Saturday, July 12, 2008

busy but fine!

this was the last blue poppy, I don't think there will be any more flowers this year, hope it comes back again next year.
at the other end of the garden this beautiful poppy is making a weed of itself, there are so many but I haven't the heart to pull them out. I think I started out with large doubles and small singles and they've produced a middle sized semi double, mother nature at work with art!
the bees love them!

10 comments:

wildside said...

Thanks, Claire.

Loving the poppies -- especially that last one with the bee.

Gary said...

Very beautiful photos Claire. Fine time of year, no?

clairesgarden said...

Wildside, grateful for the poppys and the bees.
Gary, it is yes!!

gfid said...

i love the way poppies just volunteer without any prodding at all. these are brilliant!

clairesgarden said...

GF, volunteers always welcome!

Lowa said...

Wow, these are awesome! Love the red poppies. I recall as a kid in Canada in the fall, we always wore fake ones and sold various sizes to people to remember...something that I can't remember now! I think we called it "Remembrance Day" (I am getting those types of things mixed up with other important days) and it was about, you know...war and veterans and stuff. They call it something different here and I am all mixed up now! But that is what red poppies always make me think of!

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Such beautiful shots, Claire, and I totally love the one of the bee in the flower. Awesome!!

clairesgarden said...

Lowa, poppies to celebrate the end of the second world war, we do that here, there's very few old brave soldiers left now.
Alice, thankyou!!

Naturegirl said...

Such a busy little bee! Love the blue poppy I have not seen one before this!Gorgeous!

Claire said...

I love those electric bluer poppies, am hoping to get some of these in my garden next year! :-)