Monday, 5 June 2017

Five in 5 on the 5th - June

The idea is to take five photos in five minutes on the 5th of the month. I am taking full advantage of the time difference & to declare my posting on the 5th.  

I hope you all have a peak at what everyone else is capturing today at our hostess's Sandie's blog: :Itchifingers

This month in the midst of my chaos of work, rain & work again, I had a moment to admire the buds of my white poppies.  Once they bloom & depending on the weather, they are here for such a short span of time.  If the weather continues as it has been, windy & a driving rain, I think my poppy blooms will all be short lived & admired so briefly.  But right now as they are in tight bud form, I can continue to dream that they will bloom for a lengthy amount of time; big white with dark purple centres & that purple is so dark they look black in the middle.

 
What's that sneaking in as my fifth photo?  A tightly wound iris bud!  Oh you glorious potential beauty ... how can I be mad?  Are you the purple & white or the white with purple edging? Oh I wait!




 

11 comments:

  1. They are such beautiful flowers.
    I have my late MIL peony plant and it took years before it bloomed.

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    1. I think the chillier weather is keeping almost everything in bud form - weekend calls for 25+ temperatures so maybe then there will be some blooming! I have heard peonies can be fussy.

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  2. White poppies? I don't think I've ever seen them; I hope you'll have more photos! And white and purple iris? Among my faves. We've never had any luck with iris so I'm always envious!

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    1. I have 4 different coloured poppies; white; true red; watermelon & pink. I have seedlings of a purple poppy - the seeds were kindly given to me by a fellow Ontario blogger I think they are years from blooming.

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  3. Now you have me guessing Mary-Lou! Beautiful photos, full of potential, and I hope the weather is favourable so that you can enjoy your white poppies to the full.
    Thank you for taking part this month, and I hope you will share your blooms.

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    1. Thanks Sandie. I will post the blossoming poppies. Mornings are still rather chilly but afternoons are warming up so flowers aren't too far off now.

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  4. I so enjoy the potential and anticipation of my garden. Lovely photos and I look forward seeing the progressing blooms.

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    1. I have been called a Bud Stalker! Yes potential is such important part of any gardeners plans.

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    1. Thank you. I bet in Europe right now the gardens are all in riotous bloom

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