Saturday, July 10, 2010

About to pop

It's a bearable wait, but a wait nevertheless. Amateur Land seems to be in slow motion at the moment. Everyone here in Sydney would agree that this has been quite a cold winter, and certainly my poppy plants will agree. They're about to pop, but they're behind schedule. Last year they popped in late June, and here we are this year, July 10, and still a few days away from the traaaa-daaaaa of poppy popping.

Mind you, they still look rather special just as a bunch of dewy, stubbbled, nodding skulls.

And in the early morning sunshine they look like a bunch of villagers standing around having a chat, nodding at each other's wisdom.

I'm not grumbling, or impatient even, just waiting for the show to start.

(And that's one of the nice little things this post has reminded me about. It's why I started blogging in the first place. My memory is only average, and so keeping this record of what's happening comes in handy sometimes. I was sure the poppies were 'late' this year, and checking on what I posted about them last year confirmed my hunch.)


Hybrid said...

Ahhhhh the poppy. A beautiful flower that's well worth the wait to see in bloom.

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Lanie said...

I was thinking the same thing - that by now all of my jonquils are usually out..but are only just starting to flower now. Love your poppy pics.

Sue O said...

Well, it's obvious that we live on the same planet, albeit in opposite hemispheres, because everything in the Northwest is late this year too. A very unseasonable spring and summer. I don't hold out much hope for the tomato crop in Oregon this year!