Mystery Solved!

A few days ago I posted unique and unknown flower “bud” (see post here).

Yesterday I realized they were the orange poppies planted all over our nearby preserve and walking path.

They appear to be California Poppies.

And now we know 😊

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“Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin’s point in bulk, but within it is imprisoned a spirit of beauty ineffable, which will break its bonds and emerge from the dark ground and blossom in a splendor so dazzling as to baffle all powers of description.”

~ Celia Thaxter

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Naomi says:

    What a beautiful quotation! It is certainly a miracle of color and loveliness to gaze over the fields of flowers.

    It’s nice to have the mystery solved!

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    1. Thank you!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

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  2. Beautiful post, Lisa!

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    1. Thank you Peter! 😊

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  3. How beautiful and interesting. Never would have guessed that they would look like that by looking at the bud. 😊

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    1. Thank you! I guess I’m discovering things as I see the world differently through my camera lens 😁

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  4. Alice says:

    How pretty! Sure does look different, doesn’t it?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, and they were so pretty there with the other colored flowers.

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  5. lolaWi says:

    so beautiful! God’s creation is simply amazing! thank you, Lisa and for the beautiful quote as well. stay safe. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! …and you too! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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  6. M.B. Henry says:

    Wow I didn’t realize the buds looked like that. Great pictures!

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    1. Thank you! And I didn’t either. Good to know!

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