Monday, April 28, 2008


I've always wanted poppies. Not sure why. Perhaps watching Judy Garland running through them in The Wizard Of Oz, or the poem "In Flanders Fields..." or walking through the field of poppies at The Wildseed Farm in Fredericksburg--I just always wanted poppies! I ordered poppy seeds when I ordered my bluebonnet seeds last summer. I had no idea how to plant them, I just planted. I noticed a few little poppies in the side yard this spring---not very showy, but pretty. Then, early one morning I noticed something standing tall among the bluebonnets in the corner bed. I wasn't sure..but maybe with the size of the buds I saw...maybe it's a poppy I thought. I watched it for several days growing taller and getting bigger. Again early one morning as I went out to check my flowers--there it was. A beautiful BIG red poppy! The blossoms come and go and I enjoy each and everyone. No field of poppies in my yard, but one true beauty standing tall and proud as if to say, "I'm finally here!"

1 comment:

JenningsJunk said...

Such a gorgeous RED on a beautiful flower and a fantastic picture...if you ever get tired of gardening, you have a talent for photography :-) Maybe you should do both!