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Poppies in the Morning Sun and Note to My Readers

Dear Readers,

I apologize for flooding your inbox with so many posts today and am letting you know there will be a few more over the next few days. I post everyday on Good Morning Gloucester, but have just gotten way behind on my own website. I promise to do a better job posting more regularly in the future so that the posts will be spread out. Thank you for your understanding!

Warmest wishes,


Iceland Poppies copyright Kim Smith

Although called Iceland Poppies, Papver nudicaule is a boreal beauty native to North America, Asia, and Europe, not Iceland. They don’t care much for our hot summers and are generally short-lived. I don’t mind and plant them anyway, the colors are just too exquisite to not grow!

Iceland Poppies orange copyright Kim Smith

Iceland Poppies -1 copyright Kim Smith

Design Inspiration ~ Iceland Poppies

Iceland Poppies ©Kim Smith 2013 copyIceland Poppies 

Driving home at dusk and coming from a client’s in Beverly Farms, I passed this gorgeous poppy-filled window box at Gladstone’s jewelry shop on Union Street in Manchester, and just had to stop and take a snapshot. I thought the poppies would be beautiful in full sun, too, and made sure to drive the same route the next sunny day.

Iceland Poppies sunny day ©Kim Smith 2013 copyIceland Poppies (Papaver nudicaule)