Thursday, May 15, 2008

O & P is for Orange Oriental Poppies

Orange Oriental Poppy to be exact. I took this photo in the rain, poppies are like crepe paper in the rain...they turn to mush.

But it looks like I'll have more chances to take photos of just a few more poppies that haven't "popped" yet. This is my poppy patch, it's a giant explosion of orange when they all bloom. I get so excited that sometimes I call a few friends over to have what I call "the poppy party". Okay, so it's not really a party, it's just coffee time with a few girlfriends. We sit outside...drink coffee, eat pastries and admire the poppies.

Poppies and pastries? I call that a party.

It's raining as I write this, but in a couple of days the weather people say it's going to be sunny and 80 degrees. Prepare for Poppies!


7 comments:

Robert said...

The first image is great. But I LOVE that second one. A sea of poppies waiting to open. I love how they are all drooped over like that. It's such a visually pleasing image. Very nice work.

Carletta said...

I agree - both photos are excellent - I love the raindrops on the first one!

Do hope you'll post more when the Poppies Pop!

Minkydo said...

Lovely photos. I especially love the first one.

Dr.John said...

Great P pictures. I hope you will share pictures of them all in bloom.

Melli said...

I would LOVE to come to your Poppy Party! I do HOPE you will share the whole BLOOMIN' field - when it does!

Jerrie said...

I love pretty poppies! Your farm if so full of pretty! :)

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.

quilly said...

I love this! That first flower is truly an eye popping poppy!