Welcome to Day 4 of Poppy Week!
Yesterday I showed my orange shades of poppies including some that were seemingly draining their colour. Here they pale completely:
(Click on image to open in a new window and click again to expand)This slightly pinkish poppy has lost very nearly all it’s red colour and has fewer stamen than it’s larger red and white cousin shown on Day 2. Also the larger pair of petals (the L/R pair) seem to be trying to split in the middle of their outer edge?
This is a slightly smaller poppy than the previous one – around 3cm wide (just over 1 inch). My white poppies in general are smaller and seemingly ‘weaker’ than the original red remembrance poppies, but they lose none of their beauty. So far the poppy variations my garden has developed have had either black or black and brown stamen or the white and golden combination. This one breaks new ground with white and grey/green stamen. I wonder what green pollen taste like?
This pink blush poppy also has green pollen laden stamen. The slanting morning sunlight can be seen catching tiny drops of dew settled on the fragile petals.. 🙂
This show-off has opened up it’s cup of pure white skirts to my camera to reveal both a pool of gold pollen and rainwater solution along with a part of the hairy green calyx that was protecting the petals up until the previous night! 😉
All photos are the actual shading with the only editing done being close cropping for sharper definition.
More variations in Day 5 tomorrow. 🙂