25 August 2014

California Poppy ~ Beginnings

I grew up surrounded by California Poppies; every Spring, that first glimpse of gold lifted my spirits and brought a smile to my heart.

When we moved to Costa Rica, I made sure to bring one along - on a bag that became my favorite for shopping, vacations, and picnics.

As my horizons expanded, I started to paint.  It became one of those things your mind can sink into, almost a meditation; time passes, focus narrows, and the world is apart.

Now I have a painting of a flower* that has been there for so many beginnings

And guess what?  This is my third beginning of this one!

* Thanks for the original photo from François Raynal.

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