And time marches on. One could call this "What a difference a day makes."
Actually the two pictures were taken about 3 weeks apart but they show the contrariness of my mind. SWMBO says she can't understand it. I started growing the full beard at the height of the summer heat. Then when the weather cooled off I shaved most of it off back to the goatee.
The weather did not influence my decisions. I don't know what did, really. Curiousity, more than anything. I wanted to see if I looked like Hemingway yet. But, no, not white enough yet and since I'm now 72 it probably never will get that white. So it goes.