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Californian Poppy

Californian Poppy

As a contrast to the clusters of fading plants, the californian poppies still shine brilliantly at the top of this wall, a wall which is full of holes, presumably for drainage as the gardens are piled high above the road. However, the house martins think the holes are for them, and you see them flying in and out during the nesting season. There are two roads in Coldstream that are thronged with swallows and house martins all the summer, Leet Street and Duke Street.  And beside and over the Tweed there are hundreds of sand martins, their backs flashing brown as they swoop for insects above the water. All gone now, of course.

September 29, 2014 - Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,


  1. What a beautiful bright poppy.


    Comment by AnnetteM | September 30, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks for your comment, Annette. A friend has given me some seeds from her garden, so I will be planting some californian poppies next year in my wildflower patch, even though they aren’t exactly wild flowers.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | September 30, 2014 | Reply

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