Friday, June 17, 2011

A Field of Poppies

What does a perfect summer morning look like?
A perfect summer morning looks like this...taking a new friend for a drive in the country to visit and old friend that cultivates a field of poppies in her back yard =}

With a lovely pastoral setting in the background we wandered through the flowers clicking away with our camera's.  It was hard to carry on a conversation.  I was enraptured by the beauty.

I have been thinking about painting poppies for a month now, and here was my chance to get saturated with them, an eye and a heart full of these lovely flowers.

Every where we looked there were yet more poppies to behold, and yes I took a lot of pictures =)

When we finally had our fill we sat down to do some sketches in the peaceful landscape with just the sound of a summer morning lulling us into the zone.  A place where artist's go when they are deep into their work.

The charming gardener was putt-sing around in the background pulling weeds and such.  She invited us to stay for lunch.  Even though my time was limited I couldn't resist staying for a quick yummy lunch of tuna salad served outside on the back deck with the view of spender below us.

Thanks so very much Nancy for an absolutely fabulous day! 


podso said...

Just amazing to see all the beauty you have around you. So different terrain than where we live! Lovely, can't wait to see your paintings of the pies!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

A feast for the right! Beautiful.

melissa said...

Wonderful! I'm partial to the sixth one down from the top...the poppies and the tiny blue flowers alongside. Those colors look so pretty together.

Thanks for the trip! :)

Dianne said...

these are all such beautiful photos
must have been a lovely day

Miss Debbie said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting and for your kind comment. I am happy to meet you. You have a lovely blog and a gorgeous garden. And those precious little girls on your sidebar....grands, I presume, look like china dolls....beautiful! Look forward to getting to know you better!

Robin said...

Those poppies are just glorious. Here they're long since finished and the fields are again brown and dry, so this is a real treat to see. Thanks for sharing it on Summer Stock.

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Knitting Mania said... good to see Nancy again!

Vee said...

Yes, I see what you mean about not wanting to really is a lovely spot on earth and your friend sounds like such a gracious hostess.

(Your own garden is amazing!)

Just a little something from Judy said...

I can't imagine the beauty you must have experienced first hand. I would have been taking just as many pictures. Thanks for sharing the poppies and your special time with us.

Mama Pajama said...

oh, these are simply gorgeous! I'm going to close my eyes, and believe I'm sitting in one of those chairs inside that view with you - thanks!

Barbara said...

The Poppies are beautiful and such a contrast to the surrounding scenery.

I remember when the fields were full of poppies as a child until the farmers started using fertilisers.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Fabulous! Having spent a good many weeks of my youth in and around Eastern WA (Okanogan, Brewster, Pateros), I recognize the unique flora.

I just had to drop by to see where you reside. My daughter's fiance lives in Richland, so she comes & goes from there nearly every week. They do a lot of boating in the Columbia River.

Hubby & I live on the other side of the state in Puyallup.


Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Those poppies are splendid! So are the views. This post is a real treat for the eyes.

Nadine said...

Pretty pictures. I loved seeing the pics of your beautiful girls. They are getting so big.

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