Friday, July 11, 2014

On the road to Plovdiv

European Poppies
Watercolour sketch
©2014 Charlene Brown

We were in Bulgaria in time for the rose festivals, and the displays of this flower, for which Bulgaria is world-renowned, were spectacular… but what I liked even more were the brilliant wild poppies carpeting the roadside ditches, meadows and hillsides everywhere. These almost fluorescent flowers are found throughout Europe at this time of year.