April 29, 2011

Photo du Jour - Coquelicots


Every spring the fields of the Languedoc are splashed with scarlet poppies.

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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The "rouge" splashed about the the awnings, doors, and accents of Paris pale in comparison to the scarlet found in your fields. I wish I was there!


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love the poppy fields they are always so beautiful. Diane

Murissa Maurice said...

Love how the red pops against the vibrant green.

Great photo!

The Wanderfull Traveler

The Field of Gold said...

Vast expense and not a little work. And still my field has no poppies. And I have seen all across France and Italy wide fields of red poppies. Mmmmh.

Mlle Paradis said...

only thing nicer than a poppy than the french word for it!

Chez Loulou said...

Yesterday I noticed a local shop painted in Paris rouge, which I had never noticed before. Now I'll be looking out for it.

Agree! Do you have them in the Charente as well?

Yes, it makes a striking color contrast, doesn't it?

Field of Gold
I remember the orange poppies in California, but had never seen red poppy fields until we came to France. Maybe you'll have poppies next year?

Mlle Paradis
I agree! I love the word coquelicot. Mouth candy!

chcmichel said...

We love the coquelicots that pop up all over the South of France at this time of year. Thanks for the picture.

Chez Loulou said...

I love them too! Always look forward to this time of year.

Dyche Designs said...

Love the splash of red, beautiful shot.

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness -- this looks like a painting. Just beautiful.

Thank you so much for submitting to YSB. I truly appreciate it and great to meet you! :)

Grace said...

Coquelicots were one of the things I loved most about my trip to the south of France. This picture is beautiful; sends me dreaming about that gorgeous place. Wish I could go back!

Buttons said...

I love poppies you captured this shot perfectly. B

Dimple said...

Beautiful, I love the red in the field!

You Are My Fave said...

Oh my gosh, what a dream. Poppies are slowing inching into the favorite flower spot.

Teresa said...

What a great field of poppies!

Chez Loulou said...

Dyche Designs
Aren't they such a beautiful shade of red?

Nice to meet you too! I've been an avid photographer for years and am just now getting involved in all the photography challenges I see on blogs. They are inspiring!

I hope you get the chance to come back! Spring is a gorgeous time of year here, but autumn is even more beautiful. (in my humble opinion)

It's the village just a mile down the road. I had gone out to buy wine at the local winemakers co-op and saw the splash of red. Of course I pulled over and got out my camera!

Chez Loulou said...

Thanks! Me too.

You are my Fave
The enormous fields of red poppies here are stunning.
Though peonies, white lilies and lilacs are still my favorite.


Anonymous said...

what a beauty & I love your header photo!

Chez Loulou said...

Thank you Tricia!
I was just thinking of changing it though...to a poppy one for the month of May. :)