6.08.2010

Poppies and Sunshine

My inspiration today comes from the wonderful flower, poppies, and some nice, glowing sunshine! I love the colors of poppies and sunshine is just so happy!

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
-Louisa May Alcott

















And some lovely poppy finds!


Anthropologie poppy knobs, cami, bloomers, purse, plate. Urban Outfitters curtains. Pier1 wall art.

Images here

40 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Poppies and Sunshine make good play companions. Such painterly pictures, too;-)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

awe i love this post! - great quote to start it off and awesome follow up pictures!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

this free bird said...

Oh my these pictures are incredible. The first and third just take my breath away! Wonderful

Aren't those Anthro knobs just the bees knees? What a find!

Valerie said...

I'm in love with those floral plates you posted! Great post!

xo
Valerie

Cat said...

Love all of the color here! Absolutley lifted my mood as it is a rainy, cool day here in Wisconsin :)

bicocacolors said...

This blog inspiring me a lot!!!
I love so much.
♥Elena, the spanish one

simpledaisy said...

Ooh...love all those images! So beautiful!
I only wish the sun were shining here.....maybe tomorrow:)

Marcie said...

Beautiful post! I just love all the pictures here.

:) M

Debby said...

Poppie finds!! Love it! What cute little bloomers. Your posts are like a dream. xo

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Tumbleweed Woman said...

All those photos are SO gorgeous! Good choices! And, my, what a fantastic combo, poppies and sunshine! I just looove poppies!

shopgirl said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! Poppies are so beautiful...I can look at them and cherry blossoms for hours.

And it's so true...we all just want to be LOVED.

Sweet, sweet post!

xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh yes....So dreamy...ahhhh..Perfect post for me today!
I could eat of that adorable plate every day:)
Kisses my darling!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Poppies are beautiful, and so are your images, sweet friend. ADORABLE!
Hope your week is great so far. xx

Maria said...

beautiful photos! I'm glad you liked that quote* I was watching an episod yesterday & it was mentioned in it :)

- Maria*

shari @ little blue deer said...

Yay for poppies! I love "p" flowers: peonies and poppies! And my friend just had a daughter and named her Poppy, how much do you love that?? XO!

paisleysandsugar said...

This is a great post for the morning! =) Have a great day!

Trish said...

AWWWWWWWWWW!!! I love this so much, so perfect for you sweetheart, I am going to star this one so I can come back to visit it often and take in all your beautiful poppies and sunshine! What a darling post. You are brilliant! Big hugs honey xoxox

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Thank you for these lovely snaps!
The sunshiney ones are so evocative of warmth and happiness as are the colours in todays images.
Felicity

Jennifer said...

Wonderful! I felt like I went on a little journey through fields of flowers and sunshine!

Love that Louisa May Alcott quote too!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Uhhhh it's so strange I have most of the pictures grouped for a WW post on sunshine!
Strange, twilight zone here!

Amanda said...

beautiful pics! have a great day! :)

The Zhush said...

OK...you've convinced me...Poppies are awesomesauce! :)

Jessica Hills said...

Love these pictures! Thanks for the inspiration for a photo shoot coming up!

Frances said...

Hi ... I've just stumbled upon your blog, and I LOVE your photography. Wow! All of your poppy photos are simply candy for the eyes. Thank you so much for sharing.

tywo said...

I love the pictures!
I hope you have a lovely summer!



LOVE!

Rachel @ birdy blue said...

great photos! thanks for sharing!

g e o r g i a said...

Oh, I want to lay(or is it lie, oh heck I can't remember) in that poppy field! So beautful! Hope you had a wonderful day :)

koralee said...

Lovely post...I do love poppies too..I have come to discover that I am crazy about so many flowers..I thought I had just a few favourites but I was so so wrong. Hugs to you.

Cornflake said...

Adorable post Shawna!! I love poppies and sunshine too.

I used to play in fields of them (in England)and make dolls out of the flowers (have you tried that?)and I'm now living where there is sunshine 85% of the year! :-)

Dragonfly said...

Beautiful pictures!! I wish it was summertime here .... :-)

Hazel said...

What a lovely post!! It definitely put a smile on my eyes!! ;) Hope you are having a lovely day!

:) Hazel

Rosie said...

Completely Adorable!!!
I am beginning to think poppies should live in my garden too
...Smile on Rosie

Café Bellini said...

Beautiful images! Sunshine is the best, I'm so glad it's finally sunny out. I am your 100th follower, yay!

ALFIE said...

LOVE these pics! what a warm, summery, flowery compilation!!

i LOVE those poppy knobs!!!

the southern hostess said...

Lovely!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh this is a gorgeous post!!! Hope your having a wonderful week :)

Gloria said...

What beautiful sunshine and poppies photos!!! So very, very pretty!! :)
When my three daughters were little we lived next to a field that bloomed full of poppies. I walked them over there and snapped as many pics as I could (back then in the day, before digital cameras came along). I did end up blowing up one of the photos into an 11x14 photo! My younger sister oil painted the photo for me later for a birthday gift! :)
Have a beautiful day! @}~`}~~~

Leah said...

I just saw a bunch of poppies yesterday on our walk on my parents farm. They are so pretty! Great post!

Little Bear Stories said...

gorgeous pictures, for some reason i really love the first one.
love the poppy bag too! xx