A Day In The Life Of A Poppy

Click any image to watch the day proceed. I promised my friend Gunta to try and capture the sparkle, and my friend Sue reminded me of the poppy hat, and I promised my friend Eliza that I’d try to do the poppy justice.

32 thoughts on “A Day In The Life Of A Poppy

    1. Thanks Eliza. Yes, when it’s warm & windy the poppies have a hard time holding on. I think the sheltered ones last a few days.

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    1. Thank you Dragon! And thanks for stopping by. My little poppy patch will only be around a few more weeks. Nice to have them come visit every year.

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  1. A really beautiful series.. excellent captures on them all but the light on the 3rd one is somthing for me to lookout for now ..

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    1. Thank you Mitch! Silly me, I didn’t think about poppies being so wide-spread. I think of poppies as California flowers (it is our state flower). But of course, now that I think of it, there are those red poppies that are so often reproduced here in honor of the sacrifices of the WWII vets. I have been to Yorkshire and don’t recall seeing any poppies. But then, I was too busy enjoying other thrills.

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      1. Thanks for your reply and follow mk. Poppies are just starting to come into flower now in the UK but the sun appears to be avoiding us; so for me to repeat your “poppy sparkle” is not very likely. There are many kind of poppies that flower at different times of the year; I think the “Welsh Poppy” is about the hardiest and it comes in yellows and oranges, not as bright as your gorgeous poppies of California but still a beautiful wild flower and it will flower from spring till fall. The red poppie that are used for remembrance of the “great wars” will flower in June/July that really is a sight to see on our farmland. I’ll watch out for some this year but I do have some photos in my archives from last year if not.
        kind regards
        Glynn

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        1. You make me realize I need to pay closer attention. Does southern California have any other variety of poppy than these orange ones? I don’t recall having ever seen any others, but that doesn’t mean there are no others.

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          1. Our florist carries hybrid Calif. poppies in a lovely almost copper red… but the hybrids are less hardy and don’t reseed as readily as the wild variety. Love this series and the conversations it started! 😀

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              1. PS You were right in the first place. Can’t imagine a florist carrying poppies, since they don’t last long once picked… not even if left unpicked.

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    2. I just noticed today we have your California poppies growing in the center of our carriageways. Our local council created a butterfly corridor through the our town using verges along the side and in the center of our road network 😉

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