May 14, 2009

Photo du Jour - Poppies

I literally slammed on the brakes when I saw this gorgeous field of coquelicot while driving to Narbonne to buy cheese and meet friends for lunch the other day. Luckily there was no one following dangerously close to my rear bumper, as drivers tend to do in this part of France.
Is tailgating a France thing? Or a south of France thing?

Another reason why I always try to have my camera with me.

(Not to document the accident I would have caused...but to take photos of the pretty flowers, of course!) Pin It


Melanie said...

That is so lovely!

giz said...

I just found your blog today - what a gorgeous picture. Glad you came out of it without a scratch :)

Angelina said...

I would have slammed on the breaks of my scooter if I'd been there and saw that field! How amazing!

Right now I have some poppy plants I'm waiting to see flower than Riana sent me. No buds yet, but it seems that everything buds earlier where you are than here.

Paola said...

Gorgeous photo- and yes, I think tailgating is definitely a French thing!!

wcs said...

Suddenly I'm feeling sleepy... somebody order up a snow shower to wake me.

Vivi said...

Yep, DEFINITELY a French thing!

Loulou said...

I think so too. There are fields of them everywhere right now. Makes for some really beautiful scenery!

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Yes, me too!

They will be the same poppies then, I think. How wonderful! You'll have to take some photos when they start blooming.

Yes, I guess it must be. It really makes me nervous when they drive so closely behind me. Oh well, what can you do?

Order sent. You should receive your item in several months, around January or February.

Ah, so it isn't just down here. I did wonder...

Paola said...

Tell me about it! Especially when you're going down one of those tight one way mountain roads!

Valerie, En Bonne Compagnie said...

I've been waiting for the poppies... they are so fabulous and what a place to spot them - I love that house every time I drive past. Keep the colours coming!

HamishWM said...


Loulou said...

It can be terrifying, can't it?

That is one of my favorite houses too. I always wonder who lives there. The fields are so amazing right now!

We live in a beautiful place, don't we?

Caroline in San Francisco said...

I've been meaning to comment on your lovely photographs! I think they would make beautiful note cards. Have you considered selling/otherwise make your photos available to your readers who may want them? Thanks, Loulou.

P.S. The note cards would be for my personal use and printed at home. I would not want to put Hallmark or Papyrus out of business. ;)

Loulou said...

Thank you! I appreciate your comment.
Actually, I have an account with Café Press, there is a link on the left side of Chez Loulou, and there are note cards for sale there. I can change the photos on the cards if you are interested in ordering something with the poppies. Just let me know.

Caroline in San Francisco said...

Thanks, Loulou. I'll check out your work on Café Press!

Loulou said...

Let me know if you need any other photos. :)