The first bloom of the purple poppy that recently sprang into life in the midst of our building rubble discarded its petals and stamens to the wind and rain at the start of the week
leaving its seed capsule standing proud, glistening in the rain
beside another fat bud
which soon burst into bloom
its dark petals dusted inside with pale green pollen, in the tentative sunshine.
Can you tell how much I love this poppy?! I am watching the seed capsule(s) eagerly, hoping to collect some seed when it ripens, as the poppy is unlikely to survive in its current location when we start the hard landscaping. There is at least one more fat bud still to bloom as well…