Another entry for this week’s photo challenge of Intricate , but what is it?
Is it an avant garde artist’s latest creation?
Is it ice crystals on strawberry ice cream?
Did it fall off Lady Gaga’s latest outfit?
So what is it then?
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Did you guess it was a tulip? You didn’t cheat and look at the tags did you?
Flowers are a necessity, not a luxury. Did I choose our B & B in France because it was close to the Beziers Flower Market? Possibly.
So many lovely blooms. How could I ever make a decision?
No, not him! The flowers in his hand!
Bloomin’ big blousy blossoms!
They are peonies by the way. And his name was André. He wasn’t for sale.
Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is blossom.
Roses are red.
Poppies are too.
If you’re unsure,
Here are photos for you!
The next verse must be read with an American accent for it to rhyme:
A region of France
Has red poppies galore
And here’s some for Nanc!
Sorry, Nancy. Couldn’t resist!
Heyjude has shared with me that they are Papaver rhoeas, commonly known as corn poppies or field poppies. They are found throughout Europe in late spring. Thanks, Jude.
And here are some totally unrelated photos for those of you in the frozen north – some Mediterranean beach scenes from France. I “stumbled” on them in the same photo folder after the poppies. Hold your hands up to the screen and feel the warmth.
Roll on spring and warm weather!
I went hiking for some poppies,
Looking for the perfect shot.
I trekked and trekked and trekked some more,
And this is what I got.
The marigolds were perky.
The lupines were sublime.
But as for scrumptious poppy shots
It was a waste of time.
Was I looking far too early?
Did I get there much too late?
On my calendar from last year,
This was the perfect date.
Should I go again tomorrow?
Was it the wrong time of day?
They bloom in March and April
But not as late as May.
Did javelinas eat them?
Did coyotes dig them out?
Did tarantulas eat all the seeds?
All of them? Surely not.
A few poppies danced in the wind
And gave some kicks and flicks
But disappointment brought me home
To look at last year’s pics.