Thursday, June 15, 2017

Take Three Thursday; Abandoned & Cared For

If an effort to notice more in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.  The idea is to take 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.  What have you noticed this week?
See what these friends have noticed this week:
Maggie: Farmers Wife Day By Day
Eileen: In My Playroom 

This week on my walk about town, I discovered a patch of oriental poppies growing on an abandoned lot where the house was recently torn down.  The traditional oriental poppies were growing with purple lupines, purple Siberian iris & some wild white phlox.  

When I see poppies growing like this & in similar colour combinations, I am reminded of a favourite Agatha Christie book "Cover Her Face" because there's a chat in the story about the troubled young lady wanting to decorate a room in wallpaper with poppies & bunches of blue corn flowers.  I haven't read any Agatha in quite a while.  There was a time when I borrowed the videos from the library of the BBC productions of Agatha's stories, again my favourite was with Joan Hickson in Cover Her Face. Umm maybe I need to put on my summer reading list another old favourite book.

But back to my poppy finds.  The other patch of oriental poppies that caught my attention with an on mass planting in a revived cottage garden.  The display was eye catching & quite impressive.  The lady now living in this cottage has a keen eye for floral colour combinations of which inspire me.

While I don't grow this traditional colour(an orangery red) of poppy in my garden, I really do enjoy the vibrancy of both these gardens.

Oh so tempting to bend & stretch to more photos, but where to stop as my own poppies are coming into glorious bloom!


  1. They are gorgeous! I'm thinking I should I get some planted.

  2. This makes me think of returning to Heartwood Forest to check out the wildflower meadows.
    Joan Hickson WAS Miss Marple - none of the others come close!

  3. It's Saturday and I am only just doing Thursday reading! I can watch Agatha Christie's films over and over again! Lovely poppy pictures.

  4. Oh so lovely! Isn't it FUN when something reminds you of a favorite book!!