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Monday, October 17, 2011

The Last Two







Watching poppies grow and bloom in my garden for the first time has been a sheer delight for me. Here are the last two for the season. I hope to grow even more next year.

(If you want to see my other poppy posts, enter "poppies" into the "Search This Blog" box in the right hand column.
 I really had fun snapping away at them.)

Sharing at Macro Monday, The Creative Exchange, Alicia's WW, Aussie WW.

69 comments:

Nayana said...

Karen..I love poppies and yours make me want to plan some next year:)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow! They certainly ended the season with a bang! Gorgeous!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures, Karen! Such incredible color! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Nadege, said...

That first shot is gorgeous.

Saun said...

Wow, They are drop dead gorgeous...

hannah said...

Crepe paper and that fluffy centre. Are these Iceland poppies, or Shirly poppies? or something different again? They look as delicate as Welsh poppies or the wild red ones we have in the fields.
I'll go to your other poppy posts now.

WebbieLady said...

Beautiful! Shot perfectly too!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very beautiful setup and execution !

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hannah, these are Iceland poppies, the last flowers from a six-celled punnet of seedlings. I don't think they would survive our summers but have done well through winter.

Joyful said...

I really love red poppies. Seeing yours brought me a smile. Thanks!

missing moments said...

Such beautiful flowers. Look forward to seeing more of them next year!

tinajo said...

Gorgeous close up - love the color! :-)

Filip Demuinck said...

I really enjoyed all your flower article.

Greetings,
Filip

Tezzie said...

I hope you grow them next year, too...I've loved seeing your gorgeous poppy photos!

Mary-Anne said...

beautiful photos of the poppies :D i really love those flowers !

Nisha said...

these r gorgeous...

tinajo said...

I´ve tried to turn it off now and hope I did it right! :-)

Joop Zand said...

AMAZING shots..... so WONDERFUL !!

greetings, Joop

MarieHarmony said...

Your poppies are gorgeous - really like the way your captured the texture of the petals. Great work!

Jane said...

Beautiful shots, great detail and focus:)

Heart n Soul said...

Oh sensational :)

Nick said...

Gorgeous shots of the Poppy's!

Thank you!!

Stewart M said...

Hi there – that’s a cracking shot. Really like the contrast.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Ann said...

your macro is so beautiful. I like this color best.

poppilinnstudios said...

Gorgeous! I love Poppies.
-Lynn

Rosemary Aubut said...

Simply divine!

pietrzyk said...

Wondrful photos.Greetings Andrzej.

Jill said...

I love poppies and you've captured why I do perfectly!

Larry said...

wonderful photos! Larry

EG Wow said...

OH! I LOVE poppies and won't be seeing any in my gardens till next June! Yours are wonderful!

Ashley Sisk said...

Stunning!

Sivinden said...

So detailed and colourful!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful shot of poppies.

Emreen said...

Beautiful poppies... Well captured...

lisa said...

Aren't these one of the most wonderful flowers?? This year was my first year for yellow ones and white ones. I have just one yellow one left now. :-(

Your photographs of this one are wonderful!

Thank you so much for sharing these at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great day!

lisa.

marijke said...

Hello Karen,
What a brillant photo's. Are you ever printing one of these and hang them on your wall? I hope so you can be proud of yourself.
Have a lovely time
Marijke

Anki said...

They are so beautiful, really.

Rosie said...

Wow, these are really stunning!

geanina said...

wow! gourgeous!!

Kate said...

Nothing quite like going out with a bang! Pretty!

Pat said...

They're gorgeous! I know you will miss them until next year.

Karin M. said...

Wow ... amazing ... great pictures ......
LG: Karin

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

I LOVE Poppies, but have tried to grow them! Hmm. . .not sure if they would grow well here in southeastern Virginia, USA ~ need to check that out! These are great photos!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Lovely, lovely poppies. I have sat for hours and actually watched them open and smooth out.

Sending happy thoughts your way.

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Deanna said...

wowzer, these are supurb. The focus is stunning!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I can certainly see why you enjoyed photographing them so much. They are absolutely delightful!

Evelyn S. said...

For two consecutive years, I bought $10 lavender poppy "roots" and planted them...but nothing ever came up! I, too,love poppies, particularly the vibrant color and delicacy of their petals. Beautiful images!

Linda R. said...

These are both amazing, But that first shot blows me away.. so bright and clear a perfect macro..

~Linda

Nona said...

So beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing. I have joined your GFC and I would love it if you joined mine. It's always fun getting to know others, isn't it?

Gemel said...

I am too enjoying the blooms of many wondrous flowers, the anticipation of each plant that gifts my new garden with the beauty of love in the purest form.
Your page is heavenly.

Pat said...

I love poppies.....these shots are gorgeous!

Linda Makiej said...

just MaRvELoUs!!!!

Ida said...

Beautiful shots of the poppies. They are such delicate flowers, I think the petals remind me of crepe paper. I grow several varieties in my own garden.

Kala said...

Gorgeous composition, color, and details.

Thanks for sharing these last two with us, Karen. They are beautiful flowers.

forgetmenot said...

Spectacular--nothing more needs to be said!!!! Mickie :)

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

I always find red hard to photograph. Red however seems to be no problem for you. These shot are just beautiful. I like poppies and also hope to have more in my garden next year.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Nothing short of splendorous!

Liz said...

Gorgeous photos!! I love the first with it's furry centre.

Wenche said...

Sooo lovely :0)

cococita said...

Wonderful! Here in Belgium they are growing again, a bit confused because of the warmth of the season. Most flowers and trees thought for a while spring was there already! But last WE it has started to freeze, so it will be the last ones too. Fortunately, I could photograph one last Sunday: probably the last of 2011 :)

cococita said...

Wonderful! Here in Belgium they are growing again, a bit confused because of the warmth of the season. Most flowers and trees thought for a while spring was there already! But last WE it has started to freeze, so it will be the last ones too. Fortunately, I could photograph one last Sunday: probably the last of 2011 :)

Gary said...

Stunning photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Giga said...

Tylko dwa ostatnie maki, a takie śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics :)

Marius Barbu said...

Very, very beautiful!

Becky from BeckyandJames.com said...

Wow. Just wow. This is gorgeous.

Jodi said...

beautiful colors! great pictures

Daisy, Roo and Two said...

I love that there is a "tall poppy" - I'm sure art history students could make a meal out of these pictures! Lovely shots!

Sara said...

I love poppies, these are so beautiful against the black background, love the arrangement on the second photo.

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