purple softy by quietpurplehaze

purple softy

I saw a few of these purple poppies in the gardens at Great Dixter: my favourite colour, great photo op!

Warm and sunny here today and Jinks and I went over the field before it got too hot. I didn't really intend going over the field but when we passed the gate as we walked along the green, Jinks stopped and looked so longingly that I hadn't the heart to pass by.

I read in the 'i' yesterday (a compact, concise version of The Independent packed with interesting stuff for 30p which is about what I think a daily paper is worth) that a remote tribe in Brazil has no word for 'month' or 'year' or 'time' in their language.

They talk in terms of one event happening after another but have no abstract concept of time as something separate or as a background in which things happen.

It strikes me to regard Jinks, and maybe all dogs, as very like that e.g. whatever time we have our evening meal, he knows that his treat comes after it and just expects it then.

Although, come to think of it, he can tell the time as yesterday, while I was having a small siesta, (only small you understand) I was woken by a bit of snuffling, followed by one small bark aimed at me and when I opened my eyes I saw it was 4.05 p.m. ( Jinks has his 'tea' at 4 p.m.)
Beautiful shot, great detail, and yes beautiful colour too. Its a bit disappointing that you made Jinks wait 5 minutes longer for his "tea" ;)
My dog Spud knows exactly when his dinner is ready, and barks very loudly until I feed him too.
July 2nd, 2014  
@karlow75

Thank you. Have I seen a photo of Spud?
July 2nd, 2014  
Fabulous macro of this beautiful center of the flower. Really enjoyed reading your narrative. FAV
July 2nd, 2014  
Um, wow. wow wow. did I say wow yet?
July 2nd, 2014  
What an awesome shot - it looks like it has a cream puff in the middle. It would be interesting to know how the other animals experience time. You coud set your watch by the horses waiting by the gate to come in each evening.
July 2nd, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze here are my two dogs, Spud is the Lab/Golden, and we think Nez is part Schnauzer (he is a rescue dog) http://static.365project.org/1/4763099_gmpwxz2467_m.jpg
July 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful detail in the flower!! Loved your story about Jinks......how rude of you to sleep too long by 5 mins!!!
July 2nd, 2014  
A super capture
July 2nd, 2014  
The soft texture of the petal remind me of a fluffy duvet! So soft.
July 2nd, 2014  
This is so amazing
July 2nd, 2014  
Super shot. Love it. Jinks is one very smart dog. Loved the story.

We used to have a cat, who whenever we had people over for dinner, used to go to the front door when it got late and scraped on the door to go out, two minutes later she scraped to come back in again. This carried on for a while and our friends would say what is she doing. I didn't have the heart to tell them that the cat thought it was time they went home because it was her bedtime.
July 2nd, 2014  
Fantastic details!
July 2nd, 2014  
Fav, this is fantastic.
July 2nd, 2014  
simply awesome !!!!
July 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful!
July 2nd, 2014  
This is gorgeous. It almost looks like a painting. Fav!
July 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful!
July 2nd, 2014  
So lovely Hazel.....like a soft pillow with a sweet centre!
July 2nd, 2014  
Great focus, very pretty!
July 2nd, 2014  
AMAZING! it looks like an oil painting - a fav from me
July 2nd, 2014  
@onewing

Babs, that's priceless - thank you for sharing it!
July 2nd, 2014  
@karlow75

Thank you - they look great. We had a Schnauzer at home when I was a child and I think that is right about Nez. Labs are so faithful.
July 2nd, 2014  
This is lovely, what a beautiful colour fav
July 2nd, 2014  
Wow you can just sink,into this dlower
July 2nd, 2014  
Flower
July 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful Hazel
July 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful Macro Hazel...Fav.
July 2nd, 2014  
@neatz

I do that too!!!
July 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful capture and looks like an oil painting, FAV from me.
July 2nd, 2014  
Gorgeous shot - I love everything about this! My dog, Murphy has his supper at four as well, and doesn't like to be kept waiting.
July 2nd, 2014  
A beautiful capture and your favourite colour too. Loved to hear about Jinks and your interesting discovery about time . Today I have bought a packet of poppy seeds my fingers are crossed for a few flowers at the end of summer .
July 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful close up shot of the nice colored poppies.
Thanks for the great comment and the fav.
July 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful shot Hazel and a Fav. It's funny what you say about Jinks as Bas our cockatoo knows what time it is when he shouts for me to go and get him out of his cage to take him to bed in the morning. Also he waits for us to sit down and eat our breakfast and then he eats his at the same time!
July 2nd, 2014  
@rosiekind

That's a lovely bit of info about Bas! I love the idea of him eating breakfast at the same time as you. I'm sure we underestimate the animal (including bird) kingdom.
July 2nd, 2014  
@wendyfrost

I wait in anticipate for shots! What colour will they be?
July 2nd, 2014  
@anazad511

Thank you for the comment and fav. I'm glad I didn't bore you with my 'meanderings'!!
July 2nd, 2014  
I have never seen a purple poppy. Lovely closeup and POV.
July 2nd, 2014  
@skstein

Sandy, thanks and I've only seen this one and the others which were on the plant with it. I should have noted the name.
July 2nd, 2014  
Wonderful shot. So rare to get this captured.
July 2nd, 2014  
Oh this is beyond beautiful; totally fabulous shot; love it
July 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful! Fav
July 2nd, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze Oriental poppies mixed colours so I will have to wait and see.
July 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful! Glenda is the same, she loves to get up at 5am for breakfast even when it's the weekend. blah!
July 3rd, 2014  
This is just beautiful Hazel! Love the detail! fav
July 3rd, 2014  
Amazing macro!!! Fav.
July 3rd, 2014  
Love your beautiful flower, and I love hearing about Jinx as well! Dogs are such creatures of habit, it is amazing. My big Lab tells me it is his dinner time (if I am off schedule), by following me around the kitchen and laying on my feet as soon as I stop. He is so funny!
July 3rd, 2014  
Our cat *reminds* us that it is treat time and is also our morning alarm call, unfortunately also at weekends! Love that Jinks keeps you on your toes!

Fab poppy shot :)
July 3rd, 2014  
Just beautiful.
July 3rd, 2014  
Lovely photo and comments on time. For the tribe, perhaps the passage of time and its marking (sunrise, sunset etc) is such a universal experience that they have no need for a word for it...
July 3rd, 2014  
@ouzel_chris

That's probably true - and I guess they don't have appointments with the dentist or hairdresser!
July 3rd, 2014  
Fabulous, fabulous and a fav.
July 4th, 2014  
very pretty
July 4th, 2014  
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