My first Poppy!!!! I have been waiting and watching my Poppies for days as they tease me by uncurling their stems and appearing like they are about to open at any moment. Every morning I have been peering out the back window, waiting to see something new. Well it finally happened this morning, and I ran out immediately to take a few photos! Here it is!
I grew several Poppy plants from seed that I ordered from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and this first blossom is more stunning than I imagined! The other flowers pictured above I also grew from seed and they are a collection of Calendula, Cornflower, and one Ice Pansy. The Pansy seeds I just direct seeded, and its debut surprised me one day since I didn’t know any had actually sprouted.
Unification with Nature
Its appearance is a fulfillment of time & dedication,
Its tiny seed dropped ever so carefully into the dark.
Add water, warmth, nutrients, & light,
Watching, waiting, its emergence gives satisfaction & reassurance,
Growing, developing, maturing, & blossoming into everything ever hoped for.
Dedication that reaps rewards of connection, understanding, & creation….
Sacrifice allowing soulful insight into the depths of the natural world,
To be able to see, touch & observe all stages of life from birth to death.
A truly humbling, enlightening, revitalizing, & rewarding intimacy; the unification with nature.