Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The riches of ageing

Avert your eyes,
Sweep the fallen blooms
Cover their wanton ripeness.
Aged beauty embarrasses with a fullness,
Flaunting a too keen availability.
Past a sensuous prime.
Excited. Sweaty. Tatty.

20 comments:

Lois said...

Good to see you back too Julie. I always enjoy your beautiful pictures.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Julie. Your well-chosen words convey much.

Kay, Alberta

brattcat said...

Ah, yes. Like the surprising dried apricot that is bursting with toothsome tenderness.
I've been shooting on manual for several months now, Julie. As you surmised, I am indeed attracted to the obliterated background. I like how it makes the figures in the foreground float. I have so very much to learn about photography.

J Bar said...

A great post.

Ann said...

Words and pictures match perfectly.

Susan said...

Great photographic similes...the availability of old age and the unwanted ripeness is the burgeoning pandemic.Sad. True.

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Interesting!

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Interesting means that it held my attention for longer than usual. You should know that Julie. I can't disturb Pat, she is ironing now and might never get started again.

Julie said...

*chortle*

I can hear her spluttering in the background. You are an incorrigible old retrobate!!

Now now ... before you give me lip ... I am not calling you a 'reprobate' - that is a fish of an entirely different hue.

Here is the Urban Dictionary's meaning for 'retrobate':

n. One who can't, or who refuses to walk the bleeding edge of technology, preferring old, reliable tools. I.e. one who shuns PDAs for notebooks, pencils and pocket calendars; would rather meet in real life than on MySpace; and who'd still shoot with cameras which require film. A Luddite.

I take it also to mean one who chains his wife to the ironing board.

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Julie, it is just as I feared, you are a very shrewd judge of character.

Randy said...

Love the title but the images are so beautiful.

Jo said...

Beautiful images, Julie. This is my last visit from North Africa (sadly!) I will be online in South Africa in about two days' time and visit again. Till then, blessings and hugs Jo

Joan Elizabeth said...

Only you can make tatty old fallen camellias look great.

diane said...

You could add a picture of me there. love the tit for tat comments with Bruce.

Vicki said...

Such vivid colour and detail. Just stunning.

altadenahiker said...

I needed the dictionary for tatty. I wondered how it differed from tattered; I guess more worn than torn.

Julie said...

Huh ... you guys dont have 'tatty', eh? ... by the end of the school year, most exercise books are tatty ... yeah, more worn than torn would just about cover it.

Virginia said...

You are the master (mistress?) of the details my friend.

Jilly said...

Brilliant. Photos and words.

Julie said...

Thank you, Jilly.