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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's Popping Poppies at That Old House

No matter how small our piece of God's great outdoors may be,
the seasons play out and astound us with their changes.

Just 3 months ago the scene outside our sunroom looked like this:

Six weeks ago, this -- with a small clump of infant poppy leaves in the lower right:

Last week -- a lone poppy bloomed.

And today . . . a whole mess o'poppies in bloom!

Enjoy their funkalicious blossoms in closeup:

Poppies are not the only reds popping out at That Old House:

These charming old fashioned roses are favorites of mine, and also the deer.
They are doomed.

Out in Southold, at the beach house,
the white wild roses are just beginning their summer-long display:

They pop up through the yews at the edge of the lower deck.

You are cordially invited to join other bloggers at Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer, and also Wednesday is Rednesday, the blog party at It's A Very Cherry World. Just click on the logos below, or the highlighted words, to go! -- Cass


  1. So far only one lonely poppy has popped out at Pondside - but lots of furry bulbs ready to go as soon as the sun shines.

  2. I have my very first poppy this year. I have tried in the past so am very pleased. Love your orange poppies. Mine are cream...would rather have orange!

  3. I know!!!!
    It is amazing isn't it!
    Look how lush everything is!
    My poppies are not opened yet...Paitient Kathy Be Patient!
    Thanks Cass,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  4. Oh my word! What beautiful flowers, they are are just stunning, especially the poppy! I am so happy you shared your lovely flowers with us!


  5. Oh, those poppies are amazing! I remember you posting the lone how they have produced.
    The Tattered Tassel

  6. Cass we have Poppies all over our state right it's our state flower...Great photos my Dear friend...stop by some time...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. So pretty. Even the snow is pretty. But glad it is gone. By the end of summer I will be wanting it back. Cooler weather anyway. I don't stay happy long. :)

  8. Oh Cass, I so miss my NY gardens- love the poppies!!
    xoxo Pattie

  9. Gorgeous poppy blooms, and so many more to go yet! Your photos are fantastic too! I love all those close up shots, so pretty!

  10. I love poppies, love your photos. The roses are really pretty too.

  11. It's great to take photos of the same place a few weeks apart and then compare them. I keep meaning to do that!

  12. Your pics are getting me excited about my own poppies! The reds are almost ready, and the pink one has a way to go.

  13. Renewal, Spring, Sunshine, Flowers, Beauty, Joy!!

  14. Your photos are amazing. The poppies are so pretty!

  15. Beautiful gardenscape! The poppies are stunning!

  16. Cass, I love the poppies! I don't have any in my yard, but I need some! All your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Your post is poppin all over!!! Love the view.

  18. Oh I bet those old roses smell divine. What a great time of year when everything is so full of promise and life.

  19. Beautiful pictures. It's so weird to see snow pictures again.


  20. Hi Cass,
    Very pretty poppies. For some reason I am saying that with an English accent in my head, good thing you also have some beautiful roses or I might be stuck with an English accent the rest of my life! Love the linens you found too!

  21. Cass,

    Beautiful pictures - gorgeous poppies. We go back to Maine next weekend and with any luck mine will wait until I get there to "pop".


  22. How gorgeous. Poppies always remind me of the Wizard of OZ.

    I love the view from your window.

  23. I love poppies but have never tried growing them. Are they hard to grow? I love the old rose. Beautiful.

  24. The poppies are beautiful. Thanks for getting me in the mood to garden this weekend. Have a lovely day.

  25. What beautiful photos!!!! You have a wonderful garden! :)


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