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First of the Blue

As the title says, the first of the Blue Poppies - really Meconopsis (Himalayan Blue Poppy) to flower this year. V1 taken in fairly stiff breeze, V2 another day of showers at least providing some pretty waterdrops! All Meconopsis prefer cooler conditions and some shelter. They also like some shade. So far this Spring has given them the conditions they tend to thrive in, proving, if need be, that one man's meat is another man's poison and that this applies to plants too! Grin

Many thanks to those who looked in on my previous posting.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Meconopsis Wildlife and nature Himalayan blue poppy

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boov 6 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 8:43AM

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barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 8:43AM
What an incredible colour....
capto Plus
7 5.7k 10 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 8:47AM
The most beautiful of flowers. Wish that I could grow them, I've tried, unsuccessfully a few times.Smile

fentiger 18 918 24 England
28 May 2013 8:57AM
Just so beautiful,

10 10 10 England
28 May 2013 9:23AM
Two very lovely images Ann - V1 in front by a whisker.
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
28 May 2013 9:27AM
These blue poppies are always such a delight to see, Ann: glad your's are thriving in the less than summery weather.
I have tried growing them with a total lack of success.
Two lovely shots, detail immaculate and colour spot on..........and rain drops 'spot on' too.
morpheus1955 12 3 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 9:36AM
Two beautiful images Ann, fabulous colour and detail

Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 10:01AM
Two wonderful images Ann
and V2 is my colourful
28 May 2013 10:03AM
Philip_H 7 8 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 10:23AM

CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 10:35AM
What a gorgeous blue!
Ayoob 8 Australia
28 May 2013 10:36AM
Gorgeous shots , Ann -like borh of them......Grin
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
28 May 2013 11:05AM
I prefer v1 as it does not have the distraction of the sky
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
28 May 2013 12:56PM
The blue poppy which I love so much--Thanks for posting-!

We cannot grow them due to our very warm summers, but I enjoy seeing yours!!!
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
28 May 2013 1:01PM
Both very lovely images Ann. I've planted seeds but they have never grown for me.......Sandy
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.1k 155 England
28 May 2013 1:04PM
An amazing blue colour beautifully captured, Ann. v1 for the detail, v2 for the background.

helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 2:01PM
What a wonderful colour Ann SmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 5:09PM
All of the above and then some!
Growmore Plus
10 4 3 England
28 May 2013 5:21PM
Love both shots Ann they are so beautiful and the colour is fantastic, that's one beautiful poppy and great close ups.
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 6:42PM
Beautiful shots Ann, love that colour.
Billyray 11 70 3 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 8:59PM
Two cracking shots Ann. Half a vote each for me.
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
29 May 2013 5:30AM
SO beautiful, I am waiting a couple of weeks for mine

hasslebladuk 9 1 6 United Kingdom
29 May 2013 11:16AM
Stunning shots ann love the colours
sable 11 9 7 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 8:01PM
Two exceptionally good images V2 is my favourite even thought the sky has not too much detail the poppy far out weighs the lack of sky detail for me x
BarbaraR 13 22 1 England
31 May 2013 3:31PM
Very beautiful.

How lovely, a blue poppy.. Poppies being so photogenic.. Like the quality of both images
1 Jun 2013 10:16PM
What a stunning blue Ann,two beautiful images..Lin
accipiter 9 61 England
21 Jun 2013 6:02PM
Wow! A

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