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Beautiful photographs of poppy fields

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

This spectacular display of blood-red poppy fields was photographed in a moving tribute to soldiers as Britain prepares to remember its fallen heroes this weekend.

The amazing shots were taken by Alan Ranger, 43, at Blackstone Farm nature reserve in Bewdley, Worcestershire, during a one-week window when the poppies appear in full bloom.

Mr Ranger has released the photographs of the poppies - whose seeds can lie dormant in soil for more than 80 years before germinating - in time for Remembrance Sunday on November 11.

http://www.dailymail...hotographs.html

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

Wow! That's peerrrtttyyyy.

I assume those are NOT opium poppies.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

"In Flanders Fields" by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:01 PM

I love poppies. Thanx for the link

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

This is my favorite picture of Poppys

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

They are pretty poison.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

My favorite flower! Delicate and beautiful. They planted them in a variety of colors along one of our interstates where we used to live.
I think we saw them all over Greece too.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

if you eat poppy seed bagels you can test positive for heroin.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 09 November 2012 - 04:12 PM, said:

This spectacular display of blood-red poppy fields was photographed in a moving tribute to soldiers as Britain prepares to remember its fallen heroes this weekend.

Mr Ranger has released the photographs of the poppies - whose seeds can lie dormant in soil for more than 80 years before germinating - in time for Remembrance Sunday on November 11.

From the poem For The Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

Makes me think of The Wizard of Oz.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

very pretty


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 11 November 2012 - 07:36 PM, said:



That photo of the poppy field in Worcestershire reminds me of the ending of the very last episode of the fourth series of Blackadder
The scene has, several times, been voted one of the greatest TV moments in history.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:34 AM

Very beautiful! I luvs it. Thank you so much for the post, Still Waters. Much appreciated. :)

Edited by Phantm, 12 November 2012 - 05:34 AM.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

Beautiful, SW.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:27 AM

View Postnotoverrated, on 09 November 2012 - 07:48 PM, said:

if you eat poppy seed bagels you can test positive for heroin.
No you can't. That's an old excuse junkies used when they were tested and work ,and flunked the test .
The seeds contain no opiates .

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