Wordless Wednesday

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About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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75 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. Julie says:

    Beautiful in bud and when open Eliza, I have the red form here but yours is far nicer.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Julie. The red ones are quite a statement. I have a ruffled red-orange one that reminds me of flamenco dancers’ skirts. It is so bright it is almost impossible to photograph!

      • Julie says:

        Sounds exactly what I have here and I find just the same, impossible to capture the colour accurately but flamenco dancers skirts is a great description.

  2. domnuio says:

    A real beauty !!!

  3. Beautywhizz says:

    Stunning. I love the bud and the open flower set. And the droplets!

  4. Life is always emerging, isn’t it Eliza?

  5. Archita says:

    I loved both of them!

  6. Christina says:

    What a beautiful colour, delicate and strong at the same time.

  7. Ann @Ann Edwards Photography says:

    lovely texture in the top image πŸ™‚

  8. Beautiful capture…

  9. Val Boyko says:

    Stunning! The bud looks like a small animal’s nose and head emerging from greenery!

  10. I have the same one and it usually has 3-5 blooms each year. And, I feel like Christmas has arrived because I am in such awe of its beauty. I tried unsuccessfully to divide it two years ago. I learned to leave it alone. πŸ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      This one is having a really good year – I’ve counted at least 13 buds – woohoo! If they don’t get soggy and rot, it’ll be a fine show. Yes, they don’t like to be disturbed. That’s why my red ones are out in the field in a long abandoned bed. I mow a little path so we can enjoy them when they bloom! πŸ˜€

  11. A spring gift for us all. Thankyou Eliza. πŸ™‚

  12. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Really beautiful! I love poppies.

  13. The first one looks shy then like a movie monster waiting to emerge. The bottom flower is so incredibly delicate and beautiful. Just gorgeous.

  14. Widdershins says:

    The top one looks like a rather prickly hug. πŸ™‚

  15. Kris P says:

    It’s a beautiful poppy (and yet another plant I haven’t managed to get to bloom)!

  16. Cathy says:

    Super photos Eliza – mine all seem to be rotting off in the rain at the moment.

  17. Dalo 2013 says:

    Beautiful ~ a good reminder on what a difference a day can make in life πŸ™‚

  18. Kathy Sturr says:

    Oh, LOVE. Love the poppies. Love this color. Love their furry heads and ruffly blooms. You have captured their personalty perfectly! Could almost be a muppet!

  19. Laurie Graves says:

    Oh, my! To borrow from Shakespeare: Poppy, you are translated.

  20. Poppies! Another thing to add to the (ever-growing) planting list!

  21. Maria F. says:

    Great close-up!

  22. Robin says:

    Beautiful, Eliza! The first one looks almost alien. I love poppies. πŸ™‚

  23. ladyfi says:

    Gorgeous. Love that poppy!

  24. MK says:

    I’ve never seen a poppy that color. Beautiful. And the bud is quite mysterious looking.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Micheal. Apparently, Oriental Poppies don’t do well in your area, so you must see the hardier ones. The buds are rather unusual – almost animal!

  25. Exquisite beauty you’ve nurtured and captured !

  26. Brenda says:

    Poppies! Mine are just popping out too, although I don’t have any with 13 buds. Yow. Lucky you. I have a similar bud photo, with the hairs tinged with red. Next blog post!

  27. InfiniteZip says:

    Beautiful images Eliza, stunning πŸ™‚

  28. natalyadrian says:

    Great pics Eliza! They look so beautiful, so fragile…

  29. Now I want one that colour. Delighful.

  30. Zambian Lady says:

    Beautiful photos. I would not mind receiving a dozen of the pink flowers.

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