Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Provence is known for acres of poppies in spring that can turn an average olive orchard, say, or even a bland roadside into a magical place. Here is a single poppy plant from the front yard of our farmhouse. I think it's good to study just one flower so as to better understand the magic of the field-full....the vivid red tissue-thin petals held aloft by such a long, skinny stem, the ragged leaf, the bristly bud and sculptural seed pod... The other flower I never identified. I guess I'll just have to go back and try again!