Poppy Power

@boiboing (12524)
Northampton, England
June 3, 2016 3:46am CST
Happy Friday everybody. I've no big news to share with you today so I thought I'd instead share with you a photo of this beautiful poppy that burst into flower in the garden a few days ago. There's something about poppies that makes me smile. They're just such big, brash, beauties - yet intrinsically frail and temporary in their scope. These are cultivated poppies rather than the wild ones we find around the village, so they seem to be stronger and longer lasting than their wild cousins. We have a lot of buds just waiting to burst but this one won the race to be first.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jun 16
oh I agree. when I was a little girl we would play with the and turn them upside down like girls with long flaring dresses. and make them dance around . kids don't do these kind of things any more. having video games and already madr toys that are expensive.
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@WorDazza (8519)
• Manchester, England
3 Jun 16
That's not a poppy! Where's the black plastic bit in the middle and the green plastic stem?
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
3 Jun 16
It does look more like a red nose.
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@WorDazza (8519)
• Manchester, England
3 Jun 16
@boiboing That's what mine looked like when I got an elbow in the face playing football the other week.
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@JudyEv (97337)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun 16
That's a beautiful poppy. They don't grow wild here but I loved seeing them in the fields on the continent when we were there last year.
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
12 Jun 16
We have a few wild ones we've sewn from seed heads we picked up around the village but most of ours are big, strong cultivated ones like the one in the picture.
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@teamfreak16 (35333)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Jun 16
They sell fake poppies here to benefit disabled vets. I always buy one, but I much prefer the real thing.
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
4 Jun 16
They are sold every year in the UK for Remembrance Day - 11th November
• United States
4 Jun 16
Wow if only I would of had this post of yours suggested to me cause I would of missed it somehow and that beautiful flower in your garden showing such dedication and love-- is what I needed to see ! Thank goodness I don't just rely on those suggestions and just go peep at what my friends are writing about . . . Thanks @boiboing
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
4 Jun 16
I ignore almost all suggestions.
@itsmejing (608)
3 Jun 16
what a beautiful flower..
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
3 Jun 16
Thank you
@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
3 Jun 16
thats a lovely healthy poppy
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
3 Jun 16
Next week I start my international opium trading business.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 Jun 16
they are such a bright and cheery flower
@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 16
They are a pretty flower. My grandmother had both kinds in her yard. She used them in bouquets for the vets on Memorial Day every year. Sounds like you are soon going to have a poppy extravaganza.
• United States
3 Jun 16
We used to have wild poppies all over Southern California. I miss them.
@shshiju (9194)
• Cochin, India
3 Jun 16
Lovely Poppy
• United States
3 Jun 16
Who doesn't love that beautiful flower!
@toniganzon (39995)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
They make people smile because of their beauty.
@LadyDuck (118753)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
I have always loved poppies, both the cultivated and the wild ones.
@magallon (17229)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
It's a beautiful flower. I like its color.
• New Delhi, India
3 Jun 16
Puppy to poppy
@shubhu3 (12328)
• New Delhi, India
3 Jun 16
It is cute and beautiful.