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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

you must get very close to see into the soul of a flower

23 comments:

  1. If this is another WW:

    Mum's the word.:-)

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  2. Joco,

    Absolutely! I am embracing WW wholeheartedly; it is fun to think of titles...I thank Layanee of Ledge and Gardens and Nancy of Soliloquy for their excellent examples! You, also have had some nearly WWs that are inspiring.

    gail

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  3. Very close indeed. Nice thought of flowers and souls.

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  4. Beautiful poppy and a lovely sentiment to go with it.

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  5. Nice to see a poppy again ... mine are long gone! I do love those red ones.

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  6. Gorgeous. Makes my imagination run wild..

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  7. The photo is lovely but with no Oriental Poppies growing here, Gail - I kind of wish for a Wordless Video so I could see the shimmy and shake.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  8. Beautiful flower. Great close up.

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  9. Gail, a perfectly pictured pretty poppy!(PPPP!)

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  10. So many nice visitors and I will have to comment later in the day! I am running out and about doing family errands.

    Gail

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  11. Beckie,

    That was a good one! You got me girl!

    Gail

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  12. Dave,

    Thanks, the poppies are all popped out now!

    tina,

    There is something very incredible about a flower in closeup...a dance of life happens right there at a flower's center.

    Gail

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  13. Rose,

    I am glad you like it!

    skeeter,
    Thank you, too!

    Cindy,
    Mine are gone now, I did shoot that photo before I went on vacation...I am hoping they come back next season!

    Gail

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  14. dp,

    You know the flowers of the fruit and vegetables you grow are incredible in closeups too! Life...right there making food for you!

    Gail

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  15. Annie,

    Hmmm! Wordless video! Someone will try that I am sure!

    This fall I shall scatter the seeds of mixed oriental poppies (Bonnie told me where on Ebay to order them) and see if I have luck getting them to grow here on a regular basis!

    Gail

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  16. lola,

    It was lovely...it is gone!

    Gail

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  17. Hi Gail, very pretty, very unique and I LOVE your capture!... and title!
    Meems @Hoe&Shovel

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  18. meems,

    Thank you...I love that word...capture...it sounds so assertive and in charge! A good feeling!

    gail

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  19. Hi Gail,
    Great shot of the poppy! That looks a lot like one of our 2 oriental poppies. Unfortunately, they chose to bloom at the height of all those rains and storms we had recently, and only lasted about a day or so before they were pummeled into nakedness.

    On the brighter side, our heirloom hand me down pink powderpuff poppies are just now springing into bloom. They'll be appearing soon at my place, along with so much else that all of a sudden is popping! I always forget how jam packed late June and early July are in our gardens!

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  20. IowaGardener,

    I hope you have a photo or two...that would be a lovely sight to see. I love those big pink puffs! Here in the midsouth...we had our big pop in May, some in June.

    Rain, we could use some, but earlier this year, I was complaining when it smashed the peonies to the ground!

    Gail

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  21. Hi again Gail,
    I'll have some of the pink poppies up soon at my place, so keep an eye out for them. (I posted on Torenia tonight.) These "powderpuff" ones are great favorites because they self-seed profligately and are always a welcome "pop" in the garden, even if they get a bit numerous. But when they're done, they're done, and we just yank the declining plants and send them to the compost.

    Btw, we now have a thriving patch of pumpkins going by the compost pile, a result of having relegated last year's uncarved Halloween pumpkins to the compost. It will be interesting to see if we actually get some from it!

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