Tuscan Poppies

The sight of Tuscan red poppies greets you as you drive through Tuscany. It was late April when we drove through this scenic region. There were patches of bright red bursts here and there; the fields were yet to go fully ablaze. All possibilities of getting your dream shot if you are there in mid May… lie down and take the shot of red poppy against the bright blue sky. Something similar to this.

I had company of the busy bees there which discouraged me, rather distracted me. They too were trying to extract the best possible from these wild poppies.

Year after year these poppy plants sprout, as if from nothing and with out any care and human intervention they flower. The seeds are known to be dormant for 40 years sometimes before they germinate. That is the strength of nature!

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21 Responses

  1. The red poppy is a flower amongst the flowers. It is terrific.

  2. Anya says:

    In Dutch we say

    Klaproos 🙂

    And they are growing now !!!!!

    Puuurfect shots..

  3. Sehr schöne Fotos…

    Herzliche Grüsse aus der Schweiz


  4. Jinksy says:

    The fragility of those petals belies the strength of that tiny plant to survive so well! Even that wasp(or is it a Hover Fly?) appears struck by its beauty. 🙂

  5. slommler says:

    Oh my!! So beautiful! I can just imagine a sea of them in the fields!! Strong color and equally strong blooms!!

  6. The wild red poppies symbolize freedom to me, thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!

  7. Leovi says:

    Beautiful, poppies are my favorite wildflowers.

  8. Hilary says:

    Wow.. I had no idea about its long dormancy. No wonder it's such an inspiring flower, historically. Beautiful images, Indrani.

  9. Beautiful poppies! And what a great Remembrance Day when it comes along and poppies are worn.

  10. such vibrant shade…beautiful!

  11. Wonderful and bright colored

  12. Elettra says:

    Spring is a magical season with its stunning color and the red poppy is an example !!!!!!

  13. I see the flower in the bottom shot has a visitor. Warm and wonderful photos!

  14. travelmuse says:

    These wild flowers look terrific.

  15. EG Wow says:

    The poppies are so perky popping up in the grass.

  16. Pietro says:

    Beautiful flowers, very nice close up.

  17. hee hee…
    You can't fool ol' «Louis»! Those bees were on an opium run!

  18. Linda foto! A abelhinha também gostou!

  19. eileeninmd says:

    Beautiful red poppies!

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