A Week of Flowers – Day Four

Cathy at Words and Herbs has presented a challenge to cheer us all up:

“From Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th let’s share a photo a day (or more than one if you like) of our flowers and gardens and brighten up this dreary time.”

Click the link above to see more cheerful floral photos and join us if you wish by publishing your own post!

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Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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57 Responses to A Week of Flowers – Day Four

  1. Cathy says:

    😃☀️😃 The best so far Eliza! What a stunner and what beautiful colours with the pale green bud behind. Wonderful!

  2. Trini Lind says:

    Oh, so so beautiful!!

  3. I have these Opium poppies pop up in my garden every now and then and they are so beautiful. This is a wonderful capture, Eliza, with such a lovely perspective!

  4. Cathy says:

    Oh how I love them! Always worried I’ll become too careful a ‘tidier’. Thanks Eliza!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I usually save at least one of the best seed heads towards the end and pull the rest. When it opens I pepper shake out the seeds where I want them to grow next year. The biggest thing for me is to see the sprouted seedlings in spring!

  5. WP won’t let me like this, but I do.

  6. Joanne says:

    What a beauty! ❤

  7. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful colours Eliza and such a lovely capture 🌺

  8. jenanita01 says:

    Definitely brought sunshine to my world today, so thank you…

  9. Mike Powell says:

    Beautiful shot, Eliza, into the interior of this poppy and the seed pod behind it is a nice additional touch.

  10. neihtn2012 says:

    This one is very nice!

  11. pbmgarden says:

    Lovely photo Eliza capturing the bloom and the pod. I love the color of this poppy.

  12. Alice says:

    You & your camera captured perfection.

  13. Now that is a beauty!

  14. tippysmom2 says:

    Beautiful. Love all the details you captured in this closeup. Flowers are so complex.

  15. Debbie says:

    A poppy?? Such a pretty color, one I haven’t seen before.

  16. Beautiful photo! You captured their colour and texture so well here.

  17. Annette says:

    Poppies always make me smile and yours is especially pretty. There’s a somniferum variety called “Hen and chicken” which I once grew, very funny looking, do you know it?

  18. croftgarden says:

    Stunning photograph.
    Please may I ask what lens you used?

  19. Kris P says:

    I love that mauve color. Try as I might, I’ve yet to get poppies of this kind to grow in my garden but I haven’t stopped trying!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I just read that they need cold stratification and cool temps to germinate. We get that in spades here! 😉 Maybe try putting them in the fridge for a month or two?

  20. March Picker says:

    Your photography is always excellent, Eliza, and does this poppy justice! Thank you.

  21. Can’t beat poppies for cheering you up! Very nice perspective on that one too. Love the bokeh.

  22. naturebackin says:

    All your flower of the day photos are definitely cheering – thanks so much Eliza.

  23. Beautiful image Eliza!

  24. I’m really enjoying your beautiful flower photos this week, Eliza! 💐❤

  25. Ah, summer lingers in our minds and data files. 🙂 Lovely as always, Eliza!

  26. Stunning shot, Eliza! I’m enjoying catching up with your flowers week!

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