Eternal Sleep

Joanne  Bradley

Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada

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Closed pink poppy,early morning, Val’s garden, Barrie, Ontario CANADA
May 2009 Nikon D40, Nikkor VR 55-200mm lens
“Poppies have long been used as a symbol of both sleep and death: sleep because of the opium extracted from them, and death because of their (commonly) blood-red color. In Greco-Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the dead. Poppies are used as emblems on tombstones to symbolize eternal sleep. This aspect was used, fictionally, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to create magical poppy fields, dangerous because they caused those who passed through them to sleep forever.”~Wikipedia

Featured in Flower and Leaf Detail October 2010
Top ten placement in the In The Pink challenge, Nikon D40 group November 2009
Featured in the Image/Writing group June 2009

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