Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fancy ladies stepping out in their hairy-legged grandeur

I adore Iceland poppies. Their buds look like little Seymours, likely to demand feeding at any moment. Then from that hirsute casing burst forth the most unlikely blossoms.

This orange is so intense and the petals seem impossibly thin and fragile, yet they push skyward despite the wind.

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Barbara Bruederlin said...

Poppies are truly amazing, you are absolutely right. So ungainly and hairy, and then suddenly so over the top glorious!

Old NFO said...

Purty :-) And not as fragile as one would think either...