Poppies have become a favorite subject to paint. I’d love to plant them in my garden [if I’m ever able to get out to a garden center this year] but in the meantime, I can at least adorn my walls with them. It’s said the poppies grew more abundantly on the soil where the soldiers fell on the Western Front during the Great War. So while they are a symbol of remembrance, they also remind us of how the earth heals itself. From the ravished earth springs forth new life. We see how nature is taking a deep breath while we have lowered our impact on it. The air is fresher, the waterways are cleaner and the birds seem to be singing more loudly. A bright spot, if you will, during this dark time. Here are my Bright Poppies in a Dark Field:
The theme for Cee’s Black and White Challenge this week is flowers of any kind.
Monet’s Garden at Giverny:
The greenhouse at Biltmore Estate:
Wildflowers [or weeds, depending on your point of view] growing near the road:
The theme for this challenge was flowers. One of my favorite flowers is the poppy. It’s a cheerful bloom that also has meaning for it’s connection to the First World War. Despite the ravaged landscape of the Western Front, the poppies bloomed in abundance, more-so they say, over the ground where the dead had fallen. So for this week, poppies are my…