The rich rural scenery of North Fife, Scotland, provides variety from the historic city of St Andrews and the quaint harbours of the East Neuk of Fife. A Royal Palace in Falkland, a Folk Museum in Ceres, a National Trust Mansion House near Cupar, Balmerino Abbey, Lindores Abbey, Newburgh, Dunbog, Glenduckie, Creich, Birkhill, Ballinbreich, Abdie, Upper Flisk and more in beautiful North East Fife. Also the occasional wander.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Opium poppies, such beautiful flowers, this pale pink example below is typical.
Occasionally a much darker coloured example shows itself.
These plants have germinated from seed introduced over 25 years ago. There must be a genetic factor that delays germination for some of the many produced. Poppy seeds are stimulated by light after being dormant for a long time plus all the other conditions to induce growth.