Three Red Poppies Swaying in the Wind

Have you heard about the She Who Blogs 3rd Anniversary Photo Contest in which you can win a $33 Amazon gift certificate?

The contest ends May 8th, so get moving! Post a photo on your blog of your take on the theme “THREE,” and head over to the contest page to enter it.

Here’s my Bleeding Espresso entry:

Tre papaveri rossi that happen to be located just behind the little house on the piece of land P and I are in the process of acquiring…yes, more details forthcoming on our new campagna assuming all goes well. Fingers crossed!

P.S. I also put up a “Three” photo over at Goat Berries…couldn’t resist!

11 Beans of Wisdom to “Three Red Poppies Swaying in the Wind”
  1. 05.03.2010

    *LOVE* them!!!
    Such a pretty photo. Good luck!

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    Grazie bella; I’m sure you have a 3 photo you could submit….

  2. 05.03.2010

    it’s perfect michele! and beautiful.

    Grazie Elsa! And thanks for coming by πŸ™‚

  3. Pretty !!

    I’m going to put some poppy seeds in the freezer in mud, cos I’ve heard that if you subject them to six weeks freezing before you sprout them you can have poppies all year round.

    Well it is worth a try, I’ve just had a dead guinea pig in my freezer until burial could take place so a bit of mud with seeds in it is rather a step up I feel.

    Love your photo, wish I could see compositions like that when I have a camera in my hand but I seem to be hell bent on capturing a blurred, gurning child instead…although that might be cos he shoves his head in the lens as soon as his inner camera radar goes ping.

    I didn’t know that about poppies! We just have them wild all over the place…never thought of harnessing them and making them grow. Maybe I’ll try that too! We have some gorgeous purple ones I’d love to see more often than a few weeks a year….

    As for the photo, I had a work a bit to get the sky into the frame, but it was worth it πŸ˜€

    Hope you get that guinea pig out of that freezer…around here they’d likely mistake it for dinner πŸ™

    .-= Sarah in deepest, darkest Lomellina´s last blog ..May Day ? Mayday ! =-.

  4. awedree

    Che belle! Thanks for sharing, Michelle. And I can’t wait to hear about your new place πŸ™‚ Happy Monday

    Thanks Awedree! πŸ™‚

  5. 05.04.2010

    Thanks for the tip, Michelle! (I adore poppies, those are beautiful.) Looking forward to your expansive news.


    I’ll probably wait until something official happens to really expand on the expansion…fingers crossed it happens quickly. Hah!

    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Summer Sandals =-.

  6. 05.04.2010

    That is SUCH a great photo!!! Fingers crossed you win.

    Thanks so much Andi!

    .-= Andi´s last blog ..imgp2629 =-.

  7. Gil

    Thanks for another great photo! Poppies are so beautiful, for some reason they don’t grow in our yard.

    I’ve never tried to grow them, Gil, but I might now that I know a trick (see Sarah’s tip in the comments!) πŸ™‚

  8. Cathy

    I love that photo Michelle. Red poppies happen to be one of my favourite flowers. I love it when I come across a field full of them here in Italy, or a little cluster of them on a stone wall, just around the corner from where I live in the heart of this village.

    I don’t think I ever saw a real red poppy in person until I came here…now I just adore them πŸ™‚

  9. Fantastic photos Michelle.

    It’s cold and raining here in Rome (and the forecast calls for rain all week) and this photo brightened up my day.

    Happy to oblige πŸ™‚

    .-= nyc/caribbean ragazza´s last blog ..Moscerina’s very funny (and informative) post on our trip to Bologna =-.

  10. 05.05.2010

    somehow it just makes me think of summer

    good luck with the contest

    Yes, summer is coming!

    .-= lissa´s last blog elephant =-.

  11. 05.05.2010

    I love that your buying a piece of campagna!! good luck. By the way… us guy bloggers are always getting the shaft! (hope you win though) πŸ™‚

    You don’t have to be a “she” to enter the contest Joe! Send something in!

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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