Poppy to go by maggiemae

Poppy to go

Outside our bedroom window there is a poppy that was not planned. I watched it grow and didn’t pull it out. This morning there was a new flower with a ‘hat’ jauntily put on its side. Had to be quick with the camera as a short while later , the ‘cap’ disappeared and it was in full bloom.

Three good things:
1. A chimney sweep visited our house and I withheld the desire to sing chim chim cher - ee!
2. While I was mowing the lawn in my black singlet, the chimney sweep could see me from the roof! He tried to ignore me when I came inside!
3. NZ ’s boat got the overall win in the exciting Hobart to Sydney yacht race!
Beautiful focus.
December 30th, 2016  
Wow, beautiful.
December 30th, 2016  
Absolutely gorgeous!
December 30th, 2016  
What a posh looking lady with her jaunty hat !! A lovely poppy , focus and capture . I simply love the unusual colour --I remember this colour from your last year's shots !!. Seeds are scattere in the wind and sometimes birds carry them to new sites ! And poppy seeds can lye dormant for over an year coming to life again in 2 year's time ! I am sure you are pleased you did not pull up this plant !such a beauty
December 30th, 2016  
@beryl We have them all over the garden Beryl! One raised garden is all poppies - dozens and dozens! You have a good memory!
December 30th, 2016  
Love that splash f vivid colour Maggie, so beautiful so it's a fave from me. I love that colours, never seen that shade over here have you Beryl @beryl
December 30th, 2016  
@happypat I'm privileged to have a fav from you, thank you Pat!! The bees are going mad!
December 30th, 2016  
So very beautiful, the petals look like crushed silk & the color is gorgeous.on that lovely background...A super capture..Fav
December 30th, 2016  
What a gorgeous colour! Nice details. Fav
December 30th, 2016  
So glad you didn't pull it!
December 30th, 2016  
@happysnaps The background is a bush of pinky roses, Valerie - supposed to be the star of this garden plot! Now there will be more and more poppies!
December 30th, 2016  
Beautiful flower and shot...Fav
December 30th, 2016  
I remember your poppies earlier in the year. This one is the most gorgeous colour and isn't it good to have surprises in the garden.
December 30th, 2016  
Beautiful flower beautifully captured with its crumpled petals. Wonderful colour Fav!
December 30th, 2016  
It's fabulous. Love that rich colour, Fav
December 30th, 2016  
@flowerfairyann I'll have to go back in my pics and see when I posted one, Ann. I don't know if these ones are the heroine ones but hope they are not or we will be burgled!
December 30th, 2016  
I've never seen a poppy this colour before, it's absolutely gorgeous, so well captured :-)
December 30th, 2016  
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Gorgeous colour! Fav.
December 30th, 2016  
@maggiemae Posted December last year Maggiemae - they were purple too. Hope you're not burgled!
December 30th, 2016  
Very pretty Fav
December 30th, 2016  
@flowerfairyann Oh, thanks Ann - will go back and see. I did read you could make heroin out of these poppies!
December 30th, 2016  
Beautiful capture of colors...great focus, dof, details
December 30th, 2016  
Great timing to catch the hat -- and the colors are incredibly rich!
December 30th, 2016  
This is gorgeous.
December 30th, 2016  
Such a stunning colour
December 30th, 2016  
love it when self seeders do their beautiful thing
December 30th, 2016  
Wow, stunning colour. Glad you captured this at this stage.
December 30th, 2016  
wonderful purples and textures maggie
December 30th, 2016  
Lovely to see it about to unfold.
December 30th, 2016  
Such a stunning colour.
December 30th, 2016  
Beautiful shot.
December 31st, 2016  
This is lovely.
December 31st, 2016  
Very pretty- it's such a deep purple. I'm used to the red. Good shot.
December 31st, 2016  
I love its intense colour, very seductive.
December 31st, 2016  
Exquisite timing and an outstanding shot MaggieMae!
December 31st, 2016  
The texture and color are fabulous!
December 31st, 2016  
Stuninng!
December 31st, 2016  
Stunning shot and colour. Fav.
December 31st, 2016  
Beautiful colors
December 31st, 2016  
Beautiful, fav
December 31st, 2016  
IMHO and/or colour blindness, I suggest this wonderful shade is more magenta than purple. Whatever its colour...nothing will change its beauty and how much we all appreciated seeing it!
December 31st, 2016  
@s4sayer Thanks Margo - you sent me on a journey to define the difference between purple and magenta! More pink in the latter.
December 31st, 2016  
Love the colour Fav
December 31st, 2016  
Such a strong purple - it does really pop. Fav.
December 31st, 2016  
That is so lovely - and against the background of the roses. Superb rich colour.
January 2nd, 2017  
Wonderful reward for not pulling it!
January 3rd, 2017  
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