It was the annual Blue Poppy Day at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, in Federal Way, Washington, this past weekend. I attended last year, as well, and I can say with confidence that this year’s event was bigger and better along with a larger attendance. Lots of artists and vendors along with wandering musicians were on hand. And, let’s not forget all the flowers in bloom that put on a colorful show. It was a fun time for all! The weather was a bit on the cool side, with grey skies, but this worked out very well for the floral photographers, including myself. The spotlight was on the Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis lingholm), as it usually is in mid-May and will continue to bloom throughout June, depending on weather conditions. Here are some images I shot of the lovely, blue turquoise flower. Enjoy!
If you enjoy my Blue Poppy images, I have some available as several products at my Northwestphotos Zazzle store. I will be adding some of the above images, as well. If you would like to order a product with one of the above images in full resolution (without the copyright name added), just send me an email through this blog site or my Zazzle store and I would be happy to make the product available for purchase. Thanks for visiting and, as always, I appreciate your support!
All photos copyright of Peggy A Thompson