If you want an example of the splendor of the aged (besides Camillo) visit my prior blog post from October 2007 - The Jequitiba-rose tree it will be hard to beat that post with this weeks assignment.
And weathered, all of the cities in Brasil are weathered, out in the elements - unprotected, buffered by the wind or overtaken by nature - faded by the sun and darkened by the rains. A freshly painted house can look years old with dark molds or invaded by lichen within 3 months – weathered.
A pine tree, non native to these forests, covered in bright pink fungus,
and another covered with a bed of ruffle lichens,
A gate barely 20 years old, its post covered in golden lichen, its new paint pealing, weathered.
The asbestos roof of a house built in the 30s, painted and repainted and with need of yet again, weathered
The house is gone the foundation and garden left to weather.
Growth on the side of an exposed rock, weathered
A man on the street, aged.