Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Papaver Orientalis - Oriental Poppy

Isn't the detail in this poppy just astonishing? Mother Nature at her finest. My father has one plant of this gorgeous poppy, that is a perennial. It has another 10 big fat buds on that one plant, so the show should go on for a few weeks. This bloom is 14 cm across! Beautiful isn't it?
Day one.......

Even the process of watching this flower age has been fascinating. The purple pollen drifting down onto the table is gorgeous in itself. Got my money's worth out of this single bloom!!

Day eight. The silent ageing has been fascinating to watch.