Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mosaic Monday - poppies and sunshine

(click image to enlarge)

Once upon a time I planted a wildflower mix and a few poppies grew. Since then, poppies tend to sprout up here and there, wherever the wind may have carried the seed. I have spent the last couple years transplanting them from all these spread out locations to one raised flower box. I have to say I'm really enjoying the fruits of my labor - as are the honeybees.

Notice the bee curled into the center of the orange poppy at the bottom and how the red one in the center has petals dusted with pollen so that it almost glows? Little surprises. :)

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22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I love your poppies, they are so pretty. Beautiful mosiac!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful! I love poppies and yet we have never grown them in our garden...I may have to remedy that this year.

LDH said...

Oh, so pretty. Some day I will grow Poppies too. They are gorgeous as are your photos!

Mary said...

Omigosh, they are gorgeous! I've sometimes thought I might try to plant the poppy seeds off a bagel... lol. :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Poppies love to grow in my garden, so understand your love of the flower. Beautiful mosaic. Take care:)

Snap said...

I love poppies! Gorgeous mosaic.

Rettabug said...

I clicked your beautiful mosaic to see the marvelous detail & am impressed with the features you've captured!
Very, very nice!
My DH's mother grew poppies & I hear him say they are one of his most favorite flowers. We don't have any. I should remedy that.

Laurie said...

Such a pretty mosaic of your poppies. I have never planted them, and it is lovely to see such a gorgeous display.

Shirley said...

I love poppies. I enlarged your mosaic and saw the two busy bees with their legs full of pollen. Neat.

Vee said...

Glad that I enlarged the mosaic because I found even more surprises. Very nice job!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Sunshine in a pkg. of seeds...perfection!!!

Bobbi said...

Hi, Ohhh, pretty, pretty mosaic! I hope that you have a lovely new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Debbie said...

Oh so very pretty. I love poppies and wish they could last a little longer in bloom but with your mosaic you keep them alive forever.

Denise@alloverroses said...

Beautiful mosaic! The poppies are gorgeous and love how you captured the bee!
Denise

Doro said...

Beautiful, wonderful, inspiring, love it!

g.suzie said...

Love your poppy pictures, I tried to get some blue ones started this year. . .I think my thumb is not green enough!

Our Back Porch said...

They are most lovely! Happy Mosaic Monday.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Annette Smith said...

I agree your labors are very fruitful. Love the poppies and the bee's aren't too bad either.
Great pictures!
Annette

craftytokyomama said...

Your mosaic is just lovely. I really like poppies as they remind me of home. Our local TV station runs public notices this time of year reminding everyone to report opium poppies to city hall for eradication. Yup, they apparently grow wild here on Awaji Island! (I'm going to have to check iPhoto and see how to make a mosaic of my own. Yours is so professional looking!)

Ingalill said...

Oh, so pretty, gorgeous mosaic :)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I love poppies - so pretty! I planted a wildflower mix and the poppies in it are so tiny and delicate.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wonderful mosaic! You captured a bright sunshiny day.