Kelly Johnson is the author and photographer of Gratitude.

Fine Art Red Poppies photography by Kelly Johnson


From the second I saw the poppies, my heart began to pop with joy. My camera began to click, and then excitement took over. All I could do was smile.

Beautiful poppies, with their vivacious and charming colors, carry a deep meaning that rises above their enchanting appearance. These gentle flowers symbolize a tapestry of emotions and concepts, ranging from sleep and dreams to sacrifice and remembrance. Poppies, with their serene allure, remind us of the power of imagination and the beauty found within the realm of dreams. They serve as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by individuals, particularly in times of conflict, evoking a sense of honor and reverence.

Fine art poppy photography by Kelly Johnson

Poppies also represent the cycle of life and regeneration, showcasing the resilience of nature and the capacity for renewal. In their luxurious splendor, these flowers serve as a reminder of the intricate and ever-changing tapestry of existence, inviting us to appreciate the diverse facets of life and find solace in their fleeting beauty.

I have some much gratitude for poppies.

They make my heart happy.

The tip for today: Go find some poppies and start poppin' with joy!

I intend in the future to design a group of lovely poppy notecards. Stay tuned!

May 23, 2023 — Kelly Johnson

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