09 July 2008

what might have been

alas, the magnificent poppies pictured below do not belong to me. they belong to my green-thumb'd friend helen in maine and were photographed last summer in her yard on a glorious august day. i might have been enjoying their abundant beauty here in my own garden this summer had i remembered to scatter the seeds pictured to the right, the ones that helen sent to me in the fall.
oh drat.
double drat.
do you suppose it's too late?


Anonymous said...

These are the most beautiful poppies I have ever seen! Did you try to plant them? I have 3 attempts, 5 plants so far and only 2 have taken. I need poppy lessons from Helen! Just gorgeous. md'b

snappy said...

I had some of these spontaneously appear in my garden this year and I was sooooo happy to see them.