Magda Indigo photography

+ THE POPPY COLLECTION

POPPIES for ARMISTICE DAY…
WHITE POPPIES…
FRILLY EDGES… POPPIES
LES TROIS BELLES… POPPY
THE HONEY-TRAP... yellow poppy
NO MORE… POPPY
LAST LOST… POPPY
LINIAIR ART… POPPY
FARANDOLE …
TRI COLORE… POPPY
PEEPING POPPY…
TRI-UMPH... POPPIES
YOU CAN KEEP YOUR HAT ON... Poppies
POPPING POPPY BUDS…
SAY AAAAHHH...... Poppies
FLOWERS Sonny Hamauchi LIKES… Poppies
CRINKLED and HAIRY… POPPY
Papier-mâché... Poppy
STORY BEHIND THE POPPY…
COUP de SOLEIL... Poppy
ICONIC... POPPY
50 SHADES of RED... POPPIES
I AM POPPY…
OPEN INVITATION... POPPY
RED-HEAD… POPPY
Tête à tête... Poppies
POPPIES…
OPPOSITES… POPPIES
TROIS DEMOISELLES… POPPY
POPPY LOVE…
WOW…
THE FALLEN… poppy
IN THE SHADOW OF THE POPPIES.REMEMBERANCE DAY... 11.11.2011 at 11 o'clock .
ANOTHER POPPY on the FIELDS OF WAR.REMEMBERANCE DAY... 11.11.2011 at 11 o'clock
GRIEFSTRICKEN…
11-11-11... A SINGLE POPPY in FLANDERS
ANOTHER POPPY on the FIELDS OF WAR...
LE COQUELICOT...
FLANDERS' POPPIES...
In The Shadow of the Poppies
LONE POPPY...

POPPIES for ARMISTICE DAY…

Some people choose to wear white poppies as a pacifist alternative to the red poppy. The White Poppies are not created to insult those who have created red poppies as wreaths in memory of their lost loved ones during war. Instead it is to emphasise that war should be avoided so that there will be no more wasted lives. The White Poppies are important flowers that remind people about the beauty of peace - while the Red Poppies remind people of the cost of war. The Co-operative Women’s Guild was the first one to sell the artificial White Poppies in 1933. The artificial form of the poppy flower were sold by groups of women who have lost fathers, husbands, brothers and even children during the war and desire that no further bloodshed prevail. Since then, the White Poppies were popular during Remembrance Day especially for the “No More War Movement”. Iceland Poppies. Three white Poppies, Three Red Poppies, so dainty, so feminine, so sheer. Papaver nudicaule , the Iceland poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia (but not in Iceland). Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITE POPPIES…

The White Poppies are not created to insult those who have created red poppies as wreaths in memory of their lost loved ones during war. Instead it is to emphasise that war should be avoided so that there will be no more wasted lives. The White Poppies are important flowers that remind people about the beauty of peace - while the Red Poppies remind people of the cost of war. The Co-operative Women’s Guild was the first one to sell the artificial White Poppies in 1933. The artificial form of the poppy flower were sold by groups of women who have lost fathers, husbands, brothers and even children during the war and desire that no further bloodshed prevail. Since then, the White Poppies were popular during Remembrance Day especially for the “No More War Movement”. Iceland Poppies. Three white Poppies, so dainty, so feminine, so sheer. Papaver nudicaule , the Iceland poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia (but not in Iceland). Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRILLY EDGES… POPPIES

It is Poppy time again, Iceland Poppies. Three white Poppies, so dainty, so feminine Papaver nudicaule , the Iceland poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia (but not in Iceland). A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Iceland poppies are hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, curved stems. They were first described by botanists in 1759. The wild species blooms in white or yellow. All parts of this plant are likely to be poisonous, containing (like all poppies) toxic alkaloids. A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LES TROIS BELLES… POPPY

Iceland Poppies,I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, papery thin and very tender, indeed like butterfly wings. Their colours so vibrant, raindrops clinging on, yes, they were thrashed about by strong winds, a little damaged. The colourful poppy, with tissue-paper petals on thin hairy, wiry stems Cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy also called Arctic poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, (but not in Iceland)… Thanxks for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HONEY-TRAP... yellow poppy

#abfav_yellow I like my garden to be a haven for bees and butterflies. People smile when they pass... because of the colours, I mix herbs and flowers, it is semi-wild? I let it 'overgrow' in a controlled way, simply because I do not like weeding AND I do not have enough time. Well, it was inevitable that from some neighbouring garden, some of the wild yellow poppies were eventually be carried by wind or bird? They look lovely in their bright yellow frocks and are a real honey-trap for bees! I never saw them in Belgium, only red ones, gave family there some seeds and yet they have NEVER managed to grow them... Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, have a great w-e, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NO MORE… POPPY

#abfav_yellow When all the petals have fallen, you are left with this, stamens and pistil… Like firework, like starburst, exuberant and vibrant. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST LOST… POPPY

A last lost poppy from the garden. Papaver nudicaule , the Iceland poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia (but not in Iceland). A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Iceland poppies are hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, curved stems. They were first described by botanists in 1759. The wild species blooms in white or yellow. All parts of this plant are likely to be poisonous, containing (like all poppies) toxic alkaloids. A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LINIAIR ART… POPPY

A last Iceland Poppy from the garden. Looking so tender and vulnerable with the papery petals. On my desk, I suddenly saw the image… even before my camera took it, here is the result. Hope you like, I know it is quite abstract, and why not, the ‘quest’ is a continuous process. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FARANDOLE …

of FLOWERS. POPPY and Cornflower, dancing joyously in the light. I find this a happy and summery image. Bringing ‘joie de vivre’. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRI COLORE… POPPY

Iceland Poppies, I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, and very tender, indeed like butterfly wings. Their colours so vibrant, raindrops clinging on, yes, they were thrashed about by strong winds, a little damaged. The colourful poppy, with tissue-paper petals on thin hairy, wiry stems Cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy also called Arctic poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, (but not in Iceland)… HERE IN COMBINATION with a vibrant blue budding cornflower or Centaurea. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PEEPING POPPY…

Two, bloom and a bud, just about to erupt! Iceland Poppies, I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, and very tender, indeed like butterfly wings. Their colours so vibrant, raindrops clinging on, yes, they were thrashed about by strong winds, a little damaged. The colourful poppy, with tissue-paper petals on thin hairy, wiry stems Cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy also called Arctic poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, (but not in Iceland)… Thanks for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRI-UMPH... POPPIES

A story of three (TRI) Poppies, in three stages, 2 almost there, 1 just escaped the sepals, the 'cap'. They got UMPH? Poppies are flowering plants with delicate, papery petals in a variety of shapes and vibrant hues. There are more than 70 distinct species in the poppy (papaver) genus, including opium poppies (Papaver somniferum), corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale). Poppies are an excellent addition to mixed beds, borders and cut arrangements. Sepals The outermost part of the poppy flower is the sepals. In the early stages of development, the sepals resemble two individual, yet partially joined, orbs which gradually lengthen and split lengthwise as the developing flower prepares to bloom. The foliage, stem and sepals are covered with thousands of fine hairs that protect the bud and plant from insect attack. The sepals, light green during early growth, turn to a pale shade of beige towards the end of their tenure. Once the flower is ready to bloom, the sepals detach from the stem and eventually fall away when the poppy flower slowly unfurls its matured petals. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YOU CAN KEEP YOUR HAT ON... Poppies

It looked like strip-tease? Pole dancers maybe? LOL Poppies are flowering plants with delicate, papery petals in a variety of shapes and vibrant hues. There are more than 70 distinct species in the poppy (papaver) genus, including opium poppies (Papaver somniferum), corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale). Poppies are an excellent addition to mixed beds, borders and cut arrangements. Sepals... The outermost part of the poppy flower is the sepals. In the early stages of development, the sepals resemble two individual, yet partially joined, orbs which gradually lengthen and split lengthwise as the developing flower prepares to bloom. The foliage, stem and sepals are covered with thousands of fine hairs that protect the bud and plant from insect attack. The sepals, light green during early growth, turn to a pale shade of beige towards the end of their tenure. Once the flower is ready to bloom, the sepals detach from the stem and eventually fall away when the poppy flower slowly unfurls its matured petals. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

POPPING POPPY BUDS…

READY for the show, peeping through the ‘curtain’ that the sepals are. The outermost part of the poppy flower is the sepals. In the early stages of development, the sepals resemble two individual, yet partially joined, orbs which gradually lengthen and split lengthwise as the developing flower prepares to bloom. The foliage, stem and sepals are covered with thousands of fine hairs that protect the bud and plant from insect attack. To say that the poppy's stem is hairy would be an understatement! The sepals, light green during early growth, turn to a pale shade of beige towards the end of their tenure. Once the flower is ready to bloom, the sepals detach from the stem and eventually fall away when the poppy flower slowly unfurls its matured petals. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SAY AAAAHHH...... Poppies

LOL. Are they not talking heads? A poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colorful flowers. Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during the 1st World War, poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLOWERS Sonny Hamauchi LIKES… Poppies

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. Like in everything else, there is a trend in flowers, both for the garden or the house. TRI-UMPH... POPPIES A story of three (TRI) Poppies, in three stages, 2 almost there, 1 just escaped the sepals, the 'cap'. They got UMPH? These are from the garden! They are Icelandic Poppies, Papaver nudicaule. Poppies are flowering plants with delicate, papery petals in a variety of shapes and vibrant hues. There are more than 70 distinct species in the poppy (papaver) genus, including opium poppies (Papaver somniferum), corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale). Poppies are an excellent addition to mixed beds, borders and cut arrangements. The outermost part of the poppy flower is the sepals. In the early stages of development, the sepals resemble two individual, yet partially joined, orbs which gradually lengthen and split lengthwise as the developing flower prepares to bloom. The foliage, stem and sepals are covered with thousands of fine hairs that protect the bud and plant from insect attack. The sepals, light green during early growth, turn to a pale shade of beige towards the end of their tenure. Once the flower is ready to bloom, the sepals detach from the stem and eventually fall away when the poppy flower slowly unfurls its matured petals. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CRINKLED and HAIRY… POPPY

Fresh out of the husk… Poppy is the common name given to the plant genus known by the scientific name of Papaver. The field poppy (Papaver rhoeas), like this here, has always been a symbol of death and rebirth, and no other flower combines exquisite delicacy of tissue with such a vibrant blaze of colour. Everywhere the ground is disturbed - be it by First World War shells or the plough - poppies will grow. Each flower will produce around 17,000 seeds, of which around 3,000 will remain viable and dormant in untilled ground for at least a century before bursting into flower when the ground is disturbed and the seeds are exposed to light. Poppies are flowering plants with delicate, papery petals in a variety of shapes and vibrant hues. There are more than 70 distinct species in the poppy (papaver) genus, including opium poppies (Papaver somniferum), corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale). Poppies are an excellent addition to mixed beds, borders and cut arrangements. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Papier-mâché... Poppy

A red ball of papier-mâché? No, a poppy just out of the cramped 'womb', the petals still crinckled. Papier-mâché is French for "chewed paper", and is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STORY BEHIND THE POPPY…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ A sad symbolism of such a happy wild flower. The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields". Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers' graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies a part of Belgium. The seeds can lie dormant for many years and will bloom when exposed to the elements. It is written from the point of view of the dead soldiers and, in the last verse, they call on the living to continue the conflict.T he poem was written by Canadian physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, on 3 May 1915 after witnessing the death of his friend, a fellow soldier, the day before. The poem was first published on 8 December 1915 in the London-based magazine Punch. In 1918, Moina Michael, who had taken leave from her professorship at the University of Georgia to be a volunteer worker for the American YWCA, was inspired by the poem and published a poem of her own called "We Shall Keep the Faith".[5] In tribute to McCrae's poem, she vowed to always wear a red remembrance poppy as a symbol of remembrance for those who fought and helped in the war. At a November 1918 YWCA Overseas War Secretaries' conference, she appeared with a silk poppy pinned to her coat and distributed 25 more to those attending. She then campaigned to have the poppy adopted as a national symbol of remembrance. At a conference in 1920, the National American Legion adopted it as their official symbol of remembrance. At this conference, Frenchwoman Anna E. Guérin was inspired to introduce the artificial poppies commonly used today. In 1921 she sent her poppy sellers to London, where they were adopted by Field Marshal Douglas Haig, a founder of the Royal British Legion. It was also adopted by veterans' groups in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. James Fox notes that all of the countries who adopted the remembrance poppy were the "victors" of World War I. Out of respect and gratitude, until the 11th of November,I will upload images, relevant to these historic events. We CAN NEVER FORGET! We owe them our present freedom! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COUP de SOLEIL... Poppy

Coup de soleil= sunstroke. Did you know that flowers DO get sunstroke? Looks like this one had a brushstroke of yellow! A poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colorful flowers. Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during the 1st World War, poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ICONIC... POPPY

A poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colorful flowers. Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during the 1st World War, poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. This one seemt to say: I stand in shame? Imagination eh? Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

50 SHADES of RED... POPPIES

Showing off their true colours now! Poppies are flowering plants with delicate, papery petals in a variety of shapes and vibrant hues. Have a lovely day and thank you for your visit, hope you enjoyed, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I AM POPPY…

Look what I’ve been hiding amongst my petals? Poppies are flowering plants with delicate, papery petals in a variety of shapes and vibrant hues. There are more than 70 distinct species in the poppy (papaver) genus, including opium poppies (Papaver somniferum), corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale). Poppies are an excellent addition to mixed beds, borders and cut arrangements. The outermost part of the poppy flower is the sepals. In the early stages of development, the sepals resemble two individual, yet partially joined, orbs which gradually lengthen and split lengthwise as the developing flower prepares to bloom. The foliage, stem and sepals are covered with thousands of fine hairs that protect the bud and plant from insect attack. The sepals, light green during early growth, turn to a pale shade of beige towards the end of their tenure. Once the flower is ready to bloom, the sepals detach from the stem and eventually fall away when the poppy flower slowly unfurls its matured petals. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OPEN INVITATION... POPPY

Fully open, full of Pollen, probably 'spill' by visiting bees, who love to cover themselves in it! A poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colorful flowers. Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during the 1st World War, poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED-HEAD… POPPY

Drama in the studio, lol Poppies are flowering plants with delicate, papery petals in a variety of shapes and vibrant hues. There are more than 70 distinct species in the poppy (papaver) genus, including opium poppies (Papaver somniferum), corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale). Poppies are an excellent addition to mixed beds, borders and cut arrangements. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Tête à tête... Poppies

French for "face to face", literally "head to head". A red Poppy and a yellow Poppy. The same, and different. A poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colorful flowers. Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during the 1st World War, poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

POPPIES…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Iceland Poppies,I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, and very tender, indeed like butterfly wings. Their colours so vibrant, raindrops clinging on, yes, they were thrashed about by strong winds, a little damaged. The colourful poppy, with tissue-paper petals on thin hairy, wiry stems Cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy also called Arctic poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, (but not in Iceland)… Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OPPOSITES… POPPIES

RED AND WHITE… Do opposites attract? Well I find them definitely attractive! It is Poppy time again, Iceland Poppies. Papaver nudicaule , the Iceland poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to subpolar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia (but not in Iceland). A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Iceland poppies are hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, curved stems. They were first described by botanists in 1759. The wild species blooms in white or yellow. All parts of this plant are likely to be poisonous, containing (like all poppies) toxic alkaloids. A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TROIS DEMOISELLES… POPPY

Iceland Poppies,I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, and very tender, indeed like butterfly wings. Their colours so vibrant, raindrops clinging on, yes, they were thrashed about by strong winds, a little damaged. The colourful poppy, with tissue-paper petals on thin hairy, wiry stems Cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy also called Arctic poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, (but not in Iceland)… Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Poppy, poppies,Icelandic,Papaver nudicaule, flowers,white, raindrops, yellow,three,red, design, studio, square,colour, black-background, NikonD7000, magda indigo

POPPY LOVE…

Iceland Poppies,I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, and very tender, indeed like butterfly wings. Their colours so vibrant, raindrops clinging on, yes, they were thrashed about by strong winds, a little damaged. The colourful poppy, with tissue-paper petals on thin hairy, wiry stems Cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy also called Arctic poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, (but not in Iceland)… Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WOW…

A Poppy Petal fan like a W? For WOW… Winner…Wonderful… One lost a petal on the way from the garden to the studio… They are so very tender and delicate! For your and my pleasure? A poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colorful flowers. Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during the 1st World War, poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FALLEN… poppy

The fallen petals of two Poppies 'stained with pollen'… Today is D-DAY, 06 06 1944, the Battle of Normandy… Of the Allied casualties, 83,045 were from 21st Army Group (British, Canadian and Polish ground forces), 125,847 from the US ground forces. The losses of the German forces during the Battle of Normandy can only be estimated. Roughly 200,000 German troops were killed or wounded. It is believed that between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed during the Normandy Campaign… The price of war… The fallen… WAR!!! Please view LARGE! Have a good day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN THE SHADOW OF THE POPPIES.REMEMBERANCE DAY... 11.11.2011 at 11 o'clock .

'In The Shadow of the Poppies'. © Copyright Magda Indigo Raised surrounded by the remnants of war. In the landscape, whether it be coastal or inland. In the people, whether it be story or silence. This delicate flower is part of my youth, Bright red. The child in me attracted, Picking it to offer or cherish, only to find it extremely ephemeral. The young woman I became, Lesson learnt, loved running in those colourful fields, Not enjoying the stains poppies left on a favourite dress. The young mother I became, Teaching her sons, Trying to protect them from the disappointment of the fast wilting flower, the stains, the symbolism... Now, I'm older and wiser, More tolerant and more intolerant. Now, I am back, they greet me, gently moving with the wind. I just stand; take in the beauty with a smile around my lips, And let the echoes of the past swirl behind my eyes. I grew up in Flanders in the shadow of the poppies, remembrance of the wars never far away. Everywhere you go, there are graveyards, English, American, Canadian, Polish, South-African, Australian... As a child, it is just part of the countryside, pretty, neat rows of stones and flowers. Then, the age of awareness comes, you want to know and understand. The adults'd rather not talk about it, their gaze becoming distant and full of sorrow and hidden, unspoken suffering. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANOTHER POPPY on the FIELDS OF WAR.REMEMBERANCE DAY... 11.11.2011 at 11 o'clock

Last in this small series to honour those who fell, let's not forget? We received the sad news that a young friend was killed in Afghanistan. He wrote exactly the month before; in his own words... ...all the poppies are just getting harvested and all the flowers look quite pretty... ...Got to go for a walk later or a ‘patrol’ if you will, which is nice cos it means I get to hide in poppy fields, put them in my helmet, that type of thing, Great fun. The poppy harvest is just on so enemy activity will be low for the next couple of weeks. As not to disturb the crop… I'll NEVER understand 'war', I cannot get my head around it, I do understand the underlying quest for power, the hatred, the motives... the logistics, but not the emotions, if you know what I mean. I am always sad when I hear of lives being lost, but when you are close to it, as we were that day, it takes on another dimension... my heart goes out to his family. If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart. By Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.) Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GRIEFSTRICKEN…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ In many ways! I grew up in Flanders in the shadow of the poppies, remembrance of the wars never far away. Everywhere you go, there are graveyards, Belgian, English, American, Canadian, Polish, South-African, Australian and German... As a child, it is just part of the countryside, pretty, neat rows of stones and flowers. Then, the age of awareness comes, you want to know and understand. The adults'd rather not talk about it, their gaze becoming distant and full of sorrow and hidden, unspoken suffering ... Most of them gone now too This is 2 images, one a work of Art in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the other one of my poppies which I took in Flanders. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

11-11-11... A SINGLE POPPY in FLANDERS

.... And still the poppies gently blow, Between the crosses, row by row. The larks, still bravely soaring high, Are singing now their lullaby To you who sleep where poppies grow In Flanders' Fields. ~~By John Mitchell.~~ Allied Soldiers Killed: * Belgium: 13,700 * British Empire: 908,000 o Australia: 60,000 o Canada: 55,000 o India: 25,000 o New Zealand: 16,000 o South Africa: 7,000 o United Kingdom: 715,000 * France: 1,240,000 * French Colonies: 114,000 * Greece: 5,000 * Italy: 650,000 * Japan: 300 * Montenegro: 3,000 * Romania: 336,000 * Russia: 1,700,000 * Serbia: 45,000 * United States: 50,600 Central Powers Soldiers Killed: * Austria-Hungary: 1,200,000 * Bulgaria: 87,500 * Germany: 1,770,000 * Turkey: 325,000 Civilians Killed: * Austria-Hungary: 300,000 * Belgium: 30,000 * Britain: 31,000 * Bulgaria: 275,000 * France: 40,000 * Germany: 760,000 * Greece: 132,000 * Romania: 275,000 * Russia: 3,000,000 * Serbia: 650,000 * Turkey: 1,000,000 NO MORE WORDS.... Magda, (~_~) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANOTHER POPPY on the FIELDS OF WAR...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 6th of June 2013. Another D-DAY. I'll NEVER understand 'war', I cannot get my head around it, I do 'understand' the underlying quest for power, the hatred, the motives... the logistics, but not the emotions, if you know what I mean. I am always sad when I hear of lives being lost, but when you are close to it, it takes on another dimension... my heart goes out to the families. If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart. By Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.) magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/06/in-shadow-of-flanders-po... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE COQUELICOT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! HERE: A photographic 'anecdote' of the making and selling of one of my photos! Please view Large and in HD, only 7 minutes! Hope you enjoy this story, youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM It's true that the flowers are very fleeting, lasting in a vase sometimes only for hours. They don't wilt, but the delicate petals begin to fall quickly. To avoid this, there is something you can do. As you cut the flowers, take only the freshest. Then use a large match or cigarette lighter, holding the cut end of the stem over the flame, and let it sear the end of the stem until it's almost black. This seals the milky juices into the stem, and usually at least doubles the life of the flower in water. Even with searing, your arrangement won't last long, and you may want to put a tray or large plate under the vase to receive the red petals as they fall, and stain! In Persian literature, red poppies, especially red corn poppy flowers, are considered the flower of love. Papaver rhoeas , common names include corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy, red poppy, red weed, coquelicot in French. It is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family, Papaveraceae. MORE THAN EVER: Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLANDERS' POPPIES...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Thank you for our freedom, to all those who fell and fought on D-DAY, 6th June 1944. We owe them our freedom! I find that earlier in the year, their red is much more vibrant and deeper... the eternal wind on the great flats of the plain was blowing them around, the lower sun painting beautiful shadows... Flanders without poppies? No way!!! MORE THAN EVER: Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

In The Shadow of the Poppies

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Out of respect and gratitude, until the 11th of November,I will upload images, relevant to these historic events. We CAN NEVER FORGET! We owe them our present freedom! 'In The Shadow of the Poppies'. © Copyright Magda Indigo Raised surrounded by the remnants of war. In the landscape, whether it be coastal or inland. In the people, whether it be story or silence. This delicate flower is part of my youth, Bright red. The child in me attracted, Picking it to offer or cherish, only to find it extremely ephemeral. The young woman I became, Lessons learnt, loved running in those colourful fields, Not enjoying the stains poppies left on a favourite dress. The young mother I became, Teaching her sons, Trying to protect them from the disappointment of the fast wilting flower, the stains, the symbolism... Now, I'm older and wiser, More tolerant and more intolerant. Now, I am back, they greet me, gently moving with the wind. I just stand; take in the beauty with a smile around my lips, And let the echoes of the past swirl behind my eyes. I grew up in Flanders in the shadow of the poppies, remembrance of the wars never far away. Everywhere you go, there are graveyards, English, American, Canadian, Polish, South-African, Australian... As a child, it is just part of the countryside, pretty, neat rows of stones and flowers. Then, the age of awareness comes, you want to know and understand. The adults'd rather not talk about it, their gaze becoming distant and full of sorrow and hidden, unspoken suffering. Most of them gone now too. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LONE POPPY...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ FOR 11.11.11 Tomorrow we remember.... Thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) If you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved