Day 115

We have now had 11 Spanish poppies in bloom. I know this from counting the dead heads, as at last one bloomed after we left for work this morning and dropped its petals before I got home. They are prolific, but not particularly durable.

I took some flower photographs tonight when I got home, so at least I have some fresh photographs to use.

They include Spanish Poppies and two different sorts of honesty – the white and the cross-bred purple and white.

White Honesty

Purplish Honesty

While I remember, here is a link to a very interesting page. I have never seen, or heard of, anything like it in my life. You think of all the hype surrounding our various national teams, but where is the publicity surrounding a genuine international triumph like this? You would think, with the current popularity of baking programmes, that there would be more news about it.

I’m running out of things to write about now. I think I’ve said enough about customers and their foibles recently. I’ve also said I really should get down to some serious work and planning, so I won’t repeat that either. Did I say how frightening it is looking back on old posts and seeing that you still haven’t done things you were thinking about two years ago? Time is not slowing down and I am not sitting here making extra time, so I really should stop frittering it away. Or should I?

When you have a diminishing supply of something, why not spend it in the way that makes you happiest? If I want to sit down with Julia and watch TV maybe I should do that and not worry about what I think I should be doing.  Life is too short to worry about writing a literary masterpiece when you could be watching comedians.

Dandelion using deliberate soft-focus. Or just plain blurred . . .

I think I need to brush up on my photography technique.



12 thoughts on “Day 115

  1. jodierichelle

    Beautiful flowers! And the purple honesty look pretty purple to me. That link was wild. That’s some serious foodery going on. I’d still be happy to be able to make a good veggie burger.

  2. Lavinia Ross

    I enjoyed your flower photos, Quercus. I will have to try growing some of these poppies.

    Time is indeed a precious commodity. Do what brings you enjoyment, on whatever schedule works for you. No schedule at all is also a schedule of sorts.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      We had a very successful planting of California poppies on the farm and these Spanish poppies have been good. Otherwise my attempts with poppies (which I love) have been doomed. 🙂

  3. derrickjknight

    I’ve hesitated to ask this before, because it seemed a bit like teaching to suck eggs, but do you dead-head these poppies? We do and they replenish themselves ad infinitum.


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