Over the years, I have tried numerous times to grow bunches of poppies in the garden and they either die out or don’t even come up in the first place. Except this one, a light peachy oriental poppy that sprouts one or two blooms a season for me. They only live a few days, but they never cease to impress. They are as light as tissue paper and pack a punch with vibrant colour. I wish they would last longer, but I will take what I can get from these beauties.
This painting came from a photo I snapped in the garden this summer. You can see the original image here.