Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunflower 'leftovers'


Proof Positive Old Age CAN be Beautiful... 

My skin droops
My eyelids sag
My tummy hangs down
Everything is round.
Wrinkles abound.
 I AM BEAUTIFUL just like this his declining flower

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy


“It’s [old age] not a surprise, we knew it was coming – make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.”
Betty White, If You Ask Me 


27 comments:

Mildred said...

Cute post and I love the sunflower photos. Hope your day is a good one.

Mersad said...

I think this subject gets to us all. Cute post.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Ann said...

well I have to say that old age looks better on the sunflower than it does on me...lol.
A guy who comes in the store I work at always says if I got up and I'm walking it's a good day

Madi and Mom said...

Good morning MS...
oh did we ponder along with you on yesterday's post. We have several mega churches here too. One is so large it bought a 3 story hotel the remodeled it to fit their needs.
Each day we see beauty in spite of the sags and bags
Hugs madi and mom

Jo said...

Beautiful take on the declining sunflower and approaching old age!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I like the declining sunflower- the way the leaves curl- pretty! I compare Betty White to Bob Hope.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for our conversations about the guys. You are a sweetheart.

Blogoratti said...

Great thoughts indeed and apt photos.

Rose said...

I am feeling my age this morning...but at least I am moving and relatively sane. I think.

carolann said...

Oh so sad. Can't turn back the lock can we.

Grin and bear it old age.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Amen! Wonderful photos.

Montanagirl said...

LOVE this post!!!

Gail said...

The seeds will provide next years crop if the birds don't eat them.

Love the photo and your poem.

Kathy said...

These faded flowers are really beautiful!

Cranberry Morning said...

That first one, especially, is beautiful, Sandra. And you've got the eye that sees it first. Today just before going to get my shower, I said to K. that I need to get my shower and wash my hair so I don't look like something from a zombie movie. But JUST before I said the words 'zombie movie,' K. intercepted with 'Jurrasic Park.' Oh, thanks a lot. LOLOL

Lowcarb team member said...

I really like this - thank you.

All the best Jan

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the reminder.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the Betty White quote a LOT! ;))

crafty cat corner said...

This post is very apt at the moment as I lost my brother just last week. Yes, we should all appreciate life, its over too soon.
Never mind the aches and pains just look around and enjoy.
Briony
x

Michaele said...

I agree that you are beautiful. As for me, I just hope nothing falls off !

photowannabe said...

Well, your sunflower poem sure fits me to a T.
Saggy and baggy and wrinkled...oh my.....
There definitely is beauty in that first photo.

Dory and the Mama said...

I totally agree!!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

There is definitely beauty even in aging.For myself,when I wake up and am still able to breathe,it's a good day.

Chatty Crone said...

I agree with you Sandra - 100%!

Felicia said...

neat images.

Catherine said...

Aw yes...the sagging eyelids...I know these well sister... ;)
Nothing to do but smile.
Happy July Sandra!
xo Catherine

Linda P said...

That first photo is beautiful. It's good to see the beauty in a faded flower and even more so in those of us of a certain age. Have a good day, Sandra!

pattisjarrett said...

I love this comparison, and Betty White's quote, too. My little sunflowers didn't survive.