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Monday, June 16, 2008

Fields of Poppies

There is NOTHING that says 'Italy in the spring time' like poppies.
We were lucky enough to be in Tuscany as the poppies were blooming.
There were fields of the red/orange blooms, softly blowing in the wind.As we flew over in the hot air balloon, the hills were colored with flowers.Just the thought makes me smile!Don't y'all agree?~ bellissima!
Sandi

21 comments:

Palma said...

I already framed 4 8x10 poppy photos for my guest room. I LOVE them too! They were fabulous!

justabeachkat said...

Your photos are gorgeous, but I sure would have loved seeing them in person.

Hugs!
Kat

Sally said...

So beautiful! I love that picture of you in front of the poppies.

Tip Junkie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

windycorner said...

Beauty! Your timing is impecable.
Holley

Tonja said...

Poppies are so beautiful! It always seems to me their stems are so fragile...how can they hold up those glorious blooms?

Great pics!

girasoli said...

Wonderful photos of the poppies. I get so excited everytime I see some. I definitely agree that the thought of them makes you smile.

Maureen said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog! I see you're also in love with Tuscany! I'd love to be there right now! Noticed you are a member at Slowtrav? I've been a member for several years, but not having a trip to Bella Italia planned for the immediate future, I have not stopped by in ages! I have never been to Italy for Poppy season, but one day.....Ciao Ciao!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Palma~ they will match the bedspread!
Kat~ you are so right!
Sally~ 'the hills are alive...'
Tipper~ thanks for stopping by!
Tonja~ they don't do well if you try to pick them for a vase!
Girasoli~ I would have thought you'd be more into sunflowers :-)
Maureen~ you are a slow traveler too?

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Your so fortunate to have seen that in person, it must have been a treat!
Loved your picture too!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! I just love Italy. I wanna go back, wahhhhh!

Rhoda

Mrs. R said...

So beautiful!

Naturegirl said...

Ciao SandY! Seeing this post makes me all the more excited looking forward to our own trip to Tuscany in August!
Don't know if the poppies will be in bloom but I'm sure of a good harvest of grapes wine and pasta! Bellissima!
(now I must run to my book and see what that word means!) Ciao Bella!

Naturegirl said...

OOPS! I am so sorry..I know that it is ((Sandi)) Ciao again!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Diane~ that is a picture to paint
Rhoda~ you and your sweetie need to go next year!
Mrs. R~ thanks for stopping in
Nature girl~ I will be following along.

joan said...

These photos are wonderful. I especially like the one with you in front of all of them. I've never seen a poppy in person, they are gorgeous.

Tara said...

Gorgeous!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful. What a priviledge to see them in person.

Kathy said...

WOW,WOW,WOW, Bellisimo indeed, I have been to Tuscany but never in a hot air balloon, spectacular and the Poppies just beautiful, how lucky are you!. Ciao for now Sandi, Kathy.
oh and the lemon-poppy see muffins and the Strawberries Italiano look scrummy. I am definately addicted to your blog, is it okay if I add your blog address to my list of fave blogs?, I know my friends will find your blog scrummy to!.

Leigh said...

Bellissima!!!!!

Pat said...

That is whi I have poppies in my banner photo -- they remind me of Italy--along with my Italian blog name that I'm sure many wonder about ...lol!

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