Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Poppy Fence


I'm still enjoying my poppies although they are past their prime now. Many of them have fallen over - good thing we have built the fence, otherwise the flowers would lie flat on the sidewalk by now.


I can't stop taking photos - both of the poppies and the fence. Recently I noticed the shadow of the fence with the poppies - that would be nice in black and white as well, with just the red of the poppies highlighted.


There are still the big papaver poppies around - or "opium poppies" as some call them. Last year the deer ate many of the seed pods - I guess we had some very happy deer for a short time!


And this is how it looks like behind the fence. Last Sunday, when I was out early in the morning, trimming back and cleaning out the flower beds, a woman who was passing by told me that my garden looks like a Monet painting. What a compliment! She certainly made my day!


I'm linking again to Theresa's Good fences over at the Run-Around-Ranch. I'm so glad I found her blog!

25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I think poppies age well. Even in the frowsy and blowsy stages, they provide interest in the landscape.
K

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Guten Morgen, liebe Carola! Einen herrlichen Zaun mit noch herrlicheren Mohnblumen schenkst Du uns heute. So schön! Vielen Dank! Ich liebe Mohnblüten, weil sie so herrlich intensiv sind und so weit leuchten. Ich habe auch mal versucht, Farbe aus roten Blättern zu gewinnen, leider hat es nicht geklappt.
Ich wünsche den Tieren, die sich an den Schönheiten laben auch dieses Jahr eine glückliche Zeit :)
Viele liebe Grüße zu Dir!
Erika

Elephant's Child said...

Pure magic. Thank you.

TexWisGirl said...

it is truly beautiful! loved the shadow shot, too. really wonderful, carola.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hi Carola,
Even when I don't have time to comment, I always love reading your blog and admiring your photography. How great is it that there's a fence meme??? I'm definitely going to try to start linking up at least occasionally, and I added the ranch blog to my feedly.
Also, your bread looked amazing.
Poppies (and especially their seed pods)really attract me visually. Yours make me want to get out my sketch book.
Thanks for sharing,
Rinda

Linda R said...

Oh my... These are wonderful. So many beautiful flowers.

Hugs~

Gail Dixon said...

I love poppies! Such a happy flower. Great shots!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Poppies are so pretty and look wonderful along that fence.

Margaret Adamson said...

very pretty poppies along this fence. Charming.

Ruth Kelly said...

Those poppies sure grow tall. Great photos!

Ida said...

Your poppies are awesome. I just love poppies and when they are abundant like these they are simply stunning.

eileeninmd said...

Just gorgeous! I love the poppies and the fence and the neat shadows. Great fence shots. Have a happy weekend!

Felicia said...

Your poppies are indeed beautiful Carola and you did a wonderful job of capturing them. That shadow one is neat.
Felicia

Michelle said...

These poppies and just gorgeous! Love the color!

Karen S. said...

Great presentation in showing off such lovely blossoms still and a hint of fence trying to be noticed too!

Patricia said...

Einfach toll soviel verschiedene Mohnblüten und das
Bild mit dem Schatten gefällt mir besonders !
Lieben Gruss, Patricia

orchid Miyako said...

What a pretty scene with poppies and fence♡♡♡ Lovely color in GORGEOUS pictures, aren't they(^_^)

So sorry for my a bit late comment, I was a little busy but catching up♪♪♪

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

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh so stunning!!! The colors are rich and vibrant...the shadows pretty, and the fence is an added bonus.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ps...I forgot to thank you for visiting with me.

Linda said...

Really beautiful. I love poppies.

see you there! said...

Beautiful poppy shots. Isn't this the greatest time of year?

Darla

Poppy said...

What precious and pretty poppies! Wrapped around a long wooden arm, like delicate glass pendants, quietly glowing in the sparkly sun, their brilliant petals, a bracelet of splendour.

Hope you have a wonderful trip home!

xx
Poppy

magnoliasntea said...

I don't know when I've seen a prettier fence. The poppies are stunning. Have a great weekend!

Magic Love Crow said...

A Monet painting! What a beautiful complement ;o) I love your photos ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

EG CameraGirl said...

Poppies are amongst my favourite flowers!