By Invitation is back from it's holiday's and, our subject this month is ' Patina '.
Patina is a fading, darkening and ageing process which is natural and unavoidable ~ distressed and corroded ~ it is aesthetically pleasing.
The word 'Patina' comes from the Latin " shallow dish " as used in Rome.
These are the imprints of Hua Chi's feet, a 70 year old Buddhist monk who has said his prayers in the same spot for over 20 years. At one point, according to Hua Chi, he prayed over 3,000 times a day. He says that, now he is older, this has gone down to about 1,000 times per day !!
Dedicated patina I think !
Taken by me in beautiful Ravello
A beautiful face, etched with a patina of fine lines and tiny wrinkles.
That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it !! .......... I seem to be acquiring more of a patina on a daily basis !!
Please pop over to Marsha @ Splenderosa to see what the other By Invitation participants are saying about patina.
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