Back home in the Bay Area, bright orange California poppies make a brief appearance in the Spring. I expect poppies to be that distinctive color of our official state flower. In Spain, I was surprised to find poppies of a different color! The Camino led me through fields of green wheat lit with brilliant red poppies. I felt like I was walking through a painting. Where had I seen this before? In Monet, of course!
For me, these shots of the poppy fields also call to mind the WWI poem “In Flanders Field” by John McCrea. Lovely and sad, life and death, all at the same time…
Gorgeous poppies. I have seen them in Italy and France, as well. Monet captures it all!