Monday, July 26

A muted pallette

The countryside is never boring, but certain months of the year bring a more uniform colour palette,  most noticeably harvest time. . .











so this morning I was very pleased to see these little poppies. . .



flowering like red lippy on the landscape!



15 comments:

Menopausal musing said...

Love the comparison between lippy and poppies.

Ha! ha! re the comment on my blog and the chocolate. I can't help but think the flowers would "sell" Flake better than the advert of the moment which looks like yellow tripe floating in mid air! :O))))))))))

The Little Vintage Company said...

Love poppies, we've had fields of them round here and they're gorgeous!

I agree with XC being tiring, you can always hear me and Dylan coming to the last jump because its at the top of a steep hill! So there's always a lot of huffing and puffing, but he loves it! Hope Bruce is doing well.

X X

Andi's English Attic said...

Yup, lippy and poppies had me smiling, too. xx

Poppy's Place said...

Oh what a beautiful view. Thank you so much for sharing it I really enjoyed it. Jane xx

ilovemyhouse said...

Hi dear, missed a few of your lovely posts, so i just read them.How good you are making progress with the headspace, i did not start yet because sooo busy at work. Just 3 more days to go and than, 3 weeks no WORK!My apple tree was full with little bugs that didn't belong there and wanted to eat the whole tree!I had to cut all the branches and moved the bugs elswher ( i am sissy, can't kill any animal not even these ugly fellows). I so love the change in the country with every season. The farmer that lives behind us is bringing the cows soon, i can't wait, they are young cows and sooo curious. Well this has been my longest comment ever, sorry about that. Have a lovely week :))

XX

The English Writer said...

There's a little cafe we go to, and amongst the dry grass and dying flowers are beautiful red poppies, they are just beautiful. Your pictures pick up my feelings on it perfectly x

Jee said...

There's a field near here that was covered in poppies for a week or so - the police had to warn people, via the local TV news, about traffic and parking problems, as everyone kept stopping to take photos.

Sherri B. said...

Wheat fields are great. We passed a small one yesterday and I find them fascinating. I wonder how those red poppies go mixed up in there...no matter, it is quite spectacular.

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Don't those fields of warm beige look great? We have two poppy fields beside the dual carriageway to the next town this year .... they do seem to making a welcome re-appearance in the countryside and I wonder why they had all but disappeared from the vista for years. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Poppy seeds can lie dormant for hundreds of years all they need is the earth to be churned up and up they will pop which is why so many poppies could be found in Flanders fields after World War 1 and that is why they often appear in fields of corn because the earth has been tilled to sow the seed. Thus ends todays lecture.
Lovely picture and how their redness contrasts with the cream of the corn.
Debbie

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I planted wild flowers on my field borders and only poppies grew!!!
just caught up with your blog
x

Charlotta Ward said...

Love that time of the year and these pictures remind me of home (Sweden)!
The poppies are lovely and relating them to lipstick on the landscape is wonderful!

xx Charlotta

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Love the poppies and the wheat!!

OhSoVintage said...

Beautiful photos. I have been so aware of how beautiful all the fields are looking at the moment and saw a combine harvester working at the weekend - so early this year. I have been catching up on your previous posts and can empathise. My mind is always working overtime, I can't switch off (though I can sleep VERY easily). I am always tired and don't seem to achieve all the tasks I set myself. I'm not as organised as I used to be either. Selling antiques is very time consuming as each item is a one off to be photographed and described and that's after you've managed to source it. No just phoning the wholesaler to order more for us. But I wouldn't have it any other way and LOVE my job too. I shall click on that link you give out of interest.

Autumn Mist said...

I've got a thing about poppies in wheat, too! But those cut fields say "Gallop along here!" as plain as day.

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