Friday, May 11, 2012

Riding Off Into the Sunset

Every so often, you see something
that you know has a story of its own...
and stories need to be told.

I'm sure this gal has a story of her own.
I wonder how many sights she's seen,
traveling dusty country roads or along city streets.
I can only image.  Here's my version
of the end of her story.

She's traveled more roads than she can recall,
and the miles have taken a toll on her.
Her beauty has faded,
her strength is failing,
She's lost a little of the pep in her step,
 and she can't get around like she used to.
but she's enjoyed every bit of the journey,
and in her heart, she's still a young gal in the prime of life.
She knows the time has come to roll off the path,
and just rest for the remainder of her years,
but she takes a deep breath,
gets back on the path,
and resumes her journey,
because she knows she has just enough strength left...
to ride off into the sunset.
What a wonderful ride.


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  1. Beautiful spot for the old gal to be photographed. I see you use that often, is it the road your live on or your driveway? I might try something like that that for my bigger pieces, as your photos always look great outside.

  2. I've been on the hunt for a bicycle just like that for our daughter. LOVE it!! I found a child's totally rusted out version (you'd love it), but it's at an antique shop and marked waaay too high. I'll keep looking.

  3. This is such a wonderful post!

    Mrs. Delightful

  4. Perfect! I'm charmed by the bike, the road, the gate, the field, the flowers in her basket, the setting sun and her story. I always love a story and you obliged. Bravo! I would hate for her to ride off into the sunset just yet. I'm sure she has more to tell. I hope so anyway. Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed it.


  5. What a life that bicycle has experienced. Love the words you described to a life well lived. I like your flowers in the basket. I planted flowers in my old bike today-come by to see. Happy Mothers Day.

  6. Love your post . . . wish I had a quiet country road for my bike. Love your pictures and words. Jannifer

  7. I thought you were talkin about me there for a minute. 8-)

    Loved your post and your photos.

  8. What a peaceful scene. Thanks for sharing that. I have an old bike that I have been wanting to put a basket on for a long time. I am definitely doing it this Spring. Thanks for the inspiration. Linda

  9. I love the photos, that road, and the story you tell, It's just priceless.

  10. I can relate to that Old Bike Story! *Winks* She sounds a lot like me *LOL*... Lovely Post, great Vintage Bike and Beautiful Backdrop!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  11. I so enjoyed your little musings that went along with the sweet bike picture. Made me smile! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings & hugs,

  12. What a wonderful antique bike. Your photos are awesome! Thanks for sharing...


  13. What a wonderful and different presentation. You describe me pretty well.

  14. Love old bikes! I have one permanently parked in front of my house with flowers planted in the front and back baskets! Thanks for sharing your great photos!

  15. Oh Angie, she is sooooo beautiful. The scenery is perfect. I really enjoyed this inspirational post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party? Hope to see you there!


  16. Nice pictures and nice words. I really enjoyed it! Such a beautiful post!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. I love the pictures and the story that goes along with it.

  18. You missed -- "her seat was sagging!" :)


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