To be sure, some of my "foliage" has given up! Youthful energy, skin tone, natural hair color, and memory are a few things that have gone...but NONE of those keep me from blooming beautifully.
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, "the Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him." (Psalm 92:12-15).
Physically, I will "bloom" using the strength God gives me to exercise - walking as energetically as I can; using the rebounder as often as I can. I will remind myself that I eat to live and not live to eat! I will limit the quantity of healthy food I eat. These are such basic, simple things for an autumn rose such as I.
Spiritually and mentally, I will flourish also. I will read, listen, and learn. I will attempt new things. I will seek out the company of like-minded Christians. I will steadily increase my communication with the Heavenly Father (prayer). I will read and meditate on God's Word. By His grace and planted firmly in Him, I will proclaim: "He IS my Rock! I am his Autumn Rose."