I love poppies and we have some in our garden as you can see. I look forward to their brief splash of brilliance each year around mid summer.
Two things are striking about poppies. They are brilliantly coloured, and are very fleeting. Whenever I see poppies I am reminded of Robert Burns’ verse in Tam O’ Shanter which I recall my father quoting often. Of course, he would have called him Rabbie Burns.
“But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, it’s bloom is shed;
Or, like the snow-fall in the river,
A moment white, then melts forever.”
I guess that’s how our visitors feel sometimes too: it seems they are no sooner here and they are gone. However, you can pack a lot into a holiday as our visitors book confirms, and like the poppy you can always come back next year and if you time it right you’ll see our beautiful poppies too!