In a field nearby

I’m not at home today to share a vase with you; but I’ve been meaning to photograph and show you the wonderful poppies I pass when I drive into town.

I choose to drive into town on the back road to see the wild flowers

I choose to drive into town on the back road to see the wild flowers

This year the poppies started flowering in mid-March, very early

This year the poppies started flowering in mid-March, very early

and more poppies

and more poppies

Poppies

Poppies

Is there anything as delightful as poppies?

Is there anything as delightful as poppies?

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32 thoughts on “In a field nearby

  1. We only rarely see poppies like this unfortunately, farmers must use so much weed killer to get rid of them from their crops. You ask, is there anything as delightful as poppies, yes, masses of bluebells, it is bluebell time at the moment, I must remember to make time to go to our local wood!

    • Yes, I know the bluebells are wonderful at the moment, I’m in England and we just saw a wonderful display, they are one of the things I miss along with masses of daffodils.

  2. I can see why you choose to take the back roads into town – the poppies would cheer up anybody’s drive. It’s a sight we don’t often see here unfortunately, although there is a campaign to get people planting more poppies this year to mark the anniversary of the start of the war.

  3. Poppies do grow here but not much in the wild, unless you count the California poppies. Red poppies are particularly beautiful, and so dramatic! I wonder what the yellow flowers are, Anthemis?.

  4. I have been behind with reading other blogs and must have missed this – beautiful poppies! Like Pauline says, it is so rare to see fields like this in the UK nowadays and they defintely deserve stopping the car for a photo shoot! Hope you have enjoyed your UK visit

    • Each year they have been different fields! There are lots of fields with poppies here, but the effect is the same; I’m glad you’re pleased to keep seeing them.

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