Monday, June 20, 2011

5th Day

Psalm 32:8 'I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will give counsel, Mine eye being upon thee.' (The Hebrew Bible in English)

I am such a slow learner.
For 18 years I've had these wonderful poppies in my garden, and been thrilled when they showed up every early June.
In magazines I saw pictures of elegant poppy stalks in long, slender vases and so wanted to decorate our living room the same way.
My poppies collapsed after only a few hours indoors.
Until I this year got the idea to pick a few buds for my vases. They slowly unfolded and made our life an ornamental thrill for days.
If I only had sought instructions earlier.....

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john Cowart said...

Even limp, your poppy is lovely.

Felisol said...

Yes, my poppy is singing it's swan song here, but what great joy it created.

Unknown said...

yah I agree, even if its limp, your poppy is still pretty and so red!

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hope to see you there, thanks! said...

Listen to instructions? Why does that seem to be my final resort so often! And all the while, the beautiful red poppy just waited to bless your home. I haven't seen a red poppy for a long time and this one is gorgeous. The poppy was the state flower of Califonia where I grew up. I think the state flower in Texas could be weeds! Actually, it's the bluebonnet and they really are beautiful!


Amrita said...

Brtilliant photo Felisol.

Our poppies bloom in the winter. This is a beautiful one.

Thanks for sharing the scripture verse.

Liz said...

Still a beauty.

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Kim, USA said...

So that's how to do it with poppies. I also don't have any idea thankfully I read your post here. I do love to plant poppies this year and hope it will bloom next year.

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Ralph said...

Even slightly wilted, a poppy is a lovely ruby that we love to view. Color can be captured at all stages, so this remains very beautiful. Next year, a vase will be used for multiple red flowers - lovely!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like how you connect the Word to your daily life...


Woman in the scarlet coat,
Are you heading for a boat?
Or perhaps you need a bus
To get far away from us.
Whether wheels or sails you take
Don’t forget the chocolate cake
To sustain you on your way;
Red-clad damsel, now we say,
“Go with grace, enjoy the ride,
See you on the other side!”

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Carletta said...

I love the dark background behind the vibrant ruby. Beautiful shot!
Its petals look like tissue paper -a reminder of it's delicate nature.
In a fresh newly bloomed state or singing a swan song I always enjoy what beauty there is to see in each stage of growth.

Luna Miranda said...

love the texture of the petals. even when drooping, your poppy has charm.:p

Terry said...

every remembrance day in canada, we wear poppies felisol.
did you ever hear the poppy poem?

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

when i saw your pretty poppies here, i didn't notice any limpness..i just thought of this heart touching poem that a war physisian wrote before he joined the battle with his comrades..
i am looking forward to what you have for the 4th day dear terry

Hootin Anni said...

I like the terms..."ornamental thrill"!!!

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Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous capture!

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