Sunday, September 10, 2006

Golden Years

It was a beautiful Saturday morning. The coffee shop was full of folks getting java and pastries. I spotted these two outside pointing out trees and birds to each other, reading the paper, and relaxing. I took the picture because the couple had a great aura of satisfaction about them. I love people who know how to take time and relax and enjoy themselves. I am getting better at it, but I still have a lot to learn.

17 Comments:

Blogger williamw said...

hi team, love your 'watching life around me' log. Great shots. I'll be checking more often...
greeting!

Sunday, September 10, 2006 2:26:00 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

what do you think they do all day? I always wonder that about retired people...

Sunday, September 10, 2006 9:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Monica Ford said...

I have to say I think about myself and my husband when we get older quite a bit. Sometimes out of fear of what it would be like, and othertimes out of sheer need for calm.

But maybe, maybe it would be too calm.

Anyway, I'm glad I found the blog. Very well done. I'll be around checking out the new stuff as well.

;)

Monica

Sunday, September 10, 2006 11:59:00 PM  
Blogger denice said...

Nice Blog!

I was just browsing and luckily I found yours...

Keep it up... It's so good to keep up good memories through pictures...
Nice to see simple things around...

I'll often check your blog... Hehe...

Monday, September 11, 2006 12:42:00 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

My parents are more active now as retirees than they were when they worked regular jobs. Maybe now it is because of the freedom to do the good things they always dreamed about.

From, the girl with parents who are always assisting people at the senior center, helping at United Way, volunteering at the school, or delivering Meals on Wheels and NEVER HOME!!!

Monday, September 11, 2006 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger volverine said...

this is a very rare sight in a country like us! i mean india. nice pic

Monday, September 11, 2006 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Vipin said...

hi u really seem to have nice sense of life. Pics r really coool

Monday, September 11, 2006 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger bearboard said...

I see so many older people that can spend an hour or two in a restaurant and never speak to one another the whole time. It is nice to see an older couple conversing.

Monday, September 11, 2006 1:52:00 PM  
Blogger Princess in Galoshes said...

I love this blog!

And in particular, I think this is one of my favorite pictures I've seen, here.

Nice work.

Monday, September 11, 2006 4:47:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

May we all be so lucky to find that special person who we like to share those moments with.

Monday, September 11, 2006 6:13:00 PM  
Blogger Foxtales06 said...

Love this pic. I have to admit that I am a bit like monica ford. a bit anxious about what getting old really means. but at the same time I look forward to being able to slow down, spend time watching trees grow, and being with my wife who has shared my life since 1987.

www.foxtales06.blogspot.com

Monday, September 11, 2006 9:31:00 PM  
Blogger Loner said...

Hey, nice way of looking at things/life. Liked your blog. Will have to keep checking now.
Cheers...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 3:09:00 AM  
Blogger SaI KRisHna said...

nice shot indeed ... the colors and the darkness make a perfect combination !!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 4:33:00 AM  
Blogger devil princess said...

hey pics r real good...sply dis one...even at my age i think of future...n i jus luv watchin old couples takin a stroll, goin on a drive, jus talkin or havin coffee...gr8 goin...keep it up...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger SunshineGirl said...

Hi~ I am new to Blogger and thought I would take a look around. I like what you have done here... and in comment to this particular picture.... I LOVE IT!

It has a very strong message~
"Slow down and enjoy life".

*noticing "alyssa" wondered what retired people do all day long it prompted me to share this~

My parents are now 80 and 75- I must say that they are busier now than when they actually had jobs! They both are very active in their community/church and spend their days enjoying each other and their friends. In fact, my mother has discovered writing and is quite good at it. (She is working on a book for her family-)

Some days are spent going for drives to the mountains or the beach (yes, they are both still very good drivers) and other days might be spent playing with their grandchildren. Life is too short to take things for granted... and if you are lucky enough to make it through to this age- consider every day after a blessing!

I have enjoyed my visit!
Take Care~

Smiles :-)

Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:01:00 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

This is my first blog and i love your pics. I think the couple shows us how nice it will be to take time to sell the coffee!!!

Saturday, September 16, 2006 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger goddess levs said...

hi there! nice blog! :)

i think i will be checking for your blog every now and then. keep it up. :)

Saturday, September 16, 2006 4:37:00 AM  

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