On my walks, I often come across these two gentlemen walking their old dog along the paths.

They walk at a leisurely pace, stopping to check out wildflowers along the way.

Each time I see them, I’m reminded of the song, “Old Friendsby Roger Miller and Willie Nelson.

I rendered the original photo in black and white to hopefully more accurately capture the sentiment.

“Old friends pitching pennies in the park

Playing croquet till it’s dark old friends

Mmm, old friends swapping lies of life and loves

Pitching popcorn to the doves old friends, mmm

Old friends looking up to watch a bird

Holding arms to climb a curb

Old friends, oh, old friends

Old friends Lord when all my work is done

Bless my life and grant me one

Old friend, at least one old Old friend”

Lyrics by Roger Miller