Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Poppy


In the summer of 2006 are poppy fields a thing of the past? The poppy (Papaveraceae) was once a familiar sight in the countryside. Its red would be splashed through our cornfields in high summer, colouring the countryside. Over the last 50 years, economic pressures have forced farmers to use fertilizers and herbicides in increasing quantities. Unfortunately, this has led to a decline in poppies and other plants that grow in fields.

Jardin des plantes

12 Comments:

Blogger Blandine said...

Jolie photographie! Eclos, mais pas encore, avec quelques touches de rosée... on sent le petit matin et sa symbolique!

5:25 AM  
Blogger santy said...

great shot!! I love the drops of water on it :)

6:16 AM  
Blogger Lisi said...

great shot...have never seen poppies in "pod", not many of them around in Vancouver and Hong Kong...

7:04 AM  
Blogger soosha_q said...

I come from ParisDailyPhoto. What a beautiful image!

1:48 PM  
Blogger Terra Vecchia said...

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4:53 PM  
Blogger Nerissa said...

When I was in my in-law's village not too far from Bar-le-Duc I found some poppies growing at the edge of a corn field. It wasn't a huge amount but enough to make a noticeable splash of red.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

I remember the fields of poppies in the countryside. Now they seem like wildflowers there aren't so many. This is beautiful in the pod.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Toulouse Photo Day said...

thank everyone! I see that you like poppies!
that good!

stéphan

9:11 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

What a beautiful photograph!

11:14 PM  
Blogger miss tango in her eyes said...

I love poppies!

8:02 AM  
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