Thursday, 9 June 2011

Delight in the Unexpected

 The self seeded poppy in my garden revealed itself!  What a surprise!

'She' looks almost out of place in my 'wild' patch and ever so demure and delicate next to the huge thistle that has planted itself nearby.  He is much too unattractive to grace the pages of my blog!

 There are many more buds about to burst forthwith!

 A sheer delight to find on this overcast evening..............

talking of which..........yesterdays overcast evening.  My unique day yesterday ended with a rainbow.  Truly unique as I haven't seen one of those in years, especially not at my doorstep.

17 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

I truly love poppies, I think it's because they are so delicate and yet so strong. To tell the truth I thought is was a Peony when I saw the first picture.
Gorgeous rainbow, I can't remember the last time I saw one either.
Briony
x

Michela said...

They propagate very easily Simone, they're growing even on stones at my place!
xxx

periwinkle said...

I first thought it was a Peony too.... love Poppies though and those alien type seed heads

Helen Philipps said...

What a stunning poppy - and a wonderful surprise for you to find there! Lovely to see all the buds too - so there will be lots more for you to enjoy. I still find the sight of a rainbow magical - they are quite rare so to see one always feels special. I like your 'three unique things ' idea. Hope you have a happy nearly weekend.
Helen x

Ali said...

I dont think I would have realised that that was a poppy I always think of the big red ones - its gorgeous xx

Rosie said...

That really is a very pretty poppy and there are still many buds to unfurl to make more beautiful flowers:)

Vintage Tea Time said...

That's a stunning poppy. Lovely rainbow too - they always lift my spirits - so magical! Abby x

greenthumb said...

It's looks so delicate, but it must be strong to have self seeded. So pretty.

Toffeeapple said...

What a delightful surprise. Probably a gift from the birds.

Lucy said...

That's a poppy?! I never would have known! She's beautiful!

Julia said...

Poppies are one of my most favourite summer flowers, and I especially like the ones that look like this, they remind me of ballgowns with layer upon layer of silky petals...beautiful, and that is a cracking photo of the rainbow - aren't they beautiful?

Have a lovely weekend Simone, much love
Julia x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

That is one stunning poppy, it reminds me of a ballroom dancing frock!
Lovely image of a rainbow. :)
Have a great weekend Simone!
Vivienne x

Anne said...

Your poppy is gorgeous. It looks like a peony. But maybe I have peonies on my mind because ours are all blooming right now.

Your brownies look delicious. My mom made some this week with nuts.

And I did gave some unique things in my day. An encounter with a sweet toad and the discovery of four little bluebird eggs in the bluebird house!

Hope today is filled with uniqueness.

Lisa said...

What a beauty that poppy is!
Lisa x

hensteeth said...

Hello
thank you for stopping by my blog.
Yes, that truly is one gorgey poppy...you should save the seed and have some of it as a giveaway or a prize for something, as it is so very lovely....no I'm not Sheldon, but I really wish I look like Penny. x

Lyn said...

such a lovely poppy, I love the surprises Mother Nature comes up with!
xxx

Judy Hartman said...

This flower is so perfect I thought it was artificial at first!! Oh, I wish i had a green thumb!! Beautiful!!