Poppies and Dandelions

Andalucia in Spring is a spectacular place full of life, colour and beauty. If you have holidayed in Spain during summer you can be forgiven for thinking that Spain is a dry, arid land with only a smattering of greenery. In the summer months the heat scorches the land and the foreboding temperatures drain colour from the landscape. Before the sun and steadily rising temperatures have a chance to do their damage, in Springtime the landscape blooms and everywhere you look you are surrounded by plentiful crops, beautiful wild flowers and stunning scenery.

Chaos and Mayhem couldn’t resist wading into the sea of scarlet poppies. A beautiful flower, found in the most humble of places and long associated as a symbol of remembrance. So wonderful to see the wild bright poppies in the green wheat fields against a clear blue sky. Another irresistible gift from nature is the large spherical dandelion seed heads that are also popping up all over. The boys loved the idea of using them to tell the time (old school) then watching as the ‘parachutes’ float away.

Poppy field, Andalucia, Spain

Poppy field, Andalucia, Spain

Let me have it! Poppy, Andalucia, Spain

Dandelion Time Clock, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

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Paul & Andrea ex-pats escaping the rat race with Chaos (aged 4) and Mayhem (aged 2) along for the adventure.

19 thoughts on “Poppies and Dandelions

    Verily Victoria Vocalises

    (May 28, 2017 - 1:14 am)

    That has to be the biggest dandelion clock I have ever seen. Beautiful colours from the poppies 🙂
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      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (May 28, 2017 - 1:06 pm)

      Thanks Victoria it’s amazing isn’t it! The dandelion clocks are something else in Spain, absolutely huge!

    Fiona Cambouropoulos

    (May 28, 2017 - 1:20 am)

    Such beautiful photos, a wonderful poppy field, I’ve not seen any yet.

      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (May 28, 2017 - 1:06 pm)

      Thanks Fiona, I think poppies are slightly later in the UK, such a beautiful flower hope you get some soon.

    The Breastest News

    (May 28, 2017 - 8:24 am)

    Oh wow how gorgeous, love the photos in the poppy field 😀
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      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (May 28, 2017 - 1:05 pm)

      Thank you, the scenery here is so beautiful it’s difficult to do it justice!

    darren coleshill

    (May 28, 2017 - 9:34 am)

    A stunning poppy field, we never seem to get them down here

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      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (May 28, 2017 - 1:04 pm)

      Thanks for hosting and commenting Darren. There’s something a little special about how colourful poppies are, and there are so many here, although we don’t seem to get bluebells!

    Phoebe | Lou Messugo

    (May 28, 2017 - 10:31 am)

    Poppy fields at this time of year are so photogenic, aren’t they? This year in the South of France where I live seems a particularly good one. I featured poppies in #mysundayphoto today too.
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    Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    (May 28, 2017 - 11:27 am)

    Your dandelions look like our goats beard or go-to-bed-at-noon. They are so big. We find them on the Somerset Levels. I love the sea of poppies. #MySundayPhoto
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    Imperfect Mum

    (May 28, 2017 - 12:14 pm)

    What a beautiful series of shots! Those dandelions are huge! I love dandelions they are just magical. #Mysundayphoto

    Emma Raphael

    (May 28, 2017 - 12:42 pm)

    What gorgeous photographs. I do love a poppy field, they don’t last long enough! #sundayphoto
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    Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    (May 28, 2017 - 2:05 pm)

    Lovely photos and those dandelion clocks are massive! #mysundayphoto
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    (May 28, 2017 - 8:21 pm)

    How wonderful! I think I might have joined them. I’ve never seen so many poppies in one place and that dandelion clock is HUGE! Beautiful photos, as always 🙂 #MySundayPhoto
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    Martyn KitneyM

    (June 2, 2017 - 5:57 pm)

    Wow. Such summery photos. Love poppies and every child loves making wishes. Fab shots.

    Look forward to seeing you this week #mysundayphoto

    Mike Anderson

    (September 21, 2017 - 7:02 am)

    Hello Andrea, such beautiful photos, a wonderful poppy field. I have not seen any yet. This is really a beautiful flower garden. Thanks for this lovely post.

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