Papaver rhoeas

nearly out of bloom. I like meadows covered with this bright red colored wildflower.


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SoCalHiker - Jul 14, 2010 11:10 am - Voted 10/10

Nice pic...

... it's known here in the US as Corn Poppy. Cheers.


lcarreau - Jul 14, 2010 9:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Explanation ?

"During World War I corn poppies bloomed in waste grounds of much of the Western front, where they provided a vivid reminder of the bloody battles that had so recently taken place there. The corn poppy is immortalized in the poem "In Flanders Fields" by Canadian poet and soldier Lt.Col. John McCrae.

Similarly, it is a symbol of the blood of Polish soldiers killed in the Battle of Monte Cassino in the Polish war song Czerwone maki na Monte Cassino (Red Poppies on Monte Cassino)."

"Only the dead have seen the end of war."


yatsek - Jul 15, 2010 12:57 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Explanation ?

Thanks for your comment, Larry
– on behalf of both Czechia and Poland


lcarreau - Jul 15, 2010 11:37 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Explanation ?

Red? Why does it always have to be red?

Excuse me. I need to research my Bohemian ancestors. This could take awhile .. : )


lcarreau - Jul 16, 2010 8:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Explanation ?


I hope I didn't offend anybody by implying
that I could possibly have Bohemian ancestors.

Hey, in this life you have to play the cards
that you are dealt. I am right ???


EricChu - Jul 15, 2010 4:39 am - Voted 10/10

How beautiful!

I saw a lot of them last week around Montepulciano, but none of them were like the ones on your picture!
Many greetings to you,

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 25, 2010 1:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: How beautiful!

Hi Eric, the season for poppies was almost over... How did you like Italy?


EricChu - Jul 25, 2010 3:15 am - Voted 10/10

Re: How beautiful!

Oh, Italy was fantastic - the Toscana is just a dream! And the Montepulciano area, which lies south of Siena and west of Lake Trasimeno, is one that corresponds with just about every Italy-cliché! I'd love to show you some of the pictures - I took over 600 of them - it's just that they won't fit on SP. Maybe I could post them to you elsewhere, like on Flickr for instance?
I'm back in Salzburg since two weeks; we've had quite a heat wave, and now I'm hoping that the rainy weather will rain itself really well out NOW and then leave me in peace when I'm back in Lech am Arlberg for the first week in August!
How are things going for you, Liba?
All the best to you,

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