Monday, 26 April 2010

Sunday in my City - The autumn of our years

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

W.B. Yeats
Now the days grow short,
I'm in the autumn of my years.

I think of my life as vintage wine
From fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs.

And it poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year.

Ervin Drake


A member of the Sunday in my City community.

26 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Each face is a work of art. I wonder if they know. . . .

Frau said...

I love when a face tells a story! Gorgeous pictures! Happy Sunday!

Clytie said...

They are so beautiful. How much we didn't understand back when ... such that we had to learn in life ... about beauty and contentment and happiness - in a life well lived.

I hope you are having a beautiful day!

Nancy C said...

That Yeats poem is my absolute favorite. You are an artist, my dear. Those faces--each mark, each spark--is also art.

Virginia said...

WOW. I"m sitting here trying to decide what I can say that fully expresses how these photographs make me feel. You've done it again, as only you can do it my friend.
V

TheChieftess said...

Fabulous photos Julie...you beautifully captured the elegance and grace of age, and the innocence of infancy...well done.

(I was blown away by the first photo immediately after opening your site...fabulous!!!)

Tulsa Gentleman said...

And after Autumn comes the Winter.

Sonya said...

wow those are simply beautiful photos..the baby one is just fantastic!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I wish I could like my wrinkles as much as I like theirs'! But at least I think I can manage a matching smile!

brattcat said...

I sigh and blink back the tears, Julie. Yours is such a sensitive eye.
That baby...yours?

Julie said...

BC - Not my grand-daughter yet, but the grand-daughter of a first cousin.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Every face is stunning. What a wonderful collection. Thanks a million for sharing.

Have a fun week,
jj

Kirby3131 said...

Lovely, just lovely :)

TheChieftess said...

Rinkly Rimes...my sentiments exactly!!!

Magpie said...

So much history and so much life in each face...wonderful.

Jilly said...

What beautiful women - they all look comfortable in their skin, as the French say - and photos taken by an artist. Love the faces, love the words.

brattcat said...

I hope Nick was good company during your travels.
When will your little explorer be arriving?

Julie said...

Young Nick was an engrossing companion, enabling me to understand your affection for Mr Banks.

My own little explorer will lob into town in the second half of July, but after a joint effort today at least she will have a bassinet, bouncinette, change table and stroller. The cot arrives this coming weekend.

I shall be spending time with some Boston angels next.

Susan said...

In Canada, Dove has a series of commercials aimed at "real" women..entitled Love the Skin You're In. I love the series and your photos would be entirely apt for it...now if we could just convince the other half to love the skin we're in as well! It's a start though..

brattcat said...

Ah, Boston angels...Mr. BC's favorite.
So you know the gender...do you know the name?

Julie said...

I shall proceed with interest then. The historical link is right up my alley-way.

Yes, know the gender, but not the name. Don't want to know until she is born. They have narrowed it down to three, but not firm with the second name as yet. The short list has not changed since Christmas I gather. From a snippet yesterday, names like Grace and Hope are viewed favourably. I will like whatever they choose.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Love the art of well worn faces with a little cherub in the middle.

Unknown Mami said...

What a joyful celebration of beautiful faces.

Lori Skoog said...

You sure have a way with portraits (as well as with all the other photos I just looked at). Kudos. I just started getting more seriously interested in doing the same.

Jingle said...

amazing!

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/04/awards-are-given-to-jingle-by-kathy.html
Happy Tuesday!