Poppies: Painted Glass

June 18, 2014

“The poppy is the most transparent and delicate of all the blossoms of the field.  The rest, nearly all of them, depend on the texture of their surface for colour.  But the poppy is painted glass; it never shines so brightly as when the sun shines through it.  Wherever it is seen against the light or with the light, it is a flame, and warms the mind like a brown ruby.”
— John Ruskin








6 Responses to “Poppies: Painted Glass”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    Gorgeous! Do you know which variety the deep purple one is?

  2. I like the bright reds. Such beautiful colors all, though.

  3. shoreacres Says:

    I’ve always been fond of the California poppies. Then, I discovered the white prickly poppy here in Texas, and fell in love with that. Now, it’s that magenta variety that has my heart. I’m flower-fickle.

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