Thursday, 8 May 2008

365:053 Stigma Stamen

365:053 Stigma Stamen, originally uploaded by planetmithi.

What you can't tell from this photo is the size of this poppy - the flower head was massive, at least 9 inches across!

I spotted these (and some giant iris and giant lilies) in the compound of our local St John's Ambulance building (The Harry Crook Center) this morning on the way to college. On the way home I just HAD to go and see if they were real - I'd never seen them this big before ... and indeed they were. Real, huge, and smelling pungent ... and I felt like a Lilliputlian next to them!