It has been a lovely surprise to see Poppy fields literally popping up locally in the last couple of weeks when I thought there would be none this year.
Apparently because we had a milder Winter followed by a warm Spring, it has helped create the perfect conditions for Poppies. And even more interesting, I saw on a weather report last week that Poppy seeds can live dormant in the soil for around 40 years and suddenly come to life if there is a disturbance in the earth which is why we are seeing so many unexpectedly flower randomly in fields! Who knew!
This is the first time I have seen Poppies from our bedroom window, that seagull seems determined to get into my photo's!
And this is one of the Poppies from the field, a rather exotic version of the ones in my garden.