Sunday, March 01, 2015

Theme Day - Ageing

                           Strolling not Sprinting 
      

Another theme day post that has many interpretations. I toyed with many ideas from dying leaves to abandoned buildings, and settled for this capture, an older ageing resident of Ramsey walking her dog. It's an ageing image in many senses too. Not just the lady herself, her faithful four legged companion, but also a photograph that is ageing in itself taken roughly 6 years ago. An older favourite. The ageing generation of my hometown are amongst the keenest and most active dog walkers. It's good to see, age has not marginalized them in this pass time, like so many other areas of life we all one day will reach. Ageing is still living, just pace is slower, gentler, not the flush of a youthful sprint. 

 Jane Hards Photography

Image part of the CDP, where the community bloggers of our varied places, interpret the chosen theme first day of each month which can be seen here.


19 comments:

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

a neat photo
I walk a lot and want to be an active person when I am older :)
good on her and you for capturing this beautiful photo I can see why she is walking where she is :)

Denton Harryman said...

great contribution and I especially like your explanation that the photo itself is aging (smile) ... on a personal note my wife and I are firm believers that walking daily will allow us to live an active life as we continue to age.

William Kendall said...

A very thoughtful image- quite evocative of time and place.

Julie said...

I very much appreciate this image with its curtains of privacy, and seclusion, Jane. A very particular response to the theme.

Bree said...

Thanks for showing this hun. Love our island.

Virginia said...

I appreciate this image. I am struggling with days when my knees are crap and I hate the hell out of it.
Grateful to now get around and not limp like an old lady in our AGING theme!

Jim said...

Great theme day post.

Kay said...

Bravo from an aging walker with an aging dog! This is a wonderful photo. I can see why it's a favorite.

Gerald (SK14) said...

lovely shot Jane - we see lots of dog walkers of all ages on the nearby trail here

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love this black & white image Jane, even more so because it's a wee bit aged. Dogs + older folk + walking = many happy hours of exercise and companionship, wonderful choice for today.

Bergson said...

a good choice for this theme day

EG CameraGirl said...

I like your take on the theme, Jane! And it seems fitting to be in monochrome!

Merisi said...

Love it! :-)
A splendid image, that really needs to be clicked upon and enlarged, so it can be appreciated in all its details!

Lois said...

A lovely photo and wonderful post for the theme.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful perspective.

LOLfromPasa said...

Thoughtful ideas that I completely agree with. Super image too!

Jack said...

Strolling, not sprinting. Maybe that is a good description for aging. And, of course, while taking the time to stroll, we see (and enjoy) small delights that in our past sprinting years we simply passed over.

Ramsey Mom said...

Lovely hun. I'm strolling more and more.

cieldequimper said...

I think that's a very good description and wholeheartedly agree with Jack!

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