These three handsome fellas just opened last weekend, the first in the garden. Against the backdrop of green foliage and the dainty white Viburnum blossoms, they are really stealing the show.
Those tender, papery-silk petals that virtually shimmer in the sunlight are so gorgeous. And the size! These flowers are huge! Standing proud on their 2 to 3 foot stalks that sway stiffly in the breeze, the poppies almost dare the sky to open and fill their centres with waterdrops. Alas, they are no match for the Vancouver rains....luckily for me the sun is shining and I can enjoy my poppies for another day. When these are gone, the orange ones will open and the admiration will begin all over again.
Once those petals fall and the seed pods are fully formed, I will get busy doing some more of this! I'm going to try it on fabric this year....
I hope you are enjoying something beautiful today, too.