late in the season of poppies….

Poppies 1

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Poppies 2

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Poppies 3

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Poppies 4

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42 responses

  1. Wow, a whole hillside of poppies. That is a beautiful sight,

    July 3, 2013 at 7:42 am

    • Not quite a whole hillside, Karen, but a large enough section of it that I could get lost in part of it for a while. My little one and I were on the way home from one of our explorations and I had to stop right there along the road and climb the hill….. It was one of those moments….

      July 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm

  2. How lovely. I am interested that you call these late in the season? I guess you have earlier summers where you are?

    July 3, 2013 at 7:53 am

    • Hello Rachael – when I stumbled upon the poppies, they appeared to be rather worn…bedraggled, even…I went back a week later and found them almost entirely bare…so it struck me that it must be late in their season…. Thank you for your nice words. πŸ™‚

      July 3, 2013 at 7:59 am

  3. The color is stunning.

    July 3, 2013 at 8:16 am

  4. How beautiful – especially the first image. For all the distance in miles, look at the similarities in outlook πŸ™‚

    July 3, 2013 at 8:25 am

    • It seems that we’re not so far apart after-all, Meanderer. πŸ™‚

      July 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm

  5. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    What an amazing sea of colour.
    Great photos.

    July 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

    • Thank you, Vicki…quite wonderful….

      July 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

  6. Wow, that is incredibly beautiful. Wow again.

    July 3, 2013 at 9:08 am

    • I like those “Wows,” Bente. πŸ™‚

      July 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

  7. love these flowers

    July 3, 2013 at 9:27 am

  8. Don’t be processing them poppies Scott!

    July 3, 2013 at 10:40 am

    • I left them on the side of the road, Mike…I swear…only brought them home in the camera….really…. πŸ™‚

      July 3, 2013 at 11:03 am

      • OK, just looking out for you. Like family.

        July 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

        • My brother….. πŸ™‚

          July 3, 2013 at 12:15 pm

  9. Great pictures and lovely sight!

    July 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

    • Thanks, Angie. πŸ™‚

      July 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm

  10. How luscious… there’s just something so wanton about a field of poppies. I did not know that there were poppies up in them thar hills…. and they’re not the California variety even. Thanks for showing them to us.

    July 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    • Oh wait….. is that two California types hiding in the corner of the 3rd shot? and looks like more off in the other corner. What a splendid mix of poppies.

      July 3, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      • Oh…wanton is such a wonderful word, Gunta…and how fitting for the poppies, truly. I didn’t know they were here either, other than in some folks’ front yard gardens in the downtown neighborhoods….this was a wonderful surprise……and yes, those golden ones are in there for you, in the images, anyway. I thought they looked really nice, tucked into all of that red….. πŸ™‚

        July 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm

  11. Wonderful Scott – vision in red!

    July 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    • Thanks, Kai. πŸ™‚

      July 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm

  12. They’re beautiful. It’s interesting that there are also some yellow ones there.

    July 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    • They are, Allen…and I don’t know how naturally occurring they are here…these were down the slope from someone’s fenced backyard, between their property and the road…so maybe the homeowner scattered the seeds themselves…not sure…but I loved finding them.

      July 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

  13. Wow, what an incredible find! So beautiful! Reminds me of The Wizard of Oz…watch out for those flying monkeys and the Wicked Witch of the West! Did you feel a bit sleepy there?

    July 3, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    • I had forgotten all about the poppies in the Wizard of Oz…would have been a nice theme! πŸ™‚

      July 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm

  14. Stunning Scott!

    July 4, 2013 at 11:25 am

    • Thank you, Adrian. πŸ™‚

      July 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm

  15. Absolutely stunning, Scott…….even Monet would be impressed….and that 45 degree slope with the mountains beyond…..what a magical world…..Oh, and happy holiday to you and yours, Scott.

    July 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    • Such nice words, John….thank you very much. They did strike me as magical, too. Thank you for the holiday wishes, my friend. πŸ™‚

      July 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm

  16. Fabulous, fabulous, Scott! We used to have a poppy field near here, since the farmer ploughed the field they’ve all disappeared. They are not easy to photograph but you’ve found a great field and tremendous diagonal for this composition. Excellent choice of DOF too. Well done

    July 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    • Thank you for the high praise, Andy…very nice of you to share such a comment. I’ve seen some other photographs of poppy fields by Meanderer and Rachael (both commented here) and they were just stunning…inspiring photos, truly. Thank you again for your kind words…..

      July 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

  17. Wow!

    July 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    • Thanks, Terry. πŸ™‚

      July 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm

  18. What a wonderfully uplifting photograph, Scott.

    July 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    • Thank you, Dave…too nice to pass-up.

      July 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm

  19. Wow, very nice! I love the red!

    July 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    • Thank you, Fergie…loved seeing it out there, too. πŸ™‚

      July 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

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