Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thematic Photographic- Old

Good morning on this grey-rainy-warmish Tuesday to all!

Carmi is feeling, thinking old for our theme this week!

OLD is, a good thing.

Oh yes, some things get better with age.

"Breezy days 
deserve the union
of two old friends."
Sanober Khan

On those breezy days many old things fly by.

Good old fashion fun.
Making good use of  everyday moments
brings memories to breeze in again.

So many ways to define old.

What truly matters is how old you feel.

Even when some things pass their intended purpose -
What once was, will be again.

My parents purchased this charming old chap when I was a growing up-

and just last year, I handed him down to my oldest son.
Good old jolly Santa Claus lives on in another new neighborhood.

OLD, can be such a wonderful thing, don't you agree?

Just last weekend I brought this old boy out of the china cabinet-

He's a  vintage Lion Head (Automatic 1 oz Jigger Liquor Whiskey Bottle Pourer Stopper) belonged to my parents before coming to me.

So many childhood memories come flying by just looking at him.

Maybe it's time to hand him down again?

"A thrill of thunder in my hair:
Though blackening clouds be plain,
Still I am stung and startled
By the first drop of the rain:
Romance and pride and passion pass
And these are what remain.

 (good old fashion memories)-I say.

Strange crawling carpets of the grass,
Wide windows of the sky
So in this perilous grace of God."
G.K. Chesterton
part taken from The Collected Poems of G.K. Chesterton

So happy old trails to you all today!


humbird said...

So happy post! I like "A thrill of thunder in my hair" - how many of them? lol....old memory - the best for sure! Happy Tuesday to you & yours, friend! :)x

Debbie said...

Old is a great thing!! Pick me up and let's go for a ride in that car!!

RedPat said...

I've been raking leaves for a couple of hours so I'm feeling a bit old right now!

TexWisGirl said...

you have some old treasures and have shared them, too. :)

Elephant's Child said...

Old/matured/ripe/seasoned is fine. And often beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Oh yes, OLD can be great. I do not feel old, so that is a good thing. I love the birthday photo. Enjoy your day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Old is fabulous :) I honestly do find old things with a bit of history tres fascinating.

Bob Scotney said...

You know it's old when grass and weeds grow between the bumper and the car.
There are times when I wish I could generate like your seed heads especially now I can only admire the whisky stopper and am permitted only a small slice of cake.

Gilly said...

I love those seed heads - but can't work out what they could be! And the lion is gorgeous! I do like the way your mind works on these photo themes!

Alexia said...

The seed heads are great! Interesting selection, Karen.

Jeanie said...

I love how you think, Karen, and how beautifully and creatively you interpreted the challenge! Very nice!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice to see your old heirlooms, Karen.

And your little people (such as Mr. Gnome and Santa) are there to grow old with you.