Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Reason For the Season

"The Redemption Poppy" © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

Did you know that according to classical mythology (although I do not know if it is Greek or Roman) the bright scarlet color of the poppy signifies a promise of resurrection after death?

Poppies fascinate me. In every state that the flower is in-from the fuzzy bud that reminds me of Audrey-the alien plant in "Little Shop of Horrors", to it's unfurling flower and then the transformation to the remarkable seedhead. I can gaze at them endlessly in all of these states. And I must admit, I did get my fill at Albuquerque's Bio Park yesterday-as everything was in a state of glorious bloom!

"Poppy Buds" © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

"Poppy Seed Heads" © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

If you celebrate it, I hope you have a Blessed Easter.

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Ralph said...

This is a wonderful post - the resurrection of Jesus and the new life in forgiveness is the true reason for the season. I was unaware of the significance of the poppy, and am happy that a new life, like the poppy, is indeed a beautiful symbol for us to appreciate and enjoy. Happy Easter!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos and happy Easter to you too

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for these little tidbits of mythology/information. I had no idea!

Fishing the Shadows

Chubby Chieque said...

Wow! What an educational post, dear Paula? Ain't aware of the significance either of the poppy.

I am creating my gumpaste poppies (or practicing). Coincidence?

Thanks for sharing.

Happy Easter to you too.

/CC girl

colleen said...

Hadn't thought of The Little Shop of Horrors in such a long time. Poppies remind me of the poppy field in The Wizard of Oz.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

@colleen: that's why they used poppies in that scene-representing an awakening of sorts. Like the resurrection.

Kathe W. said...

lovely poppy photos- thanks!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A gorgeous series of poppy macros. especially enchanting is the poppy bud.

kaykuala said...

Poppy flowers are just great. You captured well with wonderful narration, Sara!


kaykuala said...

Beg your pardon, Paula not Sara!

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BLOGitse said...

No poppies here yet but new life yes - our spring is one month early - lots of buds waiting for new life...


namaki said...

How delicate the first picture is !

robin. said...

i agree Paula...poppy's are beautiful in each stage of their existence...i use to have lots of them at our last house...they did not make the transplanting to our new place. must try again. Happy Easter!!!


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