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Evening with Poppy


Evening with Poppy

In Alaska, there is not night or evening through midsummer, so in August the shadow of actual darkness first touches our world. My bright glowing day poppies became deeper and brighter, almost more fragile. What a giver, this little thing!



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Very cheerful flowers!And very interesting to read about them?i wasn't aware of there being no nighttime darkness in Alaska in summer!

1 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you. I'm glad of the color choice I made for these. And yes, no darkness. I'm about 200 miles south of the arctic circle here in Fairbanks so the sun sets for about 4 hours but there is no darkness until twilight like in this pic. I have to readjust every year to the dark. Winter of course there is only four hours light in midday, the rest is dark, Summer becomes just a dream during those days. Alaska is so large much gets day and night year round, just longer than normal as it stretches south into British Columbia.

1 Mar, 2013

 

Yes, must be quite a shock going back to dark nights!
Whenever I hear of Fairbanks, it reminds me of the 70's album by Randy Edelman 'Fairwell Fairbanks'...a great record which I still have!

1 Mar, 2013

 

We are mentioned in a rare few......lol. More bussle these days, we grew in the 80's by leaps and bounds.

1 Mar, 2013

 

The title track is about the oil pipelines being put in!

1 Mar, 2013

 

I love that picture, the poppies are such a superb colour

1 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you Sticki. This is my favorite look they give, the evening red! I just made a screen saver for my phone of it! :-)

That would be the beginning of the rush, the pipeline construction. Black gold....lol.

2 Mar, 2013

 

Great idea to put that for a screen saver! It would make a lovely picture on the wall too.

2 Mar, 2013

raj
Raj
 

hi green thumb how r u? iam thilak do u remember last year i could not plant anything due to my son`s marriage i saw all ur photos very nice especially poppies i love poppies 3 yrs ago i too had.

7 Mar, 2013

 

Hello! I 'm doing well. I hope you are also. I do remember and I'm so glad I spelled your name right! I was sure enough to guess on the last comment I made....lol! I hope you get to grow many things this year. Your roses and dahlia's I remember are stunning! I added these poppies this year and what a joy, so bright and cheerful.

8 Mar, 2013



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