There is a whole cluster of poppies in poor soil round the corner from where I live.
These are tall oriental ones. But we also have Welsh poppies which are yellow and orange. We have grown ladybird poppies which are red and black and we once grew a Himalayan poppy, (mecanopsis?) which is bright blue.
So inevitably they get into my photos and paintings…..
Poppy, poppy, I see you flutter, blue sky, red headed beauty
Poppy, poppy, mediaeval sleep enhancer, narcotic, danger.
Poppies, poppy, seeds for flavour, thriving on old building sites.
Poppies, poppies, memories of war, petals fluttering down upon our heads.
Papaver, poppy , horticultural star. Giver of colour and Sun.