poppies and peonies
Don’t know what it is about the poppies, but though I keep trying, I’ve never caught the shine…. However, my blog-buddy at MK Photographs succeeded. I guess I’ll have to keep trying. I didn’t think it was possible. In the meantime, here’s one I shot the other day… I find these lovely little wildflowers so utterly cheerful and they actually DO sparkle as seen in MK’s shot!I may not have caught the sparkle, but this one manages to show how translucent the petals are. (Look near the base of the petals.)Not to mention how amazing a field full of these lovelies looks. Toss in some lupine and the scene this time of year is breathtaking. I remember fields covered in both the orange poppy and purple lupine so well from my days in California. (Sorry, I didn’t have any lupine handy to show.)Instead my favorite peony was blooming…
We are more than our feelings. Feelings are like leaves and flowers on the tree of our being. They are the first to dance in the breeze, the first to blossom in springtime, the first to sparkle in the rain. But come the cold and frost, we discover that the bare branches of our values and the roots of our traditions are the structure we stand on.
― Manjul Bajaj, Come, Before Evening Falls