Poppy seed heads – My Sunday Photo

If I was to list all the flowers I would have in a summer garden, poppies would be near the top. They are so beautiful and delicate, but short lived as flowers. Woe betide anyone who tries to pick them. Instant petal release. They are best admired where they have grown.

Not that the petals are everything. The seed heads have a beauty in their own right, and stick around longer. I admire the way the holes appear, as they dry, ready to disperse the finest of seeds. Like perfect pepper pots. The heads change colour too. Useful for crafting with.

I also love the way they stand tall, in groups. Hanging out together. I want to give them names.

Hey, I’m Pete, and over there are Pam and Phil. They’re an item. And over here is Percy. Wave at the lady, Percy. He’s my best mate, and Pat and Penny too, just behind him. No idea who the other three are. They just tagged along.”

It amuses me at least.

Poppies definitely get a place in my summer garden.

12 thoughts on “Poppy seed heads – My Sunday Photo

  • Sunday 4 August, 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    Funnily enough I’ve just harvested our poppy seeds from our allotment – I love them too #MMBC

    • Monday 5 August, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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      They are fun to sprinkle around.

    • Monday 5 August, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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      They are beautiful.

    • Monday 5 August, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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      They do hang in groups.

    • Monday 5 August, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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      So true. There is always some beauty to spot and not always where you expect it.

  • Monday 5 August, 2019 at 12:48 pm
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    I love that your sunflowers are chums and introduce themselves – lovely post! #MMBC

    • Monday 5 August, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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      Flowers are very socialable. 🙂

  • Monday 5 August, 2019 at 4:14 pm
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    At the other side of the lane outside the back of my house, near the cornfield there is a ton of poppies. They are beautiful flowers. x #MMBC

    • Monday 5 August, 2019 at 9:32 pm
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      It’s lovely to see poppies popping up on field edges.

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