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A field of Poppies in Poppy land

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My husband knows how much I love to see a field of poppies today he surprised me by taking me to see a field full of them , he asked me to close my eyes when we were nearly there and wouldn’t let me open them until we stopped .

What a sight, absolutely beautiful I hope you think so to !

No wonder it’s been named Poppy Land

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Thankyou Amy for sharing the amazing beauty.

25 Jun, 2014

 

What an incredible sight. Thanks for posting Amy.

25 Jun, 2014

 

Wow Amy thats absolutely fantastic, lucky you;0))

25 Jun, 2014

 

Wow!!!!!what a lovely husband :-)

25 Jun, 2014

 

A sight to behold, wonderful Amy, must have been quite a sight. I wonder how they got there, maybe the field was cleared to bare ground and then the poppy seed scattered.

25 Jun, 2014

 

I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful poppy field Amy. What a lovely sight for you..you'll never forget it.

25 Jun, 2014

 

Fantastic ,Amy..I would have loved to have seen that..T does spoil you..bless him :o) xx

25 Jun, 2014

 

Its just amazing. None of the seeds that went into our garden even germinated...are these grown for the seeds?

25 Jun, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Thank you everyone I'm pleased you enjoyed seeing this field as much as me ,it's a regular sight in Norfolk hence it being called Poppy land they grow naturally not in any way seeded usually from land that has been set aside without crops for a long time sometimes even years ,the seed lies dormant in the ground until it's disturbed it then germinates giving us this fantastic sight ... ...

25 Jun, 2014

 

Such a joy to see Amy, so glad you shared with us.

25 Jun, 2014

 

Well done OH.... what a lovely surprise.An amazing field.Didn't know Norfolk was called Poppy Land, all the times we've been there!

26 Jun, 2014

 

What a fantastic sight, and so poignant to right now.

26 Jun, 2014

amy
Amy
 

I'm glad you enjoyed it Stroller , It is Val it's also known as ' Big Blue Skies ' , Thanks Waddy I agree !

26 Jun, 2014

 

Absolutely lovely. You are so lucky!

26 Jun, 2014

 

Not for me I am afraid. They remind me of war and death.

26 Jun, 2014

 

I think thats why they are such a beautiful sight Costas and mean so much to so many, they always make you think of certain events and the words that come to mind, ones that should never be forgotten..
Thanks for sharing Amy, its a wonderful sight.....

26 Jun, 2014

 

Where abouts are these beautiful fields, in case we're down there at this time of year Amy?

26 Jun, 2014

 

Beautiful sight! :O)

26 Jun, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Alex / Lincs I agree all flowers are beautiful they invoke memories of times past Like Lavender or Violets for a Grandma /Mum etc. Kokkinotria it's not the flowers that make you sad it's the thoughts and memories behind certain ones ...Val this field is on the road to Massingham a place they call Massingham Heath ! Thanks Olive :o)..

26 Jun, 2014

 

It is absolutely beautiful Amy.

26 Jun, 2014

 

Stunning, have never seen anything like it, a sight to remember.

26 Jun, 2014

 

What a wonderful sight, and a nice surprise :o)

26 Jun, 2014

 

Thanks Amy :-)

27 Jun, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Thank you Linda, I agree ! Angela / Hywel I take new photos of different fields every year just in case they don't appear one year , it would be a great loss if it came to that ,farmers aren't always keen to see poppies in their corn fields ... this field wasn't a cornfield it's what they call set-aside which means the farmer gets paid for growing nothing ....

27 Jun, 2014

 

Set aside is weird isnt it Amy, it happens here too. Many years ago, I remember seeing a field which a farmer family friend of ours owned, piled high with his crop of potatoes, sprayed with blue paint, to they couldnt be eaten, he was paid to do this, so the price of potatoes didnt fall in the shops, sad.

27 Jun, 2014

 

Last week I saw a field of red poppies but never had my camera.

And when I had it this week to go capture on camera. Sadly the field had been ploughed over so sad no poppies left.

27 Jun, 2014

taz
Taz
 

what a lovely sight, it reminds me of the last episode in the black adder series, makes you feel quite emotional

27 Jun, 2014

 

Dawnsaunt - that's disgusting about the wasted potatoes when you think of all the people struggling to afford enough food.

27 Jun, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Dawn that is odd , they only spray potatoes blue if they are unfit for human consumption they have to be inspected by DEFRA before they can do that , we wouldn't want any diseased potatoes turning up in the food chain .. perhaps the farmer was being economical with the truth because he didn't want anyone to know he had a bad load especially if he was selling them by the bag at his farm ..
Scotkat I suspect the farmer has plans for that field next year and doesn't want to wait for the poppies to seed again . Thanks Taz I have to admit I've never watched Black Adder Hubby knew what you meant :o)

28 Jun, 2014

 

Ahhhh maybe Amy..

30 Jun, 2014

 

they will go into animal feed so not really wasted. :O)

1 Jul, 2014

 

Lovely photo's. We live on the edge of Fenland, still in Norfolk and I have seen the fields full of poppies, but not such a show as this! Happily they seem to be making a comeback along the road edges, probably because of cut-backs in Council grass-cutting, and we have a selection of wild flowers trying valiantly to grow. Possibly here also because a couple of years back we had a major re-surfacing and they chewed up all the verges and had to re-level them - thus turning up seeds.
On the other hand we do have loads of escaped oil-seed rape growing along the verges, hopefully these will not out-compete our native flowers.

1 Jul, 2014

amy
Amy
 

I was going to say they will go for animal fodder but wasn't sure if people would know what I meant Olive :o)
Oil Seed Rape seems to be taking over Honeysuckle it's everywhere and they wonder why more people are suffering from Hay fever and Asthma ....

1 Jul, 2014

 

I agree with you Amy about the oil-seed rape, vile stuff, another 'alien' plant for our natives to compete with and the association with asthma and hay fever is well known - it stinks! Literally!

2 Jul, 2014

 

Oh what a lovely sight! Sweet of your hub to make a "gift" of them.

2 Jul, 2014

amy
Amy
 

I'm pleased you've been able to see it Lori , it's the kind of 'gift ' I love .. :o)

3 Jul, 2014

 

Wow and wow again.

3 Jul, 2014

amy
Amy
 

That's what I said Grandmage when I saw them :o)

3 Jul, 2014

 

Just imagine ...all those poppy seed bagels!

3 Jul, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Mmm yes Lori with a slice of smoked Salmon in between ,yummy :o)

3 Jul, 2014

 

mmmmm....;-)

7 Jul, 2014

 

amazing , very colorful !

20 Jan, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Thank you Junna ,we have some beautiful fields of colours in Norfolk, one day I should do a blog showing ' the colours of Norfolk fields ' :o))

20 Jan, 2015

 

Please do, Amy.

21 Jan, 2015

 

can't wait to see that , Amy :-)))xxx

22 Jan, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Well it looks as though I'll have to go through my year folder picking out the most colourful fields , it may be a few days :o))

22 Jan, 2015

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