Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 21 May 2012

Morning Views

Frost on the lawn
This morning there is frost on all the lawn, apart from the sheltered area under the Chestnut Tree. The leaves shone in the early morning sun, maybe their last photo shoot before they all fall and are gathered up for mulch.

Chestnut tree in morning sun
The few poppy plants are still flowering.Deep rich red, closing overnight, and the morning dew lingers on the petals

 Poppy with morning dewAlmost open
Look at my colour, in the sunshine, I glow with rich red.
Red poppy in May
Quotation of the day, a proverb from M A Denham
“ Many hips and haws, many frosts and snaws”
Cheers from Jean


Michaele said...

I have never seen a real poppy before. Love the color!

Julie Fukuda said...

My Grandad raised poppys and my Grandma made delicious poppy-seed-cake. We have wild poppys blooming now in Japan. They are small and orange.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Lovely Colours! Isn't it amazing how the frost shows up the lawn mowing circles.

Nancy J said...

Yes Linda, and we look at it with a quilter's eye. Tomorrow will be even whiter, 2 Celsius at 8.30 p.m. right now.I am amazed at the poppy flowering in May!!Cheers from Jean.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Lovely colours....I had my tele lens because it was up in the apple tree :-)