Poppies

Poppies

I am in love with Poppies. They’re one of the flowers that takes my breath away instantly. Most flowers have that affect in a bouquet. I love getting bunches of beautiful color but Poppies are one of the few that are stunning all on their own, in my opinion.

For instance, a rose is not. It’s covered in greenery that’s too dark for my taste and thorns. The actual shape of a rose isn’t very pleasing to me, nor is the scent. I don’t “get” roses as one of the most over used flowers around, I don’t really enjoy them. They don’t feel special. The feel over worked.

Lily of the valley is my all-time favorite flower. For a couple of reasons: The dainty bell shaped flowers that gather on a stem; almost too small but supported by leaves that hug the delicate nature of the flower as it poisons the air with it’s fragrance. I mean that in a really great way. It releases it’s perfume in a lovely little cloud of invisibility and if you walk by a patch of the flower you’re all of a sudden surrounded in this lush smell, the tickling of your senses.

Poppies on the other hand are just so stunning. They grow in a field behind our house – and you’d never know they were there unless you first wade through the tall grasses filled with other wild flowers, weeds and animal burrows.

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But then, out of nowhere, erupts this orange blossom. Standing tall. Being proud to be different.

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And I literally cannot take it. I gasp. Every single time.

They have these pods before they bloom which look soft and almost fluffy and then it blooms into this silk petal with a satin shine. And the best part ever? The inside. The pollen. It’s dark purple and stains. It’s like powder and if you tip the flower over it’ll sprinkle like a fairy.

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So we took a few for our yard.

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And every time I look out side to see if they’re still there, I giggle.

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I have a secret in my yard. A secret just for me.

11 thoughts on “Poppies

  1. One of my favorite flowers too…always has been. I love the picture of you stealing a chunk of them – hilarious! πŸ™‚

  2. Umm.. you seriously look like a crazy person with your shovel full of stolen goods! I love it! Wanna steal some for me πŸ˜‰

  3. Staci – LOL! I am a crazy person, but who told you? πŸ˜‰

    If you want some, I will for sure get some for you. Just let me know. They die after being transfered so they won’t be pretty for very long, but next year … NEXT year they’ll be gorgeous.

  4. You are so cute in that picture, stealing the poppies. πŸ™‚ They are so pretty. I remember when I was small my mother took pictures of me next to them. You make me want to move back to Michigan so badly! πŸ™‚

  5. THIEF! ROBBER! VANDAL! I’m SOOO reporting you to Holland PD.
    But – if you tell me how to start my garden, I MAY… just may… let it go (for now)…;)
    But seriously – love the poppies (ha – i accidentally wrote poopies first. man, i’m lame) but I REALLY love your new background web-page whatchamacallit! Beautiful!

  6. The little field on the far side of our neighbors when I was growing up on 24th street in Holland had poppies, if I remember correctly, a variety of colors, and we would go pick them by the hand full. Our current neighbors have them in their front yard, and hello jealousy. Way to relish the simple and make us all smile.

  7. Dude, I LOVE LOVE LOVE poppies! You think I could grab one (or two) without getting in trouble? I will dress like a ninja. in the dark. πŸ˜‰

  8. Ok friends – HI! Shana, the new background will come back when the bugs are worked out. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

    Selena, YES! How many do you want? When do you want to get them?

    Katie, thank you πŸ™‚

    Mrs. Money … we’ve got a house for you πŸ˜‰ just in case. haha.

    Shana – on the garden … what questions do you have?

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