Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Old Couple

I was at Sprouts, and as I was going back to my car, an older couple was getting out of their car.  We were next to our cars at the same time.  I waited til the old man got comfortably out, and he said, "I didn't see you, I just heard the beep beep beep of your car" (my clicker).  I said, "I didn't see you either."  The old woman said to me, "thank you for your patience.  When you get to be my age, you're slower at things."  I replied back, "when you get to be your age, it's wonderful."  She smiled, and with a distant chuckle, she slowly walked away. 

I wanted you to see all the Autumn color
around my neck of the woods.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The rose garden is still going strong.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Can't believe October is coming to an end.
 
 
~Sheri

35 comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Jeanie said...

Now THAT is dazzling. And I'm so impressed your roses are still in bloom. Biggest sigh!

claire said...

Gorgeous autumn images!I guess it was a warm, sunny day :-). I adore roses in blossom along with those red and orange leaves. I think this combo of roses and picturesque leaves makes this season so beautiful.Here is raining all day, ha, ha, and in the night even wet snow is expecting. Although sometimes October looks alike to your pics, here in Poland. In general, we have flowers since February to December. This is not bad :-)

nieneke nia said...

I love the collor of the autumn and youre piture are
so beautiful ...also youre roses are still beautiful
have a nice week ...manny hugs from Greece

Marilyn Miller said...

Your garden pictures are just wonderful. Oh how I love hummingbirds too. Cute story. I think some days I am the old, slow, elderly one.

Mildred said...

Hi Sheri, Such lovely and warm Autumn colors against a brilliant blue sky. Your rose photography is exceptional. I hope you will have a pleasant evening.

Susie said...

Sheri, I am loving the beautiful colors around your area. It is hard to believe how quickly spring/ summer went by and now fall is going as fast. . I love that you were patient with the older couple. I try to be patient, because I know I will be there one day. Ted and I count our blessings everyday , especially when we see someone on a walker, cane or in a wheelchair. Blessings to you, hope your new week is wonderful. xoxo,love, Susie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...


Oh Sherri, your photos are really beautiful. Love all the leaves, they are stunning. We do not get leaves like that here. Only old ugly colorless leaves, so I really enjoyed seeing yours. Thanks...

Hugs,
Happy Halloween

Mary

Karen said...

Those crimson leaves are wonderful! How nice to still have the roses too! Have a great week.

Sandi said...

FANTASTIC.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful pictures and roses, Sheri. We have nothing blooming here anymore and had our first heavy frost/freeze last night. I am never ready for winter weather to move in.

I love the story about the older folks. I am always patient, too, remembering what it was like to have an elderly father that needed lots of time to move.

Have a wonderful week, Sheri. xo Diana

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Such a lovely post, dear Sheri. I love your heartfelt kindness. Autumn is so lovely in your neck of the woods. That maple is stunning!!! Your roses are so nice as well as the sweet birds enjoying the last days of October. I can't believe November will be here soon. ♥

TARYTERRE said...

i appreciated your patience with the older couple. sometimes all it takes is a minute or two to get the job done. love that red tree.

Arti said...

So beautiful your blooms, Sheri. Love the colors of autumn that you picked up for us, such beautiful colours reflecting contemplation and change. How nice of you to compliment the old lady with a few heartfelt words, truly ripples of kindness are endless. God bless all wonderful hearts like yours.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOod morning sweet Sheri! Lovely colors! We had some sensation colors but a wind storm came and blew them off prematurely. Some trees whose green leaves had not yet turned lost all of their leaves. We also had a bit of snow last week, so we're quickly turning toward winter. Before we know it though, spring will be back!

It's me said...

Great Colors ....❤️....love from me......happy new week Ria x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You took some wonderful close ups...especially the white rose. And how nice you are to patiently wait on older people. We live in a retirement community and try to always be nice to others. Enjoy your day! Hugs!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I did not know that California has such lovely Autumn color.
Beautiful photos today, thank you!
Carla

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a sweet story, Sheri. We are all getting there sooner or later and hopefully we will always encounter kind people like you. Thank you for sharing the autumn beauty around you. The brilliant fall leaves against that blue, blue sky is so stunning. Love the gorgeous roses and little birds, too. Happy Halloween, dear one. Hugs xo Karen

carolina g. ticala said...

Amazing colors! ♥️♥️♥️

eileeninmd said...

Hello, nice story. It would be a nicer world if all people could be more patient with others. Your photos are gorgeous, I love the fall colors and trees. Beautiful roses and cute finch and hummer. October flew by, it is hard to believe tomorrow is November. Have a happy day!

Pilar said...

That's such a nice story Sheri. People should be kinder and patient with one another! Love the leaves!

Sigrid Pulido said...

I especially love the colours of maples in autumn.
How is the weather in California? I guess much warmer than in Germany.
And I wish you today a Happy Halloween!

janice15 said...

Such lovely autumn photos... and yes the days just go right by, I swear we don't see the full week just Maybe Sunday , Monday Wednesday and maybe Friday then its all over again lol...

Patricia said...

Hi Sheri, your roses are gorgeous, and so are those Autumn leaves. Happy Halloween - have fun!

handmade by amalia said...

Gorgeous photos, Sheri. I wish we had such trees around here.
Amalia
xo

baili said...

Old lady liked your compliment dear Sheri!

Truly enchantment through your lenses my dear!
thank you for enriching my dry summery winters with these awesome spell of colors!

Autumn is remarkable around you my friend!
that bench is so inviting!
who won't love to stroll around or sit on it to look at those magnificent magical surroundings!!!
Loved the roses and how adorable these cute birds are!!!

Sherry said...

loving this post.
the colors which you captured perfectly,
and the heartfelt sentiment in the story
of the elderly couple. i love how you
always look deeper ..
recently in traderjoe's i briefly
chatted with an elderly
couple who offered a hint to how my husband
and i will be and look in later years.
:)

Michelle B said...

I love your story! I am going to use the phrase "When you get to be your age...it's wonderful." from now on whenever it is appropriate. :) Your fall colors are absolutely beautiful! We are missing a lot of the reds this year in my part of Ohio, our colors are a little dull. Have a great rest of your week!

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

What a precious story about the couple! In my mind, I can almost see them both, walking slowing, and taking each step with care. How sweet! Moments like these teach us all to slow down and truly appreciate our own physical and mental capabilities and count our blessings!

Thank you for sharing this and so many beautiful images of a Fall! I just love seeing how long our blooms can hold out once the cold weather comes! They certainly try to hold on as long as they can, but everything, unfortunately, has it season and time, like with that dear couple, moves us all forward, eventually, into a new one.

Blessings on your day! Net :)

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

What gorgeous color you have in your area Sheri! Your roses look beautiful too... Happy November to you, October flew by didn't it?
XOXO

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Very sweet of you Sheri. Patience is something I’m trying to cultivate ;).

Gorgeous colors and unbelievable roses you still have!!

xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, I hope this comment goes thru or that it doesn't go thru several times. Blogger is making it very difficult to comment unless you have a Blogger blog or a Google account. I hope this will work.

It's been nice catching up here today, dear friend. I try to whenever I get a chance, sneak over to take a peek. You know I like to pace myself online otherwise I get overwhelmed and pull the plug and hide under the covers. teehee Don't you just love growing "young"? ;)
Roses will forever remind me of you.
Such an exciting time for all of you. I wouldn't miss it.

Ok, here goes. Fingers crossed.
xo

carolina g. ticala said...

Thank for stopping on my blog! ♥️♥️♥️

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs you've shared ...
Thank you.

All the best Jan