Saturday, August 4, 2007

Clown Poppies

[Still time to vote for your favorite classic novels! The ballot is two posts down. Stand by for modern novels starting Tuesday.]

Some pictures of my beloved clown poppies were recently featured over at My Dog is Chelsea, so I thought I would inflict a few on y'all here as well.

Here's the deal with clown poppies: they're ephemeral.

They generally bloom in the morning. Oftentimes, they start to fall apart by the early evening. By the next day, there is nothing left except possibly a few red petals on the ground.

I can usually get six or seven plants to grow a year. They bloom for about a week, around the spring solstace, and then they're gone.

Hard not to see some metaphorical potential in all this.


Jenny! said...

I love the color! Great lookin flowers!

Anonymous said...

did you save the seeds to make poppy seed bagels? or, better yet, did you make them into an opiate? (is that even possible?)

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

That's some mighty-fine flower growin', sir.