Yellow Poppies

Sherene had the most beautiful photos of red poppies on her post. You may as well have a look. I told her that we have some yellow popies that are open here in the Council gardens and on the round about.

My biggest problem is that the weather does not want to clear enough so I can take some photos of them.

This morning I decided come rain, come snow I am going to take some photos of the YELLOW poppies.

One patch along the road.

All the heads of the flowers were blown away from me.

I had to turn it facing me so that I could take a better photo.

I had to step onto the curb and nearly into the wet flowerbed to take this photo.

Another photo of the round about. This is only a small one.

There is another round about which is bigger and has more flowers.

Problem is you can’t walk up to the flowers. Cars won’t stop to let you do it!

The Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule syn. Papaver croceum, P. amurense, P. miyabeanum, and P. macounii) is a borealflowering plant. Native to subpolar regions of northern Europe and North America, Iceland poppies are hardy but short-livedperennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, one foot, curved stems among feathery blue-green foliage 1-6 inches long. They were first described by botanists in 1759.

Travel Theme: Secret Place has each week a Travel Theme. This weeks Travel Theme is


I am thinking very hard about a place that could be my Secret Place.

This morning I suddenly came upon my secret place.

When I need to hide away from the outside world I go to one of these places.

BOOK SHOPS and also the LIBRARY are my Secret Places.

A – Z Archive: Y (Tuesday photo challenge)

Toy Group

Toy Group (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A-Z Archive

I’ll use the image above and the link below
to invite to join our weekly A-Z photo challenge

This weeks Tuesday Photo Challenge for A – Z Archive is the letter  Y

My letter stands for Yorkshire Terrier

This is Luigi.

He is the most adorable dog.

Very clever and knows exactly  what to say when he wants something!

There is also his friend Molly.

(Not that Luigi likes her that  much, she is way too obtrusive.)

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed in the 19th century in the county of YorkshireEngland to catch rats in clothing mills. The defining features of the breed are its size, 3 pounds (1.4 kg) to 7 pounds (3.2 kg), and its silky blue and tan coat. The breed is nicknamed Yorkie and is placed in the Toy Terrier section of the Terrier Group by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale and in the Toy Group or Companion Group by other kennel clubs, although all agree that the breed is a terrier. A popularcompanion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds, such as the Australian Silky Terrier.