Fabulous coquelicots......

{Coquelicots growing just up the road......}

When I was a litle girl growing up in New Zealand, my nana used to give my younger sister and I flowers to take for our teachers. Straight after picking, she used to burn the stems as this is supposed to make them last longer. I adore poppies and think this is one of the reasons why as they conjure up such lovely memories.....

It is poppy season at present and the fields near our village are ablaze with colour. Of course Coquelicot as they are called in French sounds so much prettier and almost sounds as delicate as the flower itself.

Wishing you all a very happy Friday/Je vous souhaite un vendredi très heureux,

L x

p.s. will be back tomorrow to join in the celebrations for Pink Saturday's 2nd birthday...


  1. You are so lucky to have them everywhere. We are not so lucky!
    Fabulous image and thanks for the inspiration for the day.

  2. What a beautiful name for poppies in French... Coquelicots. It just rolls off the tongue.
    Lovely photo and lovely memories...

  3. Definitely one of those words which sounds so delicious in French. My favourite flower but always makes me think of the First World War. You are lucky to have them by the side of the road.

  4. Beautiful! Reminds me of the print I have hanging in my house by Monet.

  5. Hi Leeann

    I love the photo, I've only been in France once in May and enjoyed the seeing them everywhere. Usually they have finished!

    my mother taught me to burn the stem as well!!!
    Maybe an NZ Womens Institute tip!!

    Love it when I see a new post from you!
    Have a wonderful weekend.


  6. So love seeing them grow wild in the fields. This was one of the first French words that my daughter knew as her name is Poppy. When we visited France she used to tell people her name was Coquelicot instead!!

  7. so happy and beautiful. thanks for sharing. hope you have a great weekend.

  8. aren't they cute??? We also have them everywhere.....but I never pick them anymore because like you said.....their "heads"go south within 10 minutes...so...what a great idea to burn burn burn......that means I can go and try it again!!!! GREAT! Thank you;)


  9. Leeann your photo is gorgeous. Delicious reds and blues

  10. Oh so true! Coquelicots (I love the sound of this word!!!)are so beautiful and so pure!
    I love to see then waving in the fields!

  11. Poppies are just a very "fun" flower, I've loved them since the Wizard of Oz!Happy Friday Flowers to you! Maryanne xo

  12. Oh yes! I too remember fields of poppies mixed with corn flowers and wild daisies near our Summer house in the South of Sweden. I LOVE picking flowers - it is one of the most relaxing and soothing things for me.

    Thank you for a lovely and memory evoking post.

    Wishing you a fun and relaxing weekend.

    x Charlotta

  13. Love them too! Love the pods almost as much as the blooms...they're great in bouquets. Hope you have a great weekend!

  14. We have these in our window boxes. I buoght them because they were called Champagne Bubble Pop Poppies. So fun and such an interesting flower.


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