Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tiny, Sunny Superstars


My husband gathered these pretty anemones,
in the mountains of southern Crete, while
looking for wild greens a few days ago.
Look at that beautiful, (unedited!) colour.


I placed them on the counter in the upstairs
bathroom, to complement the collection of
pink and purple fragrances and bath salts.


 They are tiny, sunny superstars, aren't they?
The heady, slightly fruity scent of the white narcissus,
(Anemone narcissiflora), permeates the entire
 floor, making it a natural air freshener.


I made a pencil sketch of the bouquet in LunaPic, 
then added some cute, yellow hearts, and thought 
this playful portrait of pretties would make a 
charming and cheery greeting card for you,
my sweet friends!


Happy Valentine's Day!

  

Sharing at: 
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72 comments:

  1. Very pretty! And the scent throughout is an added bonus.
    Brenda

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  2. Oh my gosh!! This is just what I needed! My vitamin D, sunshine and color starved self is just soaking in all the pretty in your post today! Thank you for giving me something other than snow to look at! It's the perfect Valentine, Poppy!! :)

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  3. WOW!!! That color is sooooo intense ~ and really so lovely to see when the sky is gray today! Thanks for the ray of sunshine :)

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  4. wow, what a great drawing !!!
    they are an artist, a poppy !!!
    the flowers are magical, I love anemones and daffodils !!!
    I wish them a nice valentine's day !!!
    love greetings from angie from Germany

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  5. Beautiful drawing Poppy!
    I hope you have a sweet Valentines day!

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  6. How sweet of your husband to gather a lovely bouquet for you! I love the idea of making a card from your great drawing!

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  7. Horta! Your husband was out gathering horta? And found this wonderful treasure as well? Perfectly beautiful, my sunshine friend! Hugs, Jackie

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  8. What a gorgeous bouquet! I've not heard of Lunapic so will have to investigate it. I love your new header too. So pretty with the spring green. Happy Valentine's to you and yours. xx Pam

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  9. Just beautiful and what a sweet man to pick them for you. He gets five stars!!

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  10. I love the pretty pencil sketch and I'm going to try to make one too this week. It's fun to give cards to each other! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  11. Hello Poppy
    How fabulous to be presented with such a special bouquet by your husband and he hand selected each one for you. I love your artwork and the card is a treasure.
    Happy Valentine's day

    Helenxx

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  12. Poppy, this is the prettiest bouquet that I've seen in a long time. What luck to find wild anemones blooming. Are the little white daffodils from your garden? The pencil sketch definitely makes a nice greeting card. Take care ~ Stacy

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    1. Hi Stacy,

      Thank you! No, those 'little, white daffodils' are not from my garden; they are actually narcissus, and are part of the anemone family, (Anemone narcissiflora), as I mentioned, but they DO look a lot like mini daffodils, I must say!

      Have a lovely weekend!

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  13. So pretty. Missing my summer bouquets.

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  14. A beautiful bouquet, Poppy! And your sketch is lovely with its purples, whites and yellow hearts. Such a cheerful post!

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  15. I like your new header? Love anemones, mine come out in winter. Love the sketch of the bouquets in lunaPic? Quite lovely! I so can't wait till spring!

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  16. he picked those in a field and brought them home to his girl!
    how wonderful is that.
    and they are simply beautiful and beautifully simple. i love where you placed them.
    and your banner picture. oh. this blog is so full of beauty! you too. the poet writer artist of life!
    i'm so glad you keep blogging! XOXO♥

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  17. What beautiful flowers...looking forward to our spring flowers!

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  18. Hello Poppy,

    The wild Anemones are so very pretty. Such a glorious colour and how very romantic to have been presented with them by your husband. Lovely!

    They look wonderful in combination with your other pretty things in the bathroom and yes, we can imagine the wonderful scent every time you walk past. Enjoy!

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  19. Hello Poppy, lovely flowers from your sweetheart! The arrangement is beautiful. Wishing you a happy Valentine's Day!

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  20. So exciting your husband found these wonderful anemones in the wild. And the arrangement you made of them together with the daffodils and the pink and purple bathroom things is gorgeous.

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  21. So lovely! I love the way the card came out! Must check out LunaPic.

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  22. Zawilce i narcycy sฤ… piekne w wazonie i na Twoim obrazie. Masz wielkie zdolnoล›ci plastyczne i dekoratorskie. Sล‚odkich Walentynek:)

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  23. Just lovely Poppy! You are indeed lucky to have such beautiful flowers near you, just waiting to be picked. I have never heard of Luna, but it looks like an awesome site! I will try to check it out.


    (P.S. What little I can see of your bathroom looks beautiful! More please) ;)

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  24. Oh what a lovely gift to have received from your husband! The amazing colors of the wildflowers are stunning! Your picture is awesome! And the card you made with the flowers is lovely too! I've never heard of LunaPic. Sounds like a fun place! :)

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  25. I think their scent is on the way to my home....Wild bunches are the prettiest, aren't they? The sketch is also beautiful but I always prefer your gorgeous photos Poppy!
    Happy S.Valentine's day, have fun!
    Olympia

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  26. Anemones my favourite flowers for years and years!AriadnefromGreece!

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  27. The colours are so vivid! A man who picks up wild flowers for you? He's the perfect husband!

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  28. How wonderful to find such gorgeous flowers growing wild, and wonderful to have your husband pick them for you. Spring is in the air on Crete and on Poppy View with a pretty new header, Happy Valentines to you too x

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  29. JUst gorgeous...thank you for reminding me spring will come ....some day!
    Love your header btw...Hugs~

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  30. Beautiful bouquet your husband gathered and Happy Valentines day to you too.

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  31. What beautiful flowers! Such a lovely gift from your husband. Happy Valentines! xx

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  32. This is wonderful! Nature is far further in Greec while my garden is still covered with snow! This is my personal spring post for this week! Thank you!
    Have a great time
    and Happy Valentine's Day
    Elisabeth

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  33. Your husband sounds like a keeper, Poppy. The flowers are beautiful, and I can imagine the delightful scent in your bathroom. I love how you have the flowers arranged in that beautiful vase alongside all the pretty bottles and the candle, and that gorgeous floral plate. The Valentine's Day card you created is charming, indeed. Happy Valentine's Day to you! ~ Nancy

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  34. This is a just a sumple of what cretan mother earth can offer! Thank you my dearest friend for giving me the chance to recall!!!!!!!!!

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  35. Oh so beautiful! What a treat to be able to find flowers at this time of the year! Love the colors and your pencil sketch! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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  36. Happy Valentine's day lovely Poppy! Your wild bouquet can't be more perfect! So beautiful, and I can even smell it's fragrance coming out of the screen.

    Enjoy my friend

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  37. I made a pretty card today too and mentioned you on my blog! Happy Valentine's Day my friend! xox, Diane

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  38. HAPPY Valentine´s Day Poppy!
    Warm hug,
    Titti

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  39. Oh what delightful little flowers! They look just like springtime...so very lovely...and fantastic photos. I love the artistic impressions of them too...I don't think I have heard of LunaPic. I may have to check it out...and it looks like someone else has new header....I love it!

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  40. Beautifully sunny blooms- can't wait to see the jonquils blooming here. Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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  41. What beautiful photos and words, Poppy. (I hope this is the one you wanted in Poetry Pantry.)

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  42. Just lovely flowers; I would love to come near them and catch their wonderful scent! You colored pencil sketch is wonderful--I thought you really did it yourself until I read a second time! Have a good week ahead.

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  43. Very pretty anemones. I saw some in the wilderness in Cyprus some years ago. We visited Crete in April one year. It is a very lovely island.

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  44. How nice to come back from the hills with such a lovely bouquet!

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  45. A pretty bouquet and I like how you added the whimsical hearts with LunaPic.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Poppy, hope you had a special Valentine's Day with your hubby.

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  46. Stunning bouquet. Your hubby was so sweet to gather them for you. You are lucky to have these wonderful blooms already. Enjoyed your edited version too.

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  47. what a lovely husband you have to collect this beautiful bouquet for you. It looks so summery. I love your sketch too - it certainly make lovely cards. I hope you had a happy valentines day. Have a wonderful week.

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  48. Poppy, your flowers are very pretty, but the drawing you made of them is even more beautiful!

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  49. So pretty, bright and I can imagine how sweet they must smell.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  50. What a gorgeous bouquet! What a sweet husband! :)

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  51. How wonderful to find these beautiful flowers growing wild.......love your sketch!

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  52. I love your flowers and what you have done with them. I'll have to check out that Luna Pic.

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  53. Ah sunshine and flowers! :) ( - 8 degrees here right now :(

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  54. What an absolutely beautiful post. I can almost smell the flowers! You card turned out so lovely.
    Have a beautiful new week...............

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  55. Poppy.. The pretty purple just draws you in... What a lovely bouquet! The sketch is amazing...what a fun program. What a thoughtful husband to bring home these beauties! Smiles..Susan๐Ÿ’

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  56. Wonderful colors snd great arrangement. They're naturally beautiful flowers even before you do anything to show them off.

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  57. Happy Valentine's Day to you too, Poppy!!
    Lovely flowers and that shade of violet/purple is so pretty. The picture has come out so well that it's hard to believe that it's an unedited version. Each post of yours gives me reasons to visit your land :D

    Hugs,
    Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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  58. Beautiful Bouquet of flowers!!! Purple poppies? lovely art work too!

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  59. What beautiful flowers! So pretty in the bathroom...I love how they match your bath salts and fragrances. I can't wait to see flowers outside here again...still a couple more months!

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  60. Gorgeous anemones! What a sweet husband to bring flowers home from the field. Your edits are very pretty, too - it's so much fun playing with photos, isn't it?
    Wishing you lovely colour and sunshine, dear Poppy.

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  61. I arrived late, yet in time to say I hope that you had a lovely Valentines Day Poppy. It has been crazy weather here, had to change journey plans to next week and even lost all power for a while. State is termed in a "state of emergency", but we are OK, just stuck for a bit. Your hubby was so sweet to select such delicate beauties to pluck for his love. I use Lavender perfumes, and notice the lavender colour in some of what you shared. Sweet, beautiful, lovely post. Hugs to you~

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  62. I love those flowers! Beautiful Poppy! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  63. Beautiful bouquet and wonderful drawing.

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  64. What glorious, beautiful color! And how sweet that your husband picked the flowers for you - that makes them evern prettier :) Thanks for sharing at ROI, dear Poppy. Hugs to you!

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  65. Beautiful flowers and they look wonderful in your bathroom,,, love the pencil drawing of it, cool effect!

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  66. The colour of the flowers is so very striking, Poppy. It's amazing that they are so vivid with any "enhancement". How nice that your husband took time to pick them.

    Wishing you a lovely new week,
    Karen

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  67. Poppy, what a BEAUTIFUL piece of art you've created! It's a perfect reflection of your lovely personality!

    I'm delighted to share that you are one of our featured guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday Party at Create With Joy (#164). Look forward to seeing you there! :-)

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  68. Hi Poppy
    What a pretty bouquet of flowers from your sweet husband. I love the colors of them all together. It makes me wish that spring was here. We have ice snow and cold weather. Take care and enjoy your week.
    Julie xo
    Julie

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  69. I visited Crete when I spent three weeks there with my family almost three decades ago. To this day, I have wonderful memories of it. Beautiful lines and illustrations.

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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!