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My garden had a lot of volunteers this year, especially the poppies. So many stuck their heads up when I called for help in the jungle of my garden, that I couldn’t decide which ones to choose and which to deny. Here are two,  the first of many that I hope to post as time goes on.

I’m royal purple says the queen,

Most regal that you’ve ever seen.

I come from tall and stately stock,

My “white and purple” says I rock.


I’m one of those from Flanders’ Fields

Remembered well, my power shields

The fallen from forgotten sleep

As every year, I watch do keep.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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33 thoughts on “Volunteers

  1. Wonderful photos! 👍🏻😎

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  2. Thanks for brightening my day, Anneli!


  3. I have poppy seeds from Flanders as well – I won’t plant them until I’m more settled though. Lovely post. 🙂

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  4. Beautiful flowers and excellent photos!

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  5. Always magical to see what will blossom that we did not plant. Birds give us many of our “drop in” flowers. Your poetry is the sparkle on the flower’s show.

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  6. You have a eye friend. Magnificent…

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  7. What a lovely thought. Now I’ll have to walk around my neighborhood and listen to what the flowers have to say.

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  8. The poems are a perfect march for the flowers. Both are lovely.

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  9. What s treat to see a purple poppy, I’ve only ever seen red ones. Very nice!

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  10. Beautiful poems and photos, Anneli!

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  11. GORGEOUS (and poetic) garden volunteers, indeed. xoxo

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  12. Poppy season already! I love the standard red ones. They always remind me of Wizard of Oz. Beautiful, Anneli.

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  13. Oh how I love poppies…Dad grew some that were the size of cereal bowls. He was always trying to grow a purple one, but never succeeded…great to see one so purple in your own garden.

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