a cup of hot tea (Lipton natural is my favorite although I also like chai and green tea) When I was young, my mother made us a pot of tea every morning...with real tea leaves we had to strain. I guess it's always stuck with me. I also love my coffee about an hour later...

If anyone is interested in a get-together on the Central Coast of California in January...please visit my blog and leave a message. We'll figure out a date that works best for everyone...

Goodnight one and all

Love and hugs

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:06:30 PM  
soft_rain said...

Moi j'adore la nouvelle page, je le trouve parfait.....tres bien pensee, molto amouree, grazie

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:07:51 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Oh Dearest Umberto.......One must ALWAYS smile.

Good job my friend.

Deb Eddy

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:16:42 PM  
soft_rain said...

OK, so here is my zillion and one post of the day!!

The new design is tell's a complete story with just enough mystery. The stone is a good touch.

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:18:30 PM  
soft_rain said...

zillion and two

How many sunsets has Richard viewed alone, how often has he wished he could reach out across the ocean and take his beloved by the hand and write her name in stone.........

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:36:03 PM  
Mary R said...

Babette has been missing from the blog because she was in ER for something.
Sorry I don't know the details.
Mary R

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:36:54 PM  
soft_rain said...

HELLOOOO??...YOuuuuuuu WHooooooo!!!


Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:02:26 AM  
soft_rain said...

Where is everybody???

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:06:59 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

"mew, mew?"

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 11:05:39 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

yes, the new image is .... that a coffee bean

above the petals??

cheers for now, i'm off grocery shopping, ugh, my LEAST fave. activity

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 11:07:59 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

"gals", take a third and forth look at the pic...the thing that i mistook for a coffee bean and someone else mistook for a ....pig's ear!!! a pebble on the beach, "washed up by the tides of time..." boy, i guess we need our eyes tested!!!! lol,

XOX, pj

now, i am REALLY out of here!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 11:18:52 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

just figured it out! The Theme is "walking hand in hand along a moonlit beach, finding a pebble that the surf has washed up...the symbolism is "the pebble is your soul-mate, ...the tide, washing up on the sands of time, the petals...symbolic of the romance that lies ahead...and so on and so forth" i close Umberto?


Tuesday, October 25, 2005 11:56:11 AM  
Lady Base Camp said...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 1:33:23 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...

BaseCamp, no Silly, triangle = third time lucky...and i think perhaps the "young Italian" was Umberto, and he thought, "...this peeble is somewhat shaped like a heart, i'll use it in my photo"

hah hah hah,
i dunno...maybe your interpretation is better, IF somewhat jaundiced!

i'm going to be away for a couple of days, so don't think i have suddenly developed a case of digititis (that larengtis of the fingers).

cheers for now

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 7:29:29 PM  
SWANNEE said...

Ciao Umberto!

I would like to practice a little Italiano with you...I am teaching myself. I happen to notice that in the photograph captioned How to get yourself in this photo...Is in Portofino...So is the one taken of me...see schnezana-1 at

Wednesday, November 02, 2005 6:57:16 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

Umberto, you have been the highlight of this whole endever and I can't tell you how much everyone has enjoyed you.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 7:46:42 PM  

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