“Poppies at Sunset”
Acrylic on gessoed watercolour paper
~14 x 19 cm, ~5.5 x 7.5 in
The Poppy Saga
Two years ago a pair of poppies bloomed red-orange in a sea of bluegrass (green, just the variety of grass).
The two were terribly out if place in the lawn. Their predecessors had been a complimentary planting in a former “cottage” garden.
I kept the pods last year. In autumn the seeds went to a safer spot the former home of strawberries far removed from rotary mowers.
At this writing eleven poppies perk in a bed reserved for them.
In the turf two of their tribe bloomed and so it goes. They are stubborn in their claim.