These Poppies beckoned to me on a sunny morning walk. Their striking colours and delicate structures swaying in the wind are simply mesmerizing. You can see why they are ever popular!
Photo 1: Single Bright Orange Poppy
Photo 2: Light Orange Poppy Trio
Photo 3: Single White Poppy
Photo 4: White Poppy Pair
Photo 5: Single Light Orange Poppy
Photo 6: Poppy scene
Photo 7: Poppy bud opening
Photo 8: Bright Orange Poppy
So after a lovely three years exploring the English countryside my husband’s new job means that we are changing countries again. Next stop California and we are leaving in November. Since I will also have to sell my pc it means that soon there will be a bit of a break of posts until I am reconnected. Thanks to all the Fables and Flora supporters for sharing in my adventures! While I can, here are some California themed flower pics.
Photo 1: California poppy
Photo 2: California Bluebells
Photo 3: Changing from one Red, White and Blue to another
As an amateur photographer who is still saving up to buy a DSLR and a macro lens I was totally thrilled that my blog icon image was chosen to grace the cover of the Uckfield Art Trail brochure and poster.
I was even more thrilled to receive a request to join in a ‘Taster Exhibition’ where the cover artists could display their work. With just a few days left to the exhibition on Friday I have made my final selection of prints.
I have included a sampling below. I am rather anxious about being in the midst of professional and more experienced photographers but also extremely excited and I am sure there will be lots to learn.
Photo 1: Fables and Flora icon image
Photo 2: White Bluebells
Photo 3: Spring Blossoms
Photo 4: Carnation in the snow
Photo 5: Poppy in the rain
Since I already managed to get some photos of cultivated giant poppies I was happy to spot a cluster of wild poppies growing along the side the road near our Town.
Photo: Poppy centre up close
It was a bit of climb through the grass to get to them and I discovered a rather large and deep hole nearby, either a fox or badger home I assume, but fortunately didn’t step into it.
Photo: Pair of Poppies
Photo: Poppies side-by-side
Photo: Poppy exposed
The size of these beautiful blooms are rather astounding. Very fragile though and difficult to photograph in the wind.