Wednesday, November 7, 2012

One Day Wonder




The seeds were planted the same day as the cornflowers seeds, yet their growth and appearance has been very different. Poppy - "Shirley Double Mixed" the label read.




Then as if from no where, a magnificent  flower sprung open. I stumbled upon it yesterday morning. The afternoon before the hairy, knobbly bud hadn't given any hints of being ready to open.




I quickly fetched my camera and snapped away before the bright morning sun had its way.




I returned late in the afternoon to check on my stunning little beauty but this is all that was left!







I was so pleased I noticed the flower yesterday morning, it would have been such a shame to have missed this one day wonder.




There are some more buds nestled amongst the furry leaves. Each day I'll keep watch, waiting for the next beautiful miracle.


43 comments:

Jenni said...

What an unusual poppy and so pretty with the cornflower.
Fabulous photos, all of them.
Jenni

Joyful said...

fantastic photos.

Joop Zand said...

So wonderful with these colors..... good post Karen.

Greetings, Joop

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

A beautiful and interesting series!

Cinzia said...

You have wonderful flowers in your country!
Cinzia

flowersandhome said...

Such a pretty one day wonder you have now captured for.... eternity??? Who knows....
But this one day wonder, now holds many many more one day wonders in its green 'box'. All you have to do is wait, and wait, until nature took its course and you can hear the one day wonder seeds when shaking the 'box' gently. Isn't nature just wonderful?
Bye,
Marian

Stiletto said...

This is a very beautiful poppy, very different from the red one that is always depicted.

Rosanna Maisch said...

Traumhafte Macos, feine Poesie...

Herzlichst Rosanna

Beth said...

Beautiful flowers!

joy said...

I really loved your camera shots. You can captured the beauty around you. I wonder, what kinf of camera or elns are you using to take your pictures?

Juliana said...

so delicate poppy!
wonderful color... sofisticated flower!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite poppies, beautiful colors and delightful captures for the day, Karen! Your photos of your flowers is always a beautiful way to begin my day!! Hope your week is going well!

Gillian Olson said...

A beautiful and very delicate bloom and your pictures are stunning!

Filip and Kristel said...

Super details, really like the serie of flower pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

Jenni C's said...

love the soft pastel colors...

geanina said...

so wonderful! like it...

Rosemary said...

So pretty and the perfect accompaniment to the coneflowers. I love your macro photo of the center with its ring of gold as well as the one of the petal-less bulb. Makes me want to draw on two eyes and a mouth to go with its yellowy-green cap :)

Cristina Ferreira said...

Que lindas estas flores, e as fotos estão perfeitamente belas.

Beijos

Talibra said...

Piękne zdjęcia, u Ciebie tak ciepło i słonecznie jest i kwitną śliczne kwiaty a u nas zimno i mokro.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

So Gorgeous. I love the Series.

Linda R said...

Oh how I love your macro shots.. They really are amazing!

Hugs~

Rena said...

Wow, such beauty, certainly worth photographing! I've never seen any color of poppy except orange, this one is SO lovely.

thefisherlady said...

sigh.... you bring such beauty to my door! How good God is to make a way for us to share His very good gifts!
I absolutely loved this. Mine are long sleeping under a cover of our first snows. All is quiet and resting...

Happyone said...

Amazing photos. How wonderful that you captured the beauty of it.
Great title!

Deanna said...

Oh so pretty, glad you caught it at it's best!!

Vilisi said...

I smiled when I read this. I also have poppies and cornflowers planted on the same day and the poppies are only just starting to grow some furry buds now. The cornflowers have been blooming for a couple of weeks. I was just assuming the poppies would be red but now I'm wondering what colours I'm going to get! Thanks for this lovely post. :)

G C said...

beautiful

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Your captures... His flowers... never cease to amaze me. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty!!

Dave said...

Poppies can seem so frail but can give a good on-going display. Each flower only shows for a day, depending on the type I think, but each day there is a new flower. We only discovered this recently as we have never tried growing poppies before. That is a very lovely colour Karen - Dave -

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Vilisi, I hope you enjoy your poppies and cornflowers as much as I do. They are wonderfully different to each other.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

there you go making my eyes happy with your photography. The pod one standing tall is my fav!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Dave, I grew Icelandic poppies last year and found the flowers lasted two or three days yet they didn't set the seed heads like this poppy. The plants were also very different in appearance to these new poppies. I'm enjoying growing a very different variety.

marijke said...

How beautiful these popy's are. Great captured Karen.
Have a wonderful day.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Breathtaking each and every one!

Jan said...

Wonderful surprises in your garden.
Blessings.

ladyfi said...

Those poppy shots are so stunning!

tabulyogang said...

The first picture looks like there is some orchestra going on. It looks like it is in motion! Stunning! I'm so jealous of your photos. haha it looked like it has been touched by something divine. Bless your heart :)

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful series this is, Karen.
I have never seen a poppy quite like this one, and it is just gorgeous.

papillon said...

Your pictures of the flowers are so beautiful and unique. Very nice summer pictures to cheer for our cold and rainy central European November.
J&C

Kateri said...

That looks a lot like the "Falling in Love" poppies that I have grown. Very delicate, soft colors and one of my very favorite flowers!

Jana said...

breathtaking pics! thanks for this beauty...happy weekend from tulipland!

Liz said...

What a gorgeous poppy!! And only for a day. It's such a blessing you saw it.

Antonio said...

Wonderful photographs, with your permission I will follow your blog linking it to mine.
greetings

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