Friday, August 14, 2015

Memories of the poppy.

Macro Flowers: Poppy

I am a very practical person, and it is hard to believe myself that I was such a romantic at once stage of my life. I haven't told many people about this story except to a few fellow bloggers.

It was more than 30 years ago, I had finished my degree at the Auckland University and along with a couple of students we were doing our summer vacation job. 
I was also getting married just before Christmas.

I walked to work to save money, and on my way, I saw this clump of tall wild plants with orange flowers. I went to pick the flowers like Red Riding Hood. It wasn't easy, as the plants had those cutting hairs that hurt my hands. I got carried away, and arrived at work late.

The foreman was waiting at the clock-in and asked why I was late. I tried to hide my flowers and the rest of the full time girls saw me. They teased me if I was getting married. I was so embarrassed and quickly kept the flowers in the locker. The girls "dan dan dan dan" of the Wedding March..

After work, I retrieved my flowers. They had wilted. For all my trouble, I got a bunch of useless flowers.

The girls told me, "Poppies need water."

Here you are, whenever I see poppies, I remember that day.

My 13 year old son asks,"Are you allowed to pick flowers on the road side?"


Sandbergs Fotoblogg said...

Beautiful photos!
I love poppies and have in my garden many varietys!
The favorite is the Siberian poppy with lavedel!

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely photos!

Sandi said...

:-) funny

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Lovely shots, Ann. We have these growing in our garden and they are very rewarding plants.
Many thanks for taking part in the Floral Fridays Fotos meme.