Posts Tagged ‘poppy fields’

“Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?”
― David Baldacci

We wandered out this evening, looking for a red Poppy field to photograph, having seen one a few nights ago. Sadly there weren’t any local (that we could find!) However we did venture to a field that I knew was red a few years ago and to our surprise, found a beautiful spread of white poppies.


The rain was on the horizon which made an interesting hue in the sky, sort of like the sunsets from a few evenings ago. There was Hail, Thunder, sunshine and rain today – a bit of everything except for snow! Rumour has it a tornado almost touched down on the Isle of Wight too…Now that would have made for some fabulous photographs!

We’re taking a break from our very hectic Wedding season, to enjoy a bit of ad hoc photography – sort of whenever and wherever. The evening sunsets are really helping us with that unplanned plan!

My blog title today is the tiniest reference to the latest political happenings in the UK… I mean seriously, the media (social media included) has just exploded the past few days with such, hate, stupid comments, scare-mongering articles and more! Why can’t everyone just sit down somewhere quietly and read a good book….even for a short while…! Enough said on that topic….

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“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

Coffee leads to amazing things. Anybody who says it’s a nasty habit to drink coffee has obviously never stumbled across one of the most beautiful visions whilst purchasing it. I’m sure most will agree, that beautiful stretches of Poppy fields are very rare. Or at least they are for this area.

I have actually spent a good many years trying to keep a look out for the best field and the perfect photo opportunity. Now, a couple of years after immersing myself into Photography – it’s here. Whilst they are quite visible by the public from a fairly main road, it’s often difficult to stop and actually get decent shots.

I recruited my Father to take me down a track to the side of the Poppy Field (four wheel drive required) for the best vantage points!

Poppies have been used for years as a symbol of sleep, death and peace. Sleep because of the opium extracted and its effects, and death because of the common blood-red color of the red poppy amongst other reasons.

It’s day one hundred and ninety nine – I can hardly believe I’ve got that far and also congratulations to those who have been doing the challenge alongside me since the beginning of the year. It’s sometimes incredibly challenging to keep it up, especially when life gets busy and the weather isn’t so co-operative.

So for day 199, enjoy the poppy and the symbol of peace. It was actually very peaceful to be stood amongst the waving poppy heads, snapping away and figuring out the best vantage points. In the end I snapped from them all!

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