It’s story telling – aging this week for the Dogwood Photo Challenge. Love it or hate it, aging is something we all experience. The assignment is to tell the story of aging in a single photograph. We immediately think of people or animals, but didn’t want to go with the masses on this one. See the photos we took for the challenge and what we chose to be the final one.
Since we don’t have any old dogs at home to show aging, and we don’t have a puppy to compare to me or Bailie, we had to use other subjects for our photos in this week’s challenge.
Old toys are always fun. This little trailer belonged to my mom’s brother when he was a kid. We think the toy has aged gracefully, and it has a distinguished look to it with the rust spots.
An old cedar shake roof turns grey, and can often develop moss. Water splashes start to discolor the wood below on the wall. Like with people, time takes a toll on appearance. Aging also makes a subject more interesting.
Deciding which of our photos to use as the final photo for the challenge was not easy as we like all three, but we decided to go with this one. This is an actual newspaper from November 22, 1963, making it fifty six years old. As with people, the core, the story, is always the same, but with aging things start to fade, wrinkle, fall apart a bit. Aging also adds character. What do you think of our photo choice for this week?