Sunday, May 24, 2009

DAY 140: Poppies

MAY 20th, originally uploaded by Kikigill.

Poppies are short-lived and incredibly beautiful. I will never forget working for Pinchbecks back in college and watching all the plants, which started out as greenery only or little seedlings, burgeoning into their full blossom state.

The poppy was perhaps the most surprising. Out of what looks like a testicle unfolds this beautiful orange or white flower. It looks so much like it was made by a third-grader of tissue paper. If you have only ever seen poppies in pictures or paintings, the bear close inspection. They are pretty interesting plants.

1 comment:

Amelia's moms said...

I was just telling someone how much I love poppies. California poppies might be my favorites!