Monday, March 28, 2011

Dancing Poppy

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“Through the dancing poppies stole A breeze most softly lulling to my soul.” 

- John Keats, Endymion (bk. I, l. 681)

And yes, this time it's a poppy, not an anemone.

(I know this not because I'm a genius when it comes to flowers but because my children, like all Israeli children, learn this sort of thing in kindergarten and name the wildflowers for me.)

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18 comments:

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I love poppies. The desert yellow ones are starting to come out now and they are so cute just dancing all over the desert.

Daryl said...

Exquisite

bj said...

What a pretty flower and the shade of red is AWESOME.
xo bj

Leora said...

Wonderful quote to go with your sweet poppy, so beautifully captured, like a piece of a Monet painting.

Mirage said...

very nice dof! the whole image is perfect.

ilanadavita said...

Poppy is my dog's name! Lovely photo; is it recent?

Maria @ LSS said...

It's gorgeous. Happy RT!

Mine's here.

Robin said...

Thanks. It is recent - just this past Saturday in fact :).

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Dina said...

So beautiful, your flower and the Keats.
You're lucky to have kids around who know. I can never keep the flower names straight.

anymommy said...

What a lovely subject to teach in Kindergarten. (Beautiful, as usual.)

Felisol said...

Such a knife sharp and yet fragile poppy, swaying in the wind.
My poppies can be seen in June...
I wish the Gulfstream could bring some warmer climate.

Ralph said...

I suppose that we parents can learn a thing or two from our kids...The poppy is gorgeous, small in stature yet such a powerful ruby that jumps at us, inversely proportional to its small size. So wonderfully captured!

Dianne said...

it's wonderful that your children can name the flowers
I could use a tutorial

lovely flower

shopannies said...

nice picture I can remember selling silk flowers each year when I was a kid for a charity

Irish said...

nice shot! visiting from ruby tuesday, hope to see you around



here's my entry: http://www.imasworld.com/2011/03/rt-baby-in-red/

Lesa said...

so pretty! I can only seem to grow the orange ones. I've tried to grow the red ones but they never seem to work. I'd love to run through a field of red poppies like in the Wizard of Oz.

kassidy's notes said...

beautiful! i love flowers and this one is quite pretty. please come and visit my entry too: http://www.kassidysnotes.com/