Yesterday evening I returned to the hospital grounds to take more poppy pictures. I thought I’d have plenty of time to take more pictures as it appeared there were many unopened blooms. However, the bulk of them were gone! So many of the unopened blooms were drooped over and look finished. It was quite a surprise and another lesson in the “do it while you can” category of life.
This time last year I was in England with my mom showing her the sights with Derry. The decision to take her then was a good one as one year later things have certainly changed. First, I highly doubt I could have done a fraction of the travel I did last year because of my back problems and, most sadly, Derry’s dad is no longer alive (the though of which continues to deeply sadden me). In short, when opportunity presents itself, and if you have the means and motive, go for it. It something I need to tell myself regularly as, tick tick tick, life changes fast, and regrets can pile up.
On a good note, I’m almost finished with my 12 x 12 inch piece for the 8 That Create group. The theme for an upcoming show is fashion, and my piece is based on the pages of a past Vogue magazine. I have a few more rows of french knots to add, and then I should be squaring off and finishing it. All in all, a good weekend, despite the back woes!