Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Tricoloured Trio

 

Yesterday, while splashing about in the pool, 
swimming lap after lap, in order to stay cool,


 I noticed a symphony of yellows, greens and blues,
around the surrounding stage that is my garden.

 
  Luminous, the lantana, like lyric sopranos,
dotted the scene in sharp staccatos, 
while the pale, periwinkle blue plumbago, 
mimicking a low profile, rather quiet alto,
hid behind little canopies of green.


  Cypresses, crowned in tones of gold,
 bookmarked the blues up in the sky,
and as the maestros of this lullaby,
conducted the clouds to descrescendo.


With the puffy masses in pianissimo,
the yellow, green, and blue trio
speckled the countryside
 in complementary hues,
in a melodic melting pot of solos. 


Thanks for visiting!

 xo
Poppy

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52 comments:

  1. It is lovely where you live! Beautiful colors and what a landscape!!!

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  2. You still have such pretty flowers! Mine are drying up with the heat.
    Brenda

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  3. Those colors make my heart sing, Poppy! WOW!

    xo

    Sheila :-)

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  4. Your blog posts are like poetry and I always have a great smile on my face looking at your sweet pictures. Happy End Of Summer to you!

    Jane xx

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  5. What a symphony of colors you're surrounded by. Your pictures and words make me feel as if I've been to a concert! I love the tall cypresses.Truthfully, Poppy, it's all almost too beautiful to be borne. do you sometimes wander around drunk with the beauty?

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  6. It's always a treat to visit you, Poppy! I love how you see the world!

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  7. Oh Poppy, another joyous post from you. . .I can almost hear your garden singing as you walk through it (and it's a very happy tune it strikes up when you are near!) Hugs to you. . .J.

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  8. The colours in your world are amazing - those blues and yellows complement each other so well. And all the green just adds life. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  9. Oh my gosh, those colors are beautiful together!!! So pretty. What I wouldn't give to see them in person! One day, I shall get to Greece!!!
    xo Kris

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  10. Piękne kolory masz w ogrodzie Poppy, u nas lantana jest pomarańczowa, a barwinek różowy, takich odmian nie widziałam, pozdrawiam:)

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  11. Είσαι μιά ποιήτρια που ζεί μέσα στα χρώματα!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Φιλάκια πολλά!!!!

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  12. These are the colours that I so enjoy. Shades of green and periwinkle are my two favorites to use in my garden and then I add in touches of pale pinks. This is my first visit to blogs this morning, as we travel far from home. This made me happy Poppy~

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  13. Hi Poppy! Thank you for sharing such wonderful beauty with us! The yellow flowers are quite cheerful and happy :)

    Hugs and blessings to you!

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  14. My favorite garden flowers colors, yellow and blue - and yours are blending so well together with all those beautiful greens. I can imagine swimming surrounded by such loveliness - may I come and dive in please Poppy?

    Hugs - Mary

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  15. Beautiful combination!
    I just started growing lantana around my oak tree. Can't wait till its full!

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  16. I love it. You make my happy through sharing you photos.

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  17. And what a dazzling pallette it is Poppy! I love this color combo...your phots are just beautiful!

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  18. What a gorgeous garden you have, Poppy. What a treat to have so many colors surrounding you at this time of the year. Not so where I am, fall is not here yet, but it is trying to sneak a peek at summer and my flowers already feel the chill!!

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  19. Your garden and pool area are still in full glory! Yellow is my color and I see that it makes your beautiful garden shining even more. Enjoy late summer temperatures dearest Poppy in your own paradise!

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  20. as always...
    such breath taking beauty.
    calming. and yet spirit inspiring as well.
    a huge thank you hug dear one.
    xo♥

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  21. Lap swimming does not sound like a way to stay cool.

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    1. Hi Ruth,

      When doing laps outdoors, my body submerged in cool water, and swimming at a leisurely pace, and not that of an Olympic athlete, trust, me, it's the most refreshing feeling in the world.:))

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  22. Poppy, I always enjoy seeing your beautiful views. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  23. Your collages are so pretty, they really bring out the colors in the landscape. As always, a cheerful and inspiring post.

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  24. Another post full of colors. I am so happy when I see your photos and once more I am going to say you live in Paradise!!! Kisses :)

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  25. Gorgeous colors . . . beautiful combination . . . wonderful words.

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  26. Good Afternoon How beautiful.... the yellow of the Lantana and the beautiful periwinkle blue of the Plumbago..... they go together so beautifully.
    It is lovely to see the beautiful blue skies of Crete. Have a wonderful time with your cousin.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  27. Very cheerful colors surround you! How wonderful to enjoy a swim in such an idyllic setting! September is looking beautiful there, Poppy. Have a fabulous weekend - xo

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  28. The pictures on your blog are always so soothing :) Love the tricolored trio! The collage background goes perfect with the snaps.

    And there is something else that I'd like to say... I absolutely appreciate how you incorporate the watermarks in you pictures. They are subtle, fun and creative. Just the kind that solve the purpose without being a hindrance to the beauty of the photographs.


    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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  29. Hello.

    Great photographing. Design, composition and ideas. Very sweet atmosphere.

    Greetings and hugs.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

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  30. Hello Poppy, what a lovely post.. The colors and your views are absolutely gorgeous.. I love the Lantana. Enjoy your weekend!

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  31. It's blue-tiful!! (see what I did there) heehee.....just wanted to pop in and say yellow.....heeheeeeeee......I'm so sorry...I don't know what's wrong with me....:) Have a great day Poppy!!!!

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  32. Both a lovely and cute post, Poppy! Have a wonderful time with your cousin. Blessings, Bess

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  33. Love the pretty trio of colors :) Enjoy your cousin's visit! :)

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  34. Love how you captured those French country colors together in the scenery! Enjoy the visit with your Canadian cousin :)

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  35. Hi Poppy, Have a sweet time with your cousin. Recently a friend from church celebrated her fiftieth birthday with a trip to Italy and Greece and island..not sure which one again, anyway her pics were just stunning and I thought of you over there. Happy September.

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  36. have a wonderful time with your cousin --

    I enjoyed the concert it was lovely ;) xoxo

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  37. Poppy, You really are amazing. Your pictures are just so beautiful and your prose sings with delight of the earthly beauty that we are privileged to be able to see and read here. Enjoy your visit with your cousin, have a wonderful trip..... Candy

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  38. You must be thrilled to have your cousin coming to visit Poppy. I know how much you miss your family.

    While all your prose is above reproach, this post was in the stratosphere!

    xxx

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  39. Oh my, just look at those colors dance so beautifully with one another. Your page is intoxicating, Poppy. I could linger here all day long.
    xoxo

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  40. What a beautiful trio of colours! Lovely post, Poppy. Wishing you a great week ahead x

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  41. Oh Dear Poppy,
    You have reached across seas and through white cotton ball clouds to spread beauty, grace, color, thankfulness and joy! Beautiful in every way!
    xoxo-
    Jemma

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  42. Those pool colors match your garden blooms perfectly. As I scrolled down the page, I am so thankful you featured these particular photographs. Each one made my heart sing. Have a nice trip.l
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  43. Beautiful post Poppy. I hope you enjoyede the time with your cousin! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love it because I was afraid you would not do it again because I think I have changed the language on my blog in my 'mother language'. I appreciate it very much. Now you're in my blogroll :)

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  44. It is so pretty and gorgeous there! Thanks so much Poppy for sharing the photos of your island! I so love looking at it all and love the colors of blue and green. Have a nice Sunday.
    Julie

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  45. Very cool mosaics on this post. You must have had fun playing around to create these.
    Thanks for linking to MM.

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  46. Que encanto suas flores!

    Que poesia linda!

    beijinhos, Poppy

    Lígia e =^.^=

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  47. Those colours in the second photo are just incredible, I just loves blues and greens. I also love the way you watermark all your photos Poppy, very inventive.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate hearing from all of you! Have a great day!