in the garden

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the poppies are blooming and i took some photos…

Poppies have long been used as a symbol of both sleep and death: sleep because of the opium extracted from them, and death because of the common blood-red color of the red poppy in particular. In Greek and Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the dead. Poppies used as emblems on tombstones symbolize eternal sleep. This symbolism was evoked in the children’s novel The Wizard of Oz, in which a magical poppy field threatened to make the protagonists to sleep forever. Oddly, the poppy field affected the film’s characters in the same order the cast members actually died.
A second interpretation of poppies in Classical mythology is that the bright scarlet colour signifies a promise of resurrection after death.
info from wikipedia



the photos that i took of the poppies yesterday inspired me to start a new blog for flowers only.
the shot above is the first post.  the name of the blog is “to see a flower” and i have a button
for it which you can find at the bottom of the page.

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