Things I See Around Town: A Field of Buttercups

We are staying close to quarters here in our retirement community, but I do try to take a walk around the grounds each day, properly distancing, of course. A little exercise surely helps get through another day of stay-at-home.

In an area yet to be developed on our property, I walked into a field covered with cheerful bright yellow buttercups.

As I investigated more closely, I came upon several small, lovely, and colorful surprises.

I think the red flowers are poppies whose seeds escaped from a nearby garden, but who cares? They were a delightful exclamation point in the field of yellow and for certain brightened my day.


About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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15 Responses to Things I See Around Town: A Field of Buttercups

  1. Anne M Bray says:

    I spy CA poppies, photo 2. All beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful and so cheerful.


  3. pbmgarden says:

    wonder if someone threw out a wildflower mix on that property. Lovely finds. Take care.


  4. Cathy says:

    Lovely finds/fields indeed! Sometimes I get black-hearted Papaver rhoes in the garden and I always try to spread the seed – perhaps that’s what you photographed?. I am enjoying the ‘wildlings’ more and more. Thanks for sharing your walk – and lucky you to have all that beauty next to you!


  5. Cathy says:

    Such cheerful spring colours John! 😃


  6. bittster says:

    What a nice surprise, and so bright! For as nice as gardens can be, I’m always thrilled by a patch of unexpected wildflowers. Glad you have quite a few good spots to explore in the immediate area, and it sounds like you’re having a decent spring so far. Take care!


  7. Leif Price says:

    Interesting! It is really a lovely and colorful surprise!


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