Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meet the triplets

Why, hello there!

Threesome

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.

first poppy

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.

12 comments:

Annie of Blue Gables said...

wow, I live further south and mine are still just buds. I can hardly wait. Nice descriptive writing too.
xoxo
~a

paulette said...

Spectacular!! Wow!
Paulette

Heidi said...

I love those! Absolutely gorgeous!

Emma Kate said...

What fabulous flowers, and your stamps are brill. Such a fab idea really simple but very effective xxx

Martine said...

superbe photos pour trouver l'inspiration dans un prochain patch ,on dirai que le cœur des fleurs veut sortir de l'écran ce violet m'impressionne

Amy said...

Those prints look like a lot of fun! Now I know where you got your name from too...I had wondered if it was something geological that I didn't know about!

What Comes Next? said...

acccckkk! I love big red poppies! They are gorgeous!

Mrs Moen said...

Wow, they are perfect!

Jackie said...

Those poppies are just absolutely beautiful!! Believe it or not, I have never seen one close up, so this is a first for me. Thank you for sharing!

The Garden Bell said...

Stunningly, beautiful. One of my favorite flowers. Thanks for stopping by my garden today. I see you know Luc over in the Attic and many others I follow along with on their journey in life. Hope you don't mind if a follow a fellow flower lover.

Kate - The Garden Bell

Maggey and Jim said...

Love that rich color, do you have any problems with the foliage? I love in the Midwest,and sometimes the foliage would get a rust on it.
Maggey

susan said...

gorgeous poppies!!
congrats on the article. is that laurraine of patchwork pottery laurraine???