Today In My Wenlock Garden: Thursday’s Special


This oriental poppy has been unfurling its petals for the last couple of days – never mind the fierce squalls and sudden Arctic blasts. Never mind that it is NOVEMBER. This morning she finally opened into sunshine. Still a little crumpled in the frock department, but what chutzpah, eh, and for a flower that looks so intrinsically delicate.

Anyway, she is my offering for Paula’s Thursday’s Special challenge. Today she has given us five cue words to choose from: ascending, idleness, jaunty, whiff and luminosity. So here we have poppy luminosity. With a touch of jauntiness thrown in.

Come to think of it, to find something so lovely in the garden at this time of year, also has my spirits lifting sky-high, so I’ll throw in ‘ascending’ too. Hope she brightens your day too. Many of us could do with a good gloom antidote, mentioning no ‘T’ words.


copyright 2016 Tish Farrell

37 thoughts on “Today In My Wenlock Garden: Thursday’s Special

  1. Lovely poppy and photograph. We see beauty immediately, and it’s good to be reminded of beauty at this time. And the poppy is a reminder, a remembrance, to the fallen soldiers as well.

  2. Poppy luminosity with a touch of jauntiness has an ascending effect, and we can watch it idly sitting on the porch? 🙂 Love your offering. *bow*

  3. Such a lovely November surprise! I love your picture, the petals almost look like they were made out of paper, and the color comes out as almost translucent. Nice!

  4. How lovely! I just dug up my sweet-peas today, they were late to flower as I was late to sow them, but they have given me lots of pleasure until this week when they succumbed to the rain and wind. I still have a few fuchsias in flower!

  5. Such poetic descriptions! In the comments too, Tish 🙂 🙂 Those skirts just need a good shake! Feeling suitably uplifted and setting off for a foggy beach stroll, backed by sunshine.

  6. well I caught a whiff of this beauty in the reader and think you nailed all five words here T.
    also – this looked like glass in a way – crystal. so beautiful.

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