Friday, 12 August 2011

Poppies

Cliffe Castle in Keighley has a little enclosed meadow area. When I was there last month it was covered in poppies - glorious!





Those great big, in your face poppies are hard to miss but no less beautiful are the little poppies that are often to be found gracing our corn fields. The next few were taken at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.




10 comments:

Shundo said...

You really can't beat a good field of poppies. Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures. We have orange poppies in California, and they are not quite the same.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Every time I see poppies I can't help wondering where the Afghan farmers are hiding.

Sandy's witterings said...

Shundo, poppies seem to come in all sorts of shades but for the proper effect, you can't beat red.

Chip, they're industrious folk those Yorkshire men - if the Afgan farmers are having a little trouble getting supply to meet demand, I'm sure on will step in to fill the gap.

Poppy said...

As you know Sandy I just love poppies, and I especially love the wild poppies that grow in the fields. Your last photo is just perfect in my eyes, I could stare at it all day long...:):)

tootlepedal said...

Good pictures

mostly macro said...

So lovely to see them with their companions of old, like grains, corncockle, marguerites and cornflowers. I ahven't done so for decades, sadly enough.

Light-In-A-Box said...

Wow, beautiful pictures Sandy!
Fields of poppies, very nice..
I see also the daisys, they grow like weeds here!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what beautiful photos, I always love to see poppies

Sandy's witterings said...

Thank you all for your comments - poppies seem to make great pictures where ever you see them - big or small.

Just back from work so a good bit of catching up to do.

Becky said...

It is amazing where you find poppies popping up.