My Favorite Things and This and That Thursday

'Lone Poppy'

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This post is for Thursday which means we are exploring photography of all sorts. The two blogs we are linked to are My Favorite Things and This and That Thursday.

The photo above is of the little poppy that surprised me one rainy morning this week when I was walking ArtMuse Dog. It was at the end of the driveway all by itself. Now there are more poppies coming and they are extraordinary.


lone poppy looking
 bright red in field grass gazing
waiting for sunshine.
(carol l mckenna)

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  1. I love the brilliant orange of poppies....Poor flower has flourished among the tall grasses....Wonderful pic and haiku

  2. What a delightful and unexpected surprise! Beautiful flower and color.

  3. so beautiful!
    i love poppies!
    thanks for this refreshing post!

  4. Beautiful picture and haiku. I liked it and translated it into French...

    I took pictures of poppies on my way home yesterday: I don't know why, they are red in reality and on pictures they look orange. Are they blushing when we take a picture of them?

    Coquelicot solitaire semblant
    rouge vif dans un champ d'herbe le regard fixe
    attendant le soleil

  5. stopping by to say hi and thanks so much for the follow.

    following you right back!

  6. Gorgeous all alone poppy! Love it!

  7. Hi Carol,

    I'm visiting you today from Katherine's Corner. What a beautiful photo! I just love the peace and tranquility of the poppy flower.

  8. Hi Carol
    I've enjoyed your wonderful haiku, the photo of the lone orange poppy, and most of all the photo of ArtMuse Dog! that's one adorable doggie. thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello, I truly appreciate that. happy day to you.

  9. what a fabulous find and beautiful capture! It seems to stand so tall...mine always seem to flop on the ground! *lol*

  10. I love that burst of colour! Coming by to visit from Katherine's hop!

  11. I love poppies.. last spring I found some huge pink poppy species here in Finland, I can't remember which month they came out, but I hope I find them again!

  12. Carol that singe poppy is perfect, it screams look at me! Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. I appreciate your bloggy friendship, Namaste' xo


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