Monday, June 23, 2008

Oriental Poppy...The Fire Within




Most of us are familiar with the large pods of the Oriental Poppy, Papaver Orientale. I'm always amazed at the size and texture of the pods, and then when they finally open up, the perfect fiery crepe blooms.

9 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

Crepe! What a perfect description! My uncle has many oriental poppies in his garden -- I must try to photograph some this week/end. :) Your pictures are lovely!

Zoë said...

wonderful pictures, I love the way they tell a story.

artistsgarden said...

These are great shots
Regards
Karen

chaiselongue said...

Beautiful photos. We have these poppies growing as weeds in the Languedoc, in the fields, on the roadside, in the garden, but we keep as many as we can in the garden because they're so lovely.
Thanks for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours.

lilbuttermilk said...

brilliant photographs!

reminds me how long I haven't been in touch with the beautiful nature

Jean Bradbury said...

Boo Hoo. Mine are finished. How nice to see photos of yours. Lovely.
-Jean

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Stunning! It does look just like fire.
--Curmudgeon

Stuart said...

Gorgeous pics Chey. They almost appear alien-like yet comfortably familiar. Nice.

Niels Plougmann said...

I always think of them as packed parachutes. Amazing that such thin petals can open from those huge buds. The look so thorny and unkind but are so soft. And some varieties really are beautiful. I have a red, a white and Pattys Plum.