The Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret
No nature photos this week, I’m not sure that the concept of regret exists in nature, but this will nature related.
I don’t have many regrets in my life, the one that comes to mind is not getting to know my parents better. This is especially true as far as my mom, and how she came to be so knowledgeable about the outdoors, nature, and in particular, plants.
My parents were very private people, you simply didn’t ask them questions about themselves. I understand a lot more about my dad’s knowledge of the outdoors, since he was a hunter and fisherman who brought me along with him even at an early age.
My mom was way ahead of her times in a way, a college degree, and she worked as a book-keeper until we kids started coming along. But the not so typical things about her were that she was an excellent archer, better than my dad, and she knew the names of so many wild plants, and wildlife in general.
I assume she learned from some of it from her parents, my grandparents, and growing up on a farm lends itself to that type of knowledge I suppose. My grandfather was also a member of the National Geographic Society, and I read many of the back issues of their magazine that he had saved, and I’m sure my mom did as well when she was growing up.
Still, I regret not learning how both of my parents became so well-educated about nature.
That’s it for this one, thanks for stopping by!