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Monday, July 6, 2009

Poppies

Oh perfect flowers of sweet midsummer days.....

Like fairy lamps you light the garden bed
with tender ruby glow
Not any flowers that blow

can match the glory of the gleaming red.

Such sunny warm and dreamy hue....

before you light your fires no garden ever knew.

Bright are the blossoms of the scarlet sage
and bright the velvet vest.
excerpt from the poem~ Poppies
by John Russell Hayes
Is there anything more joyous to gaze upon then a field of wild poppies?
These were planted by the ladies of the wildflower committee of Fenwick Borough only a couple of years ago. There were also other fields of wildflowers that had not yet put on their full show. We caught these poppies just as they were peaking.
A sign with a gentle reminder stating;
"Please do not pick the flowers"
Of course,
I wouldn't dare!!!!


12 comments:

Bonjade said...

Such beauty......I know you cannot pick them but I would love to -for one time- lay in it....what would I sleep in such great flowerbed........wow what would I dream......
Nice pictures.....

Emilie M. said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog...love how the red pops off the screen...Our 4th was wonderful hope yours was also...blessings Emilie

piitis said...

WOW...wonderful pictures!!!

Have a nice day!!!

Hugs:)
^_^Piitis

lou said...

Beautiful, beautiful, photos; they are one of my favourite flowers.

A boots shop is somewhere that has a pharmacy& health, beauty, fragrance, opticians, electrical and so on, but they also sell some food and you can get a sandwich a packet of crisps and a drink all for £2.99 each, bargain. :0) I hope I have explained that ok!

Love Lou xxx

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Poppies are such happy flowers. I love to have a bunch at home when I can. It seems amazing how they hold their heads up on such fragile stems. Like a newborn trying to raise it's head for the first time!

Lana said...

Oh my ~ those poppies are beautiful!

Rosemary said...

So pretty!!
Rosemary

Stacey said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Carole! I adore your blog, such a wonderful eye you have.. I will be stopping by often!

Stacey

Torprosen said...

Oh,so beautiful fields, just lovely!I like your blogg, I vill be back! Best regards Torprosen (Sweden)
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vicki archer said...

Wonderful poppy shots - so unbelievably pretty. xv

QueenBe said...

Poppies are a gorgeous flower. This field is amazing! Reminds me of "The Wizaed of Oz"!!

Laura said...

Wow! How did I miss this? Red poppies!! It makes me think of the Wizard of Oz......so beautiful! So cheerful! So summery! Gorgeous!