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.

Blessings,
Angie

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19 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  3. This is such a wonderful post!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  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.

    Liz

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  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.
    Ann

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

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

    Loved your post and your photos.

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  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

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

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  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

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

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

    Jody

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

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  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!

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  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!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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

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