Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Poppies


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!

1 comment:

Judy Butler said...

Lovely especially the way the top petal folds over the bloom. Like the details of the hairy things of the buds and the seed spray. Judy