Monday, September 15, 2008

Me And Poppy McGee

A Burst Of Scarlet Amid The Yellow

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON



I shot these photographs at Moose Creek, north of Whitehorse, while I was in Canada a few days ago, at the invitation of Yukon Tourism. I didn't notice the colourful little garden until I was ready to get in the car and drive away.

I was busy taking some unusual shots that I posted on Saturday at Rack 'Em Up and then I went out the back to get some shots of the timber huts and the trapper's cottage.

As an avid gardener, my attention was then diverted to this delightful patch of colour and the great mix of bright colours. I grow lots of colour in my own garden at home, but I've never tried poppies. Maybe this summer ....


Visit Luiz Santilli Jr for the home of Today's Flowers.

20 comments:

CrazyCath said...

Gorgeous flowers. Poppies are so special.
Mine will be up on the cradle in a few hours. Odd shot and Monochrome on the usual one for Monday. Please come see if you get time. Thanks.

Louise said...

And how lucky you are that summer is coming up so you don't have to wait to long to try poppies!

I love, love, love great pictures of flowers with others colors blurred behind them. Great shot!

Luiz Ramos said...

Good avid gardener. Beautiful red flowers.

Country Girl said...

Oh, I love poppies! And your post title is really funny, too. Thanks for sharing!

dot said...

The colors are great! Excellent photo! Here I see a lot of poppies planted beside the road. Poppies always make me think of Flander's Fields.

Paz said...

A brilliant burst of scarlet, indeed. Very nice background. Lovely photo shot.

Paz

alicesg said...

They are so beautiful.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Beautiful flowers

Jeff B said...

Having grown up in California I always thought of poppies as being the orange variety. These "Iceland" type are quite beautiful too.

Maggie May said...

Love the flowers. Beautiful colours. Once you have poppies, David, you will always have them, as they like to spread themselves about.

Sherry said...

I think poppies are one of the few flowers that I haven't grown. These are beautiful! I love the deep, rich color. Very nice photos.

Sia said...

simply gorgeous!

fishing guy said...

David: Wonderful flower captures from the youkon.

RuneE said...

You seem to manage very well - I usually stick with moss...

If you like a white weed, have a look at my site.

RiverPoet said...

Beautiful shot of the flowers, David. I marvel that you have time for a garden with everything else you have going on!

Peace - D

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning contast here David... thats something I can say now as I was helped to realise that with the help of you.

Tom
Mine's Here

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

David,

One more time a great capture!
Marvelous flowers!
Thanks for take part in TODAY'S FLOWERS!

sANTILLI

i beati said...

contrast like no other

Hilary said...

Lovely shots and wonderful title. Gotta love Janis Poppylin

b. said...

These are beautiful!