Persistence

March 31, 2018.  March blows Spring into Central Texas – bringing wildflowers and fresh leaves.  And in the garden, poppies!  We planted seeds once and now we collect seeds to give away – our poppies keep popping back year to year.  They are a mix of red and pink, big and small, and they are prolific.  But each bloom is brief.  And each worthy a portrait, my excuse to frequently indulge my photography urges.

I lucked onto one “about to pop” and caught the sequence.  Apart from borders and the  stand-in downward bud, all images are of the same poppy.  All but the full bloom, in the span of about 5 minutes.  The fully opened bloom is an hour or so later.

A delight to watch the unfolding!

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16 thoughts on “Persistence

    1. VJ, thank you – ours were initially planted, but their behavior is so like the local wildflowers – they appear in the oddest crevices and corners – take over the yard for a couple of weeks! Gary is Mr. Poppyseed, collecting the seeds and scattering them in places he deems suitable – hoping someday our neighborhood will have poppies at every corner.

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