Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Looking For Poppies



I drove around the west side of town looking for poppies the other day. 


I didn't have much time, so I went down the same road where I found some last year. It's a pretty country road that begins right behind the grocery store and turns into a dirt road after a while. 



  



Across the lane, lilacs behind a white picket fence.


A picture from last year. I didn't stop for closeups this time. 









31 comments:

  1. OOOOOH hows beautifuls! We loves poppies. Mum tried to grow some but they died of course. Good thing hers can grow dogs betters or we'd be like her poppies.
    I thinks I could get used to leavin' in a place likes dat.

    Puddles

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  2. i have never seen poppies growing not even in a garden or in a pot. these are beautiful, love that fence. so those in the header photo are not in your canyon? thanks for hunting them out to show us. i like the looks of the road after it turns to dirt.

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  3. I love that white fence. It just screams country-side to me.

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  4. Great photos, haven't seen many poppies this year other than the new freeway where they planted wildflower seeds along the median and sides of the road.

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  5. they're just so vibrant and beautiful. love that long fence, too.

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  6. I love poppies! They give such a punch of color:) My lilacs are pathetic this year; don't know what I did wrong.

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  7. You found your glorious poppies. And wow, what a LONG private driveway in that photo. My current blog post shows poppies too, not growing wild though. This is my first visit here and I am a new follower.

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  8. What a pretty drive you took me on Inger! Love those lilacs. My five are just starting to bloom. I'm hoping that my yellow ones will bloom this year.

    I love poppies. I don't see them as much here as I did in California.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  9. There's something about nature's colour that brightens our outlook.

    I love the spring and early summer when things are blooming (even tho' I have allergies to some. It comes from a lifetime of gardening in one form or another.

    We have to look down sometime to see what's up.

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  10. These are the ones we call California Poppies (duh) because they are from California. They are pretty hardy, even in Montana.

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  11. Vilka härliga bilder...vackra blommor det är.
    Kram från oss

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  12. Lovely pictures Inger, I like the colours of those flowers.

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  13. Very nice pictures...thanks for sharing your area of our great country.

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  14. Oh Inger they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Hug B

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  15. The poppies are beautiful but I was charmed by the lilacs and the picket fence. From another time.

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  16. That's quite a few compared to what I've been noticing! I think they're so pretty, and I wish they'd had a little more to drink! But we'll enjoy what we can find. I enjoyed that country road, Inger!

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  17. Thank you so much for these gorgeous poppy pictures. I haven't seen these since I grew some back in the '90's. Our Maritime weather is not friendly to this beauties!

    Love them so much!
    Ron

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  18. HEAVEN!!!! Thanks for this 'ride around town' Inger.

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  19. I'm so glad you took the time to look for those poppies! Beautiful!

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  20. Oh yes, a touch of Home.
    Thank you, Inger.
    -g-

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  21. Those poppies are great. The ones at the top of your blog are even better.

    I don't think we will see flowers in the land of the Bear for a long time. I'm glad to enjoy yours.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  22. Beautiful. I LOVE lilacs. We had a huge bush in our yard in Maryland, but you don't see many of them here in Georgia. Just seeing the picture of them, I could almost imagine their scent.

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  23. The gold miners bought California poppies during our gold rush of 1861. They have since spread. The poppies love it here. Look at this post.
    http://thefieldofgold.blogspot.co.nz/2010/11/californias-state-flower-in-new-zealand.html?utm_source=BP_recent

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  24. Hi Inger .. thanks for posting those shots - they are beautiful. I was in San Diego in May 5 years ago and the poppies and wild flowers had gone over - sad to have missed them: another time perhaps!

    Cheers Hilary

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  25. I just adore yellow flowers. Poppies and daffodils too are so bright and beautiful in the spring time.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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