Poppies for a Sunday

My poppies have finished blooming for the year – but I try to hold on to their beauty by taking photos of them. It works, mostly. I have heard people say that taking photos of events or places shouldn’t be a substitute for being there – that we shouldn’t hide behind a camera. Now there may have been a time or two when I didn’t really want to be at an event so I offered to be the photographer as a way to make the time more tolerable. I’m not going to say where or when this was the case, just a speculative observation on my part.

I did enjoy my poppies when they were blooming… And I did take a lot of photos. These weren’t mutually exclusive behaviors. This is my view as I sit in front of my sewing machine working on a fun quilt project.

I look up a lot as I’m pulling the sewn pieces from my machine, cutting threads, thinking or day-dreaming (yes there is a difference), waiting for the iron to heat up. I like the seed pods almost as much as I like the flowers.

This was just as the petals were dropping; I had just helped the last couple let go and drop. Isn’t it beautiful?

Just in case you like poppies as much as I do, here is one more photo. Enjoy!

I could also search photo files from past years for more pictures, but you know how, well, dated those photos would be.

Wishing you simple joys and safe socializing in the coming week.

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