I’ve been seeing a lot of flax fields recently near us. Previously there haven’t been any round us, so it’s been lovely to see the fields amongst the greens and yellows.  From a distance they look bloe, but up close, a beautiful purple.

The field I managed to stop to photograph had a few lone poppies and a smattering of white flowers too.

My Sunday Photo - flax and poppy
Lone poppy amongst purple flax flowers


  1. Notmyyearoff

    I thought it was lavender at first glance. Love the purple! I need to find a field like this!

  2. these flowers are lovely and my fave colour – purple:) so lovely and delightful to the eye. I have never seen flax fields before. i wonder if we grow it in Oz?

  3. Kim Carberry

    They are just beautiful! Gorgeous flowers! I love the colour.

  4. sarahmo3w

    Lovely photo! We have one of these fields near us. I’m sure I’ve never seen one before and I had no idea what it was, so thanks for telling me it’s flax!

  5. Beautiful. I love how the red stands out against all that lovely purple. Great shot 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

  6. You can’t beat the English countryside for colour in summer. Most things here are dry and yellow,The red poppy against the purple background stands out perfectly.


  7. I love the way the redness of the poppy stands out against the sea of purple.

    • Just on the oxfordshire warwickshire border. The only place i used to see it was as a kid on the way to my dancing lessons just outside Killington but the flax isn’t there anymore. I’ve seen a lot this way this year. Must be a new thing

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