Photos by The Style Crone

Close up of the silk vintage scarf.

The composition for today did not include spring flowers and radiant splashes of color.  Nelson experienced pain for the first time since entering hospice.  A rapid response from our caregivers provided relief with the order to begin liquid morphine and suffering was interrupted.  Comfort is the main goal at this time and Nelson is resting quietly as we absorb this new arrival on the scene.  My outfit lies in waiting on this day.


  1. My dear Judith,
    I cannot beging to imagen what you both must be going through, but I am so glad and grateful that you found the time for beauty , and offer me the pleasure of seen close up this wonderful silk flowery scarf of yours.
    Much love to you both.

  2. Oh, my dear. Words cannot express what I feel at this news. We are all here with you in spirit and I can only hope that helps sustain you during these difficult days.

  3. Wishing you and Nelson all strength and love. I know the Hospice team will be fabulous. Kia kaha Kia toa

  4. Thank God for morphine, although I’m sorry to hear that it is now needed. Your strength in the face of what you are going through is awesome. Words fail me.

    Much love from England,

  5. I’m sure we all wish there were something we could do to ease both of you. Alas we only have love and prayers to send and we send them constantly. Hello to Nelson.

  6. True style is knowing one’s priorities and following them. — Just as many of your other friends and followers have indicated, you and Nelson are in my thoughts, and I am doing my best to help keep your spirits afloat.

  7. i’m very glad to hear that the poppies are working….here’s a flower hat for you – scroll down for a look at an opium goddess with her headdress of poppy buds:

    my ‘grandmother – in – law’ was in hospice a few years ago, very elderly and frail in mind. she had the ‘pain pack’ including liquid morphine, but she always preferred her tylenol gelcaps to anything else. she told my dad, her son in law, that the morphine ‘just wasn’t the same’ as her tylenol……& we had to agree she had a point! i hope the two of your day continues relaxing with many smiles, steph

  8. While I’ve never ingested morphine or any derivative of the opium poppy flower aside from a singlular cup of “poppy tea,” an old grandma remedy, I am grateful for the comfort this substance can provide those in pain. My thoughts continue to be with you and your beloved Nelsen while you two complete this journey of life and love. You really have become such a paragon for me, as standard I can aim at- a wonderful being living a full life with grace and dignity. xo. -Bella Q
    the Citizen Rosebud

  9. You, Nelson, and Camille are in my thoughts every day. I am thankful that you have each other and can share each precious moment of this day.

  10. Thank God a measure of comfort is available. I hope it provides a little ease in the worst of times. Sending love.

  11. Of course there is the big orange poppy in the center of the wonderful flower garden on the scarf. How we love the two of you. C

  12. Judith,

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers every day. You continue to radiate such beauty out into the world.

    Much love and many blessings,


  13. You dear three whom I (and most of us?) have never met, how I carry your story with me each day. How important to read your words each night. How I wish I could reach out and hold your family. Sending you all the love I can communicate this way instead. Comfort and peace to you all. And hope that morphine continues to provide.

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