An older life in green

by cheri

As we age, we appreciate the beauty of a walk up the road.

Now, however, we look for shady spots to rest awhile, out of the sun. There by the side, sweet grass grows, which in our youth, we never noticed in our hurry to jog.

Our experience tells us that soon, the grass will change from its verdant radiance to a dull brown.

This awareness makes us sensitive and alert to the beauty of green now.



We seek out a thrill just to make us feel young again. Somewhere in that green is a delicious smell.

We give ourselves permission to take a break from our upward trek to lie down and cushion ourselves in joy.




At last, a comfortable spinal stretch where we are in the present moment, enjoying all of the experiences our senses offer.

On this holiday weekend, may you all enjoy a few moments like this one.

About Cheri

Writer, photograph, artist, mother, grandmother and wife.
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9 Responses to An older life in green

  1. Brig says:

    God’s perfect church has green grass, water, and blue sky sunshine.

  2. shoreacres says:

    What verdant hills — and what a happy dog. I couldn’t help but remember those words about being led in green pastures. I think those pastures would do very well, especially if there are some still waters around!

  3. wkkortas says:

    “Dinah, could you save me a spot?”

    • Cheri says:

      It’s saved, wk. Just let us know you are coming west and we will squish down some green green grass for you to roll around in. Then we will have a beer.

      • wkkortas says:

        As an aside, San Leandro’s 21st Amendment Brewery makes a wonderful blood-orange IPA. The alcohol content is 7%, so it should be enjoyed in moderation, unless you’ve left a couple of sets of bread crumbs to find your way home.

  4. Bogard says:

    What? No flowers to smell? I guess those verdant hills of the Bay Area will just have to be enough. A few poppies would be nice, though. Beautiful as always. Not sure about the “Golden Brown” to follow.

  5. Cheri says:

    Oh, Bogard. The poppies, lupin, and a yellow flower are on the hillsides but the grasses are already so high that you cannot see them in my photos. Miss you!

  6. Lue Perrine says:

    Awe… such a good doggie! 🥰
    Forever young YOU are!

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