Broad leaf Plantain and Oil Wax Poppies

As we live in God, our love grows more perfect… Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.

1 John 4: 17 – 18
Plantain seed spikes , Oil Wax Poppy heads and six lacy seed heads. The jug is from Stemnitsa in Greece. Stemnitsa is a traditional settlement and is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Arcadia. It is situated at the western edge of the Mainalo mountains, above the left bank of the river Lousios, at about 1050m. There is a monastery that hangs in the gorge with only a foot/donkey path to it and along it you are guided by red dots on rocks right to its Chapel where water runs down one of its natural walls. We met a couple there who were making a special visit with their very elderly parents as a “memory walk.” They were eager to tell us of an easier way back after we had done quite a long hike down. We were pleased to know this as the hike up would have been tedious. They also phoned a relative who was waiting in their vehicle for the elderly couple, to give us a lift to the main road. We were thankful for their kindness as the weather was changing.
The Oil Wax Poppies in the summer. A long way from the golden brown of now.

To love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance.

Jean Vanier

4 thoughts on “Broad leaf Plantain and Oil Wax Poppies

  1. Love your dry arrangement! You have such good ideas. Sounds like a wonderful place you visited in Greece. What a privilege!


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