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Monday, August 8, 2011

Poppy Tales







Looking at beautiful photos inspires me and adds delight to my days. I have seen many gorgeous photos of poppy flowers on blogs over the last few months as the northern hemisphere has enjoyed their warmer (sometimes too warm) months.

It's been years since I've seen poppies in real life. I remember being fascinated as a young child by their structure, colours and their speed of opening in my mother's garden. A couple of months ago I was very pleased to find some poppy seedlings at our local plant nursery. The seedlings have done well and are now beginning to grow flower heads atop their wonderful spiky stems. I'm so enjoying watching them develop.

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47 comments:

Jill said...

I love poppies too! I will look forward to seeing your blooms.

Karen said...

Beautiful, I can't wait to see them in bloom.

Kim, USA said...

I love poppies too and the second photo is my favorite!

Macro Monday

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

This is stunning! I love the texture of the poppy bud!

I've been waiting for my poppies to come up so that I can paint them. Unfortunately, they must have died out in this heat! Oh well.

Have a great week!

Victoria said...

Lovely images. So green and cool... And yes, we've had a totally miserable summer here in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area! I have poppies in my garden and love watching them go through their blooming phases too.

Linda Makiej said...

Marvelous macro shots!

Teresa said...

I can hardly wait until you show us their blooms. I only see the fake ones that are sold to benefit veterans.

Nadege, said...

What great shots, I love the prickly bits on the green buds.
I planted some bulbs this year, so I can grow my own flowers instead of buying them. Some have started to grow but yet no buds.

NatureFootstep said...

the popy is a great flower. I think you will enjoy it much. :) Great shots of this hairy stage of its development. :)

august2011 said...

Such a good point of view. Very novel and arresting.

Marianne said...

Sieht das schön aus ♥

pip said...

Beautiful shots :-)

Kala said...

You've captured some great details in these macros.

lisa said...

You know, I think I love the poppy buds as much as I love the actual flowers. These are truly some beautiful photographs. The detail you have captured is absolutely fantastic!

Nisha said...

beautiful greens...love all the pics

Sara said...

Fantastic shot, I love it's hairiness.
Thanks for visiting me @ Chasing Rainbows, I think they are Snapdragons.

lisa said...

Ooops!! Did not realize that you had linked this up at The Creative Exchange. Just stopping back to say thank you so much for doing so!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Enjoy, their beauty is so shot lived! So glad for you and your photos are beautiful!

Sivinden said...

It's so lovely - with the waterdrops as a bonus.

missing moments said...

I love poppies too! I need to plant some next year!

gina said...

Wonderful green in your macros! I love poppies too!

Pat said...

Fantastic shots of these poppy buds!

Jama said...

A wonderful macro!

Karin M. said...

Eine wundervolle Mohnknospe....ich hoffe, du zeigst sie uns auch, wenn sie erblüht ist...
LG: Karin

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You always manage to capture extraordinary detail!

Jane said...

Beautiful - simplicity and detail in both shots. I look forward to seeing your photos of these as they begin to flower.

craftygreenpoet said...

Beautiful photos! I love poppies! How nice to watch them develop,

Steve said...

Beautiful capture!!

Scott said...

Nice macro. I can't wait to see these bloom.

Kaya said...

How beautiful these pictures are. They are all breathtaking. So gentle and so touching. I even want to touch gently this poppy. It seems so close. And colors are so green and so fresh. Very unique and very touching images. Love them very much.

Greetings from Kaya.

Barb said...

Fascinating!

forgetmenot said...

Wow, wow, wow! Great macro shots!!! Mickie :)

Diana said...

Beautiful pics of poppies. Love them!

SquirrelQueen said...

A gorgeous macro shot, I love the way the water drops are trapped on the seedling.

Cecilia Artista said...

Gorgeous!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....just plain wow. What picture perfection!!

Emerald City in art form

Hope your Tuesday treats you well.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Great shots! With this waterdroplets on it - so nice :) Thanks for sharing with PicStory! LG Tina

May said...

This is my first time seeing poppy seeds. Very beautiful..

elke said...

These are great photos!

lg
elke

One said...

Gorgeous! We don't have this plant here but it is beautiful.

Dyche Designs said...

Stunning shots, love those.

Anita said...

How beautiful! I don't think I've ever actually seen them in this stage.

Visiting from Studio JRU's Sneak Peek! Thanks for joining today!

Cindy said...

We've had wild poppies on our property...they tend to bloom at the beginning of May...aren't they interesting looking at this point in their life cycle!?!?

Sadee Schilling said...

Beautiful--I'm so glad you posted this unusual shot of a poppy. I've never seen this early stage of the plant before but I love it just as much as the more colorful and showy blooms.

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog today!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful now. . .can't wait for them to bloom!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Beautiful captures! The fuzzy little beginning to the gorgeous flower is so sweet! :)

Robin Norgren said...

capturing beauty definitely lifts my spirits!

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