Friday, April 25, 2014

Poppies After the Rain


Today we had some rain again. I had actually thought we were done with the rain and wasn't happy with that at all. We still need rain... So today we got some. After the rain stopped I went outside to take some pictures of my poppies with raindrops on them. What I like about this kind of overcast weather is that the colors really pop.




Many of you know how much I love poppies. I have a lot of favorite flowers, but poppies are definitely at the very top - probably my most favorite of them all. They are delicate yet tough. They are mostly ignored by deer, and their seedpods are very decorative. They reseed readily and actually can get a little overboard if you don't keep an eye on them.




This one is my favorite of today's pictures:


A couple hours after I had taken these photos, it started to pour down heavily, and with that all the poppy glory went as well. They were no match to the heavy rain. I got these pictures just at the right moment. Thankfully there are so more poppies to come.

Lauren's Grape



11 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

They are just glorious - and I am so happy that you got some life-giving rain. Doesn't the air smell delicious afterwards?

Michelle B said...

Your poppies are beautiful! They are one of my favorites too. The rain drops made them look even more beautiful.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful!

P.S.Photography said...

Ich liebe Mohnblumen, vielen Dank für die wunderbaren Bilder.
Hab ein schönes Wochenende,
Patricia

Cheri said...

Beautiful shots Carola! I'm jealous because poppies don't grow around here!

windrock studio said...

Yes! The colors really pop on your poppies ... just beautiful after rain shots!

georgettesullins said...

I love your poppies. I remember taking some photos in Northern Michigan of some memorable ones. Thank you for stopping by my place.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Carola;
Wow, what GORGEOUS poppies♡♡♡ Fantastic pictures of your favorite flowers and raindrops are making quite a scene♪♪♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

TexWisGirl said...

they're just gorgeous. glad you got more rain, too! yay!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous photos! The first one is my favorite. You summarize so much of why I love poppies as well. Plus, their variety. From Icelandic to California, so much goodness.
Rinda

Magic Love Crow said...

Stunning pictures! Really love them! Hugs ;o)