Meconopsis – Blue Poppies

Last weekend it was Blue Poppy Day at the Rhodendron Species Botanical Garden. The weather cooperated and Gerry and I spent a lovely afternoon walking through the garden. An array of rhodys of assorted colors and shapes are in bloom right now.

And many other pretty and unusual varieties of flowers were in bloom as well.

But it was the meconopsis we came to see. The Blue Poppies. There were even more spectacular than I had anticipated.

Alongside the meconopsis was this big boy. I asked Gerry to stand beside it to give a sense of how tall it was.

Cardiocrinum giganteum.

Giganteum indeed!

After we finished touring the botanical garden we strolled through Weyerhaeuser’s Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection.

It was a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Oh, and we made a decision. We’re going to have to buy a second camera because I’ve adopted the very nice camera Gerry bought for himself a couple of years ago for my own. Dualing cameras. I can see it now.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
1 comment
  1. I agree. a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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